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Text on a Circle Visio Shape
May 9, 2014 – 4:25 pm | 18 Comments | 12018 views
Text on a Circle Visio Shape

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 …

Drilling with Visio
May 7, 2014 – 9:44 am | 3 Comments | 5634 views
Drilling with Visio

For years I’ve been toying with the idea of creating a set of shapes for well bore diagrams. Well bore schematic drawings show the important, ahem, bits, of an oil drilling system from up on …

Take Control of Visio Window Arrangement with AquaSnap!
August 1, 2010 – 10:11 pm | 4 Comments | 17636 views
Take Control of Visio Window Arrangement with AquaSnap!

Read how the AquaSnap utility can be used to help you more easily arrange Visio child windows, and with greater control!

The Best Things Come in 3’s: Visio 2010, analystView, & Easier Process Improvement
June 2, 2010 – 12:00 am | 3 Comments | 21174 views
The Best Things Come in 3’s: Visio 2010, analystView, & Easier Process Improvement

Microsoft MVP Scott Helmers introduces you to Global360’s new analystView product and explains how it will help you to easily improve your business’ processes.

Visio 2010 Premium, Pro & Standard Add-ons List
May 5, 2010 – 10:02 am | 3 Comments | 49606 views
Visio 2010 Premium, Pro & Standard Add-ons List

See an extensive list of all the Visio add-ons that ship with each particular edition of Visio 2010: Premium, Pro or Standard.

Radial Elements Tool
November 5, 2009 – 1:51 pm | 12 Comments | 25240 views
Radial Elements Tool

Download a tool that allows you to create a circular array of custom tick in seconds!

Free Visio Partner Products for IT & Process Management
October 16, 2009 – 12:01 am | 7 Comments | 33985 views
Free Visio Partner Products for IT & Process Management

The kind folks over in Redmond have informed the Visio Guy of some deals regarding add-on products from Visio partners.
If you are an IT guy or do business process management, then you should probably check …

Visio Network Server Shape Icon Customization Tool
September 11, 2009 – 12:48 pm | 15 Comments | 96732 views
Visio Network Server Shape Icon Customization Tool

If you’ve ever needed to customize a Visio network server shape, then today is your day. We’ve got a tool that allows you to load custom icons into server shapes lickity-split.
The tool is easy to …

VBA Class Property Generator
May 20, 2009 – 7:58 pm | 5 Comments | 16724 views
VBA Class Property Generator

Stop typing “Property Let”, “Property Get” over and over and over. Let our VBA code do it for you.

Rack Server Virtualization Add-in
April 14, 2009 – 11:12 am | 9 Comments | 58785 views
Rack Server Virtualization Add-in

Learn about a new add-in for Visio 2007 Professional from Microsoft. This Add-In will help you plan your hardware utilization by generating before- and after detailed views of your racks and servers.

Visio 2007 Exchange Server Add-In
June 27, 2008 – 9:04 pm | 11 Comments | 57769 views
Visio 2007 Exchange Server Add-In

Learn about Microsoft’s new Exchange Server Add-In for Visio 2007 Professional that helps you to visualize your Exchange user mailboxes.

Circular Text Generator (version 2)
January 5, 2008 – 8:14 pm | 60 Comments | 81022 views
Circular Text Generator (version 2)

Download this improved version of the circular text generator and make your text go in circles.

Map Distance Dimension Line
July 13, 2007 – 3:14 am | 14 Comments | 24448 views
Map Distance Dimension Line

Download a dimension-line shape that can be set to match the scale of an imported background images, maps or plans. You can then accurately measure and document dimensions on the imported graphic.