Powerful Drawing Shortcuts to Create Diagrams Faster

Powerful Drawing Shortcuts to Create Diagrams Faster

We deliver what we promise! 

We kicked off the new year with two new integrations and a Desktop version that our users are loving right now. And we promised you a lot more goodies that will make drawing diagrams an absolute delight. Hence this update!

We’ve just released two cool new drawing shortcuts and here’s what you need to know. 

Alt/option to Duplicate Shapes

Duplicating shapes just got a whole lot easier on Creately. Instead of copying and pasting or one-click create, you can now “Alt (Windows)/ option (Mac) + drag” to duplicate a shape. 

Duplicate shapes - new drawing shortcuts
Alt/option+drag to duplicate shapes

This feature helps you draw faster when creating a diagram that uses the same shape, like an org chart or a process map. Any image or clipart you have added to your diagram can also be duplicated in the same way. 

Shape Highlight

Another feature that our users have been waiting for is the shape highlight – now when you select multiple shapes at once, each shape will be highlighted individually. 

Shape highlight - new drawing shortcuts

In a scenario like applying colors to multiple shapes in a large diagram, this feature makes it much easier to identify the selected shapes. Or in another instance, when you multi-select a group of shapes to change their font size and type, you can point out exactly where the changes will occur. 

These new drawing shortcuts only mark the beginning of the revolutionary drawing UX that we have promised. Many more handy features will be released almost on a weekly basis, and we won’t stop until we make diagramming on Creately as easy as drawing on paper. 

Stay tuned, we’ve got more news coming your way!

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Amanda Athuraliya

Amanda Athuraliya is the communication specialist/content writer at Creately, online diagramming and collaboration tool. She is an avid reader, a budding writer and a passionate researcher who loves to write about all kinds of topics.

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