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Visio - Create a Floor Plan

Start your floor plan with a template that contains shapes for walls, doors, electrical outlets, and more.

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Open a floor plan template

  1. Select File > New.

  2. Select Templates > Maps and Floor Plans.

  3. Select the floor plan you want and select Create.

Change the drawing scale

  1. Select Design.

  2. In the Page Setup group, select the More arrow.

    Screenshot of Page Set toolbar up with Auto Size selected

  3. Select Pre-defined scale, and choose a pre-defined architectural, metric, or engineering scale.

    Tip: To use a custom drawing scale, select Custom Scale and enter your own scale ratio.

  4. Select a page size.

  5. Select OK.

Add floor plan shapes

  1. Select the Walls, Doors, and Windows stencil.

  2. Drag a room shape onto the drawing page.

  3. To resize the room, drag the control handles.

  4. Drag door and window shapes onto the wall of the room.

    Note: Doors and windows rotate automatically to align with the room’s walls. They also acquire the wall’s thickness and move with the room.

  5. Drag furnishings, equipment, and accessories onto the page from the Office FurnitureOffice Equipment, and Office Accessories stencils.

    Tip: Select More Shapes > Maps and Floor Plans > Building Plan to find more floor plan stencils.

Want more?

Create a floor plan

Show size or dimensions of shapes in Visio

Change the drawing scale

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:visio create floor plan shapes walls doors electrical outlets template office 365   Doc ID:79352
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2018-01-17 11:29 MDTUpdated:2018-05-24 10:39 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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