Saving your diagram as a shape or template

Setting your diagram as a shape or template from the global bar

Finding your custom shapes and templates in the Editor 

 

There are times when you might like to reuse certain custom elements or diagrams that you’ve created in Cacoo. Fortunately, in addition to saving as a diagram, Cacoo gives you the option to save what you’ve created as a stencil or template.

By default, your file type is "Ordinary diagram." Set it to Shape when you create an object you wish to use again in your diagrams, or Template when you are creating a base for your diagram (for example, a particular flowchart layout) that you wish to use again.

Saving your diagram as a shape or template

Press ⌘/Ctrl+S to Save. This will make the saving dialogue pop up.

Next, choose the Type.

 

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For a stencil, switch “Type” from “Ordinary diagram” to “Shape.

For a template, switch “Type” from “Ordinary diagram” to “Template."

Click “Save."

 

Setting your diagram as a shape or template from the global bar

You can also set your diagram as a shape or template from the global bar that runs along the top of the Editor. This icon indicates that your diagram is saved as an ordinary diagram:

Click this icon, then select the proper diagram type from the menu.

 

If you select “Shape”, the icon will switch to the Shape icon:

 

 If you select “Template”, the icon will switch to the Template icon:

 

Finding your custom shapes and templates in the Editor 

The shapes that you create in Cacoo will be located in a folder in the Shape menu called “User Defined Shapes.”

 

You will be able to drag and drop your original shape onto the sheet, just as you would do with any other shape.

 

Similarly, the templates you create in Cacoo will be located in the template menu, in a folder called “User Defined Templates.”

 

Select the template and it will appear within the Editor, just as any other template would.

Related articles:

Inserting images

Creating shapes

Using templates

Information on saving as a stencil or template for Cacoo versions before 6/27/18: https://support.cacoo.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003417967-Creating-an-original-stencil-or-template