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.
The Triangle and 3-D pyramid shapes that ship with Visio only allow you to add 5 and 6 levels, respectively. These shapes are found on the stencil: Charts & Graphs > Marketing Diagrams. Over the years, I’ve seen several requests to add more levels(!!!) This isn’t trivial to do for developers, and is out of reach for Visio end-users. So I’ve created four shiny new shapes for you to use.
Here’s a little sample of what you can do with them:
You can change the angle on the pyramid and the 3D projection on the triangle by simply pulling on a yellow control handle. Also, there’s auto-magic coloring — you just select a top color and a bottom color, and the shapes do the rest.
One technical note: Keep in mind that these shapes work by hiding unneeded levels, not by deleting them or magically creating them on the fly.
So if you “only” need 9 levels, your drawing will by smaller if you use one of the “10” shapes, instead of one of the “20” shapes.
Hope you all enjoy these shapes, and that your marketing diagrams become truly spiffy!