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June 2020

It can be difficult to manage the branding, style, and format of documents created across an organization. With that in mind, we’ve now given users the ability to build corporate templates. Lucidchart admins have authority to designate which templates are shared across the whole account. These templates are then accessible to all Lucidchart users on that Enterprise account, ensuring everyone is using the most up-to-date resources. Learn more.
We have enhanced our revision history functionality, which provides Lucidchart users with a log of the different versions of a document. With these enhancements, Lucidchart users can now name versions of their documents, see collaborators next to the timestamp of their edits, and easily view the status of a document. Learn more.
Often when working on a document with others, it is difficult to know what changes are made throughout each iteration. Through the revision history log, Lucidchart users will be able to select two versions of the document to compare side by side so they can easily pinpoint what changes have been made and be more informed about the rationale for the updates. Learn more.
In addition to comparing versions of the same document, it can also be helpful to compare two different documents. Whether you need to show current state vs. future state or simply review two iterations of the same documented idea or process, Lucidchart users can now view two Lucidchart documents side by side to quickly find where there may be discrepancies. Learn more.
Activity Metrics provide sales leadership and admins with valuable usage data, such as the number of contacts mapped and number of documents created for a given account. These insights allow sales leadership to better track adoption of account documentation initiatives across their sales org.
Updates to our Slack integration help Lucidchart users drive projects forward. With new document notification, sharing, and creation features, you can streamline collaboration and stay on the same page with your team (literally!). To access the new features, update your integration here or learn more.
Make a set quantity of licenses available to groups that can then be managed by group admins. Make bill back easier by allocating licenses based on business units. Learn more.

Pre-import resource filtering: Prior to importing, users can select which resources they want to include in their dataset. Deselecting resources can help to reduce the size of the dataset and thus improve performance for large environments, as well as help with problems related to AWS rate limiting on your import. 

Configurable metadata: Users can add additional fields of metadata to the architecture diagram as labels that appear below the shape (e.g., IP address, instance size, etc.).

Filters saved on views: Filters created to limit what is shown in your cloud architecture diagram can be saved to views or shared across views.

Summary shapes: To simplify your architecture diagram, summarize shapes for the same resource type (e.g., EC2, auto-scaling groups, etc.) into a single shape with a badge identifying the number of shapes summarized.

May 2020

LeanIX and Lucidchart have partnered to build an out-of-the-box integration to enhance collaboration and architecture modeling. Lucidchart is now available as a third diagram type in LeanIX (no installation necessary). You can add visual context to your enterprise architecture by embedding Lucidchart diagrams into LeanIX. Convert existing diagrams made in LeanIX into Lucidchart to take advantage of advanced diagramming functionality. See our Help Center article on how to access the integration.
Lucidchart users can now attach images to shapes on their diagrams, providing additional context for document collaborators and viewers. Users can easily see which shapes have pictures attached, and preview the images in the context of the diagram. If a picture is no longer needed, easily detach and remove it from the diagram.
Contact Kanban leverages Salesforce data to automatically generate different views of the contacts in an account—grouped according to a rep’s preference. Reps can customize their kanban view to easily identify where they have momentum within a company, where gaps exist, and where they should focus their prospecting efforts. Learn more.
We’ve redesigned Lucidchart’s conditional formatting experience to make it easier to use and more powerful. Highlight important information in your diagrams by creating conditional formatting rules with new conditions like “else”, “else if”, “and,” and “or.” Personalize your conditional formatting with new custom icons and text badges so that you can highlight information exactly the way you want. Learn more.

April 2020

Lucidchart users who have editing access to a document can now “lock” the document as they’re working on it to prevent any other team members from making changes until they’re finished with their work. All document contributors can see when a document has been locked or unlocked in that document’s revision history.
Swimlanes have been optimized for consistent functionality. Whether you’re using a single-dimensional or multidimensional swimlane, it is now easier to format all swimlane containers and the content within them.
Rather than working within a set page size, turn on infinite canvas to create limitless space for your ideas. You can always turn infinite canvas off if you’d like to fit your diagram to a page for printing or exporting. Activate the infinite canvas under “Page Settings” in the right-hand panel.
All of the formatting and editing options for org charts have been streamlined and migrated to a new panel on the right-hand side of the Lucidchart workspace. To access this panel, simply double-click the whole org chart or an employee shape. Adjust the layout of your org chart, add fields to your shapes, or create a Group View, all from the same location. Learn more.

March 2020

The new contact detail panel in Lucidchart Sales Solution makes it easier for sales reps to view and edit contact information on their account maps. With a single click, reps can access Salesforce fields associated with an individual contact, upload and edit contact profile pictures, take notes, and access LinkedIn profile data.
The workspace manager is a new menu in Lucidchart that brings together templates, shapes, and data features into one place for easier access. You can access the workspace manager through any of the options you would usually select within the editor to access shapes, data imports or to start a new document. For example, you can click "+ Shapes" or "Import Data" in the toolbox to access this menu.

February 2020

When you log in to Lucidchart, you will be able to pick up right where you left off with the new product home page. Access your recent and starred documents quickly, or use the left navigation panel to find your full list of documents and hundreds of role-specific templates. Looking for helpful resources to jump-start your projects? Check out the education center where you can discover new features, basic tutorials, and pro tips to uplevel your Lucidchart skills.
Stay up to date on customers and prospects by receiving notifications when any of the contacts on your Lucidchart account map change companies.
Streamline your collaboration in a few simple clicks with the Lucidchart add-on for Gmail. Easily access and share your diagrams directly from Gmail.


January 2020

Automatically generate cloud architecture diagrams from AWS, Azure (beta), and GCP (beta). Users can then filter and customize diagrams to create different views, automatically draw lines between resources, and view metadata from the cloud provider in context of the diagram, all to create the specific visual needed for different scenarios. These features are released to Lucidchart Cloud Insights users only. Learn more.
In addition to linking shapes to outside URLs or other tabs in a document, you can now link specific shapes to existing Lucidchart documents in your documents library. Learn more.
When searching for new shape libraries, you will now receive personalized recommendations for libraries that might help you in your specific role.

December 2019

In the User tile of the admin panel, Account Owners and Team Admins can assign Group Admins to manage licenses for their particular team or department.
Build process flows that align to BPM standards. Our BPMN shape library has been updated to now include group and annotation shapes.

October 2019

Quickly expand or collapse branches of an org chart by hovering over active org chart shapes that have direct reports assigned to them. This update can help you create focused views of teams and departments in your organization. Learn more about org charts.
Data Service API: Lucidchart now has published Data Service API documentation, allowing you to bring in any data source and visualize it.
SCIM group management in Okta and OneLogin: Save time and eliminate manual work by managing your Lucidchart groups in Okta or OneLogin. Learn how to enable with Okta SCIM or OneLogin SCIM.

September 2019

Now it’s even easier to put a face to each name on your org chart. With a few clicks, you can upload photos in bulk that Lucidchart will match to your org chart data by employee name or employee ID.

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August 2019

Our Salesforce data panel has been updated in the Lucidchart Sales Solution to reflect the design style and elements within Salesforce. Because these objects are now associated with the icons sales professionals have come to know inside Salesforce, bringing in account, opportunity, and contact data from Salesforce has never been easier.

Get your ideas into a Lucidchart document quickly and easily with bulk sticky note import. With a few clicks, you can import any list in CSV or .TXT format to automatically generate sticky notes for each list item. Whether you’re visualizing a Jira epic or your personal to-do items, bulk import makes it quick and easy to organize your lists in Lucidchart.

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July 2019

When you collaborate in real time to build a diagram with your team, each cursor is now labeled with a name so you can see exactly where each person is working. Can’t find a collaborator? Simply click the user’s initial icon in the top right-hand corner of the editor to automatically zoom to their location. If you’d like to opt out of collaborative cursors, you can easily turn them off in the “View” menu.

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Automatically bring Salesforce account or opportunity data into Lucidchart. By adding the desired Salesforce object fields to a new or existing template, the fields will populate with the respective data every time the template is used. For accounts with multiple opportunities, users will need to identify which opportunity should be referenced. Note: This feature is released to Lucidchart Sales Solution users only.

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Create accurate architecture diagrams with our new Kubernetes shape library. We have also updated our existing AWS, Azure, and GCP shape libraries.

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June 2019

Bookmark your favorite or most used diagrams, folders, or team folders to the new "Starred Items" section in your documents list to easily access them from a central location.

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Apply default styles to org chart shapes so that your formatting changes stay consistent for every new shape you create.
With our API refresh, you no longer need to replace your CSVs each time there’s an update to your org chart data. Instead, you can simply click the refresh button in the org chart menu.

Bring tabular Salesforce data into Lucidchart. Smart Tables can be added to new or existing templates. When opening an account planning document, the Smart Table shape is pre-populated and filtered to the desired view. Note: This feature is released to Lucidchart Sales Solution users only.

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May 2019

The Visual Reasoning Engine powers our data integrations, automated layout, and data visualization. This engine is the foundational support system that enables Lucidchart to 1) connect and support other data sources, 2) interpret data sets and automatically lay out diagrams/visuals, and 3) alter shapes based on data.
This integration allows you to view and take action on LinkedIn profile data, all within the context of your Lucidchart account maps. Note: This feature is released to Lucidchart Sales Solution users only.

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Send live data from Zapier’s 1000+ connected apps to Lucidchart. Monitor your most important metrics visually, show data in the context of a process, and bring live data into Lucidchart.

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Group the contacts in an org chart by any field in your data set, such as location or team, or manually group employees to organize new cross-functional teams.

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Group spreadsheet data into specific categories. Even if you’re not starting with a data set, you can still drag empty smart containers onto the canvas and add shapes to each category.

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Show progress, completion, or growth with dynamic shapes that respond to data or can be adjusted manually.

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Team Folders enable Enterprise accounts to store documents in one location so that documents can be better organized and accessible to all team members. Documents in a Team Folder are owned by the account, not the individual. Note: This feature is released to Lucidchart Enterprise users only.

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Add more data to your org chart. Lucidchart allows you to overlay your original org chart data set with a second data set.

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Save time by using one of our 800 diagram templates rather than building from scratch, or browse our gallery to get inspiration specific to your role. Templates include brief tutorials and links to additional resources.

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