draw.io for Confluence Now With Gliffy Import

draw.io is the most powerful diagramming add-on for Confluence. It allows you to create and collaboratively develop graphs and diagrams of any kind directly within Confluence pages: flow charts, network diagrams, organization charts, UML diagrams, mind maps and more. A second, mature add-on with similar features is Gliffy.

For customers who wish to upgrade from Gliffy to draw.io, or who want to run both add-ons temporarily or permanently, draw.io comes with a practical new feature: the Gliffy import. All diagrams created with Gliffy can be imported into draw.io and edited as if they were native draw.io diagrams.

Import with a click

From the Gliffy menu, you can export a diagram in the ‘Gliffy’ format.

Gliffy - Export as Gliffy

Gliffy – Export as Gliffy

The menu in draw.io has an import function.

draw.io - Import

draw.io – Import


In the resulting dialog, you can search for your saved Gliffy file and import it.

draw.io - Import dialog

The imported diagram is now able to be edited just like any native draw.io diagram.

draw.io - imported Gliffy diagram

draw.io – imported Gliffy diagram

Import via Copy & Paste

Alternatively, you can import a Gliffy diagram using copy and paste. Right click on your Gliffy diagram to display the context menu, then select View diagram source

Gliffy - right click context menu

Gliffy – right click context menu

You can then select the diagram source text and copy it to the clipboard with the keyboard shortcut control/cmd-c. When you create a new draw.io diagram, you can paste the diagram source with the keyboard shortcut control/cmd-v to easily import the Gliffy diagram.

Useful for migration or evaluation

The new Gliffy import function is an convenient solution to quickly make Gliffy diagrams available in draw.io. Of course, this is only useful if you have diagrams that were created in Gliffy. It’s useful when evaluating the functionality and usability of both add-ons or operating both in parallel within Confluence. Currently the feature is in beta, but it will soon be released.

Your partner for draw.io

If you want to learn more, you can test draw.io for free and without obligation in a Confluence or JIRA environment. JGraph and //SEIBERT / MEDIA have partnered to offer you the best technology and individual consultation and licensing from a single source. We are happy to assist you in the evaluation, licensing and adoption of draw.io – please talk to us!

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Further information

draw.io: Professional Diagrams in Confluence and JIRA
Diagrams in Confluence: Comparison between Creately and draw.io
Diagrams in Confluence and JIRA: draw.io versus Gliffy
JGraph and //SEIBERT/MEDIA are partners


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