SmartDraw's whiteboard lets you combine multiple visuals and sticky notes for a true collaborative environment with your team.
Begin by opening a blank whiteboard template from the dashboard.
You can add any combination of visual blueprints to your board using the Plus (+) , or Insert Content, menu in the SmartPanel to the left of your workspace.
You can choose to add a large selection of diagram and whiteboard blueprints like flowcharts, mind maps, retrospectives, customer journey maps, and more. You can also add visualizations built from external data. Add sticky notes, emojis, Jira issues and structured visuals.
Each blueprint is added inside a frame to make it easy to move and position on the board.
Working with Frames
When blueprints are added to your workspace, they will appear inside a frame. You can move the diagram around by moving its frame around.
Frames are labeled by default and you can double-click the text to change it.
When you are working with a diagram blueprint and select one of the shapes, the controls shown in the left panel change to reflect the type of diagram you are using.
Click on a flowchart and you’ll get the flowchart controls to help you build flowcharts, and then click on a mind map and notice how your controls are now relevant for mind mapping.
Smart Whiteboarding AI
All of SmartDraw’s blueprints used for whiteboards are smart and format automatically.
For example, you can add topics to a mind map using the keyboard. You can drag and drop to re-order them.
Same with process steps for a flowchart or decisions for a decision tree.
When you add sticky notes to Kanban boards, retrospectives, PI boards and other column based visuals, they will automatically expand and make room for new notes without any manual repositioning.
You can even double-click to add a sticky note automatically.
Move notes around the board and any other shapes will adjust automatically. You'll never have to pause brainstorming to draw or reformat your board.