Visio's block diagram templates were originally designed as a way for business professionals to create quick and easy presentation graphics. Today they're one of the most popular templates because of their versatility. Whether you want to illustrate a proposal, presentation, report, or any business-related communication, block diagrams are a great way to represent complex concepts and processes simply. With only basic shapes, such as triangles, squares, circles, ellipses, and arrows, you can convey data structure, hierarchy, signal flow, and data flow.
The block diagram templates are best suited to meet the needs of the drawing generalist—that is, anyone who creates a wide variety of drawings, such as managers, marketing professionals, project managers, engineers, technical writers, and trainers. If you are a business professional who communicates ideas and concepts to others, you're in the right place. This chapter provides the details you need to create block diagrams in Visio.