VPC Component


Use the VPC component to represent isolated virtual network from your Amazon Web Services architecture.

Screenshot of an isometric Cloudcraft diagram showing the 'VPC' AWS component.


Use the toolbar to configure and customize the component. The following options are available:

  • Color: Select a predefined color or enter the hexadecimal value of the color for the component and its accent. The component can use the same color for both the 2D and 3D view, or different colors for each.
  • Name: Give the VPC a name.
  • Shape: Select a shape for the VPC.
  • Padding: Increase or decrease the amount of space inside the VPC.
  • Peering: View, remove, or add peering connections to other VPCs.


Use the Cloudcraft API to programmatically access and render your architecture diagrams as JSON objects.


The following is an example JSON of a VPC component:

  "type": "vpc",
  "id": "5631f2ca-3d93-4591-a7d9-85d5f0d011eb",
  "region": "us-east-1",
  "name": "cloudcraft-vpc-example",
  "shape": "rectangular",
  "padding": 1.5,
  "nodes": [
  "peeringConnections": [
      "id": "1a367d09-beea-4a87-9740-1831c1809d00",
      "name": "Example Peering",
      "accepterVpc": "f38bc8ae-98c1-45c5-b7ad-54e9bb9ee166",
      "hidden": false
  "color": {
    "isometric": "#03a9f4",
    "2d": "#03a9f4"
  "locked": true
  • type: vpc: The type of component.
  • id: string: A unique identifier for the component in the uuid format.
  • region: string: The AWS region this VPC is deployed in. All global regions are supported except cn- regions.
  • name: string: The name for the VPC.
  • shape: string: The shape of the VPC. Accepted values are dynamic or rectangular.
  • padding: number: The internal padding for the VPC. Defaults to 1.5.
  • nodes: array: The components inside the VPC. See Accepted values for nodes for more information.
  • peeringConnections: array: The VPCs that make peering connections to this VPC. See Accepted values for peeringConnections for more information.
  • color: object: The fill color for the component.
    • isometric: string: The fill color for the component in the 3D view. Must be a hexadecimal color.
    • 2d: string: The fill color for the component in the 2D view. Must be a hexadecimal color.
  • locked: boolean: If true, changes made to the component using the application are disabled until unlocked.

Accepted values for nodes

The nodes key accepts an array of unique identifiers for the components inside the VPC.

The following AWS components can be added inside a VPC:

asg, ec2, lambda, efs, fsx, elb, subnet, sg, rds, docdb, elasticache, redshift, es, natgateway, internetgateway, vpngateway, customergateway

In addition to the AWS components, the following common components can also be added inside a VPC:

block, isotext, icon, image, area

Accepted values for peeringConnections

The peeringConnections key accepts an array, with each peering connection being represented by a JSON object.

  "peeringConnections": [
      "id": "1a367d09-beea-4a87-9740-1831c1809d00",
      "name": "Example Peering",
      "accepterVpc": "f38bc8ae-98c1-45c5-b7ad-54e9bb9ee166",
      "hidden": false
  • id: string: A unique identifier in the uuid format for this peering connection.
  • name: string: The name of this connection. See the component image at the top of the page to see how it is displayed.
  • accepterVpc: string: The id of the accepter VPC.
  • hidden: boolean: If true, the peering connection is not displayed in the diagram. Defaults to false.