Finding and Adding Shapes

When you start a new drawing from a library in Edraw, libraries with shapes designed for that drawing type appear in the Library window next to the drawing page.

About Finding Shapes

If you want additional shapes, you can quickly use the Find box to search for them without opening additional libraries.

Find function searches the Edraw libraries that are installed on your hard drive, as well as new shapes that you've added to custom libraries.

Find Shapes in a Library

  1. Open the Library window, if it's not already open.

    1. On the View menu, click Library Window.
  2. In the Find box, type one or more words that describe the shapes you want. You can separate words with spaces.

    For example, to find shapes that represent arrow and type arrow.

    1. Find box lays top of the Library window.
  3. Click or press ENTER.

    The results are added to a search results library.

  4. When you find the shape you want, drag it onto the drawing page.

Open Additional Libraries

Click , the button is beside Find box.

Do one of the followings:

  1. To open a custom library, if you've add your own library, point to your library, and then click a library.
  2. To open an Edraw library, point to a category folder, and then click a library.
  3. To open a new blank library to which you can add shapes, click New Library.
  4. To load a library not existing in Edraw category, click Load Library.

Close a Library

Right-click the library title bar, and then click Close.

You can also close all libraries at a time.

Note: If you make changes to any of the shapes on a custom library or add shapes to a custom library, you are prompted to save your changes.

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