Creating Ilograph diagrams

Let’s get started by creating, editing, and saving a simple Ilograph diagram.


If you have not done so already, register using your email address or GitHub account. Which to choose depends on your use case:

  • Email registration - The easiest way to get started. Your diagrams are stored in the cloud.
  • GitHub registration - Requires a GitHub account. Your diagrams are stored in your GitHub repositories.

Creating a diagram

In the main menu (accessed via the top-left of the app), click the blue “New diagram” button. A new diagram will appear; its IDL source will be visible in a panel on the left. Your new diagram is pre-populated with a handful of resources and a sample perspective.

Editing your diagram

Changing the IDL in the source panel will change the diagram in the main panel. After making edits to the diagram, you’ll be able to save it.

Saving your diagram

When you’re ready to save your changes, click the “Save changes” link at the top of the source panel. The first time you save, you will be prompted to choose a name for your diagram.

  • If you registered via email, you will be asked to choose a name for your diagram.
  • If you registered via GitHub, you will be prompted to select a repository and file name and location for your diagram.

Sharing your diagram (Cloud only)

Diagrams saved to the could can be shared with others. To do so, click the “Privacy and collaboration” button in the top-right of the app. In this dialog, you can make the diagram public, add editors, and add read-only viewers.

Last updated on 2 Feb 2020
Published on 2 Feb 2020