Drill Diagrammer

Tutorials, tips, & tricks for our drill diagrammer
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Drill diagrammer tips & tricks

Start diagramming your drills like a pro - learn time saving tips and tricks in the following video. The diagrammer has so many time-saving features, we created two videos just to scratch the surface. Ready to sign up? Compare our plans and be up and running in minutes! Even more tips & trick...

Animation basics

We're here to help you get started with animations quickly - here's a walk-through video. Below the video you'll find a step-by-step outline of how to get started: To create an animation, add all the objects to the surface that will be necessary for your final animation. Once you have your ...

Custom objects

Custom objects are useful when you're looking to add a jersey number, player shot hand, initials, or custom position abbreviations. The custom object supports alpha-numeric input in bot the main text as well as the subtext. Simply double-click on the object to change the object text to whatever yo...

Freehand line drawing

Freehand line drawing allows you to create complex action patterns - including circles. The freehand line drawing tool allows you to extend any existing action line already on the surface. To use the freehand drawing tool, add an action line to the surface, click the action line to highlight it, c...

Adding text to your drill

To add a text box to your drill, drag the "Text" tool from the objects tab in the diagrammer to the playing surface. To enable the text object to add your custom text, simply double-click on the object to activate it. You can grab the handles to resize / reorient the text object after you have cre...

Changing rink layouts

You can choose between various rink configurations by going to the "Rink" tab within the diagrammer and clicking on the rink layout you'd prefer. Changing the rink layout will clear your existing work. Below is an example video:

Selecting multiple objects

You can select multiple objects on the surface by holding down the Shift key and clicking on the objects you want to select. You can also use the "Marquee" tool on the bottom toolbar to click and drag over multiple objects. The below video illustrates both methods:

Mirror objects

You can quickly mirror highlighted objects by using our "Mirror Selected Objects" button from the bottom toolbar. Simply highlight the object you'd like to mirror and click the button. This is an extremely effective tool when you want to run the same pattern from both sides of the rink. Here is a...

Clone objects

You can quickly clone multiple objects by highlighting one or more objects on the surface and using the "Clone Drawing" tool on the lower toolbar. Once the "Clone Drawing" tool is enabled, you can click and drag on the highlighted objects to create clones of the highlighted objects. Once you're don...

Connecting lines

You can connect two different lines on the surface using the "Connect Lines" tool on the bottom toolbar. The lines can be different types (ie - forward skating and backward skating) or similar types. To connect lines, simply click the "Connect Lines" button on the bottom toolbar, click to highligh...

Managing layers (send to front, send to back)

When you add objects to the surface, they are automatically added to the top layer of the drawing. Each object you add to the surface adds a new layer. Objects essentially "stack" on top of each other. From time to time, you may need to access an object that is "underneath" another object. The "...