How to create a floor plan by using Microsoft Visio?

How to create a floor plan by using MS Visio?

MS Office is the great and popular software which increase the productivity of every organization and make their work easier and faster. This software can be installed by just visiting to the official website office.com/setup. It has many applications like Skype, Outlook and MS Visio etc. Every application has its own functions. Here we are discussing about MS Visio and its benefits.

What is MS Visio?

MS Visio is a diagram tool and it helps to create flowcharts, diagrams, create maps and floor plans. It has variety of build in shapes, objects, and stencils which makes your work easier. In this you can also create your own shapes. This application is very helpful for the architectures, builders and home designers.

How to create a floor plan by using MS Visio?

In the MS Visio option, use the Floor Plan template to create the floor plans for the individual room or for the entire floor of the building. This will include the wall structure, building core and other electrical symbols.

Start a new Floor plan:

For creating a floor, in the category list, click on Maps and Floor Plans category. Then click on Floor Plan and then click on create.

Create the Exterior Wall Structure:

Using room shapes, from the wall, shell and structure stencil drag one room shape to the drawing page. Resize the room shape by using the resizing tool.

Using the wall shapes, from the structure stencil drag the exterior wall structure to the drawing page. You can resize the walls by dragging an endpoint, to set the options right click wall shapes, and drag the endpoint from wall to another.

Create the Interior Wall Structure:

From the structure stencil, drag the wall shapes to the drawing page and position them inside the exterior structure. Again resize the walls, right click on to set it and drag the endpoint from one wall to another.

Add doors and windows:

From the wall, structure and shell stencil, on the top of the wall drag the wall and window settings.

Add Structural Elements:

For structural elements, from the structure stencil drag the structural shapes such as columns to the drawing page. From the building core stencil, drag the shapes such as stairs on to the drawing page.

Add Electrical Symbols and Dimension lines:

From the electrical and telecom stencil, drag the switches, and other wall fixtures onto the drawing page. Then right click on wall, and add dimensions. And reposition the dimension lines.

Insert a CAD floor plan:

In the insert tab, and in the illustration group, click on CAD drawing.  And in the Insert Auto CAD drawing, select the CAD file you want and click on Open. Accept the size and location and click ok.

Save as DWG file:

On the file tab, select Save As >Browse. Now change the Save as type to Auto CAD drawing (.dwg).

Conclusion:

If you have any kind of issue then you can contact to the customer care of MS Office via www.office.com/setup. They will help you in every way at any time and at any place.

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