If you want to fill a shape, the basic rule is that you need consecutive line segments that form a closed loop. You can also go into the shapesheet and set the NoFill cell of the Geometry section to False. In this case, the numbers are the shapesheet row numbers, the green arrows show theContinue reading “Further Around the Bend”

# Category Archives: Ellipse

## 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”

## Visio EllipticalArcTo

The EllipticalArcTo row, is a mystery. So, time to give it a look at, like I did the Ellipse row. So, I need a semicircle to play with, so using a 2″ circle and a 3″ horizontal line, align them on Center and Middle, select them both and from the developer tab use the FragmentContinue reading “Visio EllipticalArcTo”

## Visio Ellipse Part 4

So, why the interest in the Ellipse row? I came across a set of symbols that seemed ideal for Visio and some of the shapes had an interesting way of indicating heat settings. A series of dots from one to six. Initially I wanted to do this as a shapesheet segment, so I worked outContinue reading “Visio Ellipse Part 4”

## Visio Ellipse Part 3

Decoupling the ellipse from the shape So, it is easy to create a circle shape and move it around the page, but what is needed to create a circle and move it within a shape? The problem is that the Ellipse row created has cells based on the Height and Width of the containing shape.Continue reading “Visio Ellipse Part 3”

## Visio Ellipse Part 2

Rotation So, what happens when a circle rotates? The Geometry row is unchanged, but the shape angle changes and the bounding box is at an angle. To correct the bounding box, you can do Developer > Operations > Union. Now the shape looks the same as before, but if you look at the Ellipse Row,Continue reading “Visio Ellipse Part 2”

## Visio Ellipse Part 1

I needed to create a new shape that was a series of dots, from zero to six. The shape had one property that determined the number of dots. The easy way would be to create a series of circle shapes, group them and control the visibility of each dot from the group shape. I tendContinue reading “Visio Ellipse Part 1”