Does Visio have enough Precision?

A Visio user in the Answers Forums asked about an issue with the Precision feature in Visio. He was having trouble with feet-inches vs decimal feet. The “Precision & Units…” feature is not built into Visio, but is implemented by a right click feature in the shapesheet. It is in both the Metric and ImperialContinue reading “Does Visio have enough Precision?”

Measurement in Nanoseconds

I have been exploring how Format codes are used in Visio. Recently I came across a comment on one of Visio Guy’s blogs, detect-drawing-units-in-the-shapesheet, back in April, the poster was asking about measurements in nanoseconds, something that Visio Guy had indicated Visio did not support. Actually he indicated units that Visio did support and nanosecondsContinue reading “Measurement in Nanoseconds”

Help Analyzing Shapes

I have been analyzing a Visio feature in some of the shapes implemented through the shapesheets to understand what is going on and provide guidance for anyone who wants to implement the feature on other shapes. (Sorry Dave no pictures.) The feature involve the User and Shape Data sections, some lists, lookups and nested IFs.Continue reading “Help Analyzing Shapes”

Does Visio have a Y2K Problem?

In the last blog I mentioned the joys of Y2K, it seems Visio has a Y2K problem, but there is no rush to tell them, it will not reoccur until Jan 1, 3000. I have updated the sample table to include these examples. The Y2K bug? if you look at Times_Minutes, m supresses leading zeroesContinue reading “Does Visio have a Y2K Problem?”

Excel Laundry Tip for Visio

After exploring the Visio Format codes I found the documentation lacking so I decided to create a Format Code Sample shape. It is basically a rectangle with a few hundred User cells that show examples of Format Codes. Most of the codes are obvious, but some require explanation. In addition to the shape, I willContinue reading “Excel Laundry Tip for Visio”

Scale in a Title Block

I was working on creating a blog about Title Blocks, but I got sidetracked on creating a Size Block element for the Title Block. As with most blogs I started with a little research and came across these two blogs from some Visio experts. https://bvisual.net/2017/07/10/the-different-drawing-scale-shapes-in-visio/ http://www.visguy.com/2017/11/19/detect-drawing-units-in-the-shapesheet/ So it seemed obvious that I needed to doContinue reading “Scale in a Title Block”