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Archives => Visio 2010 Feature Requests [Read Only] => Topic started by: Jim O on October 24, 2009, 06:49:31 AM

Title: Visio Eraser Tool?
Post by: Jim O on October 24, 2009, 06:49:31 AM
I haven't  been a Viso user for a long time... But what my version is lacking is an eraser which you can remove parts of the drawings that you import.  I use this quite a bit in Adobe photoshop and is quite effective especally in my end of the business!
Title: Re: Visio Eraser Tool?
Post by: Visio Guy on October 27, 2009, 03:57:27 PM
Hi Jim,

Eraser tools are normally used in bitmap-oriented editors, like Photoshop. Visio is a vector based drawing program, so you would want to delete vertices, lines and shapes.

If you grab the pencil or line tool, you can select paths and delete individual vertexes.

If you click on paths, you can delete them, and you can Shift+click to select multiple paths. Or you can draw a net around a whole bunch of shapes to select, then delete them.

You can also slice and dice using the Boolean operations under the Shape > Operations menu.
Title: Re: Visio Eraser Tool?
Post by: Visio Guy on August 12, 2010, 07:46:59 AM
For folks who absolutely need to erase in Visio, see this post: Visio "Eraser Tool" (http://visguy.com/vgforum/index.php?topic=1834.0)