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Developer(s)SmartDraw, LLC
Initial release1994; 30 years ago (1994)
TypeDiagramming software
License7 day trial and paid subscriptions

SmartDraw is a web-based visual collaboration tool that combines diagramming, whiteboarding, and generating visuals from data. It is used by teams to make flowcharts, organization charts, mind maps, project charts, and other business visuals.

Integration and Add-Ons


SmartDraw lets you add diagrams to Microsoft Office products including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel and Google Workspace applications like Google Docs and Google Sheets.

SmartDraw has apps for Atlassian's Confluence, Jira, and Trello.

SmartDraw lets users save files to Sharepoint, OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box.

SmartDraw also integrates with Microsoft Teams and can generate diagrams using data from Azure and AWS.

Product history

Date Name and version Supported OS Languages
1994 SmartDraw 1.0 Microsoft Windows English
1995 SmartDraw 2.0 Microsoft Windows English
1996 SmartDraw 3.0 Microsoft Windows English
1999 SmartDraw 4.0 Microsoft Windows English
2000 SmartDraw 5.0 Microsoft Windows English, Japanese, French, German
2001 SmartDraw 6.0 Microsoft Windows English, French, German
2004 SmartDraw 7.0 Microsoft Windows English
2006 SmartDraw 2007 Microsoft Windows English
2007 SmartDraw 2008 Microsoft Windows English
2008 SmartDraw 2009 Microsoft Windows English
2009 SmartDraw 2010 Microsoft Windows English
2010 SmartDraw VP Microsoft Windows English
2011 SmartDraw 2012 Microsoft Windows English
2012 SmartDraw 2013 Microsoft Windows English
2013 SmartDraw 2014 Microsoft Windows English
2014 SmartDraw CI Microsoft Windows English
2016 SmartDraw 2016 Microsoft Windows English
2016 SmartDraw Cloud Microsoft Windows, Web client English
2017 SmartDraw 2017 Microsoft Windows English
2018 SmartDraw Microsoft Windows, Web client More than 100 different languages: Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Urdu, Hindi, and more.
2021 SmartDraw Web-based platform only (Mac and Windows) English

File Format


The following file extensions are specific to SmartDraw:

  • .SDR – “SmartDraw Documents,” a binary file format used for saving SmartDraw documents.
  • .SDT – “Smart/Draw Templates,” a binary file format used for saving SmartDraw reusable document templates.
  • .SDL – “SmartDraw Libraries,” a binary file format used for saving symbol libraries in SmartDraw.
  • .SCZ - "SmartDraw Collections," a binary file format used for saving SmartDraw collections.

See also