From the Microsoft Visio 2010 MVP Sessions. Learn about importing and using computer-aided design (CAD) drawings as space plans in Microsoft Visio 2010. This video reviews how to work with the Space Plan Startup Wizard to import CAD drawings and adjust both the drawing and the page settings to fit together. It also covers tips such as using layers to show only the important elements and using the boundary shape to quickly find the area of the diagram. Link
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Other than my personal life and hobbies I am all about the system integration and A/V industry. I started in 1981 as a “TV delivery specialist” for the Good Guys a west coast CE chain. From there I started my own big dish satellite installation company which morphed into a home theater installation company in the early 90’s. I got out of the installation business in 1996 and went to work for an electrical contractor as project manager of their residential division where I was exposed to the complexities of old school/analog job costing, estimating, blueprints and project scheduling. Being a long time PC geek and creator of some database driven estimating tools I knew that there had to be a better way to deal with these complex projects. During the course of my employment there I was exposed to Visio as an easy to use drawing tool. After spending some time with it I realized that I could hook it up to a database and automate many of the disparate processes I needed to do to accomplish my tasks. That let to the formation of my current company D-Tools which is the leader in the marketplace with thousands of companies using our design, engineering and business management tools. My direct contact information is on the About tab.