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Developer(s)SmartDraw, LLC
Stable release
SmartDraw and SmartDraw for Windows Desktop / April 2018
Operating systemMac, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 10
TypeDiagramming software

SmartDraw is a diagram tool used to make flowcharts, organization charts, mind maps, project charts, and other business visuals. SmartDraw has two versions: an online edition and a downloadable edition for Windows desktop.[1][2][3][4]

Integration and Add-Ons[edit]

SmartDraw integrates with Microsoft Office products including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel and G Suite applications like Google Docs and Google Sheets.

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

SmartDraw is compatible with Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, and OneDrive.

Product history[edit]

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.
2018 SmartDraw 2018 for Windows Desktop Microsoft Windows English

File Format[edit]

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[edit]


  1. ^ "SmartDraw – The Visio Killer?". EETimes. February 3, 2011. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "SmartDraw Review". December 18, 2017. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  3. ^ Thomas F. Goldman (2009). SmartDraw: A Hands-on Tutorial and Guide. Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0135064344.
  4. ^ Daniel G. Hoffmann, Doug Lowe (April 29, 2009). SmartDraw For Dummies. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0470524886.

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