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# Building smart diagrams

First, let's focus on a quick win: getting a diagram with minimal technical effort. We would just need to fill in our thoughts.

The smartdiagram package makes building diagrams of various types very easy. We will start with creating a flowchart about a TeX workflow. Then we will explore further diagram types.

## How to do it...

Once you have loaded the smartdiagram package, all you need is a simple command. Follow these steps:

1. As always, begin with any document class:
\documentclass{article}
2. Load the smartdiagram package:
\usepackage{smartdiagram}
3. Start the document:
\begin{document}
4. Define the diagram. An option in square brackets defines the type, and an argument in curly braces contains a comma-separated list of items:
\smartdiagram[flow ...

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