Visio 2013 CAD Import Fixed with SP1
February 28, 2014 – 10:22 am | 6 Comments | 2190 views

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.

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New Book: Visio 2010 Rules, Validation & Business Process Diagramming
July 19, 2010 | One Comment | 26458 views
New Book: Visio 2010 Rules, Validation & Business Process Diagramming

Read about David Parker’s new book about Microsoft Visio 2010 Business Process Diagramming and Validation that helps you to create custom rule sets for validating your Visio 2010 Premium-based solutions!

Add Spice to Your Visio Skills With Randomization!
July 16, 2010 | 5 Comments | 22589 views
Add Spice to Your Visio Skills With Randomization!

Unfortunately, no one can be told what the ShapeSheet is. You have to see it for yourself.
Visio SmartShapes can be so much more than just clip-art. This is because the ShapeSheet allows shapes to  …

SharePoint 2010, PowerPivot, Visio 2010 & Real Estate
July 12, 2010 | No Comment | 12032 views
SharePoint 2010, PowerPivot, Visio 2010 & Real Estate

There’s a lot of buzz lately about Visio Services for SharePoint 2010.
It looks like it’s appeared on the Real Estate industry’s radar, as they seek to use tools to make their business more efficient.

Stress Test: Nesting “IF” Functions in the ShapeSheet
July 10, 2010 | No Comment | 15831 views
Stress Test: Nesting “IF” Functions in the ShapeSheet

A Visio Guy forum member asked the question: “How many nested IF statements can I stuff into a ShapeSheet formula?”
“Good question!”, I thought and went off to investigate!

Visio 2010 Flowchart Shapes Get Smarter
July 1, 2010 | 6 Comments | 24419 views
Visio 2010 Flowchart Shapes Get Smarter

Learn how Visio 2010′s flowchart shapes have gotten smarter and save you work!

World Cup 2010 in Visio…and SharePoint!
June 28, 2010 | One Comment | 14454 views
World Cup 2010 in Visio…and SharePoint!

See a neat, visual example of Visio 2010, Visio Services and SharePoint 2010 at work.

Visio 2010 Backstage Options Mega List
June 28, 2010 | 4 Comments | 17503 views
Visio 2010 Backstage Options Mega List

Find the Visio 2010 setting or option that you need with our searchable mega list of all items in the Backstage options area!

Jump to Any Page With Visio SmartShapes
June 24, 2010 | 24 Comments | 25835 views
Jump to Any Page With Visio SmartShapes

Read about an interesting ShapeSheet technique to help you navigate big documents more easily.

Menus to Ribbons: Find Commands in Office 2010!
June 23, 2010 | 8 Comments | 18328 views
Menus to Ribbons: Find Commands in Office 2010!

Get resources for translating old Visio and Office menu commands to Office 2010 ribbons.

Visio Touch Gesture UX Shapes
June 17, 2010 | No Comment | 15802 views
Visio Touch Gesture UX Shapes

The frenzied launch of Apple’s sadly-named iPad really highlights how big touch-based user interfaces are these days. If you are a UX designer or are working out user interfaces, then you’ll need to include touch …

Visualization of Visio 2010 Templates by Edition
June 15, 2010 | 4 Comments | 26037 views
Visualization of Visio 2010 Templates by Edition

Visualize which templates come with which edition of Visio 2010, thanks to Data Graphics and the Org-chart Wizard!

Visio World Cup 2010 Bracket
June 14, 2010 | One Comment | 16428 views
Visio World Cup 2010 Bracket

The world’s biggest sporting event has just started and 32 national teams have descended upon South Africa to fight it out!
We’ve got a Visio diagram/bracket/elimination chart to help you track progress or document your picks …

Visio 2010 Ribbon Commands Mega List
June 10, 2010 | 23 Comments | 57049 views
Visio 2010 Ribbon Commands Mega List

Easily search a list of Visio 2010′s 554 ribbon UI customization commands.

Printing Options Gone Mad!
June 9, 2010 | 52 Comments | 44528 views
Printing Options Gone Mad!

Get a quick overview of all the dialog boxes associated with printing in Visio.

Visio Wood Grain Fill Pattern
June 8, 2010 | 15 Comments | 20201 views
Visio Wood Grain Fill Pattern

One of my customers asked me about wood-grain fill patterns for Visio.
I had thought that Visio shipped with some wood-grain custom patterns, but when I went looking, I didn’t find much.
So…

Register Now for analystView Process-analysis Webinar
June 5, 2010 | 4 Comments | 34422 views
Register Now for analystView Process-analysis Webinar

Are you the type that wears I Heart BPM T-shirts? Or maybe: Give me Some BPMN Lovin’ ? Or do you just like to go around improving processes, regardless of your apparel?
Note: this event is …

Using Visio 2010 Containers & Lists to Create Server Drilldowns with Excel Data
June 5, 2010 | One Comment | 30780 views
Using Visio 2010 Containers & Lists to Create Server Drilldowns with Excel Data

Learn about new features in Visio 2010 that will help you to build better network rack diagrams, and download code to help you automate the process!

The Best Things Come in 3’s: Visio 2010, analystView, & Easier Process Improvement
June 2, 2010 | 3 Comments | 18027 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.

Playing with the Shape of Data
May 31, 2010 | 6 Comments | 11930 views
Playing with the Shape of Data

Are you interested in data visualization, presentation and graphical representations?
Me too!
I spent this morning playing around with various visual forms, to see how well they convey information. You might enjoy my mini-study, and like to …

World Cup 2010 Team Flags Visio Multi-shape
May 30, 2010 | 2 Comments | 17982 views
World Cup 2010 Team Flags Visio Multi-shape

It’s almost here! The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa!
Time to spruce up your Visio diagrams!

Sci-fi Movie Quotes Visualized
May 27, 2010 | 4 Comments | 12755 views
Sci-fi Movie Quotes Visualized

Nathan over at FlowingData has been wasting time visualizing quotes from Sci-fi flicks.
It’s not his fault. The people at Sci Fi Wire gave him the bug.
Now I’m infected.

Get Web Hex Color Values from Visio Shapes
May 14, 2010 | One Comment | 18100 views
Get Web Hex Color Values from Visio Shapes

Web designers and AI folks need to know what colors they are using. And they need to know precisely.
Bright red, Fuchsia  and Mauve just won’t do. They need exacting names like: #FF0000, #FF00FF and #E0B0FF.
Since …

Visio 2010 Premium, Pro & Standard Add-ons List
May 5, 2010 | 3 Comments | 42244 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.

Download the New Visio 2010 SDK!
May 1, 2010 | 6 Comments | 19303 views
Download the New Visio 2010 SDK!

If you’re a Visio developer, then Christmas has arrived! The Visio 2010 Software Development Kit has just been made available as a free download from Microsoft.com.

3D Beveled Button Visio Smart Shape
April 22, 2010 | 5 Comments | 24801 views
3D Beveled Button Visio Smart Shape

This 3D beveled button shape looks good, no matter what color you make it. It comes with lots of options so that get it to look just right!

Making Bends in Visio’s Dynamic Connector
April 21, 2010 | 24 Comments | 43396 views
Making Bends in Visio’s Dynamic Connector

Learn how to add V-shaped and U-shaped bends to your Visio Dynamic connector shapes!

List Separators in Visio’s ShapeSheet are Crazy!
April 21, 2010 | 2 Comments | 13544 views
List Separators in Visio’s ShapeSheet are Crazy!

Are you developing Visio solutions that will be used across the Globe? Have you experienced strange behavior using ShapeSheet functions like INDEX, LOOKUP, SUM, RGB or others that involve lists of items?
If so, then you, …

1D Shape Handles Through the Years
March 22, 2010 | 11 Comments | 18242 views
1D Shape Handles Through the Years

Learn how to distinguish “1D” shape handles in Visio, so you can tell where a line-style shape begins and where it ends!

Text Along a Connector’s Path in Microsoft Visio 2010
February 9, 2010 | 41 Comments | 43775 views
Text Along a Connector’s Path in Microsoft Visio 2010

A feature lacking in Visio, like for-EVER, is the ability to align text along a connector’s path.
Now, Visio 2010′s new ShapeSheet functions and capabilities finally deliver.
Today we’ll show-off the cool new connector that I’ve developed …

Sample Banking Scandal Visio Flowchart
February 5, 2010 | 2 Comments | 19105 views
Sample Banking Scandal Visio Flowchart

Download and play with this custom “info-graphic” style flowchart that I re-created from a newspaper article.

SQL Server 2005 Microsoft Visio Stencils
February 4, 2010 | 15 Comments | 60442 views
SQL Server 2005 Microsoft Visio Stencils

Browse preview images of SQL Server 2005 shapes for Microsoft Visio. Take a quick glance at all 6 stencils, 6 templates, 102 master shapes and 9 out of the 34 sample drawings available in this free download!

See New Perspectives with 3D Geometry Shapes
January 28, 2010 | 10 Comments | 43963 views
See New Perspectives with 3D Geometry Shapes

Take an up-close look at all twenty-five 3D Geometry shapes that come as part of the Visio Educational Shapes stencil set, free from Microsoft: .