Refining the Shapesheet Section template

Now that I have put the Braille shapes to bed, back to the Shapesheet Section template with a quicky post. I started the Shapesheet Section stencil to help with documentation that involves the Shapesheet. I am constantly saying Visio shapes are more than clip art. When it comes to adding Shapesheet sections to documentation, VisioContinue reading “Refining the Shapesheet Section template”

Visio Braille Part 2

Before posting my Braille shape, I decided to embellish it first. The original shape was a single shape that had a Geometry section (Ellipse) for each of the dots (pips) and user cells User.Dot1-Dot6 contained the list of characters the shape represented. The Ellipses are independent of the shape and positioned by the X,Y ofContinue reading “Visio Braille Part 2”

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”

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?”

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”

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”