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Visio Discussions => Visio 2525 Feature Requests => Topic started by: scantey on May 18, 2015, 04:44:32 PM

Title: Cloud type markup tool
Post by: scantey on May 18, 2015, 04:44:32 PM
In other CAD programs, there is a tool for marking up a drawing - to show adds and deletes, for example.  This is done with a closed polygon that has bubbly line borders, if you know what I mean.  It looks like a cloud.  If you want to indicate a deletion from the drawing, then the cloud should be filled with a "hatch" - like "//////".  The hatching should not be so dense that you can't see what is to be deleted.

Has anyone developed such a tool?  I hate having to PDF my drawing in order to use Acrobat to draw the clouds.
Title: Re: Cloud type markup tool
Post by: wapperdude on May 18, 2015, 10:15:14 PM
Have you tried the Blunt starburst or Sharp starburst shapes on the Callouts stencil?  These can be adapted to do what you want by changing the fill characteristics:
  1.) Format Fill:  to be 50 - 60% transparent, use a crosshatch fill.  Adjust colors as desired.
  2.) Format Shadow:  to have either no fill or 100% transparent
  3.) Use the corner rounding to make it less "bursty".

Title: Re: Cloud type markup tool
Post by: Yacine on May 19, 2015, 01:34:33 PM
Guess Scantey is looking for a modification cloud.
There could be some in the standard stencils, but it was faster the create a new one than to browse all the stencils.
I enclose a drawing showing the final result, as well as the intermediate steps it took to make the shape.