Connect Shapes in Flowcharting and Diagrams

Edraw provides lots of pre-drawn shapes you can use to create your drawings.

In flowcharting and diagrams you need to communicate all sorts of information about ideas, mind, processes, organizations, and even network. Connectors are drawing elements that indicate why the shapes are there and what they are doing. Shapes and connectors together give the complete diagram. This page provides an in-depth look at connectors so that you can revise connected drawings more easily.

Connect Shapes Using the Standard Right-Angle Connector Tool

  1. Click the Connector tool.

Right-Angle Connector

  1. Draw connection line as follow:

    To keep the connector glued to a specific point on a shape, drag from a connection point on the first shape to a connection point on the second shape. The connector endpoints turn red when the shapes are connected.

    Note: You can also create connections between shapes where one side of the connector is connected to a point and the other end of the connector is connected to the shape (and vice versa).

Connect Shapes Using the Basic Tools

  1. Click the Line tool, or Right-Angle Connector, or Curved Connector, or Straight Connector, or Freehand Connector.

connect tools

  1. Draw connection line as using Connector tool.

Using the Sonnector Shapes on Arrow Library

  1. In a library that has connector shapes, drag a connector shape from the library.

arrow connector

  1. Drag the connector's begin point to the shape you're connecting from.

  2. Drag the connector's end point to the shape you're connecting to.

    The endpoints turn red when the connector is glued to the shapes.

Dragging Connectors from Shapes

  1. Select a shape that has built-in connectors, and position the pointer over the shape's control handle .
  2. Drag the control handle to a connection point on another shape.

    Note: You can glue these types of connectors only to a connection point on another shape; for some special control handle you can dynamically glue them. And not all the control handle can be glued to connection points, when dragging the control handle and moving over connection point, red rectangle will appear if the control handle can be glued.

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