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Create a pneumatic or hydraulic control system diagram

Create fluid power diagrams in Visio Professional or Visio Plan 2 to document hydraulic or pneumatic control systems, such as those used in factory automation systems, heavy machinery, or automobile suspension systems.

Fluid power diagram

  1. In Visio 2016 and newer versions: Click Templates > Engineering > Fluid Power > Create.

    In Visio 2013: Click Categories > Engineering > Fluid Power > Create.

    In Visio 2010: Under Template Categories, click Engineering > Fluid Power > Create.

    This drawing type opens an unscaled drawing page in landscape orientation Wide page. You can change this setting at any time.

  2. Drag equipment and valve shapes onto the drawing page.

    You can configure many shapes by right-clicking them.

  3. Connect components using the Connector tool Button image or Connectors shapes.

    Use the Connector tool

    1. On the Home tab, in the Tools group, click Button imageConnector.

    2. Drag from a connection point on the first shape to a connection point on the second shape.

      For more information on using connectors, see Add connectors between shapes.

    Use connector shapes

    1. Drag a connector shape onto the drawing page.

    2. Place the connector's begin point on the parent shape (the shape you’re connecting from). Place the connector's end point on the child shape (the shape you’re connecting to).

  4. Add text to shapes by selecting the shape and typing.

    Most fluid power shapes have a control handle that you can drag to reposition text.

  5. Add callouts and other reference notes. For more information, see Annotate a diagram by using callouts.

  6. Shapes can have shape data. You can enter shape data and add new data to a shape. To do that:

    1. Right-click the shape and select Data > Shape Data.

    2. In the Shape Data pane, click in each data field and type or select a value.

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