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oompa_l

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automatic layout, radial, force directed etc...?
« on: May 12, 2008, 03:36:40 PM »
Does anybody know of any tools to generate layouts of graphs? In the form of radial arrangements? or Force Directed?

How about a way to use shape data to arrange shapes? Let's say I have a number of shapes with a field related to size and I want to position the shapes in order from smallest to largest - is there anything that will make this happen?

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Re: automatic layout, radial, force directed etc...?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2008, 07:58:31 AM »
Hi oompa_l,

The stuff you want to do can be accomplished with a bit of VBA code, but there's not a lot built-in to the product for advanced layouts like you want.

Check out John Marshall's Visio VBA Information page, and search for Polar Array. There's a code sample from me posted there!

You might also see if there are any add-ons that you can download or buy. Have a look through the Visio product offerings from some of the folks I know:

Visimation: http://www.shapesource.com/scripts/prodList.asp
bVisual Ltd: http://www.bvisual.net/
Sandrila Ltd: http://www.pherber.com/
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