What You Get
When you purchase the Über Rack Unit Dimension Line Visio SmartShape you get a Visio stencil and a drawing for testing the shapes. There are instructions for "installing" the stencil to your Shapes/Favorites for easy access.
You can also choose between new (Visio 2013+) and older (Visio 2010-) versions of the files.
The "Tester" Visio diagram that is included with the zip file that you download is a convenient place for you to try out the shape and put it through its paces. Ultimately you will copy the stencil (.vss or .vssx) to your My Shapes directory, so that you can easily call it up when you need the rack unit shapes.The full version offers a stencil containing four Visio master shapes that support up to 50, 100, 200 and 400 tick marks. It is best to pick the smallest version possible that will meet your diagramming needs, as the larger versions of the shape will perform more slowly. The shapes are pretty complex, and the 400-tick-mark version of the shape could be rather slow, depending on your hardware!
If you are interested in the free trial of this shape, return to the article and look for the download link for the free version.
- Choose tick mark styles: box, checkered-box or lines
- Set line and text color for major, even and odd ticks
- Specify textual prefixes and suffixes
- Control number formatting
- Set starting and step values for counting
- Set physical tick-mark size (default is 1.75" = 1 Rack Unit)
- Can be applied to any diagramming situation that requires special scaled/ruled units.
Read the Article
This article explains the details of what the shape can be used for, and how to use it:
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Visio 2013 (US English), Windows 10 (US English)
Visio 2016 (US English), Windows 10 (US English)
Visio 2007 (DE German), Windows 7 (DE German)
Download the free trial to see if it works on your setup!
PROBABLY DOES NOT RUN ON Visio 2002 or older.
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