LayerManager is an add-in for desktop Visio, and is just $99 / user, and can be purchased from Paddle.com, from within the add-in, or contact us for a quotation.
Request a download from here to try free for 7 days : Click
View the LayerManager help file here : Click
Note: You should uninstall version 1.x before installing the new version.
May ’23: Layer Set options added
Mar ’23: Update for non-English users
Oct ’22: Editing multiple layers and their colors simultaneously
Sep ’21: New Fix sub-shape layers tool and menu options
- Fixing the sub-shape layer assignments of Visio shapes
- Developer Mode for advanced Layer Manager actions
Dec ’20: New installation, purchasing and licensing process
Feb’20: New updated version includes shape counts and hash layer tool for Power BI integration!
Microsoft Visio has a complex layering system that can be confusing. The appearance of a Visio page can be drastically altered by changing the visibility and printability of layers. Effective use of layers can provide multiple views of the same base visual information, reducing the need to copy shapes from one page to another, and thus eliminates mistakes.
Layer Manager makes this simple.
I have recorded 3 short videos to explain why:
- What’s the issue with layers in Visio?
- Making it simple to toggle layer settings
- Saving and recalling multiple layer settings easily
Still need convincing? … Read the help file
Important: Developer Mode must be ON to see the Toggle Buttons and Layers tabs (and the new Shape Layers tab).
Toggle Layer Buttons provide a visual indication of layer states and colors.
Non-printable Layer Set Buttons make it easy to save and recall multiple layer settings.
- Toggle visibility of layers in a window or with in page buttons
- Apply settings to a group of layers together
- Save and recall multiple layer settings by name
- Prepare for Power BI integration
- Fix missing sub-shape layer assignments
- LayerManager is an add-in for Visio 2013+
- Request a download from here : Click
- View the LayerManager help file here : Click
- Latest version is 21.09.1.0 – see bottom of page for details
- *Older versions should be uninstalled first
- **Existing users of version 1* should request a new activation code before installing this version
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