As seen in the following screenshot each main grid container in a draw.io diagram has x 4x4 matrix of cells.

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I would like to change it to 5x5. How can that be achieved? I looked at the Diagram menu and it has a configuration for "Points" but not for number of cells:

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Just click Extras > Configuration in the diagrams.net editor and you will see the default { "gridSteps": 4 }

Change the number to 5, click Apply and then reload a page.

P.S If you don't see "gridSteps": 4, just add

{ "gridSteps": 5 }

Hopefully this will help.

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    There is nothing in that dialog. I have added the { "gridSteps": 5 } manually. May 10, 2021 at 13:18

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