Visio For Video Surveillance Design

By: IPVM Team, Published on Feb 20, 2018

Many integrators have standardized on AutoCAD for camera layouts but new users may be overwhelmed by its learning curve. Microsoft's Visio Professional offers many of AutoCAD's core functions in an easier to use drag and drop package.

In this report we look at Visio for surveillance layouts, including:

  • using Visio stencils
  • camera manufacturer stencils
  • versions/pricing
  • floorplan compatibility
  • strengths/weaknesses
  • comparison to other tools

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  • ***** ***** ********
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Visio ******

*****'* **** ************* ** drag-and-dropping ***-***** ******, ****** "stencils", **** ****** ***** page *******. ***** ******** a ****** ** ******** for ************ *** ********, including ******* ****** *******, card *******, *** *********.

***** *** *** ******** Ribbon **** ********* ***** in *** ****** ******** since **** ****. **** should ** ******* *** navigation ** *** *****, especially ***** *** ******** with *** ******** **********.

**** **** ***** *** two ****** ** ********* for *****. ** *** focusing ** ***** ************, because ***** ******** **** not ******* **********, ** Security *** ****** ***** Plans.

Manufacturer ********

**** ****** ************* ***** Visio ******* ****** ** their *******(**** ********,****** ********,******** ********)** ** **** ** create ****** ****** *****. This ********* *** ******** of ******** ******* ** Visio, **** ****** **********, Field ** **** (***), and **** ***** ***** specific ** ****** ****** models.

*** *******, **** ******** stencils ***** ***** *** drag *** ****:

** **** ******:

**** ***** *** ******'* coverage **** ** ** enabled/disabled ***** *** ** useful ** ***** ******* to ***** *******:

Not *** ************ ******** ***** *** ********

***** ****** *** ** change *** ******* **** color ** *** ***** to ******** ************* ******* different ****** ******/************ ***** on *** *******. ************'* stencils ** *** ******* this ***** ****** **** in *** ***, *** also ********* ****** *** camera ** ****. ** have **** **** ****** using ****** **** ****** with **** ** *** manufacturer's ********.

***** ******** **** ********* on ******* ************'* ********. One ******* ** **** is, **** **** ******** down **** ** *** camera, *** **** **** show *** **** ***** to, ** ***** *** camera **** ** ***** missed ********* ** *** installation ****** ** *** camera. **** *** ** very ********, *** ** often ************** ** ***** camera ****** *****.

Floorplan *************

******** ***** ***** (****, png, ***), *** *****, in ******** ** *** CAD ***** *** ** imported **** *****. **** gives ***********, ****** ** matter **** *** **** format ** *** ***** plan ** ********.

*** ******:

*** ******:

Other ****

***** **** ******** ******** stencils *** ******** ******* rack ********. **** *** be **** ******** ** both *** ****** *********** as **** ** ************* of ******** ******** **** determining ************ ** **** space **** *** ******* or ******** ** *******. Visio *** **** * primary **** *** **** purpose ** ** ***********.

Visio *********

***** *** ********* *** end ***** ** ******** integrators *** * *** reasons:

  • ******* ******** ***** **** other ************
  • ***** ** ****** ************
  • ****** ** *** *** non-engineering *********** ** ******** without *** ********
  • *** ******* ********* **** and ******* ******* ******** in ******** ** *******
  • *** * ***** ** business ******** *** ***** outside ** ****** ****** drawings

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*******, ** *** ******* drawbacks ******** ** ************ specific *****:

  • ****** *** ***** ** not ******* **** ******* (look-through-walls ******)
  • ** ********* ***** ****** Editor (******* ****) *** markups during *********** 
  • **** ************ ******** ** not ******** ** *** effective *********
  • ********* **** ** ******* to *** ** *** formats *** ******* **** non-Visio *****
  • ******** ****** ******** ** a ********* *******
  • ** *************** ****** ** Microsoft *** ************ ******** stencils

Versus ***** *****

***** **** ****** ************* provide **** ****** ****** tools (****, *****, *******), this ***** **** ******* use ********* ** *** end **** *** ******** integrator's ******* ** *** camera ***** (** ** 2012, *** *% ** our ****** ** ***********).

*** ******* ****** **** for ************* *** *** projects ** *******. **** its ************ ******* *** document *******, ******** ******** camera *****, *** ********** availability ** ********* *** Engineering *****. ******* *** offer **** *-* ******** of * **** ****, limitless ************* ** ****** and ******, ******* ******** detailed ********, * **** higher ******** **, *** has * **** **** complex ********* **** ** necessary *** **** ****** Layout *******.

** ******** **************** ****, ******* ** ** be * ********** ******* tool. **** *** *********** features **** ************* ******, revision *******, *** **-***** 360° ********, ***** ********** noted *** * **** valuable ******* **** ***** system ******. ******* *** use ** *** **** the ********* ** ** complex **** **** ****** and ******* ***** ********.

Versus **** ****** **********

*** **** ****** ********** includes ******* ******** *** found ** *****:

  • ***** ******** ** *******:*** ********** ************ *,*** ****** ** cameras** ** **** *******. Visio ****** ******** *** available **** *** * handful ** *************.\
  • ** ***** *************:************, *** ********** ** models ******* ******* ************** of ***** ** *****, not ****** ** ***** stencils.
  • *** ************ *** *******: The ****** ********** ******** PPF ************ **** ** real **** (******* **** FOV) *** ** *******, along **** ******** *** sample ****** *** *******, night, ***** *** *****, and ********** ** *******.
  • ********** ***** ********:***** *** ****** ****** image ******** *** **** camera, ******** **** ********* Calculator ********, *** ********* in *****.
  • ******** ****** *******:********** ******** *** ** easily ******** ** ******** file *****, **** ** PDF, ******, **********, *** Word. ******* ******* ******* a ****** ******* ** Visio.

*******, *** ****** ********** ***** several *** ******** ***** in *****:

 

  • ** ***** *******:*** ****** ********** ******** only ************ *******, **** no ****** ** ******* access, *********, ** ***** symbols ********* ** *****.
  • ** **** *******:*****'* ******* ** ****** rack ******* **** ***-**** stencils ** *** ********* in *** ****** **********.
  • ** ******* ********:************, *** ****** ********** does *** ******* *****'* network *********** ********, ***** may ** ****** ** many **/** ************ ***********.

 

Visio **** **********

*********** ****** ****** ****** software **** **** ***** slightly ***** **** ******** to *****, **** *********** on ***** ******** ***** (Network *******, **** *******, Flow ******). ******* ** now ************ ****, **** a **** ******, ***** 3-D ****** *** ****** interface.

  • ********* ***** ************ ****:$***.** *** - *******
  • ******** ******* (******* ************ Only ** ** ****):$****/**** (** $***/*****)
  • ****:$*** – *******, **** $100 ****** ***********

Comments (30)

** ***'** ******* ** Visio ** ******* * would ******** ********* ******* at *-***** *** **** quoting ******** ** *** quote *** ****** *** married ********. *** *** have **** ***** **** on **** **** ******* and ***** **** ** your ***** ******* *** drag ***** **** **** quote **** *****.  

* **** ******* **** of *** *****, *** that ***** **** * great ****** *** ******* who ** ******* ** updating (** ****** ***** first) ******* *****. ** you *** *-*****?

** *** ********* ******* it.  * ** **** impressed ** **** **** make *** *******/****** ******* way **** *********, ******** *** we will **** ******* *** every *******. 

* *****, *** ****** demo ** *** **** them *** ****** **********. It's ** *****, *** very ******. ** **** haven't ********** ** ** need ** **** *** trigger ** *** ***********. But ** *** ******* person * ******'* **** having **.

***** ** *** * think ** ***** ** a **** **** ****.  Our ***** ** **** you **** ** **** someone ****** *** ****, input ***** ***. ** it *****'* ****.  ** couldn't ****** *** ******** and *** **** ** manage ** ** ***** to *** ** ********.

*-***** ******* *** * Million ***** ****** ***** you *** ******** *** import ***** **** *-*****. I *** **** ** important ***** **** ******** in * ****** ** minutes.   * **** ***** a ****** ** ******* tools *** *-***** ** by *** ** ********. 

*** *** ***** **** to **** *** **** pricing, ***** *** ******** all ****.  **** ****'* have **** ***** ** vendors **** ********* **** which * **** * great *******.

******* ****'* **** **** useful for ** ** **** of *** ******** *** not **** ******* "******" distributors.   

******* *************** ** **** you ******** *** ******** you **** *** *** sync **** ** ***** your ******* **** *** products *** **** ******.  We **** *** ** our ******* ** *** files ** ** ** very **** ** **** with *** *******. 

* ***** ***** ** Etilize.  **'* *******, *** when *** *** ******** link ** *&*, ****** and ******, * ***** that's ***** ** ****** saving **** *** *****.  I **** **** ************ and ************ **** **** direct ***** ***** **** kind ** ***********.  ***** a *** ***** ** the ********** *** ** it.

* **** **** ************* ***** make ** **** ** load ******* ** **** with ** ******* ******* but * ** *** holding ** ****** ***** *** ** are *********.  

***** *** *** ********* *** *** quotes **** ** *** use *** ****** *** schematic software? 

******* *** *****.  ****'* what * ******* *** slick ** *-***** *** there *******, ****** *** connection *****.

*** **** ** **** has ** ** **********.  I **** *** **** I *** ***** * quote **** *****.  *** out *** *** ***** on *** ***** *** they ************* *** ***** ** the *****. ****, *** the ******** *** *** ******** and *** *****/*** ***** are ******* ** *** quote ** *** ***'* have ** ****** **** access ** *** *****. 

**** ****** **** *** everything ****** **** * location *** * ******. You *** **** ****** quotes ***** ** ******** and ******.  ******* ********- Front ****:  **** ****, Intercom ****, ****** ****, Intrusion cost.  ***** ** **** easier *** *** ******** to ********** **** **** are ****** *** *** its ********* ** **** ** our *** ** ****** quotes **** ****. 

**** *** **** ************ which ** ******** *** the ************* *** *** physical ******** ******* .

*** *** ***** **** us **** *** *** vendors ******** ** **** library ** ** *** this ****** ? 

**** ** *** **** incurred ** **** ************ as **** ?

***** ******* *** *********** to ****. *** *********, where *** **** *** range **** $*** ** over $******** ** ****** sites, *** *****-******* ****** a ****** ********'* ******** sites, **'** ****** **** Visio *** ** *** done **** ****** *** what ** ****. **** we *** ******* *****, we **** *** *** free ********* ** **** them **** **** ***** we ****** **** *****.

**'** *** ******* *******, we **** *****'* **** able ** **** **** easily ****** *** *** trained ** **, *** with ***** ****** *** all *** *****, ***** hasn't **** *** ******* to ****** ** ******** and ****** *** ********.

******, **** ****really **** ***** (to us) for AutoCAD now, if we ever really did need AutoCAD work, it would probably be cheaper to outsource it to a temp contractor as needed. 

* ****'* **** **** Stencil ***** ******* *** blind **** *****. **'** have ** ***** **** out.

* **** **** ******* and ***** *** * prefer *****. *** *** customers *** **-******* ****** found ***** **** ******** and ****** *** **** to ****

**** ***** *** *** link **** ***** ********* along **** ********* ****** together *** **** * customized ********* *** **** graphical ******** *** ******. Downside ** *** **** to *** **** **** building **** *******, ******* any ****** ******* ******** will ******* ** ***** all **** ********* *** blocks(remain ******). ***** ****** and **** ***** **** are ****** ****** **** Excel's ****** *** *** use ** *****'* ******** formulas ***** *** ** be ******** ** *** want ** **. ****** is **** *** ********* all *** *********** ***** sheets, ******* ** ***** including **** **** ** Part#, *********** *** **** and **** ********** ** Visio.

** *** **** ** be ********* **** .*** floorplans *** **** ***** need ** ** ******* to ***** ** ****** importing **** *****, **** import **** *** **** or ***** *** ** a ****** ******** **** layers *** ****** ** your *********. ***** ****** adept ********* ** *** entire ** ****** ***** is **** *** **** Visio ********. ** *** hard **** ** *******, Revit, ********** ** ********** then **** ** ** the *****, ******** ** not **** ** ***** it **** ******** ****.

* ******* ***** **** part ** *****'* **** value ** *** ******* to ***** **** ****** other ********* ****** ****, and *********** ****-***-**** ** those ***** ****. *'* guessing **** *** ******** of ***** ** *** build **** ************* ** any *****.

** *** **** **** is *******, *****, ********** or ********** **** **** up ** *** *****, software ** *** **** to ***** ** **** requires ****.

*** ******* **** **** is **** *********** ** not **** *** **** or ***** ** ****** in *** ** ***** tools, ********** *********** *** learning ***** ************ ** AutoCAD *** ********** (* used **** *********** ** college), * **** ******* on ***** ** **********. Even ** *** **** a $***** ***, *** it ***** * **** of ** ********'* ****, plus *** **** ** AutoCAD, ****'* ******* $**** additional **** *** ******* has ** ***, ** find * *** ** bury ** *** ***. That's ****** * ****** of ****** *** ** the ***, ***** *** the ***.

** *********** ******** **** can ** **** ** ****.  ** ********* **** of *** ************ ** Visio *** **** ****** and **** ***** * 3D ***** ** ****. It ****** ** ***** that ** ** **** only *** ****, *** cannot ** **** *** network ** **** ********. We *** ********* ***** it ** *** *******.

 

** **** *** **** from ******* *****. ** last ******, ** *** night ****** *** ********.

****** *** *******. **** useful ***********. ** ******, no *** *** **** powerful ******* *** *** my *** ***** ***** be ******. * *** see *** **** **** points ***** *****:

*. ** ***** **** us ******* **** ******* we ******* **** ********* agreement ***** ******** *****.

*. ** ***** ** able ** *** ************* tools **** ********** *** I ** **** ***** Microsoft *******, ** ***** be **** **** ** integrate *** ****** *********.

**** ****** **** ****** the ******** ***** ** sufficient *** ********* ***** ************, or ** **** ************ have *** ******** ******** needed *** ****?

* ***** *** **** real ********** ** *** number ** ********* *** stencils **** **** **** Professional ****** ********. **** time * ****** ** seemed **** *** *** main **********. **'** **** using ************ **** ***** for *** **** ** years ** **. *** you *** **** ****** of **** ********* ****** and **** **** *************, and **** ****** **** premium **** *** ****. So * ***** *** most ****** ****, ******** would ** ****. *** if *** ** ********** find * **** *** Pro, **** ****** **** you *** ***** ****** business ** ******* *** cost.

*** *** *** ******* subscriptions *** ************, **** is ** ** *** month ** ********** ** other ************* */** *** paying ***... :*

** ******* ** *********** from ********, ***** ***** someone *** **** * look ********* ******* ** scale. ** *** **** to **** * ***** or ***** ** ****** accurately ***** ** **** tool ** ************, *** sure ***** ********.

****/******/*****/***** ******/**** ******...

*** ***** ********** *** by ***** ********, *** there *** **** *********** in *** ********* ******** and ********* **** ** comes ** ********** *** Engineering ********* *** ********. Here ** * ***** from ********* **** ***** the *********** ********* - ***** ********** Chart

* **** **** ***** a ******* ****** ****** Surveyor.  **** ***** ****** tool *** ***** *****.

**** * **** **** using ****** ******** ** well *** *** **** year *** ** ** a ********* ****** *** layout ****. *** **** I **** **** ** date *** *** ******* cost *** *** ******* is **** ***** ** for *** **** ***** compared ** ***** ********. Extremely ********* *** *** ability ** ****** *** floorplans *** **** * photo ** * *********, document *** ** * game ******* *** **. I ********** **** *** platform *** ********* **** can ** * ****** in *** **** ******.

**** ***** ** * bit *** *****, *** it ****** ********.  ***** moving **** *** ********** world ** *** ******* Gov't *****, * **** been ******* **** *** planning *** ****** ** a *** ** ************ and ********** ********.  ***** is * **** **** in *** ************* *** construction ***** ** *** everything **** *****.  *** can ***** * *** of ****** ** ***** also, *** *** *** include ***** ** ** object, ** **** *** design ** ******** *** just ***** *** ***** made ********* **** ******** level ** ****** *** wish.  

** * **** ** venture * *****,* ***** say **** * *** of ***** ***** **** be ***% ** ***** and **** ****** *** other **** **** ** the **** *-* *****.  

* ******* ***** **** REVIT *** *** ********* to **** **** *** CAD ***** ** ***** it ****** **** ******* has. * ***** ***** urge ****** ** *** all ***** ** *** drawing ******** ** *** gain **** ********* ************ due ** *** ***** curves ** **** ********, at ***** *** ** it ***** ** ***** outside *** **** *** columns **** ******* **** next ******** ** ***** or *****. 

*** ***** *** **** people **** ****** **** to ****** * ***** and ** ********** **** by **** *******/***** *********, with * ******/****** ********* in ***** ** ****** their *****. **** *** them, **** * ***'* have **** ***** *** would * **** ** get ****** ** ** drafter ********. ***** *** a ***** ** *** grey/bald ******* **** *****?, hilarious.

******** ** **** ** very **** **** ******** in ***** *** ********** and ******** ** **** is **** *********, ********. Revit *** *** ***, if *** *** *** to *** **** **** sure **** ****** **** is ******** ***** ** so *** *** ***. 

**** * ***** ***** advise ******** ** **** as *** *** **** all ********, ***** *****, Navisworks ********* ** **** as *** **** *** drop, *****, ****** ******** such ** ********, *****, Rhino *. * **** does *** ****** **** want ** ***, *** must **** ****, ****, smoke, ****é, ****, **** his *** ****. ****** is ********.

* ******* ***** **** REVIT *** *** ********* to **** **** *** CAD ***** ** ***** it ****** **** ******* has.

**** ** ****** ****.  Not ****** *** *** wrong, *** ***** ** not *** **** *** package ***** **** *** building ****** & ************ *****.  Are *** ***** ***** for ********** ****-**** *** red-line ******** ***?

 ***** *** * ***** of *** ****/**** ******* guys *****?, *********.

*** **** ********* ** family ********!  :)

 

********* ***** ***** ** specified ************** **** *** other ***** ********* *****, Structural, ********** *** **********. Security ***** *** **** are *******, ******* ******** to *** ******* ***** on ***** ************** ******* is ****** ******* ** a ***** ** ***** versus *********** ***** ********. Risers *** ************** ******* if *** ** ******** real ****** ** ****** it ** **** ****** for * **** ******** to ******* **** *****'* design.

** *** ** **** family ********, * *** easily ***** * ***** at *** **** ****** maker ** *** ** the *******, **** **** unscathed *** **** ***** the ****** ******** *** stew *** ***.

******* ** *****, * use *** *** ************ provided ** ** ******* or ****** ** *** the *** ****. * know *** ******** *** know ** *** ( I ***'*) *** ** helps ** **** ******** sports ****** **** **** one. ****: **** ****** center ****** ********* **** is ******** *****.

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