# Circular Flowcharts: How do I make them?

I’m trying to make a diagram that is circular, think the recycling symbol, where each element is oriented along a circle.

Is there a way to do this?

When I connect point A to B and A to C, it forms a triangle, which I’d be ok with, but the problem arises when I try connecting B to C.

It then turns into this hierarchical kind of graph, which is not what I’m looking for.

This is an example of what I’d like it to look like approximately:

Any ideas?

Thanks

Hi, I’ve tried a few alternatives with 3 nodes and the following one was the least-worst … using `flowchart` allowing the possibility to use multidirectional arrows and `LR` (left-right) orientation:

``````flowchart LR
c(33333333333) <--> a(11111111111)
a(11111111111) <--> b(22222222222)
b(22222222222) <--> c(33333333333)
``````

It’s not quite like the example image you’ve attached, but looking in detail there are 4 nodes on it. With that in mind, the circular flowchart seems to be possible:

``````flowchart LR
a <--> d
a <--> b
b <--> c
d <--> c
``````
``````flowchart LR
a(11111111111) <--> b(22222222222)
a(11111111111) <--> d(44444444444)
d(44444444444) <--> c(33333333333)
b(22222222222) <--> c(33333333333)
``````

NOTE: The order in which the nodes are connected between them defines the way mermaid draws the graph. Play with it until you get what you need.

Hope it’s good enough for you!

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Thanks a lot I had the same question !

Hey, thanks that’s great! Someone on reddit recommended trying out the Excalidraw plug-in, but I actually like this better Thanks!!

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