Lucidchart Connector for GitHub

How to Set Up the Lucidchart Connector for GitHub

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Lucidchart is proudly connected with GitHub. Users can share diagrams where they already work, simply by inserting a published link to their Lucidchart document in an issue or pull request on GitHub. Visuals provide the additional context that is needed for teams and individuals to more quickly understand and act on an issue or pull request.

Let’s take a closer look at the Lucidchart Connector.

Why use this integration?

Visual representations of information and processes can actually help users reduce their time spent digging through a codebase or navigating text-heavy documentation. Getting the information you need to do your job well shouldn’t take excess amounts of time or require you to bop around from one document and system to another.

Instead, use Lucidchart to clarify and effectively demonstrate how applications and systems should function through architecture diagrams, mockups, user flows, and other visuals.

Users can use Lucidchart to:

  • Create impressive visuals quickly with intuitive, drag-and-drop functionality.
  • Collaborate in real time from any location.
  • Use in-editor commenting, notes, and @mention notifications to get approval or give feedback.
  • Monitor processes, systems, and goals through data linking and conditional formatting.
  • Import database schemas, AWS infrastructure, and markup to build diagrams faster.
  • Include links and layers for interactive diagrams.
  • Review changes or restore previous versions of your document through revision history.
  • Use presentation mode to turn larger, complex diagrams into easy-to-consume slides.

It’s easy to include your diagrams within GitHub. With this integration, users and employees can easily:

  • Share diagrams by inserting a published Lucidchart link within an issue or pull request in GitHub.
  • Preview documents through a thumbnail in GitHub and click the link to examine the diagram more in-depth in Lucidchart.
  • Gain access to the most updated information—changes made to the linked Lucidchart document are automatically reflected in GitHub, unlike static PDFs.
  • Stay on the same page as processes and systems change.
  • Resolve and respond to issues quicker, with all the information you need right at your fingertips.

How to use Lucidchart Connector for GitHub

To use the Lucidchart integration in GitHub, go to the GitHub marketplace and install. Once the attachment is installed, any collaborators within that repository will have access to the integration.

  1. Go to the Lucidchart listing in the GitHub marketplace.

  2. Click "Set up a plan."

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How to set up a plan
  1. Click "Install it for free."

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  2. Once you have installed the Lucidchart Connector, create a published link and add the link to any issue or pull request to unfurl a preview of your diagram.

For more details about how to get started with Lucidchart Connector and exactly how to add a Lucidchart diagram to an issue, visit the Lucidchart Help Center article for GitHub.

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About Lucidchart

Lucidchart is the intelligent diagramming application that empowers teams to clarify complexity, align their insights, and build the future—faster. With this intuitive, cloud-based solution, everyone can work visually and collaborate in real time while building flowcharts, mockups, UML diagrams, and more.

The most popular online Visio alternative, Lucidchart is utilized in over 180 countries by millions of users, from sales managers mapping out target organizations to IT directors visualizing their network infrastructure.

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