logo
A versatile cross-platform mind mapping tool.
appstore
Get from App Store
Get
logo
A versatile cross-platform mind mapping tool.
appstore
Get from App Store
Get

Edraw Support Center

Get quick answers and step-by-step instructions in our support center.

Tools for Drawing Shapes

Navigate to Home > Shape, there are quick tools for drawing basic shapes.

quick shape tool

Click Rectangle Tool, and the cursor will transform into rectangle tool cursor. Drag the cursor on the canvas to draw different sizes of rectangles.

Click Oval Tool, and the cursor will turn into oval tool cursor. Drag the cursor on the canvas to draw ovals or circles. When you try to draw a circle with the oval tool, there will be a dashed diagonal line across the shape, and once you release the mouse, a circle is done.

draw-circle-with-oval-tool

Click Line Tool, and the cursor will change into line tool cursor. Drag the cursor to draw a line on the drawing page. By default, there will be an arrow at the end of the line, and you can change the styles of a line in the right Line pane.

Click Bezier Tool, and the cursor will be like bezier tool cursor. Drag the cursor to draw a curve. By default, there will be an arrow at the end of the line. You are able to drag the endpoints of the curve to change its position or direction. And the yellow squares are used for changing the radian of the curve.

draw curve with bezier tool

Tips:

  1. If you want to move or resize the shape, please click Select on the ribbon and turn the cursor into the arrow firstly.
  2. To switch to the continuous drawing mode, press the F4 key, and then click the Shape button. You will see the cursor is ready for drawing, and it will not switch back into the arrow unless you press the F4 key again.