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How do I create irregular shaped rooms with "walls"?

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Using Visio2K and we're trying to layout a retail space that is not

retangular but is sort of L-Shaped. Thought I could create two

rectangles and then connect them, but when you use the wall function

it doesn't seem to understand I want to merge or union the two shapes.

Hope I'm explaining this correctly.

Lets say I have a space that is four-sided, measures 25 feet wide, and

100 feet deep. Now I have a 2nd space at the rear left of the

building that is 25 feet wide and 25 feet deep. So both "rooms" are

aligned at the back, and this creates the L-Shape. The left wall now

goes back 75 feet, jogs left for 25 feet, then back 25 feet. The back

wall is 50 feet wide, and the right front to back wall is 100 feet

long. The store-front is 25 feet wide.

Making this shape using the line tool is easy, and its also possible

to make the two shapes and combine them... as long as the "walls" are

simple lines. Try to use "walls" and it doesn't seem to work. Maybe

I'm missing something here?

Mike

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    • Hi Mike,

      See if this works:

      - Draw your various overlapping rectangles using "Space" shapes.

      - Select the Space shapes, then choose Shape > Operations > Union

      You'll get one big, ugly shape, instead of a bunch of separate ones.

      - Now go to Plan > Convert to walls.

      You should get what you want.

      Hope this helps,

      Chris Roth

      Visio MVP

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      > Using Visio2K and we're trying to layout a retail space that is not

      > retangular but is sort of L-Shaped. Thought I could create two

      > rectangles and then connect them, but when you use the wall function

      > it doesn't seem to understand I want to merge or union the two shapes.

      > Hope I'm explaining this correctly.

      > Lets say I have a space that is four-sided, measures 25 feet wide, and

      > 100 feet deep. Now I have a 2nd space at the rear left of the

      > building that is 25 feet wide and 25 feet deep. So both "rooms" are

      > aligned at the back, and this creates the L-Shape. The left wall now

      > goes back 75 feet, jogs left for 25 feet, then back 25 feet. The back

      > wall is 50 feet wide, and the right front to back wall is 100 feet

      > long. The store-front is 25 feet wide.

      > Making this shape using the line tool is easy, and its also possible

      > to make the two shapes and combine them... as long as the "walls" are

      > simple lines. Try to use "walls" and it doesn't seem to work. Maybe

      > I'm missing something here?

      > Mike

      #1; Fri, 06 Jun 2008 14:01:00 GMT