Visio Pro 2016 now has support for AutoCAD 2013 and a webcast

Over 12 million people use Visio to visually communicate complex information, document business processes and more. Now Visio Pro for Office 365 customers can insert and open the latest AutoCAD 2013 and 2010 file formats. Architects, engineers, operations teams and others can collaborate more effectively on AutoCAD design documents in Visio with capabilities such as co-authoring, commenting and annotation. You can even add data on top of your layout and design to provide operational insights. For example, import an AutoCAD diagram of a building and add people and facilities to the floor plan to more easily track resources or simply highlight key architectural information to share with others. Sign up for a free webcast on July 12 to learn more about using Visio to collaborate on AutoCAD files.

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Using Visio Professional 2016 Text Callouts, Icon Sets and Data Bars to display data directly

Last year, I blogged about using the master shapes used in Data Graphics in Visio 2013 Professional for displaying data directly, rather than embedded in other shapes as graphic items. Now that Visio Professional 2016 is released, and because there have been some improvements to the graphics, especially for Text Callouts, I have created stencils from the new masters, with some slight changes as outlined in my earlier articles. As before, the stencils can be downloaded into the My Shapes folder, from where they will be available for use at any time. These stencils are freely available to anyone with a Visio Professional 2016 licence.

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Microsoft Convergence EMEA 2015 in Barcelona

I am a little late posting this, but the day is young! I am on the Microsoft Visio booth if there is anyone out there who wants to learn more about the new Visio!

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See more about Convergence : http://www.microsoft.com/en/convergence/emea15/

See more about Visio 2016 : https://blogs.office.com/2015/10/01/the-new-visio-is-here-work-visually/

Limited time offer to buy my book half-price!

Those kind people at Packt have decided to offer my book for half-price from 16th until 24th September 2015!

Please visit www.visiorules.com for more information… and it is valid for Microsoft Visio 2016 too!

Office 2016 Preview for existing Office 365 subscribers

Exiting news for those of you who want to try the new version of Office, including Visio. The new Visio features include:

  • Rich Content – 850+ shapes redesigned (Electrical, Office Layout, Home Plan, Site Plan, Floor Plan)
  • Ease of Use – 40+ starter diagrams
  • Data Linked – One step data-linking
  • Secure Platform – Data loss prevention, Information Rights Management, Multifactor authentication

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