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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 to address this issue. There appears to be much more users there that may be able to help you.
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