Free shapes and stencils for Microsoft Visio
Visio shapes stencils and templates
for Microsoft ® Visio ® 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plan 1 and Plan 2
Omnigraffle Pro, MyDraw, SmartDraw, ConceptDraw Pro and Lucidchart Pro.
I've added 'Useful' buttons to each download, please let me know which downloads are useful to you.
1. 66 Block and 110 Block stencil for Visio
A stencil containing 66 Block and 110 Block shapes. These are punchdown blocks (a type of connector) used for telecomms and network wiring. The blocks are used for terminating up to 25 (or 50) solid copper wires. On these shapes each pin has a connection point for attaching standard Visio connectors.
|66/110 Block for Visio in .vss format||66block_vss.zip||1.2||13th November 2021||46 KB||Download||Visio 2000/2002.|
|66/110 Block for Visio in .vssx format||66block_vssx.zip||1.2||13th November 2021||40 KB||Download||Visio 2013/2016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plan 2.|
|66/110 Block for Visio in .vsdx format||66block_vsdx.zip||1.2||13th November 2021||52 KB||Download||Visio Online Plan 1.|
2. Universal chemical formula shape for Visio
A stencil containing a Universal chemical formula shape. When creating chemical formulae there can be a lot of formatting with subscripts, use this shape though and make it easy. Drag the shape onto your drawing, don't edit the shape's text directly, but edit the shape's Custom Properties (Shape Data), entering the letters and numbers into the shape's data fields. Whether it's a simple or the more complex ethyl ethanoate or butan-1-ol
|Chemistry for Visio in .vss format||chemistry_vss.zip||1.0||13th November 2021||6 KB||Download||Visio 2000/2002.|
|Chemistry for Visio in .vssx format||chemistry_vssx.zip||1.0||13th November 2021||10 KB||Download||Visio 2013/2016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plan 2.|
|Chemistry for Visio in .vsdx format||chemistry_vsdx.zip||1.0||13th November 2021||13 KB||Download||Visio Online Plan 1.|
3. Circuit board shapes stencil for Visio
A stencil containing 3D circuit board shapes. These shapes used to be in our Electronics for Visio shapes but are now made available for free.
|Circuit boards for Visio||circuit-boards_vss.zip||1.4||13th November 2021||20 KB||Download||Visio 2000/2002/2007/2010.|
|Circuit boards for Visio||circuit-boards_vssx.zip||1.4||13th November 2021||20 KB||Download||Visio 2013/2016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plan 2.|
|Circuit boards for Visio||circuit-boards_vsdx.zip||1.4||13th November 2021||31 KB||Download||Visio Online Plan 1.|
4. Class shape document for Visio
Class shape document for software diagrams.
|Class shape for Visio||class_vsdx.zip||1.0||13th November 2021||18 KB||Download||Visio 2013/2016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plan 2.|
5. Control systems diagrams in Visio
Control systems diagrams shapes document.
|Control systems for Visio||Example_control_system_vsd.zip||1.0||13th November 2021||14 KB||Download||Visio 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plan 2.|
6. Doing sums in Visio
A little bit of Visio shapesheet jiggery-pokery and you can do sums in Visio. The document below has 3 shapes, each contains ShapeData, two contain a number, and the third contains
a formula to add together these numbers. All three shapes also display the numbers via a field in the shapes' text display. Do not just edit the shape text! Edit the Shapedata.
|Sums in Visio in .vsdx format||sums.vsdx.zip||1.0||11th January 2022||11 KB||Download||Visio 2013/2016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plans 1 and 2.|
7. Electronics breadboards shapes stencil for Visio
A stencil containing 2 electronics breadboard shapes with the standard 0.1" spacing.
Extract the stencil from the zip file and put in the "My Documents\My Shapes" folder.
|Electronics breadboards for Visio (VSS format)||breadboards_vss.zip||1.1||13th November 2021||99 KB||Download||Visio 2000/2002/2007/2010.|
|Electronics breadboards for Visio (VSSX format)||breadboards_vssx.zip||1.1||13th November 2021||123 KB||Download||Visio 2013/2016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plan 2.|
8. Fire Diamond shape stencil for Visio
A stencil containing a Fire Diamond shape.
|Fire Diamond for Visio||fire-diamond_vss.zip||1.1||13th November 2021||6 KB||Download||Visio 2000/2002/2007/2010.|
|Fire Diamond for Visio||fire-diamond_vssx.zip||1.1||13th November 2021||10 KB||Download||Visio 2013/2016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plan 2.|
9. Grafcet (Sequential Function Charts) diagram shapes stencil and template for Visio
Grafcet diagrams (or Sequential Function Charts) are used to illustrate and specify the operation of reactive systems.
These stencils (both metric and US units) contain shapes and symbols for creating Grafcet
diagrams very quickly within Microsoft Visio.
All the shapes glue together nicely, Transition and Action shapes should be dropped in the middle of the flow line, Branch Start and Branch End shapes have connection points set up for up to four branches, if more branches are needed then you can just add a new Branch symbol alongside.
|Grafcet for Visio msi file||Visio_grafcet_2015_04_10.msi||1.1||16th August 2020||332 KB||Download||Visio 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plan 2.|
|Grafcet for Visio zip file||Visio_grafcet_2015_04_10.zip||1.1||16th August 2020||29 KB||Download||Visio 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plan 2.|
A very simple example diagram.
This software works with:
- Microsoft Visio 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, 2021 (any version, Standard, Professional or Premium) and Visio Online Plan 2.
- ConceptDraw Pro on Mac OSX and Windows.
- Omnigraffle Pro on the Mac and iPad.
Running Visio Pro 2016 and Windows 10
The text of the Transition shape is overlapping the shape. I think the text should be just to the right of the shape or allow a repositioning.
Use the Text Block tool to move the text to the required location.
10. MASCOT shapes stencil for Visio
A stencil containing MASCOT shapes.
MASCOT was a software design methodology developed by the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment (RSRE) in Malvern, Worcestershire, UK from the 1970s and 1980s.
|MASCOT stencil for Visio||MASCOT_vsx.zip||1.1||13th November 2021||15 KB||Download||Visio 2003/2007/2010|
|MASCOT stencil for Visio||MASCOT_vssx.zip||1.1||28th December 2021||34 KB||Download||Visio 2013/2016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plan 2.|
11. Multi-tree Connector
A document containing a grouped connector similar to the multi-tree square connector, but allowing individual line ends and other line settings to be made.
|Multi-tree square connector for Visio||connector1_vsd.zip||1.0||13th November 2021||10 KB||Download||Visio 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plan 2.|
12. Occam shapes stencil and template for Visio
A stencil that can be used to create drawings as per the example below. The template provides a blank drawing canvas and defines the way connections flow on a drawing. All the symbols have connection points at suitable locations.
|Occam for Visio||occam.zip||1.2||16th August 2020||36 KB||Download||Visio 2000/2002/2003/2007/2010/2013/2016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plan 2.|
13. PEST-SWOT diagrams in Visio
Three templates for creating PEST (and PESTEL/PESTLE) and SWOT diagrams for business and marketing analysis.
(PEST = Political, Economic, Social, Technological)
(SWOT = Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats).
This has now been updated to include a PESTEL (or PESTLE) template (E = Environmental, L = Legal)
|PEST-SWOT for Visio||pest_swot_vss.zip||1.2||16th August 2020||50 KB||Download||These shapes work with Visio 2000/2002/2003/2007/2010|
|PEST-SWOT for Visio||pest_swot_vssx.zip||1.2||27th December 2021||78 KB||Download||These shapes work with Visio 2013/2016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plan 2.|
14. Plastics recycling shapes stencil for Visio
A stencil of shapes for plastics recycling.
|Plastics recycling for Visio||plastics-recycling_vss.zip||1.2||13th November 2021||100 KB||Download||These shapes work with Visio 2000/2002/2003/2007/2010.|
|Plastics recycling for Visio||plastics-recycling_vssx.zip||1.2||13th November 2021||58 KB||Download||These shapes work with Visio 2013/2016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plan 2.|
15. Protocol Stack shapes stencil and template for Visio
A stencil that can be used to create protocol stack layer and
message drawings as per the example below.
The template provides a blank drawing canvas and defines the way connections flow on a drawing.
All the symbols have connection points at suitable locations.
|Protocol Stack for Visio||protocol_stack_vss.zip||1.3||16th August 2020||20 KB||Download||These shapes work with Visio 2000/2002/2003/2007/2010|
|Protocol Stack for Visio||protocol_stack_vssx.zip||1.3||27th December 2021||26 KB||Download||These shapes work with Visio 2013/2016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plan 2.|
16. Quadrilateral shape document for Visio
A document containing a flexible quadrilateral shape. Use the four control handles to create any 4-sided figure.
|Quadrilateral shape for Visio||quadrilateral_vsdx.zip||1.0||13th November 2021||10 KB||Download||Visio 2013/2016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plan 2.|
17. Quantum Computing shapes for Visio
14 shapes in 1 stencil of shapes (1 metric and 1 in US units) that can be used to create quantum computing diagrams. The templates provide a blank drawing canvas and defines the way connections flow on drawings.
All the symbols have connection points at suitable locations.
Use the standard built-in Visio connectors to join shapes.
|Quantum Computing for Visio||qc.zip||1.1.0||29th January 2021||63 KB||Download||These shapes work with Visio 2013/2016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plan 2.|
18. Resource Allocation Graph shapes
Some time ago a user asked about how to get hold of shapes to do Resource Allocation Graphs, here are some shapes you can use to create diagrams of this type.
|Resource Allocation Graph shapes||Resource_Allocation_Graph_Shapes_vsd.zip||1.1||16th August 2020||11 KB||Download||This shape works with Visio 2000/2002/2003/2007/2010|
|Resource Allocation Graph shapes||Resource_Allocation_Graph_Shapes_vsdx.zip||1.1||27th December 2021||13 KB||Download||This shape works with Visio 2013/2016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plan 2.|
19. Slanted-end Connector
A user on SuperUser recently asked for a connector with the left-hand end slanted for use on IDEF0 diagrams. Here is such a connector, the angle of the slanted end can be changed using the control point
|Slanted-end connector for Visio||slanty_end_connector_vsdx.zip||1.0||13th November 2021||11 KB||Download||Visio 2013/2016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plan 2.|
20. Syntax diagram shapes for Visio
Syntax diagrams (also called railroad diagrams) can be used to illustrate the grammar of a computer language as per the example below. The diagram contains all the shapes, just copy and paste to create your own. All the symbols have connection points at suitable locations.
|Syntax diagrams for Visio||syntax_diagram_vsd.zip||1.0||13th November 2021||33 KB||Download||These shapes work with Visio 2000/2002/2003/2007/2010|
|Syntax diagrams for Visio||syntax_diagram_vsdx.zip||1.0||27th December 2021||30 KB||Download||These shapes work with Visio 2013/2016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plan 2.|
21. Text on a grid
A question was asked on Stack Overflow about
how to align text characters with the Visio grid. Unfortunately the Visio grid doesn't work in such a fashion, but there is another way.
First, this only works with mono-spaced fonts. The shape included here uses the font "Liberation Mono". The built-in shapes in Visio include a Grid shape in the stencil Shapes -> Business -> Charts and Graphs -> Charting Shapes. I've put this shape on a page, then made it a background page. Make a new foreground page, make the background page the background for this new page, then add a shape that you want to add the text to. Now make this shape at least partially transparent so the grid shows though. Align the shapes as required, and resize and set the font size to suit.
|Text on a grid||textOnGrid.vsd.zip||1.0||10th January 2022||35 KB||Download||These shapes work with Visio 2003/2007/2010/20132016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plan 2.|
22. Warning signs shape stencil for Visio
A stencil containing warning sign shapes.
|Warning Signs for Visio||warning-signs-vss.zip||1.6||16th August 2020||292 KB||Download||These shapes work with Visio 2000/2002/2003/2007/2010/2013|
|Warning Signs for Visio||warning-signs-vssx.zip||1.6||27th December 2021||146 KB||Download||These shapes work with Visio 2016/2019/2021/Visio Online Plan 2.|