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Announcing new Lucid resources to support developers

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Calling all developers!

Lucid offers two APIs to help build tailored solutions for your team. And now, there is a new way to get support on even your most complex projects: our developer community

Why build an integration with Lucid?

There are several reasons you should consider building an integration with Lucid: 

  1. Distribute your integration with Lucid users: Lucid has millions of users globally. Access all of them by distributing your app or extension publicly. Or if you’d prefer, keep what you’ve built solely for internal use.
  2. Enable product-specific visualization capabilities: Our expertise has always been visual collaboration. Focus on doing what you do best, and leave the rest up to us.
  3. Embed your product in Lucid: Bring your product’s assets into Lucid documents to streamline your work and create a single source of truth.
  4. Build advanced workflows: Develop a workflow uniquely suited for your team. Create Lucid documents, manage users, and import/export data in the way that makes the most sense for your use case.

What API endpoints are available?

There are two new API endpoints perfect for building your own solutions within Lucid products:

Build your own shape library

Need custom shapes for your use case? Now it’s easier (and faster) than ever to build a tailored solution in Lucidchart. 

Steps to building a custom shape library:

  1. Gather images into a folder
  2. Create an extension package using CLI command:

 npx lucid-package create my-new-package-name

  1. Navigate your CLI into the extension package using command:

 cd my-new-package-name

  1. Create shape library via Lucid’s image import CLI with command

 npx lucid-package creates-limage-shape-library<name> <image-path>

  1. Test in Lucidchart by navigating to the app and using CLI command 

npx lucid-package test-shape-libraries


For more help distributing your shape libraries across your account or on the Lucid Marketplace, check out this post in our developer community.

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Learn more about creating custom shapes.

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Need some inspiration first? Explore the Salesforce shape library. This shape library allows you to visualize your Salesforce architecture in Lucidchart. Access an extensive collection of shapes and logos, rare product icons, customizable cards, and Salesforce headers to standardize best practices and save time during diagram development.

Build your own internal embed integrations

Lucidspark and Lucidchart users can build custom internal embed integrations in Lucid documents to keep everyone (and everything) on the same page. Add crucial context and create a single source of truth for project plans, brainstorms, processes, and more to streamline work and keep projects moving forward.

Our Figma integration is one example of an internal embed. 

Get started building internal embed integrations.

Learn more

Join the developer community

The Lucid developer community is a place to learn, collaborate, and get answers to your most technical questions. Plus, enjoy useful tips and stay updated on the latest endpoints, tools, and announcements.

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Join the developer community.

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About Lucid

Lucid Software is a pioneer and leader in visual collaboration dedicated to helping teams build the future. With its products—Lucidchart, Lucidspark, and Lucidscale—teams are supported from ideation to execution and are empowered to align around a shared vision, clarify complexity, and collaborate visually, no matter where they are. Lucid is proud to serve top businesses around the world, including customers such as Google, GE, and NBC Universal, and 99% of the Fortune 500. Lucid partners with industry leaders, including Google, Atlassian, and Microsoft. Since its founding, Lucid has received numerous awards for its products, business, and workplace culture. For more information, visit lucid.co.

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