Welcome to yEd Q&A!
Here you can ask questions and receive answers from other members of the community and yEd developers. And you can tell us your most wanted feature requests.


Create symbols

0 votes
Hie, With yED I can import icons. But how do for create a new symbol. In fact, a symbol have properties but not a icon. Thank for your answer.
in Help by (120 points)

2 Answers

+1 vote

Besides importing SVG or PGN symbols to the palette you can actually create custom styled nodes by combining already exisitng nodes to a new node. You would do that by placing a new node on top of another node and invoke "convert node to label" on that node. This will transform the target node to an iconic label of the other node. By repeating this action you can create quite complicated shapes. Attached you will find some diagrams that make use of custom styled nodes 

bio process: http://yed.yworks.com/support/qa/?qa=blob&qa_blobid=5112624030565966763

uml class: http://yed.yworks.com/support/qa/?qa=blob&qa_blobid=12154366786386398786

by (420 points)
Very nice
Is there a way to use a custom icon/image to define new edges?
No, there is no way to use a custom icon/image to define new edges.
0 votes

I have moved your question from Feature Requests to Help as this seems to be the more appropriate category.


It is not possible in yEd to create new node or edge types. You can, however, import images (JPG, PNG, GIF)  or vector graphics (SVG) to be used as nodes. To do that, first create a new user defined palette section ("Edit" -> "Manage Palette", then click "New Section") and then import new symbols into your section (in the palette manager select the section and click "Import Symbols" or right-click on the new section in the palette component and choose "Import Symbols" from the context menu). See also 'Palette' Tool Window documentation in the yEd manual.

by [yWorks] (160k points)
Legal Disclosure | Privacy Policy