Visio by DPTPB: Update Notes for All Switch stencils

March 15, 2017 update notes for Visio by DPTPB stencil collection.

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Visio by DPTPB: Back to Drawing Board

March 15, 2017 update notes for Visio by DPTPB stencil collection.

This release is geared more towards ease of use of existing DPTPB Visio stencils rather than releasing many new shapes. There are some visual improvements, especially with Nutanix stencil, no more blurry raster based shapes, I’ve built my own vector-based Nutanix shapes.

It may look like much haven’t changed, but the changes are quite dramatic under the hood. I’ve changed the way DPTPB Visio shapes are used and built, both for easier usage and shape maintenance. This took quite a lot of work, in fact so much work that I don’t simply have enough time on my hands to update all my stencils to new style in one go.

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CutePDF vs Save as PDF in Visio

It seems that the built-in Visio PDF converter doesn’t respect line weights (or thickness setting for a line). If using line weights below 0,5 pt the built-in PDF converter will use 0,5 pt line weight anyway.

I am in progress of  upgrading my Visio stencil collection. I am using lesser line weights with some of the new shapes, like cable and port placeholder shapes.  Some details were lost when using Visio’s built-in PDF converter (save as PDF).

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