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Map of Asia & Australia
October 31, 2006 – 10:56 pm | 16 Comments | 67431 views
Map of Asia & Australia

Download a map of Asia and Australia, with nicely formatted and labeled shapes.

Visio & AutoCAD
October 26, 2006 – 6:30 am | 10 Comments | 109317 views
Visio & AutoCAD

Visio has had functionality for working with AutoCAD for several versions. Here you can jump to articles about the trials and tribulations of working with Visio together with AutoCAD.

Smart Chamfer – A Corner That Doesn’t Stretch
October 24, 2006 – 8:42 am | 3 Comments | 31038 views
Smart Chamfer – A Corner That Doesn’t Stretch

Learn how to create a chamfer by using the Fragment feature to slice a corner off of a Visio shape. Learn how to parameterize that chamfer by adding smart formulas via the ShapeSheet!

Map of South & Central America
October 23, 2006 – 9:00 pm | 6 Comments | 50727 views
Map of South & Central America

Download a map of the South and Central America, with nicely formatted and labeled shapes.

Spiral Shape Maker
October 19, 2006 – 9:33 pm | 26 Comments | 63410 views
Spiral Shape Maker

Download a Visio drawing that allows you to create spiral shapes with varying numbers of spirals, and check out the VBA code that makes the magic happen!

Marketing Pyramid Shapes
October 16, 2006 – 9:35 pm | 10 Comments | 106583 views
Marketing Pyramid Shapes

Download new and improved versions of Visio’s Marketing Triangle and 3-D Pyramid shapes!

Connection Point Directions & Types
October 12, 2006 – 10:35 pm | 13 Comments | 80381 views
Connection Point Directions & Types

Learn about 2D glue and connection-point directions, and download a convenient tool that helps you to specify connection-point directions by graphically manipulating helper-shapes.

Circular Multi-arrows
October 9, 2006 – 10:32 am | 106 Comments | 279017 views
Circular Multi-arrows

Download improved versions of Visio’s Circular Multi-arrow shape, that allow for up to 20 sub-arrows, and offer some neat coloration features.

Counting Geometry Sections
October 4, 2006 – 10:17 am | 7 Comments | 27177 views
Counting Geometry Sections

Abuse the ShapeSheet by using gargantuan formulas to cleverly count geometry sections in a ShapeSheet — a feature that is “technically” not provided for by conventional thinking.

Casting Units in Visio’s ShapeSheet
October 3, 2006 – 11:50 pm | 4 Comments | 34898 views
Casting Units in Visio’s ShapeSheet

If you are developing Visio solutions for use in many cultures, you will be interested in this article’s explanation of how to control units in the ShapeSheet.