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Visio Discussions => Visio 2010 Issues => Topic started by: dkcorreia on January 11, 2013, 07:34:43 PM

Title: Data Graphics - Need direction
Post by: dkcorreia on January 11, 2013, 07:34:43 PM
I am very new to Visio and I want to get started creating data graphics.  I have attached an example of what I am hoping to do.  Can anyone point to an example or some resources that can help me learn how to do this?  I get about 200 of these 4 times a year and if I can automate this process it would be life changing.  Many thanks for any suggestions.
Title: Re: Data Graphics - Need direction
Post by: Jumpy on January 14, 2013, 03:51:36 AM
You should create the block shape with the pin's and with textfields for each pin and group everyrthing to one big shape.
Create a ShapeData or UserDefined cell in the main-shape for each pin, where you can place information, either simple boolean like User.A_Enabled and so on, or fields with values like (17:0).

Place formulas in the line thickness cell of the pins, depending on the value of the matching enabled-cell in the main shape.
If the values like (17:0) have to be displayed in the textfields, you have to go into such a textfield, then Insert->Field->User defined cell-> the matching userdefiend cell from the main shape.

When the shape is prepared you need a custom VBA-Code that reads and parses your textfile and fills the values of the main shape.
Title: Re: Data Graphics - Need direction
Post by: dkcorreia on January 15, 2013, 12:27:55 PM
Thanks Jumpy.  That is very helpful. I have some work to do.  I appreciate you taking the time to reply. :)