Thursday, April 16, 2009

Visio Flow Diagram "Loop Limit" example/sample

I was looking for an example of how the "Loop Limit" shape can be used in a Flow Diagram and could not find any diagrams either in Microsoft documentation or on their website that show the sample usage of this shape. Most of the pages on the web are also not helpful either. Most web pages are either people asking about how to use this shape or a couple of blogs that basically rehash Visio online documentation that lists all the shapes that are available for Flow Diagrams.

After searching for a while, I finally found a PDF document by Roxaneh Chamlou on FAA site that has it. I wish Microsoft has concise sample diagrams that show how some of these non-standard shapes are intended to be used.

Here is a sample diagram that I have created taking a cue from the above PDF document:

This diagram should be self explanatory and I would love to hear what you think about it? Is there a better way to show the loop either with or with out "Loop Limit" shape?

Hope this helps someone out there.

Happy Drawing!