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Use Swim Lanes in a Flowchart

Swim lanes are used to divide your flowchart into different sections. Choose a template of Cross Functional Vertical Flowchart or Cross Functional Horizontal Flowchart in Edraw Max, you will see a pre-designed swimlane diagram in seconds.

swim lane folwchart

To add a swim lane to your flowchart, you can

  • Find Container in the shape library, drag the swim lane symbol from the library pane and drop it on the section of your flowchart.
  • swim lane symbol
  • Find Exceptional Settings on the ribbon (select a swim lane at first), adjust the number of lanes.
  • exceptional settings

To change the lane or text orientation, click the swim lane and adjust the orientation settings in the Exceptional Settings menu.