Why Develop Custom Shapes
   for Microsoft Visio?
Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio?




                                It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.


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Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio?




                            Microsoft Visio: Is it CAD*?
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Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio?




    Microsoft Visio is an economical alternative to CAD
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Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio?




                            Strengths of Visio vs. CAD
              Vi...
Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio?




        10 – 15 Million Microsoft Visio Users Worldwide



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Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio?




       Custom Visio shapes help you sell more products

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Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio?




          Leveraging Visio to save money and sell more
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Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio?




       Why develop custom shapes for Microsoft Visio?
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Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio?




                                Popular uses for Visio
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Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio?




                     Example: Network Rack Elevation




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Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio?




                Example: Fitness Equipment Floor Plan
Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio?




        Example: HVAC and Building Control Schematic
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Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio?




                   Example: HVAC Controller Diagram
Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio?




                          Example: AV Wiring Diagram
Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio?




                  Example: Security System Floor Plan
Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio?




                         Example: Gas Utility Site Plan
Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio?




        Example: Fluid Process Control Manifold Diagram
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Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio?




         To Learn More About the Benefits of
 Developing Custom Shapes ...
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  1. 1. Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio?
  2. 2. Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3. 1 Microsoft Visio is an economical alternative to CAD 2 10 – 15 million Microsoft Visio users worldwide 3 Custom Visio shapes help you sell more products
  3. 3. Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio? Microsoft Visio: Is it CAD*? No! It’s the best, simplest, universal diagramming tool for companies that design, sell, install, and use products that are assembled into systems. Additionally, 80% of CAD users don’t need it — they need a simpler drawing program like Visio. *CAD = Computer Aided Design
  4. 4. Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio? Microsoft Visio is an economical alternative to CAD Cost of Visio vs. CAD Maintenance Latest Versions License1 Upgrade1 Subscription1 Training Days2 AutoCAD $3995 $595.00 $450 6 - 10 AutoCAD Mechanical $4495 $695.00 $495 6 - 10 AutoCAD Architecture $4994 $795.00 $595 6 - 10 AutoCAD Electrical $5295 $795.00 $595 6 - 10 Visio Professional $559.95 $349.95 $0 2 Notes: 1. Costs are published list prices as of February, 2009 2. Number of days derived from various CAD training service provider publications
  5. 5. Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio? Strengths of Visio vs. CAD Visio strengths CAD strengths ● Ease of use ● Complex drafting ● Lower training and software costs ● 3D ● Greater retention of skills ● Building industry acceptance ● Presentation quality graphics ● Connecting objects ● MS Office integration ● Automates many design tasks ● As precise as CAD
  6. 6. Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio? 10 – 15 Million Microsoft Visio Users Worldwide User Type Technical General Business Educational, Governmental & Other
  7. 7. Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio? Custom Visio shapes help you sell more products “I'm closing more deals... sales are up 30%!!! Fire alarm submittals take half the time to put together than before. I am making more money!!!“ Fred Foss, 1st Security, Washington, DC
  8. 8. Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio? Leveraging Visio to save money and sell more ● Using Visio with Visimation’s ProShapes instead of CAD ■ Sales people working on customer proposals ■ Connecting objects ■ Laying out equipment in spaces ■ Showing system flows ■ Need to associate product information ■ Generating bill of materials and estimates ● Supplementing CAD with Visio ■ Sales people working on customer proposals ■ Smaller projects
  9. 9. Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio? Why develop custom shapes for Microsoft Visio? ● Microsoft Visio is an economical alternative to CAD ● 10 – 15 million Microsoft Visio users worldwide ● Sell more products by: ■ Making the drawing and product specification process easier for your customers and staff ■ Helping your staff and customers work more efficiently — Visio along with custom shapes from Visimation can cut drawing and proposal creation time by 50% to 80%
  10. 10. Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio? Popular uses for Visio Business Technical ● Business process flowcharts ● Network documentation ● Workflow diagrams ● Data center plans ● Marketing charts & diagrams ● Rack elevations ● Database models ● Network topology ● Software diagrams ● Floor, space & site plans ● Calendars & timelines ● Wiring diagrams ● Directional maps ● HVAC systems ● Organization charts ● Automation controls ● Six sigma documentation ● Security systems ● Brainstorming diagrams ● Fire and safety ● Gantt & PERT charts ● Furniture assemblies ● … and much more ● … and much more
  11. 11. Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio? Example: Network Rack Elevation …and many more
  12. 12. Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio? Example: Fitness Equipment Floor Plan
  13. 13. Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio? Example: HVAC and Building Control Schematic New Job AHU1 SINGLE ZONE WITH ECONOMIZER, CV, ELE. HEAT, CHILLED WTR COOLING AHU1RAT STARTER CONTROL CIRCUIT BUS: 0 X1 120 Vac X2 ELEM: 1 L1 L2 L3 PT# 4 HAND RETURN Freeze AIR T42L OFF HC AHU1MAXD 12 AHU1FNS R21 BUS: 0 AUTO 4 8 BUS: 0 ELEM: 1 9 ELEM: 1 AHU1FLT PT# 9 AHU1MAT BUS: 0 RB1 PT# 7 AHU1OAT BUS: 0 14 1 5 13 AHU1SAT BUS: 0 ELEM: 1 BUS: 0 DME1M ELEM: 1 IR20 ELEM: 1 PT# 3 AHU1SS ELEM: 1 PT# 2 PT# 5 BUS: 0 PT# 1 4-20MA P21 ELEM: 1 T49 PT# 11 FRZ1 T42S T42L H L E C DME1M SF H C AHU1SS AHU1SS AHU1CCV OUTSIDE SUPPLY AIR BUS: 0 BUS: 0 BUS: 0 AHU1SPT AIR ELEM: 1 ELEM: 1 ELEM: 1 BUS: 0 PT# 12 PT# 13 PT# 10 ELEM: 1 PT# 6 R21 BEL3WBM1.5 R21 4-20MA 2 Stg Elec. Heat T55 HWS HWR RB1 RB1 T Dir: C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorApplication DataComfortDrawNew JobNew Job.ccd Carrier Commercial Service New Drawing New Job Carrier North America Drawn: Syracuse, NY 0 SUBMITTED 1/18/2007 Phone: 888-535-7278 ENG: , JOB # DWG # 1 REV # DESCRIPTION DATE
  14. 14. Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio? Example: HVAC Controller Diagram
  15. 15. Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio? Example: AV Wiring Diagram
  16. 16. Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio? Example: Security System Floor Plan
  17. 17. Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio? Example: Gas Utility Site Plan
  18. 18. Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio? Example: Fluid Process Control Manifold Diagram ATM VENT GY ROLOK FLOW FROM ANALYZER SAMPLE RETURN FLOW TO ANALYZER NO 1/4" NPT OUT OUT OUT OUT IN IN IN IN HOKE VENT VENT VENT VENT Air Air Air Air Signal Signal Signal Signal 1/4" GY ROLOK ATM VENT NC 1/4" NPT 1/4" NPT 1/4" NPT 1/4" NPT NO NO NO NO GYROLOK GYROLOK GY ROLOK GYROLOK STREAM STREAM STREAM CAL 1 2 3 STREAM
  19. 19. Why Develop Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio? To Learn More About the Benefits of Developing Custom Shapes for Microsoft Visio Contact Brett Newman Managing Director brettn@visimation.com 425-369-6000 x701 www.visimation.com www.shapesource.com
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