Visio by DPTPB: Cable stencil (v2)

March 15, 2017 update notes for Visio by DPTPB stencil collection.

Completely rebuilt cable shapes

  • Using thinner lines
    • old lines were 0,45 pt
    • new lines are 0,25 pt
  • This leaves more room to run cables in busy drawings
    • can also use 1600% zoom level to space cables
    • sometimes required around busy switch shapes
  • New labels within cable end shapes
    • even though original labels were vector based there was some scaling issues
    • Used more consistent way of making labels and they scale better now
    • Three types cable end shapes with labels
      • 1 row, three uppercase characters
        • 1G, 10G, 16G,32G
      • 1 row, four uppercase characters
        • 100G, 128G
      • 2 rows
        • row 1: max four lowercase / three uppercase characters
          • brcd,csco,ntap,ntnx,HPE
        • row 2: max two to three uppercase characters
          • 10, 40

Picture: Cable shape with 1 row / three character cable end shape

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Picture: Cable shape with 1 row / four character cable end shape

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Picture: Cable shape with 2 row cable end shape

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Completely rebuilt placeholder shapes

  • New dynamic shapes where font size scales with shape size
  • Can change the text displayed using “Shape Data”
  • Look like regular cable end shapes, but are built differently
  • You can make custom placeholder shapes by changing
    • the size of the shape
    • the text shown in the shape (shape data window)
  • Unfortunately the cable end shapes are built differently and I couldn’t make them dynamic, each has to be built separately and the text cannot be changed
  • The difference is that with placeholder shapes the text is font, but with port end label shape I had to convert the font to regular visio shape (by using inkscape)

Picture: All placeholder shapes and one scaled placeholder shape

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Re-organized shapes in stencil

  • Place holders used as “headers” for shape classes
  • DAC cables in grouped by vendor in alphabetical order
    • BRCD,CSCO,HPE,NTAP,NTNX
  • HPE DAC cables 10GbE / 40GbE + matching placeholder shapes
    • Required with Nutanix when using HPE switch
    • Nutanix DAC cables are not supported with HPE switches
    • HPE DAC cables cannot be used with NetApp
      • Only Cisco DAC cables supported for host-side connections

Picture: Misc shapes in Visio “Shapes” window

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Picture: IPMI, 1GbE & 10GbE shapes in Visio”Shapes” window

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Picture: Brocade DAC shapes in Visio”Shapes” window

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Picture: Cisco DAC shapes in Visio”Shapes” window

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Picture: HPE DAC shapes in Visio”Shapes” window

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Picture: NetApp DAC shapes in Visio”Shapes” window

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Picture: Nutanix DAC shapes in Visio”Shapes” window

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Picture: 10GbE/25GbE/40GbE/50GbE/100GbE shapes in Visio”Shapes” window

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Picture: Node1 & Node2 12G SAS Cable shapes in Visio”Shapes” window

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Picture: Node1 & Node2 Quad-Path 12G SAS Cable shapes in Visio”Shapes” window

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Picture: Transitional 12G-to-6G SAS Cable shapes in Visio”Shapes” window

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Picture: Node1 & Node2 6G SAS Cable shapes in Visio”Shapes” window

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Picture: NetApp ACP Cable shapes in Visio”Shapes” window

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Picture: 4G/8G/16G/32G/128G FC Fiber shapes in Visio”Shapes” window

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Picture: NetApp FCVI shapes in Visio”Shapes” window

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Picture: ISL Fiber shapes in Visio”Shapes” window

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Picture: Cable Decoder shapes in Visio”Shapes” window

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Picture: Misc2 shapes in Visio”Shapes” window

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Added “Blocking” shape for ports and PCI slots

  • Red Cross, tilted 45 degrees

Connection points to Cable Decoder Boxes

  • for easier placement in rear view drawings
  • New versions used in templates

Updated Universal Margin Shape

  • used as background image for templates and drawings
  • modified size of different fields, so that there is more room for “filename” field
  • New version used in templates
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