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Visio Squircles
April 2, 2009 – 5:00 am | 4 Comments | 15872 views
Visio Squircles

Download a Visio shape that resolves the conflict between the straight and the curved, between circle and square. With the Visio Squircle, your diagrams will look modern and retro at the same time!

Understanding Arc-Resize Problems in Visio
April 28, 2008 – 10:16 pm | 6 Comments | 25976 views
Understanding Arc-Resize Problems in Visio

If you’ve ever drawn arcs in Visio, then grouped them together, you may have noticed that they behave oddly when you resize the group. In this article, we’ll explain why this happens and how to fix it. You’ll also learn about the two shape interaction styles that Visio shapes have: 1D and 2D shapes!

SmartShape Tutorial: Fading Trees
December 3, 2007 – 8:51 pm | 11 Comments | 32017 views
SmartShape Tutorial: Fading Trees

Learn how to create interesting visual effects while uncovering the capabilities of Visio’s ShapeSheet and the Smart Shapes it enables you to create. This article shows you how to create a wintry scene with Smart Trees that fade into the distance as you reduce their size.

Off-center Radial Fill Effect
August 30, 2007 – 4:13 am | 12 Comments | 21937 views
Off-center Radial Fill Effect

Learn how to create an offset radial fill effect to add cool 3D effects to your Visio SmartShapes!

Polyline Shape Maker
November 27, 2006 – 7:05 am | 7 Comments | 24136 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 – 4:10 pm | 5 Comments | 32676 views
Polygon Maker

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

Smart Chamfer – A Corner That Doesn’t Stretch
October 24, 2006 – 8:42 am | 3 Comments | 18495 views
Smart Chamfer – A Corner That Doesn’t Stretch

Learn how to create a chamfer by using the Fragment feature to slice a corner off of a Visio shape. Learn how to parameterize that chamfer by adding smart formulas via the ShapeSheet!

The Hidden World of Visio Shapes
September 5, 2006 – 8:30 pm | 74 Comments | 319505 views
The Hidden World of Visio Shapes

Learn about the many different ways you can cause Visio shapes, or parts of Visio shapes to become invisible.