Nia hao ma and g’day mates! This week, we’ve got a Map of Asia & Australia for you to download. This complements the Map of North America, Map of Europe, and Map of Central & South America that we’ve offered you earlier.
Archives for October 2006
There are a lot of Visio users out there, and not all of them use Visio in conjuction with AutoCAD. But for those who do; Boy! Do they use AutoCAD!! And when there’s a problem using them in conjunction with each other; Boy! Is there a problem!!
This page will try to bring together as many resources regarding Visio and AutoCAD issues as is humanly possible. I’ll keep updating it as new information comes in, so check back from time to time!
On a positive note, it looks like the AutoCAD compatibility in Visio 2007 is vastly improved! One of the experts on the subject has informed me that beta 2 of Visio 12 has solved many of the issues from previous versions of Visio.
ECB asked in a recent newsgroup post:
“How can I make a 45° corner that maintains 45° when the shape resizes?”
Such a shape would be useful, for say, creating a “Document” shape. It’s also the type of thing that the CAD-oriented folks might like to create, only they would call it a “chamfer”.
In this article, we’ll show you how to create such a shape with Visio’s drawing tools, and to add the special behavior using Visio’s ShapeSheet interface.
Ola Visio Amigos! Following on the heels of the Map of Europe and the Map of North America, this week brings us a map of South & Central America, that you can download at the end of the article. Some of the islands of the Caribbean are also included.
As usual, the color treatment and text have been added for your convenience!
Ever need a spiral shape? I just found one buried on my hard-drive — something I whipped up years ago, and modified last year. You can download it here.
The download consists of one Visio drawing file (.vsd). This file contains VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) macro-code that generates the spirals. You’ll need to allow this code to run in order to create spirals.
We’ve got more New & Improved Visio SmartShapes for you today! Today’s download contains the new flavors of the marketing shapes: Triangle & 3-D pyramid. The new shapes allow you to show up to 10 or 20 levels, have improved usability and automatic coloring.
How many of you remember waaay back to Visio 2000, when you could manipulate the type and direction of connection points via nifty UI handles? Well, that functionality was removed from Visio, but I’ve created a free tool that will give it back to you! Using a custom master shape and Visual Basic for Applications code, you can quickly get your 2D connection points in order!
Visio users have been requesting the ability to add more than five stinking arrows to the Circular Arrow shape. This shape, which comes with Visio, is found in Charts and Graphs > Marketing Diagrams stencil.
This article’s accompanying download offers an improved version of this shape. It allows you to add up to 20 arrows, automatically color them, and choose from 3 arrowhead styles!
If you work with different systems of units, you may have a need to convert ShapeSheet values to different units, without changing values. But when you Show Values in the ShapeSheet how can you specify exactly which units to use?