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amanda66

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Creating trapezoid shapes and connecting them
« on: May 27, 2014, 05:14:29 AM »
Hello

I am using the Office Layout template in version 2010 and in the Office Furniture Stencil there are various table styles, but I want to have a table the shape of a trapezoid that you find commonly in meeting rooms, but there isn't one! So I have created one and I want to attach one side of the table to the side of another table as you would find in a meeting room, but am having great difficulty because when I rotate it, I can't seem to rotate it correctly so that it will snap to the other side and I am left with an overlay or gap! I have tried adding connection points to try that way, but it still won't snap, I have picked the 90 deg table from the stencil and tried to alter the shape to a trapezoid using the pencil tool as this one seems to snap and glue!!! to the side and I want a similar thing to happen with a trapezoid, but when I mess about with it, it seems to lose its snap and glue properties and I end up with the same problem.  I am extremely surprised that MS have not added this shape table to the stencil as this is a common table type! I have tried changing shapesheet properties but have ended up in a mess, I think as I don't understand them properly.  If anyone can help I would be very grateful!

JuneTheSecond

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Re: Creating trapezoid shapes and connecting them
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2014, 06:41:31 AM »
How would you like my trapezoid?

Ctrl + Left Click on my shape starts short guidance video in yutube.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2014, 06:44:21 AM by JuneTheSecond »
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Junichi Yoda
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amanda66

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Re: Creating trapezoid shapes and connecting them
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2014, 05:30:47 PM »
Thank you for your reply Junichi

I am ok getting the trapezoid shape but then when I try to connect them I get gaps, and can't quite line them up, so I want to be able to get them to snap to each shape, I have added a second page to your drawing to show what I am trying to do, any ideas how I can achieve this?

Thank you.

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Re: Creating trapezoid shapes and connecting them
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2014, 12:57:39 AM »
I think you feel easier, if you draw a hexagon of 76 mm length of a side using Visio embeded shape.
And offcet it by table height 36 mm, etc,,,
Detail steps are described in my short video.
http://youtu.be/GP2Z807leqE
« Last Edit: May 29, 2014, 01:00:52 AM by JuneTheSecond »
Best Regards,

Junichi Yoda
http://june.minibird.jp/

amanda66

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Re: Creating trapezoid shapes and connecting them
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2014, 03:12:40 AM »
Thank you so much Junichi

That is perfect, it didn't occur me to do it that way!  The shapes snap nicely into place.

Thank you once again.

Amanda