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Visio 2010: How Do I Fit 6 Partial Layers Into A Complete Circle?

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Hi Experts,
The goal is to build a Mapping Diagram. The outer part consists of 6 Partial Layers to represent the segments of a circle.

In the image below are the 6 partial layers.

Question: How do I alter the angle and length of each partial layer to fit together seamlessly without resorting to time-consuming manipulation?

Any suggestions will be highly appreciated!sum of parts
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by:Scott Helmers
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With only a minor alteration to each shape, Visio will do the work for you!

There are several steps involved and depending on your experience with the inner workings of Visio, some steps may be a bit obscure. Consequently, I've recorded a screen demo to show you what to do and have posted the video on the website for my book.
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Scott,
The Partial Layers now glue together which is amazing! Thanks!

However, The Partial Layers themselves are still 90 degrees, how can I change the angle of the actual partial layer itself?
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By 90 degrees, do you mean that each shape is 1/4 of a circle? And you want them to be 1/6? Or do you mean something else?
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by:JohnAeris
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Scott,
Yes! That's exactly what I mean, I'd like each piece to be 1/6th of the circle so I can have 6 segments to complete a circle.
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I started with the same arc shape. Then I used an angle measuring shape from the Dimensioning stencil so I could adjust the arc to exactly 60 degrees. Finally, I added the connection points on each end of the arc. (I zoomed *way* in to place the one on the 60 degree angle segment as close to the center of the segment as possible.) I also removed the connections points at the corners of the arc shape because they were distracting for this purpose.

Let me know whether the attached does what you want...
Arc-with-added-connection-points.vsd
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Perfect!
Thank you very much Scott! :)
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Glad to help...
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