How to install stencils

Download on the App Store

Omnigraffle for ios OmniGraffle for iOS

How do I install stencils with OmniGraffle for iOS?

  1. Find the stencil you wish to download.
  2. Tap on the 'Download' button to download the stencil.
  3. Tap the 'Open in “OmniGraffle”' button.

How do I remove stencils from OmniGraffle for iOS?

To uninstall stencils, just follow these directions:

  1. Switch to the Diagrams browser.
  2. Tap on the Diagrams menu and select 'Show stencils'.
  3. Tap on the Edit button.
  4. Tap on the stencil you wish to delete.
  5. Tap the Trash Can icon.
  6. Repeat this process to delete more stencils.

Why can't I search and install stencils using the Stencils palette in OmniGraffle?

Unfortunately, we no longer support searching and installing stencils from within OmniGraffle itself. Read our blog post for more info.

Have more questions? Read our FAQ.

Download on the Mac App Store

Omnigraffle OmniGraffle for Mac

How do I install stencils with OmniGraffle for Mac?

  1. Find the stencil you wish to download.
  2. Click on the 'Download' button to download the stencil to your desktop.
  3. If the stencil is zipped, double-click to unzip it. (Optional)
  4. Double-click the stencil to open it in OmniGraffle for Mac.
  5. Click on the 'Move' button to save stencils in your local Stencil Library.

How do I remove stencils from OmniGraffle for Mac?

To uninstall stencils, just follow these directions:

  1. Open OmniGraffle.
  2. Show the Stencils palette.
  3. Right-click on the stencil you wish to delete.
  4. Select the 'Uninstall' from the popup menu.
  5. Repeat this process to delete more stencils.

When I double-click stencils, they don’t open in OmniGraffle for Mac. How can I fix this?

If your downloaded stencil has a blank icon or an icon that says 'exec', this is a sign that stencil is missing its normal .gstencil file extension. To fix this issue, just rename the stencil by adding .gstencil to the end of the file name. Once you do, you'll be asked if you wish to really add this file extension. Click on 'Add' to confirm the change, and then double-click the file to open it in OmniGraffle.

Why can't I search and install stencils using the Stencils palette in OmniGraffle?

Unfortunately, we no longer support searching and installing stencils from within OmniGraffle itself. Read our blog post for more info.

Have more questions? Read our FAQ.