So far the rest of the Ciena visio stencils have been very useful, however I can't seem to find the Z-series stencils. Are they still in development or did I miss finding them?
Also looking for Z-Series Visio stencils
Hi Chris and Terry, I just wanted to let you know that we're currently looking into this. You should receive an update soon.
I have found some Z-series stencils thanks to our rep though not certain this is the whole collection of Z series stencils
Yay!! I'm still tracking down stencils for you too, so I hope to have an update as well. Thanks for your patience!
I'm happy to see an avatar update on your profile too!!
I hopefully have some good news for you, Chris and Terry. Z-Series stencils have just been posted online and you can download them, here.
You can find all available stencils under Ciena Resources.
CC: Luis Reyes Arango
I've just checked the Z series stencils and I wanted to let the user community know of some issues because there are incompatibilities with Visio shapes from other sources as well as the more recent Ciena stencils. These can certainly be used but I think it's important to know their limitations and what to expect:
I realize that some of the above information could use further explanation about how Visio works but I did not want to go into all of that here. I simply want to help you save you time by avoiding some frustrating problems when creating your diagrams.
I noted those issues too Brett. Well put summary of the quirks of the current Z-Series stencils.
I'd love if the glue points were updated for racks as well as the sizing for text were updated so they can be used in topology maps as well.
I think the inconsistencies are due to multiple authors of Ciena's Visio content. The Z series was done by someone in Ciena, according to the author name in the stencil file properties. That person was not familiar with the techniques that make the shapes "smarter" and more visually accurate. The recent Ciena Visio files have been done by a company I'm familiar with that has more experience in this area so they behave and look somewhat better.
Brett and Chris, thank you for your feedback. I've been tracking and listening to share.
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