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Assign Shapes to Categories

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Feature

 

This feature allows you assign specific Shapes to Categories/Subcategories. This is primarily used for Elevation and Plan shapes. This is similar to the Assign Categories to Shapes feature but this allows you to customize the shape that drops for a specific Category/Subcategory.

Details

Viewing/Assigning

 

To access this feature, within the Visio interface click on a page tab, e.g. Elevation View:

 

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In the D-Tools SI 2016 window within Visio, click the View dropdown and choose to display by Category:

 

 

To get even more granular, click the View dropdown and select "Display Subcategory":

 

 

This will display the Product Tree by Category then by Subcategory then by Manufacturer then by Model if you expand all nodes. In this example I selected the "BLURAY" subcategory from the "Video Sources" Category. Right-click on the Subcategory and select Shape->Assign:

 

 

 

This will open the Assign Shape to Category form:

 

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Select the shape you want, in this case I chose the "Disc Player" Shape. If you wish to customize the Shape, leave the "Display shape data on assignment" option checked and click [OK].

Display Shape Data on Assignment

 

This form will allow you to make many customizations to the Shape you have chosen for the Category/Subcategory. For details of these settings, click here.

 

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Assign Shapes to Products

 

You can also assign specific Shapes to individual Products. This is particularly useful if you want the faceplate to be silver vs. black for a specific Product, for example. The steps are the same as above, except instead of selecting a Category/Subcategory in the Product Tree, you would select a specific Product:

 

Unassigning

 

If you want a "clean slate" to work from, you can choose to unassign all existing specific Product assignments. Be warned, this action can not be undone for any user assignments.

 

In the D-Tools SI 2016 window within Visio, click the Manage Shapes button and select Manage Assignments->Unassign Products:

 

 

This will open the Delete Product Shape Assignments form.

 

 

Check Page Type for which you want to delete the assignments and click [Yes]. This will display the following warning:

 

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21:23, 27 Feb 2016

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