Greetings friends, a few months ago I’ve shared a great, and free, tool called Excalidraw. A tool that with the hand-made look, made every diagram much more user-friendly, as it really looks like if somebody has drawn it with their own hands.
After a few months, and many nights on this, I have finished adding a lot more Veeam shapes, 60+ shapes in total that have been carefully created inspired by the official shapes. Sorry to repeat myself, but again, these shapes are unofficial and not linked in any way to Veeam Software, use them, edit them, change them as you like.
How to Download, and Import the jorgedelacruz Excalidraw Icon Library
The process could not be simpler, download the most up to date library from here:
Open Excalidraw on the browser of your choice, remember that Excalidraw does make use of the Browser local cache/db, so if you open Incognito, or another browser you need to reimport:
Now you select the library you’ve download before, and you are ready to go:
As said, there are not that many icons just yet. But I am planning to add pretty much everything that we can find on the official Visio/Draw stencils or at least the ones that we could use more often. If any urgent request comes to mind, a comment or a GitHub issue will accelerate the creation.
I hope it is useful to you, if not with this specific library, just the tool in general, I found it absolutely amazing.
Of course, and as you guessed, you can combine the best of all worlds, so here you can see the always powerful OBS + DSLR Camera with Green Screen and Chroma Key filter + a Browser with Excalidraw on dark mode with Chroma Key filter. So there you go, a “Lightboard experience” without the complexity of creating that, plus much faster typing and moving the mouse than drawing, especially with the Icons ready to go. Another variant might be adding yourself at the bottom right/left with a solid background, on top of the Diagram:
As said, Excalidraw is a game-changer in all this new era of communication, where a simple, quick, but useful diagram can span the attention of the person at the other side of the screen, which is a big challenge these days.
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