IN THIS CHAPTER
Exploring the engineering templates
Using basic Visio techniques in engineering drawings
Creating mechanical engineering drawings
Creating electrical engineering drawings
Viewing process engineering models
Migrating Visio 2000 Process Engineering projects to Visio 2003
Creating P&ID and PFD drawings
Associating shapes with components
Working with component data
Tagging and numbering components
Generating process engineering reports
Engineering drawings can be complex, but building them doesn't have to be. The templates that Visio Professional provides for engineering disciplines include many of the shapes and symbols you need to prepare mechanical, electrical, and process engineering drawings, diagrams, and schematics. (Visio Standard doesn't include any of the engineering templates.)
What's more, you can use basic Visio techniques, such as drag and drop, shape text blocks, snap and glue, and shape data, to construct and fine-tune your engineering drawings. Although you can drag shapes from Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Process Engineering stencils onto a drawing page, with basic Visio tools, you can position those shapes to the precise tolerances required in parts and assembly diagrams. Connectors and glue define the relationships conveyed in process flow diagrams.
Engineering stencils include hundreds of configurable shapes that make it easy to produce the documents you want. In addition, the Process Engineering ...