How to draw a line
In a Whimsical board, there are currently three ways to draw a line for your diagrams:
- Using a connector
- Using a divider
- Using the freehand drawing tool
This guide will show you how to use each method.
Drawing a line with a connector
The connector feature is the most common way to draw a line to connect different objects on the canvas. You can also use this to draw a line that doesn’t connect to anything.
If you need a curved line, select the straight connector, and then pick your points along the line to drag for a curved shape.
You can read more about connectors here.
Drawing a line with a divider
A divider is a wireframe element that gives you a straight line on the canvas to help you easily create separation between different parts in a frame and organize your content clearly.
Open Wireframe mode > Elements > Divider or use the
D keyboard shortcut when you have the wireframe mode enabled.
You can change the colour of a divider and have a full or dashed line style. You can use this for a straight line anywhere on the canvas.
Please note that the divider element cannot be curved, it is only straight. Use a connector if you need a curved line.
Drawing a line with the freehand drawing tool
Under the pencil icon in the toolbar you’ll have the freedom to draw any line on the canvas you wish. If you enable Detect Shapes straight lines will be detected and any wobbles will be straightened out like magic!
Check out this guide to learn more about the freehand drawing tool.