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I fill orders personally, not via an automated process. Therefore, there could
be an hour or more delay. Files are sent as an attachment (~12 MB) to the e−mail
in your PayPal account.
Where to store files?
I recommend creating a new folder titled "RF Electronics Symbols" and then
unzipping the files into it. For versions of Windows through Win10, the path
will typically look like this:
.\Documents\My Shapes\RF Electronics Symbols\
I recommend that you begin by using one of the included Page Template files
for developing your diagram. Some basic information is on the "Hints &
Tips" page to help you get started. Standard A-, B-, and C-size drawing templates
(.vsd files) are provided that come with a Page Scale preset to play well with
the supplied stencil objects. You may, of course, change the page scale to
whatever is most convenient for you. If large changes are made, you might need
to re-size text and line widths.
The position selection pointer has its
rotation axis set on the common "C" terminal so the pointer can easily be made
to contact any of the switch positions.
Rather than adding an electrical parameter set to each symbol, a separate
generic set is provided that can be used with shapes and modified as needed.
You can of course add your own text objects to the drawing, just as you can
add any other type of Visio built-in objects.
XML file format
If you are using Visio™ 2013 or later, you might want to re-save the
files in the .vsdx XML format since it is typically much smaller.
This product is NOT Shareware, Freeware, or an
Evaluation version. Its legal use is contingent upon purchase directly from
RF Cafe, as no distributors are authorized. Unauthorized copying, alteration
or distribution of this product is prohibited by law. Please visit the RF Cafe
website to submit payment for this product. Simply put, you may not use this
product if you have not paid for it.
Disclaimer: "RF & Electronics Symbols for Visio™" is offered AS IS.
Your use of this product implies you alone accept responsibility for results
obtained through its use, and will hold harmless Kirt Blattenberger, RF Cafe,
and all associates for any losses incurred through its use. This product has
been tested very thoroughly, and there are no known problems at the time of
A Site License, if purchased allows an unlimited number
of users at one (1) location. Users must be officially affiliated with the
site during the time of use. That means the license does not follow a user
who permanently leaves the site (graduation, new employment, etc.). The license
extends to persons whose primary job is normally performed at that location,
but works occasionally from home or at a remote location. Hobbyists employed
at the same location are welcome and encouraged to use the software. The single
location restriction is imposed to limit distribution to local use for companies
with multiple physical locations. This software may not be redistributed in
any form, nor posted on the Internet or anywhere that it can be publicly accessed.
The file(s) may be distributed on a server, via e-mail, etc., as needed for
This set of more than 1,0000 uniquely designed RF & Electronics
Symbols for Visio™ were built
in Visio™ 2007 and tested in 2019. They use the .vsd file format, which is compatible with
Visio™ 2003 up through the most current version.
Every symbol has been built to fit proportionally on the included A-, B-,
and C-size drawing page templates (or use your own page if preferred). Components
are provided for system block diagrams, conceptual drawings, schematics, test
equipment, racks (EIA 19", ETSI 21"), and more.
Based requests for something other than the Stencils format, all objects are provided in a single
.vsd file with categorized pages, rather than using separate Stencil files (page
templates and Smith Chart™ are in separate .vsd files). This makes locating the symbols
you want much easier since you see the actual shapes rendered rather than an ambiguous
set of thumbnail images. Newcomers to Visio
will find the presentation format very encouraging.
Again, these are NOT Stencil files (see
RF & Electronics
All of the included shapes - objects - symbols (terms used interchangeably)
can be seen in the screen captures below. They are what you see when you open
the file and select a tab at the bottom - everything right where you can see
it. Click on these thumbnails for detailed views. Please check the
NOTES section on this page for instructions
and/or any updates.
Hints & Tips
Antennas & Towers
Attenuators & Terminations
Digital attenuators are new. Send me an e-mail with
proof of purchase and I'll send them to you at no cost.
Equipment Racks & Cabinets (ETSI 21")
Couplers, Dividers, Isolator, & Circulators
Filters & Diplexers
Mixers, Modulators, & Data Converters
Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors, Lamps & Transformers
Page Template, Size A Landscape
Page Template, Size B Portrait
Page Template, Size C Landscape
ARRL Handbook Symbols
Equipment Racks & Cabinets (EIA 19")
Connectors & Adaptors
Digital Logic & Flip-Flops
System Concept Diagram Objects
AC & DC Power Supplies, & Signal Sources
Page Template, Size A Portrait
Page Template, Size B Landscape
Page Template, Size C Portrait