More Connection Points!
The main thing missing from the last version was connection points on all of the circles.
Without connection points, the radial grid shapes are great for visually dividing a space into rings and sectors. However, the previous versions also let you glue shapes to connection points on one of the rings. Users seem to love this feature!
I’m not sure why, but I originally limited the connection points to just one of the rings. Of course, the users wanted more–they wanted gluing to all of the rings. So–after only three years–I’ve finally gone and done it!
The new version works pretty much the same as the previous versions, but now you can glue shapes to multiple rings. E.g.:
For lovers of bullet points, the new features are:
- Connection points on all intersections of ring and sector lines.
- Set options via Shape Data fields (in addition to pulling on slider handles and right-clicking)
Builds Upon Previous Versions
The download contains pages with explanations on how to use the shape, but you can also get a lot of good information from existing content. The video is probably the easiest. Here are the links:
Here’s a quick demo in the form of an animated GIF:
Here, you can see that the Shape Data panel has most of the items that are available via right-click, as well as properties that the slider controls.
The nice thing about having as many settings in Shape Data as possible, is that you can then select multiple shapes and set any of their properties to the same values at the same time.
Download the Visio Radial Grid Shape v3
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