How to Use Visio to Create Wiring Harnesses

Written by william garmany
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Visio is a powerful diagram creation and editing tool. Engineers of any type can use the tools in Visio for creating a diagram of their project. Once inside Visio, you select what type of diagram you are creating, and Visio will automatically load the appropriate tools for the project. Creating a wiring harness diagram is accomplished easily in Visio. With the powerful tools available and the electronic component shapes that you are accustomed to, you will be creating your own wiring harness diagrams quickly.

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  1. 1

    Double click the Visio icon from your desktop to open Visio.

  2. 2

    Click "File," and navigate through "New" and "Electrical Engineering," then click "Basic Electrical." This will pull up all of the functions and images that you need for creating a wiring harness.

  3. 3

    Drag the appropriate electronic shapes to the diagram portion of the window. Connect the components using the connector tool.

  4. 4

    Create labels for the shapes and connections by clicking on them and typing.

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