Articles in Shapes
Learn about the features and usage of a new shape for labeling rack units on network equipment diagrams. The shape is fully configurable, and can be used to measure and label units of any size and name.
Download a clever Visio SmartShape that sizes text to fit rectangles of any dimension!
Download this Visio template to print out accurate, life-sized renditions of the new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smart phones, then decide which one is the right size for you!
Visio has incredibly useful functions for slicing and merging shapes. But sometimes these shapes leave artifacts that can be a pain to clean up. Check out this simple trick to make it less painful!
Today I had the idea to make a Minions Visio SmartShape. I was primarily interested in controlling eye movement using ShapeSheet techniques.
As a responsible adult, I probably don’t (shouldn’t) have the time to finish it …
If you’ve ever wondered how to convert text to paths or vectors in Visio, then this article is for you–although the solution might not be what you expected!
In this ongoing series of posts, I’ll relate my experiences and impressions of life with my shiny-new Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 tablet/ultrabook.
PhotoShop, Illustrator and SketchBook Pro users have all the fun. They make these cool, time-lapse videos, set to trendy, fast-paced music. I know Visio isn’t as cool as those other apps, but a lot of …
Microsoft changes the look of Visio’s user interface from time to time. Most of the uproar came for Visio 2010 with the introduction of the dreaded Ribbon.
But Microsoft has also made changes to Visio’s shape-manipulation …
A customer/fan asked me the other day how to create custom bullets in Visio using a character he’d carefully selected from the Wingdings font. He had dug his way deep into the text editing dialog, …
The 2014 FIFA World Cup is nigh, soccer/football fever is at a…er…pitch, and it’s time for another topical Visio Guy article and download!
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 …
I’ve been working on a three-label, Visio dynamic connector and thought I’d share some of my design thoughts with you.
If you’ve been frustrated by the fuzziness of AutoCAD imports in Visio 2013 at high zoom levels, then you’ll be pleased to know that the issue has been fixed with SP1.
Ah, the days before color, when engineers wore ties!
One of the inspirations for Visio was an experimental piece of software created a long, long time ago. I was happy to finally track it down on …
A customer recently saw the Battle Zone post, and contacted me regarding “tank shapes” for Visio.
I had made a rather detailed tank illustration long ago, which you can see on the Visio Art Page, but …
Well, well well, guess who’s driving to Wembley on May 25 (2013)?
A recent browsing binge brought me to a simple illustration of a home ventilation system. I re-created it in Visio 2010, and decided to share it with you!
You might have seen this poster around town, on the internet, or decorating a colleague’s belly. More likely you’ve seen a humorous variation–it seems to have developed into quite the meme as of late.
Maybe you …
Visio is a 2D drawing and diagramming application that doesn’t support 3D modeling functions. But if you like to draw and aren’t afraid of advanced functionality, you can create some decent affects and save the …
Download pre-made music note paper with Smart Staff shapes that let you configure clef and key in just two clicks!
Learn how Visio 2010 helps you to insert steps in lengthy process flows without having to manually move other shapes out of the way!
The popular Visio Crayon Network Shapes have been improved and extended. Have a look at what’s new and download the latest and greatest!
Download this Visio Baseball Scorecard template and keep track of the bums and stars on your team!
Show the full range of human emotion with just a few clicks of this Visio “smart face” SmartShape!
Looking for plan view fireplace shapes?
In later versions of Visio, they seem to have disappeared!
Download your big dance tournament bracket for 2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament in Visio format.
Add cool titles to your documents with this repeating shape that encases text characters in individual diamonds.
Download a HAL 9000 Visio shape. This glowing eyeball is shiny and cool looking, and can be put to many different diagramming uses!
No documentation of Apple-related products would be complete without the Blue Lego Icon.
Whether you’re a UI Designer or a Smart @ss, you will surely be able to put this Visio SmartShape to use!
There’s a shape for that!
Dec. 29 2010. The Huskies have weaseled their way into a bowl game, a rematch with Nebraska today.