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Lucidchart - converting flow chart image into an actual Lucidchart flow chart file Hello folks! I am aware of the vector and vectorization issues but has anyone tried and/or succeeded in uploading an image - static image like a pdf jpeg or tiff of a flow chart and using Lucidchart tranmogrified it into a functioning Lucidchart flow chart file? Thanks! Pete - Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
I am making a flow diagram with Swim lanes showing the flow vertically instead of horizontally. I have zoomed out of the page and made the chart as long as possible but when I try to scroll down the page to add boxes and text that I can physically read it cuts off half of the chart. How do I scroll down the page without zooming out?I have screenshotted the bottom of the page so that you can see the issue.I have searched on the posts that people have posted and tried the following solutions but with no avail.- hold SPACE and scroll using the mouse- ALT and scroll using the mouse- Checking GL web is turned off.
Hello! I'm using the Free Plan of Lucidchart and see that I am limited to: 3 editable Lucidchart documents 60 shapes per Lucidchart document 100 templates I currently have 2 documents. The one I would like to edit has only 28 shapes on it. When I try to drag in a new "Text" shape or duplicate a shape already on my diagram I am prompted to upgrade to a Premium plan. If I haven't hit these limits why am I being prompted to upgrade? Thank you!
As in Visio I experience that my flowchart lines have their own strong opinions about where they should go. I keep wrestling and often don't get it my way. Is there any way I can define where the connector shall have its corners? Can I also have a line skip nicely over another (or just "pause") while passing it? I'm used to all horizontal lines having priority over the vertical ones and that these pause while the horizontal crosses "over it". Can this be done in Lucid? I have lots of processing elements in Adobe Illustrator like a positive displacement (piston) pump. Can I import them so they behave like shapes connectable or must I draw new ones for my special Lucid library? And/or could I edit the offered shapes somehow?
Hi Everyone I have been trying to export couple of process maps that I have done in Lucidchart to Vision but it all comes out not right. Some of the shapes look weird connectors need to be redone. I read online that rather than exporting I should use the download as option but I cannot find this anywhere on Lucidchart. Can you please help me. Thank you.
Not all organizations operate with a traditional hierarchy and you may need to customize Lucidchart's default org chart structure to meet your individual needs. For example employees may report to two managers if their role and responsibilities span multiple teams. You can represent this in Lucidchart by drawing a line from the employee to the additional manager. This will need to be done outside of the Org Chart editor. If you are currently editing your Org Chart group first press ESC. Then hover over the employee shape until you see a red dot. Last drag the line out and connect it to the additional manager. 🎉 Voila! Now you have a visual representation of an employee with multiple managers!For additional org chart tips and tricks check out the resources below:Org Charts Ready to up-level your org chart? Take a look at Group View 👀.
My company don't have plans to acquire lucid at this moment and they use Figma and Draw.io to design applications. I would to pay for individual license to create and maintain my jobs but I need to send this work to their platform. I woul'd like to know if I can pay individual license create my diagrams in lucidchart and integrate with figma or draw.io to send my artifacts to company structure - maybe they love the solutions and acquire enterprise licenses.
While there is not an official Auto-numbering feature achieving the same result is possible using Conditional Formatting. This article will guide you through the process of utilizing conditional formatting alongside formulas to accomplish this task. 1. Begin by selecting a shape and create a rule with this formula as the data source:if(isempty(upstreamdeep)1count(upstreamdeep)+1) 2. Next in order to guarantee the automatic display of numbers alongside each shape apply the 'Icon' style for formatting and opt for the 'Text Badge' option as the Type. You can choose the position and background of the text in this section. Then as the Text Source pick 'Formula' and be certain to enter the subsequent formula:if(isempty(upstreamdeep)1count(upstreamdeep)+1) 3. Lastly ensure the rule is applied to all the shapes. Keep in mind that it will count proceeding shapes so there will be multiple instances of the same numbered sequence if branching occurs. 4. Moreover if you intend to incorporate an alt
I'm using the free plan to evaluate the system for my team and the system has locked the first and only chart I've made as "View Only" saying that only the 3 most recent charts are editable. But I've only actually made this one chart. It looks like the system is counting all of the charts loaded while going through the various training courses as charts *I* created and counting them in the most recent limit. Can this be fixed or will I have to recreate my initial chart for it to be editable again? I have no problem with the limit for the free account it's just that counting the charts I used as part of the training courses is hindering my ability to review the product for my team. Thanks!
Gantt charts allow you to visualize all tasks for an upcoming project in one location even when the project spans across multiple teams. Gantt charts work similarly to our timeline functionality - namely it lays out individual tasks and their dependencies task ownership task duration and the expected duration of the project as a whole. With each task clearly mapped out and assigned the project manager and their entire team can easily stay on top of deadlines and make sure everyone is accountable for their work. For this example I will be using the Lucidspark Gantt chart template. Click to access the Gantt Chart template. From this template I am beginning with a project that includes three teams. Each team is currently assigned four tasks that will be completed over the course of a year. If I want to reassign a task from Team 2 to Team 1 I click on the task and select the pencil icon to edit details. From here I can change the assignee to Team 1. Instead of reassigning to an exi
Hi Lucid community. Does anyone have any comments on when to use Lucidchart vs Lucidspark? I'm a self employed external consultant and wanting a tool that can be used as a collaborative whiteboard to help teams develop process flow diagrammes do brainstorming organisational charts etc - I like the way Lucidspark has what seems to be an unlimited workspace whereas Lucidchart has pages where I have not figured out how to smoothly flip to the next page for larger process flows.
Looking for a way to auto-number the steps in your flowchart? Check out this post on how you can utilize conditional formatting and formulas to accomplish this! Please use the steps below to accomplish this on your diagram.1. Add shape data "Start" to a start node with the value 0. This allows shapes connected to it to know it's part of the flow chart (as opposed to the note).2. Add data "Distance" to all of the shapes with the formula =count(upstreamdeep) + upstreamdeep.Start. This will be defined with the distance from start or error (if the shape is not in the flow chart).3. Add page data "Numbering" with the formula=groupby(map(sort(filter(children, x => and(not(iserror(x.Distance)), itemtype(x) = 'Block')), 'asc', x => x.Distance + 0), x => object('id', label(x), 'index', x.index)), x => x.id, x => x.index). This formula sorts all blocks in the flow chart by distance and then groups them into an object where the key is the shape label (ID) and the value is the inde
Hi I also use Lucidchart to make electrical diagrams. I would like the ability to flip a symbol vertically and horizontally. Is this possible? Question 2. Is it possible to modify text rather than deleting it and retyping? Thanks Ian
Does anyone know if it is possible to copy and paste an employee shape in one Lucid org chart to another, AND be able to connect that employee to a supervisor in the chart they were copied to? I can copy the shape no problem, but I can’t connect them to another employee as their supervisor. I don’t see a way to click on the + symbol (“add a new team member”) and add that new employee shape I copied to them. It just doesn’t seem to allow it unless I’m missing a step. Thank you!
Looking for a new feature to move the text field of a shape to a different location. For example all shapes have the text field at the bottom of the shape but there are times I need to move that text field to the sides or the top of the shape instead. The work around now is to delete the text in the text field that comes with the shape and use a custom text field instead. It would be nice to be able to just move the shape's text field to a different arrangement around the shape instead as the shape's text field will always stay with the shape unlike a custom text field where you have to group it together. I used this feature all the time in Visio but it is missing in Lucid.
Hi Lucid Experts I have created a Entity Relationship Diagram on Lucid Charts due to a complex entity which has so many different tables just trying to add the columns to the table does anyone have a good ways of adding the fields to each of the tables? Many Thanks Bharath
Do you want to visually portray steps and documents in a process? Does your process involve multiple actors or categories? If so build a flowchart! Follow this walkthrough of the Business process flow example to understand how to work with flowcharts in Lucidchart. You can also customize this template to suit your own teams and processes! This template includes both advanced and basic flowchart shapes. Swim lanes are the advanced shapes that contain the entire process and organize steps into four categories: responsibilities of the customer sales team management and credit department. Within swim lanes basic flowchart shapes depict stages and documents required to make a sale. For example the flowchart begins with an oval terminator shape representing a sales call. Afterwards the sales team enters the order and the customer buys the product. These steps are both depicted with rectangular process shapes because they’re clear actions. In this example the swim lane shape is useful
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