Start a plumbing and piping plan in one of the following ways:
On a blank page
On the File menu, point to New, point to Building Plan, and then click Plumbing and Piping Plan.
By default, this drawing type 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 . You can change these settings at any time.
As a layer in a CAD floor plan
On the File menu, point to New, point to Building Plan, and then click Plumbing and Piping Plan. On the Insert menu, click CAD Drawing. For Files of type, select AutoCAD Drawing (*.dwg, *.dxf). Locate the CAD file, select it, and then click Open. To accept the size and scale of the CAD drawing, click OK.
Note If the drawing scale of the CAD drawing is different than the scale of your drawing page, you will be asked to match the scales or continue without matching.
After you have inserted the drawing, you can resize it, change its scale, or move it. You can also lock the Microsoft Office Visio layer that contains the CAD drawing.
Tip To change the properties of an inserted CAD drawing, right-click the drawing, point to CAD Drawing Object, and then click Properties.
As a layer in an existing Visio floor plan
On the File menu, click Open. In the Open dialog box, locate the drawing that you want to use. Select the file, and then click Open. On the File menu, point to Shapes, and then click Open Stencil. In the Open Stencil dialog box, double-click the Building Plan folder. Hold down CTRL, and then click Pipes and Valves - Pipes 1, Pipes and Valves - Pipes 2, Pipes and Valves - Valves 1, Pipes and Valves - Valves 2, and Plumbing to select the shapes for plumbing and piping plans. Click Open.
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.
Drag plumbing fixtures, pipes, and valve shapes onto the drawing page.
Right-click the shape and then click a command.
Drag selection handles , control handles , and endpoints .
To see a tip that describes what a control handle on a selected shape does, pause the pointer over the handle.
Enter custom property values
Select the shape, and then on the Shape menu, click Custom Properties. In the Custom Properties dialog box, click in each custom property field and type or select a value.
Connect plumbing components with pipes.
Drag pipe shapes onto the drawing page. Glue each end of the pipe shapes to connection points
on the other shapes. To resize a pipe, drag an endpoint (
Label shapes by selecting them and typing. To reposition a label, drag the label's control handle .