Cannot incorporate UML symbols in another template - Visio 2007


  • I have created a template based on the standard Microsoft Office Visio UML template, then extensively modified it so that it only contains a simplified version of Use Case. I have added other symbols (dataflow and entity-relationship modelling) to it on a separate tab.

    This template works fine on one PC.

    But whenever it, or files based on it, are transferred to another computer, when the file is opened, neither of my two tabs with their modified shapes are visible. Instead, a subset of the standard UML stencils appear.

    Am I doing something wrong? Or is there another way to copy some part (only) of the UML template into another template?
    Saturday, November 07, 2009 4:24 AM


  • UML diagraming is a feature in the Professional version of Visio.  If your UML template needs stencils that are only available in Visio Professional, then when you try to create a diagram on another machine, those stencils must also be available on that machine.  When you try to create a drawing, Visio will not be able to open the missing stencils.  

    Can you confirm what version of Visio is being used on these other PCs?

    Monday, November 09, 2009 6:59 PM