FMC LogoWelcome to the FMC Stencils Help!

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Quick Introduction

Starting a new Diagram

After Visio has started, go to File -> New and then select the directory name where you have installed the FMC Stencils. This will usually be the last item at the bottom of that menu. You can also select Choose drawing type... to browse through all available templates and see a preview for each drawing type. In Visio 2002 and 2003 this browsing facility is automatically shown at startup, recognizing the last used templates.

The following FMC diagram templates are available: Block Diagram, Petri Net, E/R Diagram and Layer Diagram.

Normal FMC Document View

If you have started a new FMC document by clicking a drawing template, Visio should look like the following screenshot. If not, go to Troubleshooting.

To know which FMC stencils and support tools you are using, you can look at the version numbers. These were introduced in version 2.0 (where the screenshots on this page were taken from). If you have installed a new version but still see an old version, go to Troubleshooting.

Visio User Interface

On the next image you can see the most important parts of the Visio interface with the FMC Stencils installed.

FMC Toolbar

The buttons from left to right: