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  1. Show alignment guides when moving shape by keyboard arrows.

    Currently only shown during mouse-drag.

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      • Ability to add person's picture into org chart boxes

        Ability to insert a picture into an individuals box in an org chart

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        • Always orient labels correctly

          Currently label will be sideways if imported image is rotated. Makes no sense. Example:
          http://s19.postimg.org/gixwbl5bj/drawio_labelorientation.jpg

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            • Allow fixed connection points anyplace along a connector wire.

              Allow fixed connection points anyplace along a connector wire. In electronics, it's called a 'bus'-- a wire with multiple connections along its length.

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              • fullscreen mode

                Add the option to go fullscreen for presentations and distraction free editing.

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                • UML Stereotype shapes (Boundary, Control, Entity)

                  The 'UML' drawing shapes don't include common stereotypes.
                  Specifically, the three Robustness stereotypes: Boundary, Control, and Entity.

                  All three can be seen on the following page:
                  http://www.sparxsystems.com/enterprise_architect_user_guide/10/standard_uml_models/stereotypedlg.html

                  It would be really useful to have these three shapes under the UML section.

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                  • versioning and revision comparisson for confluence

                    We need to reduce our 'tool hell' and i think we make it with jira.
                    But for this we need an UML Plugin with revision history and a revision comparisson.
                    Here is an image what we need:
                    https://answers.atlassian.com/download/attachments/11960661/uml_versions.png?version=1&modificationDate=1419252769308&api=v2

                    I guess that everyone, who needs to do some quality management with Confluence needs this..

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                    • Save configuration options both per file and overall

                      Maybe add a menu option that opens a window that these can be selected from? These would be all the basic features. E.g., line type.

                      A way to tell which settings are currently being used (e.g., line type) would also be useful. This could be like making the selection in the menu bold or putting a 'check' by it or something. If these stayed the same way each time a file was opened or even if these just stayed the same for any diagram opened would be awesome! I don't like how they reset each time

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                      • SVG export without foreign objects

                        Currently, when exporting diagrams as an SVG file, all text becomes [Not supported by viewer] when opening the file in something other than a web browser (e.g. GPicView, Inkscape, GIMP).

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                        • Make links in PDF export clickable

                          Make links in PDF export clickable

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                          • Create an Extension for Draw.io that Uses Viz.js to Update the Layout

                            It would seem that nodes and edges could have the Graphviz Auto Layout applied by using an extension. Iterate through and build up a compatible node connectivity structure then have vis.js output something that gave you the updated node locations. The edge routing probably gets weird rather quickly.

                            I haven't looking too deeply into this and I thought if this is pure craziness you'd let me know.

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                            • Import Graphviz diagrams

                              It would be wonderful that draw.io imports ".dot" (graphviz) diagrams.

                              The transition from older tools to draw.io could be better with this functions.

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                                • Reposition text box

                                  It would be great if we could reposition the text box in shapes to prevent it from interfering with connecting lines, etc. This is especially true when a particular shape is not available. If I add an image to the diagram and rotate it, sometimes the text appears upside-down.

                                  Being able to reposition the text box would make it much easier to create diagrams that use images, instead of just shapes. Alternatively, the ability to add an image to a shape library to create a new shape and then have it behave like every other shape would make Draw.io infinitely…

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                                  • include / module for layers

                                    Would be great do add layers as includes or modules!
                                    I mean if a add a background layer "Design" related to a separate Design.xml I can change the background design for all diagrams at once by editing the Design.xml

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                                        • Comments Just Like Google Docs

                                          Would be great to insert comments just the same way Google Docs allow us to do.
                                          This way the collaboration level can go up considerably.

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