Create diagrams from templates

Copy diagrams from public spaces using templates

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Written by Ksawery Lisinski
Updated over a week ago

Creating a diagram from a pre-existing template can simplify and expedite your design process. This guide will walk you through the steps to use a template for your diagram, making it easier to get started with your project, regardless of your experience level with our platform.

Prerequisites

Step-by-Step Process to Create a Diagram from a Template

How to Choose and Use a Template for Your Diagram

From the dropdown menu that appears after clicking 'New diagram,' choose the 'From template' option. This action will open the template selection window.

  • Finding the Right Template: The template window by default displays diagrams available in the 'Public Templates' space. This space is accessible to every registered user and provides a variety of diagram templates categorized by different needs such as Salesforce data models and Salesforce business process templates. These templates are curated by the Elements.cloud team.
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  • Using Search and Filters: You can search for a specific template by its name or use the provided filters and pagiation to narrow down your choices based on the type of diagram you need.

Preview a template before you use it

When you find the diagram that you want, you can click:

  • 'Use template' to create a copy of the template diagram instantly in your space

  • 'Preview' to see more details about the template

When you click 'Preview', you will see another window which will include a longer description of the diagram.
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Choosing a different template workspace

Right now, any public space you have joined can be chosen from the first dropdown field as the source of the diagram templates.

Public spaces can be joined by any user in Elements.cloud application.

We are soon going to provide our customers with ability to create 'internal' template space which will be available to all or chosen corporate users and nobody else.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • How do I modify a template? You can edit the template once it's copied to your space, just as you would with any other diagram. You cannot edit the source template itself. This is curated by the Elements.cloud team. If you have any feedback or requests for other templates, let us know via chat!
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  • Are there templates for specific diagram types? Yes, templates are available for various diagram types, including but not limited to architecture and process flow diagrams.

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