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

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Visio 5.0 Technical
Product ID 52321-11980
Product UPC 752321119809
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.

Create and share 2D technical drawing more effectively.

The ideal tool for:

  • Space plans.
  • Facilities management.
  • Process plant designs.
  • HVAC Designs.
  • Industrial and building automation designs.
  • Electrical engineering schematics.
  • Mechanical engineering drawings.
  • Piping and instrumentation designs.
  • Manufacturing and assembly drawings.
  • Includes Visio Standard.
  • 32-bit version
  • Visio SmartShapes technology.
  • Designed for Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 95.
  • Microsoft Office 97 compatible.

Visio Technical spans the needs of technical drawing professionals- whether you're an Autodesk AutoCAD user who needs to produce complex schematics quickly or a sales engineer creating estimates in the field. SmartShapes symbols drag and drop easily onto the drawing page and behave like the doors, bolts, and other real-world objects they represent, freeing you to focus on your work. You can easily associate data with shapes to generate cost reports and schedules in minutes. The program smoothly handles AutoCAD files and even supports custom solutions through its Automation interface. Visio Technical- technical drawing has never been easier.

Create and share 2D technical drawings more efficiently.

  • Space plan.
  • HVAC Schematic.
  • Mechanical drawing.
  • Process plant design.
  • Fluid power schematic.
  • Electrical schematic.
  • Control logic diagram.
  • Factory floor layout.

Visio Technical is designed for:

  • Design engineers.
  • Mechanical engineers.
  • Manufacturing engineers.
  • Electrical engineers.
  • Process engineers.
  • Plant managers.
  • Facilities managers.
  • Architects.
  • Field sales engineers.
  • Industrial engineers.
  • Manufacturing engineers.
  • Consulting engineers.
  • Chemical engineers.

The Visio approach to drawing:
Glue multiple shapes to a guide, and then drag the guide to automatically and precisely move the shapes.

Work with more than 3,800 SmartShapes symbols. Unlike CAD symbols, they resize, align, and snap into place correctly, and they position text where it belongs. Drag the shapes you want from the stencil, and drop them on the drawing page to create a wide variety of 2D technical drawings and schematics.

View the status bar to size and position shapes using exact coordinates.

With Visio Technical SmartConnectors technology, shapes connect automatically- and stay connected. You can even glue dimension lines to walls, so the dimension lines update automatically when you resize those walls.

Edit shape properties to include asset numbers and locations, then run the Property Reporting Wizard to instantly produce an inventory report.

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.

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Key features:

  • New and updated! SmartShapes symbols. Work with new facilities management, security systems, HVAC, process plant, and mechanical and electrical symbols.
  • 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. Use your mouse to resize the drawing as you work onscreen.
  • New! Additional macros. Run macros to automatically calculate the area of a space, generate a netlist for your electrical schematics, or efficiently create custom valves.
  • New! Rotated pages and guides. Rotate your page to precisely assemble shapes at any angle.
  • New! Custom line/fill patterns and line ends. Create your own line and fill patterns as well as custom line ends. Includes standard AutoCAD hatch patterns and line types.
  • New! ActiveX control support. Insert ActiveX controls into your Visio Technical drawings. Includes .DWG/.DXF display control.
  • Updated! Property Reporting Wizard. Extract data quickly from your drawings to generate bills of materials, parts lists, schedules, and other reports.
  • Updated! AutoCAD compatibility. Open AutoCAD R10- R13 files in display-only or editable modes. Incorporate multiple AutoCAD files, or work with multiple views of a single AutoCAD file.
  • Customizable work environment. Create custom solutions using Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications, standalone Visual Basic, C, or C++.
  • Import/export options. Import and export the following formats: BMP/DIB, CGM, EPS/AI, IGES, JPEG, GIF, PNG, PCX, Macintosh PICT, TIFF, and WMF. Plus, import and export editable or display-only versions of AutoCAD files (DWG, DXF, and DWF). Import Corel CMX or CorelFLOW files, as well as files from CorelDRAW 3-7, Micrografx ABC Flowcharter, Micrografx Designer, Windows Draw, and Micrografx Charisma.

Expand your technical drawing power.

Seamless integration with your Windows desktop.
Designed for Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0, Visio Technical works smoothly with Microsoft Office 95 and Office 97 to deliver a highly integrated toolset for your technical communications. With Visio Technical, you can design technical drawings that drop easily into any report, proposal, presentation, or technical document created in your Office applications. Embed Office documents into your Visio Technical drawings and easily edit them in place. And the Database Wizard makes it simple to link shapes and drawings to SQL, Oracle, or ODBC-compliant databases for smart, dynamic information exchange.

Because this bolt is linked to a bolt database, you simply right-click it to change from one bolt type to another. If you edit a bolt onscreen, you can instantly save the new geometry in the database- or vice versa.

Instant Internet and Intranet publishing.
Want an easy way to share technical drawings across your department or around the globe? Try the robust Web-publishing capabilities in Visio Technical. You can publish Visio Technical drawing as HTML pages or export then in common Web raster formats (GIF, JPEG, and PNG). You can also create hyperlinks between Visio Technical shapes or drawings and relevant Web pages.

Publish technical drawings on your corporate intranet for a company wide review; include links from drawing to drawing so your reviewers can navigate easily; even allow reviewers to annotate your work in place in their Web browser through Visio Technical's ActiveX support.

A powerful development environment.
You don't work in a vacuum, and neither should your software. That's why Visio Technical provides an open architecture that fully supports Automation. Visio Technical provides Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) as a built-in development platform, and it includes the Developing Visio Solutions book with detailed programming instructions and sample code. Now you can write programs that extend the power of Visio Technical and create custom solutions that work for you.

Control Visio Technical using built-in VBA or any other development tools that can work with an Automation layer, including C, C++, or standalone Visual Basic.

Intelligent, real-world objects.
Your work is complex, but it doesn't have to be difficult- that's the secret behind the rich variety of SmartShapes symbols included in Visio Technical. Designed to meet exacting specifications and industry standards, SmartShapes symbols offer built-in intelligence that makes it faster and easier to create and edit complex technical drawings. You can associate data with shapes and then instantly produce a bill of materials or other reports. You can even modify shapes or create new shapes to fit specific requirements.

SmartShapes symbols behave like real-world objects. For example right-click this Stair shape to hide or show the handrail or stairbreak.

Choose Properties to enter new values for the width, run, and treads, and see the shape update immediately.

Flexible AutoCAD integration.
Visio Technical works smoothly with AutoCAD R10- R13 files (.DWG, .DXF, and .DWF) and offers the following support options.

Editable file support: Import and export editable AutoCAD files, preserving attributes.

Display-only support: Quickly import one or more AutoCAD files as display-only. Then turn layers on or off, change the drawing scale, or switch from one saved view to another. Plus, annotate your AutoCAD files by overlaying Visio Technical shapes, such as office furniture or HVAC ductwork.

Import several display-only AutoCAD files. Then change the parameters for each view and arrange them on the drawing page in Visio Technical.

A library of SmartShapes symbols.
Visio Technical 5.0 features more than 2,500 technical shapes, as well as the more than 1,300 business shapes included in Visio Standard. Version 5.0 offers 360 new and updated shapes for facilities management, security systems, HVAC design, electrical engineering, and process plant design. Plus you receive 29 versatile new mechanical engineering shapes that connect to a database containing parameters for more than 15,000 different structural steel and aluminum shapes, fasteners, bolts, and more.

Instead of drawing arcs, lines, and circles, you assemble technical drawings by dragging SmartShapes symbols from the stencils and dropping them on the page.

System Requirements

PC Windows 95
Required CPU 486-66
Required RAM 16MB
Req. Hard Drive 15MB Free
Rec. Hard Drive 105
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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