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 "Diagram". Set it to Custom Shape when you create an object you wish to use again in your diagrams, or Custom 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 save dialogue pop up.

Next, choose the Type. 

For a shape, switch from "Diagram" types to “Custom Shape.

For a template, switch from "Diagram” types to “Custom Template"

Thereafter, click “Save".

 

Setting your diagram as a shape or template from the top navigation area

You can also set your diagram as a Shape or Template from the top Navigation Area. Besides the diagram name, select the drop-down arrow (1) and a diagram menu will prompt. Select "Set diagram type" and select the diagram type (2) you wished to save.  

 

When "Shape" type is selected, "Publish Shape" button will display at the top Navigation Area. Click this button to save or update the custom shape.  

 

When "Template" type is selected, "Publish Template" button will display at the top Navigation Area. Click this button to save or update the custom template.  

 

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 “Custom 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 “Custom Templates.”

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

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