Help Your Team Add Shape Data with Drop-Downs
SmartDraw's shape data is a powerful way to add information to a diagram without visual clutter.
You can easily associate model numbers, manufacturer information or detailed item specs with any shape to be viewed as a tool-tip.
If you have non-technical members of your team who need to edit diagrams with data, SmartDraw's new drop-down feature makes associating data with shapes even easier.
You can easily restrict data entry to preset values you define and anyone on your team can quickly pick from an approved list. They can choose from a preset list of switches when deploying a network set up or select the appropriate part number when creating a warehouse assembly using human readable options.
Click the plus icon in the upper left corner to add a new option to the field. This will let you define a Label and Preset value.
The label is what will be visible to the user in the drop-down. The preset value is what the actual data will show in the tooltip.
This is a good way way to show a human readable label for your team that may represent a specific part number when selected.
You can restrict data entry to just the options specified in the dialog by checking "Disable manual entry."