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Unistep ® - Microsoft Visio diagram animation add-in

Animate processes (streams) in a Visio diagram

With Unistep you can select a process (a stream) in a Visio diagram and animate it

Here you find an example how Unistep may animate processes in a Visio diagram, in Visio normal mode, using various options:

  • Animation in Unistep normal modee
  • Animation in Unistep normal mode, avec trail activated
  • Animation in Unistep isolated mode,
  • Animation in Unistep isolated mode, avec trail activated
  • Animation in Unistep double isolated mode
  • Animation in Unistep double isolated mode, avec trail activated

Options that may be combined:

  • In "Trail" mode all steps already executed stay highlighted.
  • In "Unistep isolation mode" the streams that are not executed are dimmed. The dim value is selected by you.
  • In "Unistep double isolation mode", the steps of the activated stream not yet executed are dimmed with a value, and the streams that are not executed are dimmed with another value. Both dim values are selected by you.

All these options help you find the best solution to present your processes, depending on your diagram.

Reference stream
This stream will be used in this page for examples        
Reference stream    
Show and animate the steps of the process (stream) - display the steps of the process, go forward, go back.
Step 1   Step 2   Step 3
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
Animate a stream in trail mode (keep highlighted the steps executed) - display the steps of the process, go forward, go back.
 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
Trace steps 1-2   Trail steps 1-3   Trail steps 1-4
Animate a stream in isolated mode (streams not animated are dimmed) - display step 3 with various dim values.
Normal display (for comparison)   Dim 25%   Dim 50%
Step 3 - stream non isolated   Step 3 - dim 25%   Step 3 - dim 50%
Dim 75%   Dim 100% (other shapes are invisible)    
Step 3 - dim 75%   Step 3 - dim 100%    
         
Animate a stream in isolated mode (dim other streams) and trail mode (keep highlighted the steps executed)
 Step 3   Step 4   Step 5
Step 3, isolated, trail mode   Step 4, isolated, trail mode   Step 5, isolated, trail mode
         
Animate a stream in double isolated mode: Steps not yet executed are dimmed with a value, other streams are dimmed with another value
 Step 1   Step 2   Step 3
Animate - dim non executed steps, step 1   Animate - dim non executed steps, step 2   Animate - dim non executed steps, step 3
         
Animate a stream in double isolated trail (keep highlighted the executed steps)
 Step 1   Step 2   Step 3
Stream double isolated, trail mode, step 1   Stream double isolated, trail mode, step 2   Stream double isolated, trail mode, step 3
         
Display an animation with a partial trail - a partial sequence of steps are highlighted
Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
Animate - partial trail, step 8   Animate - partial sequence trail step 9   Animate double isolated partial trail 10