For years I’ve been toying with the idea of creating a set of shapes for well bore diagrams. Well bore schematic drawings show the important, ahem, bits, of an oil drilling system from up on the surface to way down in the Earth’s crust.
My most recent research on the subject came to an exciting conclusion: there’s nothing for me to do here, because somebody’s already done it!
Ah, the days before color, when engineers wore ties!
One of the inspirations for Visio was an experimental piece of software created a long, long time ago. I was happy to finally track it down on the internet, finding articles and demo videos that I’d like to share with you!
[Read more…] about Before There Was Visio, There Was SketchPad
The latest and greatest version of Visio–Visio 2013–has been available for over half a year already!
If you still feel like you’re missing out on super-cool features, or are struggling to get started, or just want to visit every nook and cranny of the product, there are two new books aimed at beginners and intermediate users.
You might have seen this poster around town, on the internet, or decorating a colleague’s belly. More likely you’ve seen a humorous variation–it seems to have developed into quite the meme as of late.
Maybe you have your own funny ideas, but have dreaded futzing with MS Paint to realize them? Well Keep Calm and Read On. It just got simpler!
The main stars of Microsoft Office have had an Open XML file format for several versions.
The next version of Visio does too!
Yay! It’s the weekend! Everyone’s checking facebook to see where Friday beer garden will be. And even if you’re not a facebook user, news of their IPO has surely crossed your browser. Ah, another bunch of filthy rich, young nerds in the valley! Enjoy those expensive Lego Technic and Mindstorms kits you can now afford, guys. You’ve earned them!
“But Visio Guy”, you may ask, “what does this have to do with Visio?”
Back in December (2011) I had the opportunity to work with a wonderful team to produce 24 videos that show off the features of Visio 2010.
The videos will be released on Microsoft’s Visio site, one per week, from January 10 until June 19 (2012). We hope you find them informative and entertaining!
Visio 2010 offers several new features to streamline flowcharting and business process diagramming.
One of these features automatically shifts shapes out of the way when you add a step in the middle of a flow!