When you have launched Visio 2002 and opened a new document, you can start working with SmartShapes. In a Visio drawing document, SmartShapes represent both objects in the real world and concepts. Visio shapes can represent the following:
Objects in the physical world, such as desks, chairs, and computers on a floor plan.
Objects in an organizational hierarchy, such as employees in an organization chart.
Objects in a software or database model, such as entities and relationships in a database model diagram.
Visio shapes are designed to behave the way you want them to in a particular context. For example, shapes for doors, windows, and desks—things that are built to standard industry sizes are locked against sizing ...