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General Visio / Re: Unclickable shape
« Last post by wapperdude on Today at 12:30:42 PM »
@Yacine:  ...and there's that. 
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General Visio / Re: Visio connector
« Last post by wapperdude on Today at 12:09:10 PM »
5000!!!  Ouch.

Ok.  You clearly understand the scope of this and Visio's capabikities/short comings.

Thought:  might it be possible to create a less detailed (connector-wise) drawing, and then on separate page import Excel worksheet?  Worksheet could easily be organized to show shape utilization as 1st sort priority and then connection workload as 2nd sort priority.

That has possibility of conveying all desired info, being less cluttered, and much less work.  Just a thought.

Regarding (6):  is the communication typically bi-directional or just one way for sale of diagramming purposes.  Answer not important as you already have been thru this.  If bi-directional, then connector count is minimized, and specific ports need not be shown.
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General Visio / Re: Unclickable shape
« Last post by Yacine on Today at 11:48:37 AM »
This happens when shapes are assigned to multiple layers.
Select the shapes you want to repair (or their containing group shapes) and use the "assign multiple layers" dialog. Deassign everything first, apply, then select the desired layer and close the dialog.
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General Visio / Re: Visio connector
« Last post by friesstefan@gmx.de on Today at 11:46:40 AM »
Hi,
1) Yes, everything can still be adjusted
2) ups of course page :-[
3) yes. I would position the workstation manually at the respective position in the layout.
4) Yes
5) Yes
6) ? sorry i dont understand what you mean ??
7) yes

That`s it.
Yes is also like a spaghetti plate.
The aim should be to organize this spaghetti plate a little better.
So that, for example, a clear stream of values can be seen in one direction in the future. Especially with connectors that have a lot of jobs. In the case of value streams with fewer orders, it would be manageable. I am also familiar with such an autorouter, but it does not show the position of the workstations in the layout.
Years ago I did this manually for another area. With 5000 connectors, however, you go crazy trying to build that. Visio also has the advantage that I can visualize the current inventory between the stations.

But I can already see that I will probably have to do it manually. Was naive as I am, hoped that this would be solved with simple VBA steps.

Thanks for your assessment
Stefan


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General Visio / Re: Visio connector
« Last post by wapperdude on Today at 09:45:09 AM »
Hmmm.  Let me see if I understand...
1) You've not created the file yet.  So, this is more planning / strategy phase.
2) 
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The shapes are on one large side.
  By side, do you mean page?
3) Each shape (workstation) would display % utilization
4) Each shape can have multiple inputs
5) Each shape can have multiple outputs
6) Any shape can listen to / talk to any other shape
7) Connectors, using color and / or line width display amount of traffic between any two shapes.

Does that cover it?  Yikes!!!  All of that on a single page strikes me as a bowl of spaghetti.  Visually, there would be such a tangle of connectors there would be no value gained from such a drawing.  This strikes me as being like a printed circuit board layout connecting multi-pin FPGAs.  No one does that by hand.  There are (expensive) auto-routers to do that.  Way beyond Visio's capability.  It's not just about connectivity, but also about shape placement.  While Visio's connectors will keep connectivity and re-route themselves as shapes are moved, the result is not intelligent, logically controlled, and usually very messy visually.

Perhaps some order can be established thru some refined drawing concepts...
1) is there hierarchical element?  That is, are some shapes senders, some just receivers, and others that do both?  This would lend to a flow pattern, e.g., left to right, top to bottom
2) can some shapes be grouped, this would allow use of multiple pages
      > say shape A mainly talks to shapes 1 - 30, and never to some of the others?
      > shapes located in different physical areas
3)  If all shapes must be placed on single page, perhaps the connectors can be placed on layers.
     > each layer would represent a certain traffic load.  Layers can be on or off. This would minimize clutter
     > each layer represents a process/product type.

I'm sure there are other means of organizing the presentation to convey the desired info in a more readily understandable way.
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General Visio / Re: Visio connector
« Last post by friesstefan@gmx.de on Today at 08:20:38 AM »
it's internal company data, so I can't do screen shorts.

Workplace: utilization in%
Number of orders from workstation x to workstation Y
There is nothing more in the data.

Number of different products from workstation to workstation (connector)

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General Visio / Re: Visio connector
« Last post by Surrogate on Today at 07:19:59 AM »
I wanted to pull the data from SAP and export it to Excel in order to visualize it in Visio.
can you share screenshoot which contain this data ?
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General Visio / Re: Visio connector
« Last post by Surrogate on Today at 01:56:02 AM »
The number of inputs and outputs varies from 1 to 30.
I want to show the process flow with Visio.
IMHO you must connect these outputs in your diagram manually.
Connectors automatic
Because it is very complex task via code!
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General Visio / Re: Visio connector
« Last post by friesstefan@gmx.de on Today at 01:08:49 AM »
Hello
it's a file. The shapes are on one large side. Each shape should once show a workstation by showing the utilization of this space from 0-100%.
The connector should display the orders (thick or color) that run from one to the other workstation per year.
The orders run through our production in the most varied of value streams. Based on the graphics I would like to try to change the workplaces so that the value stream is better.
We have around 100 workstations. I wanted to pull the data from SAP and export it to Excel in order to visualize it in Visio. The connectors must be properly connected to the workstations so that when the workstations are moved, the connector is still connected to the workstations.
The number of inputs and outputs varies from 1 to 30.
I want to show the process flow with Visio.
The file doesn't exist yet, so I can't answer the other questions. I would then do this as the program allows ...
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