I am putting together a design template for the Arduino in Visio. But I did notice that the stencils are kind of a mess. Seriously, take a look it is pretty funny…
Semiconductors and Electron Tubes? Ok, I admit that I did do some design with vacuum tubes in my teens, but mostly for high output (for that time) transmitters and a few radio receivers just for class labs, and then we moved into transistor design, never looking back. And yes that was in the LATE 1960s. Except for a brief period in the 80s where some of my musician buddies talked me into design a few guitar amps, I never used vacuum tubes. But here we are in the 21st century and Visio templates have Tube Diodes but not a single symbol for Light Emitting Diodes or LEDs. Really? Are there a lot of people using Visio that design tube amplifiers?
Not sure, but the Internet of Things or the Internet of Everything is unlikely to use Vacuum tubes. I will post the Visio template on the Visual Studio gallery shortly. Not sure what the vacuum tubes are used for these days.
AND the bottom line: Make your own stencils, it’s easy, I will do a video later in the week to show you how.
But this is not to make fun of the Visio team, rather it is a call for you to make your own custom stencils in Visio to use for design purposes, here is my Favorites, note I have Arduino devices, and other things in it that I use often.