I need to create a swimlane style for my process map, how do I do this?


You can add swimlanes to the existing default 3 by right-clicking the last swimlane's title and selecting "Duplicate". Then move the inserted swimlane up/down by right-clicking its title and selecting "To Back" or "To Front" respectively.


The swimlane is the first element in the general shapes library, named container.

To rotate, you currently select ArrangeDirectionRotation from the menu and enter 270 (degrees) for a horizontal swimlane.

Rotation handles are in testing, which will make rotation easier, you can see them using the rotation=1 URL parameter.


The swimlanes now (06/28/14) seem to be at the bottom of the "Advanced" category and are called Pools. There are two types of vertical pools and two types of horizontal pools.


You can create new swimlanes by copying an existing one, paste and drag it into the Pool section. Draw.io will automatically pop it under the last swimlane for you.

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