Visio 5.0 Professional (PC, CD-ROM) Visio Corporation - 1997 USA, Canada Release

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Visio 5.0 Professional
Product ID 52321-11972
Product UPC 752321119724
Platform(s) PC
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1997
Publisher(s) Visio Corporation
Category(s) Productivity, Business Graphics, Diagrams
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Diagram your information systems and business processes.

The ideal tool for:

  • Physical network diagrams.
  • Logical network diagrams.
  • Web site diagrams.
  • Entity relationship diagrams.
  • Reverse-engineering databases.
  • Data flow diagrams.
  • Software design.
  • Business process management.

Includes Visio Standard.

Diagram your information systems and business processes.

  • Physical network.
  • Logical network.
  • Web site diagram.
  • Entity relationship diagram.
  • Object-oriented design.
  • UML Diagram.
  • Windows 95 UI diagram.
  • IDEFO diagram.

Looking for a tool that makes it easier to enhance and document your network or develop more efficient systems? Then turn to Visio Professional- the only software program designed to help you visualize your information technology infrastructure, create superior databases, plan new software systems, and analyze your business processes using one convenient toolset. Work with this easy-to-use program to diagram your corporate network or Web site. Reverse-engineer databases to understand their organization. Even analyze current processes and design better ones using proven business-process methodologies. Visio Professional- it's the right tool for you job.

Visio Professional is designed for:

  • IT Project managers.
  • Network managers.
  • Internet specialists.
  • Webmasters.
  • IT Consultants.
  • Software developers.
  • Database administrators.
  • Systems analysis.
  • Anyone who needs to diagram business processes and information systems.

The Visio approach to diagramming.

Instant productivity. Work with toolbars that are organized by function to support faster learning and more efficient workflow. These functional toolbars include Standard, Shape, Text, Page, Developer, and Web.

Drag-and-drop simplifies drawing. Just drag the SmartShape symbols you want from the stencil and drop them on the drawing page. Work with more than 2,600 shapes on 90 task-specific stencils.

Visio SmartShapes symbols: the intelligent way to draw. SmartShapes symbols resize without distorting, put text where it belongs, and know when to make parts of shapes appear or stay hidden. You can easily create and save your own shapes.

With Visio Professional's SmartConnectors technology, shapes connect automatically- and the connection lines stay connected when the shapes are repositioned. Add new shapes on top of connectors, and they reroute around them. Stretch, contract, and change angels perfectly.

Create links to databases. Link Visio Professional drawing to your ODBC-compliant databases, then update your drawings automatically when the data behind them changes.

Comparing Visio products.

The ideal tool for:

Visio Standard
The ideal tool for:

  • Flowcharts.
  • TQM Diagrams.
  • Workflow diagrams.
  • Organization charts.
  • Project timelines.
  • Marketing visuals.

Visio Professional
The ideal tool for:

  • Advanced network diagrams.
  • Web site diagrams.
  • Reverse-engineering databases.
  • Software design.
  • Business process management.

Includes Visio Standard.

Visio Technical
The ideal tool for:

  • Space plans & facilities management.
  • HVAC Designs.
  • Process plant designs.
  • Electrical schematics.
  • Mechanical engineering drawings.

Includes Visio Standard.

Visio Solutions Library.
Visit the Web site to find, try out, and buy add-on solutions for Visio products.

  • New! Additional content. Work with new marketing shapes; new software design shapes, such as Office 97 UI, UML, and others; and more than 640 network diagramming shapes representing equipment by Cisco, 3Com, Bay Networks, Cabletron, and Hewlett-Packard.
  • New! Visio Shape Explorer. Search for and evaluate Visio SmartShapes symbols, stencils, and templates.
  • New! Dynamic line routing. Add elements to a diagram of flowchart, then watch Visio Professional automatically reroute connector lines in real time or add crossovers where lines intersect.
  • New! Dynamic page sizing. Change page sizes on the fly with your mouse.
  • New! UML Static-structure diagrams and Microsoft Repository report. Document and exchange data for your software designs using these versatile software modeling tools.
  • New! ActiveX control support. Insert ActiveX controls into your Visio Professional drawings.
  • New! Open Document Management Architecture (ODMA) support. Supports third party tools that manage document workflow, so you can track revisions, monitor document access,, and provide version control.
  • Enhanced! Property Reporting Wizard. Work faster and more easily with an improved Property Reporting Wizard. Useful for creating bills of materials and managing assets.
  • Enhanced! Internet/intranet support. Create hyperlinks from diagrams to other diagrams or to relevant web sites. Publish your drawings as web pages or export them in common web raster formats (GIF, JPEG, and PNG).
  • Import/export. Import and export the following formats: BMP/DIB, CGM, EPS/AI, IGES, JPEG, GIF, PNG, PCX, Macintosh PICT, TIFF, or WMF. Import Autodesk AutoCAD DWG, DWF, and DXF files, as well as Corel CMX, CorelFlow, CorelDRAW 3-7, Micrografx ABC Flowcharter, Micrografx Charisma and Windows Draw files.

The superior solution for network documentation, software/database design, and business process management.

Windows and Internet integration.
Visio Professional integrates smoothly with Microsoft Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Office 95, Office 97, and other Windows applications. You can also link Visio Professional shapes to Web pages or other documents, or export diagrams as HTML pages or in standard Web raster formats (GIF, JPEG, and PNG).

Extend the power of your Visio Professional diagrams by embedding hyperlinks in them and publishing them on your corporate intranet or Web site.

Business process management.
With Visio Professional, you obtain all of the leading business-process methodology shapes included in Visio Standard. Use these shapes to examine your departmental processes an relate them to your corporate IT infrastructure. You can also integrate information from your Visio Professional diagrams into high-end tools developed by members of the Business Process Management Coalition. This export group of vendors offers sophisticated process charting, analysis, simulation, and workflow solutions that can help you refine your processes for a significant competitive advantage.

Analyze your business processes using Visio Standard shapes (included in Visio Professional) for all the leading business-process methodologies, including IDEFO, TQM, and cause and effect.

A complete development environment.
Visio Professional offers a unique development environment so you can tailor your work to your specific business needs. It's Automation support allows you to create custom solutions using built-in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) or other programming languages, such as Visual Basic, C, or C++. With the Database Wizard, you can easily link shapes to any ODBC-compliant database to customize their behavior. Visio Professional supports the Microsoft Repository, so you can exchange Unified Modeling Language (UMF) models during software development. The program even supports the latest ActiveX technology. Use your diagrams as ActiveX documents, or create custom solutions by adding ActiveX controls to your Visio Professional drawings or templates.

Distribute diagrams containing embedded VBA code with no worries- your users benefit from the functionality without needing a VB executable or add-on.

Network and Internet documentation.
The Network Diagram and Network Database Wizards simplify the process of designing and documenting local area networks, wide area networks, and telecommunications infrastructures. You can even import Autodesk AutoCAD files as floor plans, and then overlay your network diagram on top. Work with 980 network and telecom design and documentation shapes, including more than 640 manufacturer-specific shapes for Cisco Systems, 3Com, Bay Networks, Cabletron, and Hewlett-Packard. The Web Diagram Wizard automatically generates hierarchical diagrams of all pages and links in your intranet or Web site.

Create a drill-down diagram of your logical and physical networks for a detailed analysis. Use the Network Diagram Wizard to create diagrams based on existing network, discovery, or systems management data.

Database Reverse-Engineering and software design.
The Map and Create Database Wizards allow you to reverse-engineer any ODBC-compliant database, as well as generate (forward-engineer) Microsoft Access databases. Visio Professional is also the ideal way to plan and document your software projects using your choice of major software design methodologies such as UML, Booch, Rumbaugh, Schlaer-Mellor, as well as data-modeling methodologies such as Bachman, Chen, Martin, and others.

Work with UML SmartShapes symbols to visualize and document your software designs. Export information to visual modeling and CASE tools through the Microsoft Repository.

Visio Professional delivers 90 task-specific stencils containing more than 2,600 SmartShapes symbols for network and Web site diagramming, database and software design, and business process management (including all of the stencils and shapes in Visio Standard). The exclusive SmartShapes technology makes it surprisingly fast and easy to create even complex diagrams. Visio Professional also features 22 wizards to streamline many of your diagramming tasks.

Assemble diagrams and flowcharts easily by dragging SmartShapes symbols from the stencils and dropping them on the drawing page.

Featuring Microsoft Visual Basic technology.

System Requirements

PC Windows 95
Required CPU 486-66
Required RAM 16MB
Req. Hard Drive 15MB Free
Rec. Hard Drive 110
PC Windows NT 4.0
Required CPU 486-66
Required RAM 24MB
Req. Hard Drive 15MB Free
Rec. Hard Drive 90

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