IN THIS CHAPTER
Working with walls
Adding doors, windows, and other openings
Adding cubicles and furniture
Creating HVAC and reflected ceiling plans
Creating electrical and telecom plans
Creating plumbing plans
Documenting security and access systems
Creating site and landscaping plans
Drawing directional maps
Labeling and numbering shapes
Whether you're planning the remodel of a house, reorganizing office cubicles, or designing a major manufacturing facility, Visio floor plan templates get you started. Although Visio Standard provides only a few shapes for laying out office space, Visio Professional includes templates, stencils, and shapes for a variety of architectural and engineering plans.
Visio Professional plan templates start with the building shell—walls, doors, and windows—and continue with furnishings, electrical service, plumbing, HVAC, and other building services. The template list moves outdoors to include site and landscaping plans, security and access plans, and maps.
Unlike CAD programs, which come with oodles of drafting commands for drawing plan contents, Visio architectural and engineering capabilities stem from the shapes on the many architectural and engineering stencils. If you're familiar with basic Visio techniques including dragging control handles and setting shape data values to implement special behaviors, you already know most of what you need. Although Visio plan templates provide the tools you need to draw ...