Venn Bubble Diagram Hierarchy Thingamajig Template
July 11, 2016 – 1:35 pm | No Comment | 1056 views

Download this free template that will help you to create a Venn-inspired, hierarchical bubble diagram using some nifty Visio SmartShapes!

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Map Distance Dimension Line
July 13, 2007 | 18 Comments | 67500 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.

Month Math
July 10, 2007 | 4 Comments | 58473 views
Month Math

If you are doing date-related calculations in Visio’s ShapeSheet, you may occasionally want to add months to dates. Read this article to find out how!

Visio Newsgroups and Discussion Boards
July 5, 2007 | 20 Comments | 33626 views
Visio Newsgroups and Discussion Boards

If you have a question about Visio, then you can post your question in a newsgroup, where experts and enthusiasts are waiting to help you out!

When 2D Glue Breaks
June 14, 2007 | 7 Comments | 19927 views
When 2D Glue Breaks

Long chains of shapes glued together with Visio’s 2D gluing capability can experience problems. The limitations are discussed in this article.

VB Visio Drawing
June 8, 2007 | 6 Comments | 36291 views
VB Visio Drawing

Download aluminum can and bottle shapes that you can customize with your own logos, and have a laugh while doing it!

Multi-Earth Shape
June 6, 2007 | 7 Comments | 41814 views
Multi-Earth Shape

Download an Earth shape that lets you choose from four views: the Americas, Europe, Australia or Asia. You can style the shape with one of four color-schemes. And for devs, there’s some VBA code for setting multiple Geometry.isHidden cells.

Sales Force Automation With Visio
June 3, 2007 | 20 Comments | 57721 views
Sales Force Automation With Visio

Play around with the venerable Candy Equipment Manufacturing demo that simulates a sales-automation scenario with Visio, and showcases SmartShape technology, database integration, MS Excel integration, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) automation code, Database Wizard applications, Custom Patterns, Layers and more!

Run VBA Code When Documents Open
May 25, 2007 | 11 Comments | 71421 views
Run VBA Code When Documents Open

Learn a better way to get VBA code to run when your documents open.

VBA Macro Security
May 17, 2007 | 26 Comments | 61654 views
VBA Macro Security

Putting Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code behind your Visio documents is convenient and powerful, but can be a security risk when mis-used. Learn the ins and outs of Microsoft’s built-in macro security features.

Integrating Visio 2007 with Microsoft Technologies
May 11, 2007 | 3 Comments | 72788 views
Integrating Visio 2007 with Microsoft Technologies

Visimation Inc. has written some fabulous articles for MSDN about integrating Visio with Access, Excel, Active Directory, SQL Server, MOM, Exchange, Reporting Services and SharePoint.

Data Graphics Resources
May 4, 2007 | 21 Comments | 50620 views
Data Graphics Resources

Find out about resources for using, developing and customizing the exciting new Data Graphics in Visio 2007.

12 Month Data Graphic Shape (almost)
April 25, 2007 | 10 Comments | 39216 views
12 Month Data Graphic Shape (almost)

Download a 12-month bar-graph shape that you can link to data using Visio 2007’s Data Linking features.

Visio 2007 Demo Videos
April 10, 2007 | 8 Comments | 35166 views
Visio 2007 Demo Videos

Watch some instructive videos on how to use the cool new features of Visio 2007.

Rack Unit Dimension Line
April 1, 2007 | 22 Comments | 79880 views
Rack Unit Dimension Line

Download a dimension line shape that displays Rack Units — the perfect addition to your network closet diagrams!

Wave Generator Diagram
March 15, 2007 | 5 Comments | 38199 views
Wave Generator Diagram

Download, play with this diagram of an ocean wave power generation plant, and learn how to use the ShapeSheet to make shapes react to each other.

Funny Vista Upgrade Decision Flowchart
February 9, 2007 | One Comment | 20366 views
Funny Vista Upgrade Decision Flowchart

Have a laugh with this unfortunately-not-created-with-Visio, but humorous flowchart that helps you with your Windows Vista upgrade process.

User-defined ShapeSheet Functions in Visio 2007
January 1, 2007 | 5 Comments | 40206 views
User-defined ShapeSheet Functions in Visio 2007

Learn how to use the ShapeSheet more efficiently by defining reusable custom functions that can be called from multiple cells.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Stencil
December 28, 2006 | 4 Comments | 96251 views
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Stencil

View and download a free stencil full of Visio shapes for diagramming your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 projects.

Zeus ZXTM Appliance Network Stencil
December 26, 2006 | 7 Comments | 62877 views
Zeus ZXTM Appliance Network Stencil

Zeus Technology has produced some cool Visio shapes for their ZXTM appliances. Have a look!

Visio 2007 General Information #2
December 14, 2006 | One Comment | 19139 views
Visio 2007 General Information #2

Visio 2007 has just been released! Here’s some links to resources about what’s so great about the new version, and how to use the new features.

Constraining Angle with the BOUND ShapeSheet Function
December 14, 2006 | One Comment | 25588 views
Constraining Angle with the BOUND ShapeSheet Function

Learn how to add constraints to your Visio shapes using the ShapeSheet’s BOUND function.

SharePoint Planning Visio Diagrams
December 5, 2006 | 16 Comments | 83136 views
SharePoint Planning Visio Diagrams

Link to a detailed set of Visio diagrams that illustrate SharePoint models, scenarios, planning flowcharts, designs and deployment scenarios.

Visio Advent Calendar
December 1, 2006 | 4 Comments | 29009 views
Visio Advent Calendar

Count the days ’til Santa arrives with the Visio Advent Calendar. Devs can peek under the hood to see how the ShapeSheet makes this thing tick!

Visio and Xml Conference Resources
November 30, 2006 | 28 Comments | 27242 views
Visio and Xml Conference Resources

Get links to presentations, articles and samples that show Visio’s xml features and capabilities.

Polyline Shape Maker
November 27, 2006 | 8 Comments | 31242 views
Polyline Shape Maker

Learn about the ShapeSheet’s POLYLINE function and PolyLineTo row type, and how they can work to make your shapes smaller and faster. Download the VBA code that will help you poly-line-ify your shapes with the click of a button!

Polygon Maker
November 24, 2006 | 5 Comments | 44646 views
Polygon Maker

Download a Visio diagram that contains VBA code to help you create polygon shapes with any number of sides.

Thinkpad Network Shape
November 24, 2006 | 19 Comments | 56750 views
Thinkpad Network Shape

Download an IBM ThinkPad network shape to give your Visio network diagrams that oh-so-special touch!

Consumer Reports Rating Shape
November 22, 2006 | 4 Comments | 47844 views
Consumer Reports Rating Shape

Download a Consumer-Reports style rating shape that you can configure via the right-click menu or vis Custom Properties. Learn about the anatomy of the shape and the smart formulas in it’s ShapeSheet. If you’re really daring, you might even turn it into a Visio 2007 Data Graphic!

Legend Shapes
November 20, 2006 | 36 Comments | 153027 views
Legend Shapes

Learn about the Visio Legend Shape’s cool capabilities, find legend-enabled shapes in Visio, and learn how to add legend-functionality to your own Visio shapes!

Visio Art Page
November 13, 2006 | No Comment | 38388 views
Visio Art Page

Introducing the Visio Guy Visio Art Page! The content here won’t help you get your job done, but it might provide an entertaining, and much-needed coffee break!

Visio 2007 General Information #1
November 10, 2006 | 4 Comments | 22427 views
Visio 2007 General Information #1

Jump to some great links about Visio 2007!

Save As Web Link Problem: Visio 2003 & IE7
November 8, 2006 | 6 Comments | 25572 views
Save As Web Link Problem: Visio 2003 & IE7

Learn about some issues and work-arounds for an export problem with Visio’s Save As Web feature in Visio 2003 as it applies to IE7.