Create Custom Shapes

If you can’t find the shape you want, you can import a Visio stencil, an SVG file, a PNG image, a JPEG image, or you can create a custom shape in Lucidchart. Look through our quick tutorial for a simple walk-through!

Shape Manager Lucidchart

 To create a custom shape library:

  1. Open the Shape Library Manager by clicking “+ Shapes” in the Toolbox or by pressing the “M” key.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the list of Shape Libraries. In the field that says “Create custom library,” type the name of your custom library then click “+.”
  3. Add shapes to your custom library by dragging and dropping them from the canvas, or add a custom shape by following the steps below.

 To create a custom shape:

  1. Modify a standard shape. For example, change the size or color, add an image, or combine multiple shapes to create something new.
  2. If you’re combining multiple shapes, select all of the individual shapes, right-click, and select “Group.”
  3. Right-click again and select “Add to Custom Shape Library.”
  4. Choose an existing shape library where the shape will reside then click “OK.”
  5. Name your shape and click “OK.”
  6. Look for your new shape in the left Toolbox.

 To manage shapes:

  1. Click on the “+ Shapes” button located at the bottom of the toolbox on the left.
  2. Find and select your custom library under the “Custom” category.
  3. Right-click on a shape to rename it, move it to another library, or delete it.

 To share shapes:

  1. In the Shape Library Manager, click on the name of a custom shape library that you own.
  2. Switch the “Team Sharing” toggle found at the top of the Manager to “On.”

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