Regardless of the number of equipment shapes in Edraw, there never seem to be enough. You can customize any network shape to simulate a device that isn't included. Most of the network shapes are groups. If you open the shape in the group window, you can then use the Format, Special command to identify its type as the following figure shows. To edit the shape ungroup it so that you can work with its constituent parts. When you're done editing, you can regroup all the parts again. Options for editing your shape
Now you're ready to edit your shape, but where should you do it? If you edit a shape on the drawing page, you're changing just that shape. If you want to make the same change to a dozen shapes, you don't want to edit them one by one. Here are some options:
NoteYou can make a custom stencil by selecting File, Shapes, and then selecting New Library. You can add a shape to a stencil that you have previously created by selecting File, Shapes, My shapes, and then choosing a library.
Methods for changing the look of connectors in a network diagram vary depending on the shape you use. All of the assorted connector shapes, including lines you draw with one of the drawing tools, are instances of what's called a 1-D shape in Visio. Among other things, this means that any topic in this book about 1-D shapes applies to network connectors as well. You can work with 1-D shapes or connectors as follows: