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SMS Visio Utils V1

How do you quickly and easily take a spreadsheet of basic Cabinet data including width and depth attributes and layout and organise that quickly on an accurate floor plan? How do you organise complex topology diagrams? Or publish diagrams with multiple data graphics into a web format for intranet portals?

Square Mile Systems has produced a free Visio addin which is aimed at making data center and infrastructure documentation that little bit easier. This has grown out of the skills which are available in our public Visio for IT Professionals training courses, and our consultancy work.

DC Layout (click to enlarge)

Features by module:

  • DC Layout
    Automatic re-sizing of cabinet shapes on accurate scale drawings of floor plans using width/depth attributes (shape data)
    Automated layout in rows or columns
    See module page for details and video
  • DC Floor Tiles
    Create grids of shapes (e.g. floor tiles) quickly and easily
    Label selected shapes with numbers or letters
    See module page for details and video
  • Diagram Linker – New with Version 1.4
    Easily creating “drill down” diagrams linking shapes on a master diagram to diagrams holding details.
    See module page for details
  • Network Connector – New with Version 1.4
    This is an intelligent Visio master shape (stencil) for use in network diagrams, and shows port labels on connections.
    See module page for details
  • Diagram Organizer
    Organizing and filtering complex network, application and service impact topology diagrams
    See module page for details and video
  • Diagram Publisher
    Saving pages in web format automatically with multiple data graphics applied for publishing to dashboards and intranet portals
    See module page for details and video
  • Network Organizer
    Automatically laying out network diagrams and spacing connectors so that you can see ports used – easy to update as your networks change
    See module page for details and video

User Guide

For more details:

The addin supports Visio 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 (Professional or Premium versions required for shape data and data graphics support).

 

Free Online Sessions Covering the Visio Utilities

In 2017 we are now running free 30 minute online sessions covering the utilities and infrastructure diagramming. To register a place use our contact form and identify the session you want to attend in the comments. We’ll send on registration details to attend. Please check your PC is compatible with the Cisco Webex service beforehand.

Date

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Thu 14th December

UK 07:00   SYD 16:00

UK 12 Noon   EDT 07:00

UK 18:00   EDT 13:00

Thu 25th January

UK 07:00   SYD 16:00

UK 12 Noon   EDT 07:00

UK 18:00   EDT 13:00

Download

To obtain the addin, please register using the contacts page. This signs you up to our support mailing list (for notification of updates) and you will receive an email with a link to the download.