Learn how to build shapes using Visio’s boolean operations. We’ll join, trim, union and combine simple shapes together to form a quick but effective illustration of a Coronavirus. We’ll move shape pins and change their rotation point, and take a quick dive into the ShapeSheet as well. Finally, we’ll destroy the virus with the fragment operation!
I’ve created an interesting visualization of “Moore’s Law” doublings that was inspired by a documentary I saw on YouTube. Read about it, check out the visuals, and download the source Visio file and do whatever you want with it!
Download these free Visio ERD shapes that have the look of Salesforce’s Schemabuilder tool. Based upon Microsoft’s orginal “Crow’s Foot DB Notation” shapes, these shapes have nifty new features that should make them quite useful.
Quickly build indexed lists of boxes with these convenient “ordered list shapes”. Set a starting index, and a step, and you’re done!
Join me as I STRESS TEST Visio’s drawing scale features and investigate what happens when you try to fit the Solar System on standard office paper!
Learn about the Data Visualizer, where Visio and Excel team up to build auto-updating org charts!
If you’ve ever needed to snap shapes together in a hexagonal pattern, then you’ve come to the right place!
Download this innovative set of smart shapes that let you create a list of arc segments that can be easily edited and rearranged!
The 41 companion videos for my book Using Microsoft Visio 2010 have secured a new lease on life, and are now freely available to all!
Read about my investigation and partial solution for importing Word math equations into Visio, and converting them to a state that they can then be exported to SVG.
Download this free Calculator SmartShape that can preserve a history of your calculations!
Download this pre-made year-calendar for 2019. It includes a bunch of pre-made calendars on US- and metric-sized pages! Simple controls allow you to format months, weekdays, weekends and holidays by formatting template day blocks.
If you’ve ever needed to constrain a Viso SmartShape’s control handle to a circle or other curve, then this article is for you!
If you enjoyed the first version of the Visio Radial Grid shape, well I’ve got a new version for your enjoyment and productivity enhancement!
Download this free SmartShape that will help you arrange your shapes in a circular pattern!
It’s that time of four-year again, when (most of) the world goes nuts over a bunch of guys running around kicking a ball!
You will soon be able to use Visio to create 3D scenes that you can walk through using mixed reality hardware!
Learn how to add multiple text blocks to Visio shapes, and to dynamically display data attached to the shapes in the text shapes.
Download a set of NHL Visio shapes and learn about Visio’s data-linking features. Or just monitor standings and manage office betting pools graphically, if you’d rather!
Download this Visio SmartShape for illustrating trumpet valve fingerings, and use it to annotate sheet music. You or your students will be playing beautiful music in no time!
I’ve provided detail outlines to this new series of Visio 2016 videos put together by Microsoft. With the outlines, you can jump straight to the videos that interest you!
Download my own version of improved Amazon AWS Visio shapes for use in your architecture drawings!
Visio 2013/16 has wonderful new formatting effects. But how they modify your shapes can be a bit strange. Read about the anomalies, and how to work around the strangeness!
The downloadable Visio shape lets you visually manipulate the points that form a triangle, and see how the numerical data for the vectors that define the triangle change. You can see the vector data, dot-products, cross-products, as well as the area of the triangle defined.
Learn how to create a ShapeSheet formula that can detect the measuring units of a drawing page. Apply this information to create reactive SmartShapes that can behave nicely in both Metric or US-unit environments.
Define dash patterns with this clever Visio SmartShape, and use it to easily create your own custom line patterns!
If you’ve got an Android or Windows phone, and you receive Visio files via e-mail attachments, there IS a way to view them while you are on the go!
There’s a new arrows-on-circle Visio SmartShape for you to download. It plays nicely with Visio 2013 and newer versions. Come on in and check it out!
Microsoft has finally released a free Visio Viewer for iOS devices!
Now that Microsoft has the new Surface Dial on offer, your non-mousehand will have something to fiddle with besides Ctrl + Z! What does it all mean?
Learn how to navigate pages in Visio documents like a pro!
Learn about the features and usage of a new shape for labeling rack units on network equipment diagrams. The shape is fully configurable, and can be used to measure and label units of any size and name.
Many Visio users would like to create graphics with text running around a circle. I’ve come up with a third iteration to solving this problem. This time, you get a single shape, with no need for VBA macro code!
The popular Visio Crayon Network Shapes have been improved and extended. Have a look at what’s new and download the latest and greatest!
Download a tool that allows you to create a circular array of custom tick in seconds!
If you need a Visio shape that allows you to quickly create a chain of “chevron” arrows for your management presentations, then you have come to the right place! Our Visio SmartShape is jammed full of smart behaviors that save you a ton of time!
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- Crayon Visio Network Shapes, RevisitedAugust 16, 2011The popular Visio Crayon Network Shapes have been improved and extended. Have a look at what's new and download the latest and greatest! […]
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