Customize shapes and stencils

Edit master shapes

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When you need a specific shape, find a shape that’s close and customize it to suit your needs.

  1. Right-click a shape, select Add to My Shapes, and choose the stencil where you want to store the new shape.

  2. Open the stencil, right-click its title, and select Edit Stencil.

  3. Right-click the shape, select Rename Master, and type a new name for the shape.

  4. Right-click the shape, select Edit Master > Edit Master Shape, and make changes to the shape.

  5. Select Close Window.

  6. Select Yes.

  7. Select Save in the stencil title bar.

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Edit a master shape

When you need a specific shape that isn’t in your stencils, choose a shape that’s close and customize it.

I need a desk chair to add to our team’s new office floorplan diagram.

When I type desk chair in Search shapes and select Start search, I get quite a few results.

This one is the closest to what I want.

So I select its stencil title to open the stencil.

Next, I’ll save the shape to a custom stencil. I right-click the shape, select Add to My Shapes, and select my New Office Floorplan custom stencil.

Now I’ll open the stencil …

… right-click its title, and select Edit Stencil so I can make changes to it.

To change the name of this chair shape, I right-click it, select Rename Master and type a more descriptive name.

To edit the shape, I right-click it, select Edit Master, and select Edit Master Shape.

This shape is too small to work with , so, I’ll zoom in on it.

Our standard desk chairs don’t have arm rests. I right-click the shape and select Hide Arms to remove them.

Our chairs are also a different color. To change the color, I go to Home, select Fill, and choose a color.

I select the Close box when I’m done making changes, select Yes to update the shape, and select Save in the stencil title bar to save the stencil.

Now I can delete the chair in my floor plan, and replace it with the chair shape I just created, which looks much more like the chairs we’ll have in our new space.

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