RE: how to draw a moving cable?

Subject: RE: how to draw a moving cable?
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>, Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 08:25:34 -0400

I'm going to forward this to the marketing person in charge
of the product lines that I document. Good thought. Thanks.

Hmmm. Cisco is a customer... I wonder if _they_ would... :-)

- K

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Combs, Richard [mailto:richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com]
> Sent: Monday, July 19, 2010 4:38 PM
> To: McLauchlan, Kevin; Mike Starr; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: how to draw a moving cable?
>
> McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:
>
> > I used Visio for a few years, but stopped when I first got
> > Illustrator.
> >
> > In those days, the endpoints had to be on standard connection
> > points of standardized flow-chart shapes. I don't remember
> > being able to set the same kind of "follow-me" attachment
> > on an arbitrary and complex constructed figure (like a
> > perspective view of a network appliance).
>
> I'm not exactly a Visio power user -- mostly, I just use it
> for flow charts, network diagrams, etc. But I do know that
> you can add connection points to shapes wherever you want
> them, and I assume that's the case for the kind of "not a
> Visio smart shape" object you're contemplating.
>
> Although, if you go for Visio, you should probably explore
> the world of third-party shape libraries. For instance, Cisco
> and others make available for your use Visio libraries full
> of very nice, professional renderings of their devices.
>
> If the objects you need are your company's products, maybe
> you or some graphics guru there can figure out how to make
> such figures into smart Visio shapes -- and then you could
> make them available for your customers to use in their diagrams. :-)
>
>
> Richard G. Combs
> Senior Technical Writer
> Polycom, Inc.
> richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
> 303-223-5111
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References:
how to draw a moving cable?: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: how to draw a moving cable?: From: Mike Starr
RE: how to draw a moving cable?: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: how to draw a moving cable?: From: Combs, Richard

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