Create a home plan

Show me an example

  1. On the File menu, point to New, point to Building Plan, and then click Home Plan.

By default, this template opens a scaled drawing page (scaled drawing page: A drawing page with a drawing scale, such as 1/4" = 1' or 2 cm = 1 m.) in landscape orientation Wide page. You can change these settings at any time.

  1. Create or insert a floor plan by doing one of the following:

Create a floor plan

Use room shapes

Use wall shapes

The endpoints turn red when the walls are glued. Intersections between two walls get cleaned up automatically.

 Note   For walls to join properly, Glue to Shape geometry must be selected in the Snap & Glue dialog box.

How

The endpoints turn red when the walls are glued. Intersections between two walls get cleaned up automatically.

 Note   For walls to join properly, Glue to Shape geometry must be selected in the Snap & Glue dialog box.

How

How

From the Walls, Shell and Structure stencil, drag door and window shapes on top of walls.

Doors and windows automatically rotate to align with the wall and glue to the wall. They also acquire the wall's thickness and move with walls when you reposition them.

Add electrical symbols

From the Electrical and Telecom stencil, drag wall switches, outlets, and other wall fixtures onto wall shapes. Release the mouse button when a red square Red box showing glued connection point image appears, indicating that the symbol is glued to the wall. Wall fixtures automatically rotate to align with the wall and glue to the wall.

You can also drag ceiling fixture shapes, such as the Ceiling fan, onto the drawing page.

Add dimension lines to walls

 Note   To see a tip about a control handle for a selected shape, pause the pointer over the handle.

Insert a CAD floor plan

After you have inserted the drawing, you can resize it, change its scale (scale: A measure of the relationship between actual distances and distances represented in a Visio drawing. For example, a floor plan might have a scale of one meter of actual distance to one centimeter in the drawing.), or move it. You can also lock the Microsoft Office Visio layer (layer: A named category of shapes. You can organize shapes in your drawing by assigning them to layers. You can selectively view, edit, print, or lock shapes on layers.) that contains the CAD drawing.

Copy and paste an existing Visio floor plan drawing into a new drawing

 Tip   You can lock the existing layers of a drawing so that you do not accidentally change them when you create a new plan on top.

  1. After you complete the framework for the home plan, you can add shapes for appliances, bath and kitchen fixtures, furniture, and garden accessories.
 
 
Applies to:
Visio 2003