How to Import Lucidchart Diagrams
You can easily import Lucidchart documents into SmartDraw in a few easy steps. And it's just as fast and simple to import one, multiple or all of your Lucidchart files at the same time. SmartDraw's import will also reproduce your Lucidchart folder tree if you have one and you can select to import your files to specific SmartDraw folders
or choose one of the third party storage services SmartDraw supports like Google Drive, OneDrive, or Dropbox. If you're thinking of switching
away from Lucidchart but are worried about leaving all your documents behind, SmartDraw has the solution. Let's walk through moving your documents over to SmartDraw.
SmartDraw will retrieve a list of all your Lucidchart documents and folders and display them in a dialog.
By default, files will be imported into the root of your SmartDraw account.
SmartDraw gives you the option to choose a different destination if you want.
Click on Select Destination Folder at the top of the dialog and you'll be able to select a different folder.
The steps above describe importing Lucidchart documents each individual has access to. To migrate your entire organization, you could ask everyone to follow the steps outlined above to move their own documents over.
As an administrator, you can do the migration for your entire team by following these steps:
In Lucidchart, have your team move all the documents they want to migrate into a folder named after their user name so it can easily be tied back to them.
Next, make sure they share that folder with you, the adminsitrator.
If your team has shared their files with you using shared folders, you can now import all their documents in one go. Simply, select the folders that your users shared with you and click Import Selected Files.
SmartDraw will recreate your entire folder structure in SmartDraw. This is the fastest way to move over everyone's files and folders.
If you want to recreate your entire folder strucutre in a third-party storage option like Google Drive or OneDrive, click the Select Destination Folder button at the top of the dialog and choose a linked third party storage option. Your folder tree will be imported and recreated at that destination instead of the SmartDraw root.
If your organization already stores all its diagrams in shared folders and users don't have any private files, you can skip the step of making users create shared folders and then redistributing those folders after migration.
In this scenario, we assume your organization has shared folders that correspond to teams and departments. For example, you may
have a Development folder, an IT folder, a Sales folder, and so on.
As an administrator, you can create these folders in SmartDraw and share them with the appropriate groups.
Login to your account and click on Shared Folders in the left panel.
Click the Add Folder under Actions and create the folders that match your current Lucidchart structure.
Once your folders are created you can assign permissions and share them with the appropriate SSO groups.
Click here to learn more about creating shared folders.