Visio Title Block

Recently a user asked in the Answers forum about Title Blocks and I figured that, that would be a good beginner’s topic to talk about. The user was familiar with AutoCAD and title blocks, but was having trouble with the concept in Visio. Most Engineering / Architectural drawings have a concept called a Title Block,Continue reading “Visio Title Block”

Editing a Visio EE master – Part 2

So, now on to creating the shape… These is just some of the switches that the O.P. was talking about. They all have the same pattern, two contact points, a diagonal line indicating the connection and then a control symbol indicating how the switch is controlled/triggered. The shapes have three common points. A, the hingeContinue reading “Editing a Visio EE master – Part 2”

Time to do the laundry

I am always on the look out for new candidates for Visio. More than a decade ago, I came across a series of symbols for laundry. What intrigued me was the washing shape. It had a series of dots to indicate maximum temperature going from one to six dots. Rather than two rows of three,Continue reading “Time to do the laundry”

Shape Data or Context Menu? Why not both?

In Visio 2010, the Visio team added a Flyout Child cell to the Context menu of a shape. John Goldsmith did a good write up. Visio 2010 custom context menu So, if you are building a Visio shape, you have two ways of controlling how a shape behaves, the context menu or by using ShapeContinue reading “Shape Data or Context Menu? Why not both?”

ShapeSheet Shapes

A lot of people only know Visio as an app to create business diagrams with clip art and connecting lines. Some have realized you can connect the diagram to a data source like Excel and bring life to the content. Some have also realzed you can add embelishments to the shapes called Data Graphics thatContinue reading “ShapeSheet Shapes”

Venn Diagram

Today, someone asked where the Venn Diagram was in Visio. There is a support article https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/create-a-venn-diagram-in-visio-447d65f4-79a3-411d-811d-bfdea7f83e2d The actual description for manually creating a Venn digram is okay, but a bit of overkill. You can just create a circle duplicate it twice, move them apart and distribute them horizontally (only worry about the distance between theContinue reading “Venn Diagram”