Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Lucidchart Unveils New Features





Increasing the awesomeness that is GoogleApps for Education, Lucidchart has unveiled a number of new features to help make managing flow charts simplier. 

Move forward and backward one layer
Previously, ‘Bring to Front’ and ‘Send to Back’ options were available when right-clicking on a shape. For more fine-grained control of layers, ‘Bring Item Forward’ and ‘Send Item Backward’ options have been added to enable movement one layer at a time. We are confident this small change will make a big difference when creating wireframes and mockups

Commenting system
With features like real-time collaboration and built-in chat, Lucidchart has become known for collaborative diagramming. But we’ve heard from users that one piece was missing -- an easy way to leave comments for collaborators. We’re pleased to announce the new commenting system in Lucidchart, which is anchored by the Comments panel in the bottom-right corner of the editor.
While editing on the canvas, you can:
  • Right-click on any shape and select “Add Comment” to easily post a comment. A small icon in the corner of the shape will indicate there are open comments (this can be turned off in the Comments panel);
  • Select a shape to see all related comments in the Comments panel.
In the Comments panel, you can:
  • Select a comment to also select the commented-on shape;
  • Reply to comments in an easy-to-follow thread format;
  • View resolved comments by checking the ‘Show Resolved Comments’ box.

Flip and mirror shapes
When you have a shape selected in Lucidchart, you can now open the Metrics Panel to view the flip options. With one-click, easily flip the shape horizontally or vertically. Any connected lines will adjust accordingly.
Organize and manage your images
As Lucidchart has grown, so have users' image libraries. After uploading hundreds of images, some users found their image libraries to be somewhat unwieldy. The new image manager solves this problem by providing you complete control over the organization of your images.

*A tutorial is available under the "Image Manager" tab when you create or access a drawing.

Previously, ‘Bring to Front’ and ‘Send to Back’ options were available when right-clicking on a shape. For more fine-grained control of layers, ‘Bring Item Forward’ and ‘Send Item Backward’ options have been added to enable movement one layer at a time. We are confident this small change will make a big difference when creating wireframes and mockups.

Subscripts and superscripts
A common feature request has been the ability to use subscripts and superscripts. When editing text, you will now see this option in the properties bar. Simply select the text, press the subscript / superscript button and it will update accordingly.

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