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General Visio / Re: Boundaries outside image
« Last post by Nikolay on Today at 11:18:32 AM »
Visio shapes provide a lot of flexibility, but this comes at cost of performance and file size.
If you don't need smart behavior (just resize /reposition), but have a shape with many tiny details, and want your drawing to still be vector, so that resolution is not lost, emf is the sane choice, which is also confirmed be hundreds of Visio cafe stencils created using this technique. CISCO switch as native Visio shape would consume 10 times more space and would be 10 times slower.

It would be good to see some in-built feature to "optimize" shapes (right click shape - click "optimize"/"de-optimize"), that could do that operation of converting shape into a simple vector image (emf) easier. While keeping the box sizes, so that issue of the topicstarter doesn't happen.
Hi Everyone,

I'm interested to know if it is possible to determine what, if any, shapes are underneath another specific shape on a page.  So, for example, let's say I place a line (sheet.1) on the page and then I place a circle (sheet.2) on top of the line.  Is there a formula that I can put in the shapesheet of the circle to get the name of the line underneath?

Something similar was asked in this post  Paul suggested using SpatialSearch method, but that would be a vba solution.  I'm trying to avoid code and just use the shapesheet.

Kind Regards,
General Visio / Re: Boundaries outside image
« Last post by wapperdude on Today at 09:51:42 AM »
@Croc:  Sure.  Good points.  In both the case of wanting a realistic representation of a piece of gear, using an image is fairly common, and for highly complex shapes, that makes sense too.  Didn't get the impression that either of those were answer was too brief.

Great, I'm glad I was aware of it so I could mention it you - the hard work was done by the young person who created it. Good luck!
Programming & Code / Re: Generate source code from visio flowchart
« Last post by Makememaple on Today at 05:00:53 AM »
Hello, RichRif1!

Info you've provided me with helped a lot!
IMO the answer is to create a node tree with BFS and DFS used in certain situations.

Thank you for help and good luck!
General Visio / Re: Boundaries outside image
« Last post by Croc on Today at 12:49:25 AM »
Not only scale...
Such shapes for realism contain hundreds of nested shapes. This is very much. The document with such shapes takes a large size and works slowly.
After the transformation to EMF, these characteristics are much better.
General Visio / Re: Boundaries outside image
« Last post by wapperdude on May 24, 2018, 06:40:26 PM »
Back to my original question...why?

I understand the desire to scale text, line width to shape size, but this can be done within the shape sheet.  This avoids unnecessary grouping and dealing with Visio to graphic to Visio artifacts. 

For text scaling:

For line width scaling there are similar techniques.  For example, in the Line Weight cell, you could use a formula like:  =BOUND(MIN(Width,Height)/10 pt,0,FALSE,1,48)*1 pt.  This formula uses the bound function to limit the minimum line weight to 1pt, and a maximum of 48 pt.  These can be varied as needed.  Additionally, it uses the lesser of width and height to determine which shape attribute will be used.  This avoids creating a very wide line that would completely fill in the shape.  Finally, an arbitrary scaling factor of 10 pt is used.  This can also be changed as needed.

Programming & Code / Re: Field data not updating
« Last post by jik_ff on May 24, 2018, 03:24:24 PM »
Ok.  Poked around more with it.  Still an issue, but I noticed that when I checked the shapesheet for one of the active shapes, the User.Row_1 value was not in blue text.  The text was black.  I selected the field and hit enter (without changing anything) and the text turned blue, and the data jack values showed up on the shape.

So why is this happening?  Did I do something wrong when I added the new shape to the master?  Is there a specific process?

Ok, it's working now.  Not sure why.  I opened up the Master again, deleted (cut) the value in the User define and put it back (paste) and now it's working...  there's a day wasted... :(
General Visio / Re: Boundaries outside image
« Last post by Croc on May 24, 2018, 10:14:44 AM »
General Visio / Re: Boundaries outside image
« Last post by Croc on May 24, 2018, 10:03:43 AM »
You can also try to use or modify the "Converter" macro from this file. This is similar to the method you want to apply.
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