Think Bigger From EdrawMax User Guide

Create Smart Shapes

EdrawMax lets you create smart shapes that help turn a selected shape into a smart shape. With smart shapes, the shape numbers and style can be set automatically.

Step 1:  Add a smart shape, like Circular Charting Shapes, to your EdrawMax canvas and select it.

create smart shape

Step 2: Navigate to Symbols > select Create Smart Shape.

create smart shape option

Step 3: Your created shape will automatically be converted into a Smart Shape.

smart shape settings

You will get a Floating Menu option to customize the Smart Shape.

  • Text
  • Format Painter
  • Type
  • Number of Shapes
  • Alignment
  • Spacing
  • Offset
  • Data
  • More

Create New Smart Shapes

With EdrawMax, you can create original smart shapes to enhance overall creativity.

Step 1: In order to create a smart shape by yourself, select the basic shape.

Step 2: Navigate to Symbols > select Create Smart Shape.

create new smart shape

Step 2a: You will get a pop-up to Create Smart Shape.

Step 2b: In the new pop-up, you will get two options:

  • Repeat Elements: This means that the selected shape will be repeated several times.
  • Main Elements: It will serve as the center in the created smart shapes.
create smart shape with repeat element

Step 3: Select from either Repeat Elements or Main Elements and click the OK button.

create smart shape with alignment

Note: When you finish creating the smart shape, you can save it as a new symbol and add it to your personalized library.

save smart shape