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”

# Category Archives: Ellipse

## 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”