Last edited 11 months ago
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2.2.6 Diagrams


Drawio offers extensive drawing possibilities for process flowcharts, infographics and other visualizations on a wiki page. Descriptive graphics like process chains or decision trees can be constructed directly on a wiki page.

Embedding the Drawio editor

To insert a drawing in the visual editor:

  1. Create or choose a page where you want to insert a drawing.
  2. Select Insert > Magic word from the editor toolbar.
    Insert Magic word
    Insert Magic word
  3. Choose drawio from the list of magic words.
    Magic word "drawio"
    Magic word "drawio"
  4. Click Done. This opens a dialog box. Enter a name for your drawing. This name is used to version your diagram as a PNG file in the wiki.
  5. Click Insert.
    drawio dialog
    This inserts the tag <drawio filename="<nameoffile>"> in your source code.
  6. Save the page.

The drawio editor is now available on the page.

Drawio placeholder and [Edit] link
Drawio placeholder and [Edit] link


Editing the diagram

Note:To open the drawio editor, you always click on the [Edit] link in page view mode.

To edit the diagram:

  1. Click Edit on the saved page next to the drawio placeholder or your already saved diagram.
    draw.io chart
    the open drawio editor
  2. Add any needed shapes to your diagram.
  3. Click Save in the drawio window to save your drawing.
  4. Click Exit next to the Save button to close the editor.

Adding links to shapes

To add a link to a shape:

  1. Right-click to open the shape menu.
  2. Click Edit Link.
    Shape menu
    Shape menu
  3. Provide the full path of the link.
    The full path must also be specified for internal wiki pages (example external link: https://bluespice.com, example internal link: https://de.wiki.bluespice.com/wiki/Manual:Extension/DrawioEditor).
    Note: The displayed dropdown menu currently has no function in BlueSpice.
    annotated screenshot of the "edit link" dialog
    (1) Enter full url link path (2) Link can be opened in new window (3) Dropdown is not used in BlueSpice.
  4. Click Apply.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 for other shapes in the diagram.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Click Exit to close the editor.

If you don't see the changes yet, click F5 on your keyboard to refresh the page.

PNG and SVG format

In BlueSpice, drawio diagrams are always saved in PNG format. It is currently not possible to save diagrams in SVG format.

Import of existing diagrams

Visio diagrams

Importing a .vsdx file
Importing a .vsdx file

You can import files with the extension .vsdx directly into the drawio editor and edit them further. To do this, create a diagram on a wiki page. In the drawio editor, choose File> Import From> Device. You can then edit the imported diagram.

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