We’ve been messing around with our Sankey Diagram Shapes for Visio again–because we just couldn’t resist!
In the download-able Visio file, you’ll find a set of five Sankey arrows pre-wired to a process box.
You just select the process box, and edit Shape Data properties for all five arrows in one place! It’s a bit hard to read, but it sure beats having to select all five arrows, and calculate the heights individually!
You are responsible for ensuring all the percentages add up to 100, but once you’ve got it configured, the arrows will respond to changes in the height, location, and rotation of the process box.
Here, we can see the process box, after it is resized, repositioned and rotated:
Here’s another sample. Only the second Food process needed to be manually sized. The rest of the arrows are “data driven” so to speak.
The process-plus-five-arrows unit doesn’t come as a master shape, but as six separate shapes on the page. The shapes have custom ShapeSheet formulas to establish the relationships. You can preserve these formulas by selecting all six shapes and copying them together.
You can still alter the look and feel of the shapes, as with the original version – via the right-click menu or via the smart tag menus:
There also are copious notes in the Visio file that you can download here:
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