Articles tagged with: SmartShapes
The popular Visio Crayon Network Shapes have been improved and extended. Have a look at what’s new and download the latest and greatest!
Show the full range of human emotion with just a few clicks of this Visio “smart face” SmartShape!
Add cool titles to your documents with this repeating shape that encases text characters in individual diamonds.
The Seattle Seahawks logo is used to illustrate how Visio SmartShape behavior can make cool graphics easy to use and infinitely more useful.
Oktoberfest meets Visio with this intelligently-resizing beer stein (Maßkrug) shape. Prost!
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 …
A rainbow spectrum can really liven-up a diagram and clarify a point that you are trying to make.
Whether you are trying to illustrate a broad band of choices or options, talking about a range of …
If you need a Visio shape that allows you to quickly create a chain of “chevron” arrows for your management presentations, then you have come to the right place! Our Visio SmartShape is jammed full of smart behaviors that save you a ton of time!
Stick it to your Visio diagrams with this Post-it note SmartShape that you can show and hide at will.
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!
The other day, I visited one of my favorite coffee houses in Munich: Aran. While sipping my mocha, the logo on the cup gave me the idea for a Visio SmartShape:
A title shape that automatically …
Recently in the Visio Guy Newsgroups, user Ziorg77 submitted a wonderful Visio SmartShape of a DIP switch, where you could toggle each of the eight switches individually.
This led to a flurry of discussion, and several …
Learn how to create a bar-graph Visio shape which visually responds to data. Once you’ve built this SmartShape, we’ll then show you how to link it to external data imported from Excel!
Learn about a free Visio Breadcrumb Shape that is feature-packed, fun to use, and will speed up your web-site designs!
Learn about conditional formatting of Visio SmartShapes, and enjoy an ancient treat from the dusty, musty Visio archives!
Download and learn with this Visio file and SmartShape that relate to today’s momentous US Presidential inauguration!
Create charts and graphs that have a hand-drawn look using this interesting set of Visio SmartShapes!
Lighten-up and simplify your network presentations with Visio diagrams that use these Crayon Network shapes. You’ll get a laugh from your audience, and diffuse the tension that often accompanies complicated, technical subjects!
In our last article on smart frames, we built a SmartShape that maintained a constant border-thickness, no matter the size of the shape.
It was a fairly simple frame, it got the job done, but it …
Learn about a set of shapes for creating 3D-like isometric piping diagrams that you can download for free!
Hey football/soccer fans! We’ve got an update to our automated smart drawing for this years European Cup soccer tournament.
Perhaps you are familiar with the first version, which can be found here: European Cup 2008 …
Download and enjoy this multi-featured Visio SmartShape of a Microphone, submitted by one of our users!
Learn how to parameterize your Visio SmartShapes by using ShapeSheet formulas to control Geometry. In this first article in a series, you’ll build a frame shape which maintains a constant border-thickness when the shape is resized!
Learn how to add smarts to your Visio SmartShapes–and have fun doing it–by looking at mischievous examples of badly behaved, not-so-smart shapes!
Track your favorite soccer/football teams for the 2008 European Cup with this semi-automatic Visio bracket.
Download a scaled Visio SmartShape of a laser show projector. The projection part of this shape is particularly fun. As you resize the projection distance and angle, you’ll get some cool effects!
Visio doesn’t have an option to resize shapes such that they remain on-center. But the free shapes in this article do!
Learn about David Parker’s Visio map of UK counties and boroughs, and fine out where you can get it!
Learn how to apply four colors to a single shape, make use of advanced gradient and transparency techniques, and download a shape that does it all!
Spruce up your Information Architecture, Storyboarding, and Wireframe designs with the Visio SmartShape that automatically repeats a text-string of your choosing. Easily test the look of your text-layout by quickly filling regions with “dummy text” blocks.
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.
The Logitech VX Revolution Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks gets transformed into another over-drawn, yet attractive looking network hardware shape from Visio Guy!