The contextual toolbar helps you access the tools you need during diagramming. A mini toolbar for each shape, text, connector, or group of shapes. Find out how you can utilize this toolbar to draw a diagram effectively.
Contextual toolbar for a Single Shape
You can access the contextual toolbar by selecting a shape. Selecting a single shape enables you to,
- Add text
- Add connectors
- Add hyperlink
- Apply style
- Order shape
Contextual toolbar for text formatting
Once you add a text using contextual toolbar, you can apply a text color, text size and format it as you prefer.
Do more with connectors
You can easily create and connect connectors with the contextual toolbar, for further formatting and styling click on the connector and you'll able to access these options.
Select a connector type
Different diagram types/shapes support different connectors types, and the connection type can be selected from the drop-down selection on the contextual toolbar. For instance, if you're using the UML diagram types, ER diagram types, or Network diagrams you'll be able to access different connector types.
UML Use Case Diagram
Entity Relationship Diagram
UML Class Diagram
Select a connector style
The default connector style for each diagram type is automatically set up to enable faster visualization. But you can always change the style from the contextual toolbar to suit your requirements.
Select an arrow style
Change arrow direction
Simply change the arrow direction with a single click. This is helpful if you're drawing a complex diagram.
How to format a connector
You can apply a color to the connector and change the connector style to the dotted line and solid line.
Contextual toolbar for Multiple Shapes
You can access the contextual toolbar when you select multiple shapes, connectors, and/or text.
Grouping shapes, text, and connectors let you a part of the diagram lock so you can move, format the grouped items with a single click. You can also move grouped items within the editor in one go.
Align button aligns the selected shapes, connectors, or text along any of the given axis.
You can apply a fill color, line color (solid or dotted) to multi-selected shapes and connectors.