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Line Shapes

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There are two Line Shapes and are located in the Schematic and Line Shapes Visio stencil.

 

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Line Image

 

This shape is designed to work on the Line Diagram page as a way to flow out the system the user is designing.  If there is an image stored in your Catalog it will show up in the shape.  This is NOT a scaled shape and it does not respond to any dimensional information.

 

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Line

 

If no image is stored in your Catalog for a product, a plain box will display:

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Shape Data Window

 

All user adjustments are accessed through the Shape Data window. To display the Shape Data window, click the View tab then select "Shape Data" from the Task Panes dropdown:

 

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These are the Shape Data fields for Schematic Shapes:

 

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The most common used settings can also be accessed by right-clicking the Shape:

 

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Show  Text Blocks:  This will show or hide the text block in the middle of the shape.  This text block can be moved outside of the shape by moving the little yellow dot in the middle of the shape.  Default is set to True.

Merge Text Blocks:  You can break out the text block into separate Manufacturer, model and Component ID text blocks with separate movement options.  Default is set to True.

Snap Text Block Position:  You can have the text snap to specific areas on the shape or if  you turn it off you can free form the text.  Default is set to True.

Connection Point Spacing: This will change the number of connection points around the shape. The number of connection points depends on the size of the shape. The default is Medium Point Spacing.

Show Text Callout:  This displays a line that connects the text to the shape.  Default is set to True.

Hide Model: This will not display the Model Number on the shape. Default is set to False.

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