Custom OO Shapes

Do you need a custom shape or drawing? Contact me at [email protected]. Thank you!

You love LibreOffice and OpenOffice, but you still use Visio to make drawings. Why? Because none of the shapes you need are easily available. Until now.

Custom OO Shapes is a repository of custom shapes you can use with LibreOffice and OpenOffice Draw. The following shapes are available:

CategoryContentsLast UpdatedLink
Basic Network ShapesTape drive, multiplexer, bridge, hub, modem, printer, comm link, server tower, server blade, desktop PC, radio tower, cell phone, router, rack-mount unit, IP phone, laptop, wireless access point, firewall, dot-matrix printer, racks (38U, 42U, 46U), large satellite dish, satellite, small satellite dish, scanner, Ethernet, tablet, smartphone21-Oct-2015download (35.4 kb)
UML ShapesClass, instance, package, component, assembly, collaboration, artifact, node, deployment, swim lanes (four variations), actor, accept event, action, activity final, decision, flow final, stop, initial node, parameter set, object node, condition, send signal, receive signal, frame, paths24-Jan-2010download (13.7 kb)
Theater LightingEllipsoidal reflector spotlights (ERS), lens boxes, Source Four© fixtures, ERS designators, beam projectors, fresnels, pinspot, plano convex, PARs, ERS floodlights, cycloramas, striplights, fluorescents, follow spotlight, moving mirror, moving yoke, moving heads, slide projector, practical, fogger, booms and mountings, barn doors, scroller, top hat, half hat, CYM mixer, douser, sightline, rigging point, curtain, dimmer, channel, circuit, center line11-Jul-2010download (23.1 kb)
Logic GatesAnd, Or, Not (Inverter), Nand, Nor, Xor, Xnor, digital flip-flop20-10-2015download (12.1 kb)
Electrical EngineeringResistor, variable resistor, capacitor (straight and curved), polarized capacitor (straight and curved), earth ground, chassis ground, diode, Zener diode, battery, crystal, fuse, inductor, air inductor, iron core inductor, transformer, pushbutton (NO, NC, toggle), transistors (PNP, NPN, Darlington Pair), phototransistor, MOFSET (P chan, N chan), TRIAC, thyristor (silicon-controlled rectifier), photodiode31-Jan-2012download (14.3 kb)
Electrical Schematic DrawingsContributed by Greg McCormack. "This is my template file for Electrical Schematic Drawings. Visio and AutoCAD are so widespread and yet OO does it better (and is free and freely available)."03-Dec-2015download (53.7 kb)
Chess Pieces and BoardKing, queen, rook, knight, bishop, pawn, chess board16-Feb-2016download (17.3 kb)
Simple Orchestra LayoutInstrument, music stand, timpani, piano, xylophone, harp14-Mar-2010download (9.7 kb)
GUI Elements and ControlsWindow, dialog box, dropdown list, frame, text box, checkbox, radio button, button, focus indicator, slider, progress bar, tree arrows, drop-down arrow, spin arrows, notebook tab, window controls (close, restore, maximize, minimize), scrollbar, list box (thanks to Jan Dittrich for enhancements)23-Sep-2016download (16.6 kb)
Computer and Network SymbolsSCSI LVD/SE, SCSI LVD, SCSI SE, SCSI HVD, Ethernet, USB16-Jun-2006download (9.6 kb)
FastenersPan head Phillips, slotted head, Pozidriv, Supadrive, Robertson, hexagonal slotted, standard washer, lock washer16-Jun-2006download (11.0 kb)
Cable ConnectorsRJ-45 socket, SCSI 68-pin male, DB-9 female, PS219-Jun-2006download (11.7 kb)

How to use

Download the file you need. Open it in LibreOffice or OpenOffice. Copy the desired shape using Ctrl+C, and paste special as Drawing Format into your own drawing. That's all! (If you need additional help, see the tutorial.)

To resize a shape, click it, hold down the Shift key, and drag one of the handles.

Do you need a shape?

If you need a shape, or a shape in a different color or with more glue points, please contact me.

Comments or complaints

If you notice something good or bad about these images, let me know.


Mark Lautman
email: [email protected]

Copyright and license

©2006–2016 Mark Lautman. All rights reserved. The shapes you download from this web site are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).

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