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Old 11-05-2017, 11:48 AM
natelfo natelfo is offline Windows 7 64bit Office 2010 64bit
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Default Controlling shapes by connected lines' values

Hello everyone. I just started using Visio and I am teaching myself how to use it, through tutorials and reading about it and I have learned a lot in the last few days. I'm primarily going to be using it for electrical schematics.



One thing I am trying to figure out how to do, or if it can be done, is can you use a connection point as a source for an action/control? For example, lets say I want to control a relay and there is a connection point to the power input pin. I would like to be able to use a value, say a scratch value of a connecting line's shapesheet, to change a value on the relay depending on whether that line is connected or not?

Basically, can a value on a connector line's sheet influence what it is connected to, and vice-versa, and be limited by whether or not that line is connected to a particular item. What I want to do is make an interactive schematic where a line will be red if it has power on it, then you close a switch, which passes the power through, turning the next line red, and that line connects to and triggers a relay. I would like this to be line status dependent so that I can make a master stencil for these parts that look at what's connected instead of specific sheet numbers, so I don't have to modify them too much as these will be used in various schematics.

Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-06-2017, 11:25 AM
JimP JimP is offline Windows 10 Office 2013
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I am not certain that this is possible. However, I have never claimed to be the sharpest tool in the shed. You may want to visit http://visguy.com/vgforum/ to address this issue. There appears to be much more users there that may be able to help you.
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