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Bow tie diagram
shapes stencil and template

for Microsoft ® Visio ® 2000/2002/2003/2007/2010/2013/2016/Visio for Office 365, Omnigraffle Pro and ConceptDraw Pro

The shapes in the stencils

bowtie stencil metric

Bow tie diagrams

Bow tie diagrams are used in many parts of business and industry as a tool for conducting safety and risk assessments and the analysis, prevention and mitigation of risks.

These stencils (both metric and US units) contain shapes and symbols for creating risk analysis bow tie diagrams very quickly within Microsoft Visio, ideal for presentations, management overviews and safety manuals.
The template controls routing of connectors.

These shapes are also available in Visio 2000/2002 format but have to be generated from the latest version. After making your purchase email us and you will get the shapes to you in a zip by email.

Here is a larger scale illustration of all the shapes in the bowtie stencils.

Download a free trial containing some sample shapes

Description Download
For Visio 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016 - An installer file containing sample shapes in Visio stencils and two templates (US and metric).
a). This download is digitally signed for your safety and security.
b). Please ensure that this download is saved as a .msi file (Internet Explorer has been known to change it to a .exe file). If it does then just rename it back to a .msi file.
c). Just run the installer. Shortcuts to the templates will be added to your desktop, start menu and the Visio start screen, the templates and stencils will be found under the category "Bowtie diagrams".


size: 356kB

Sample shapes for Visio 2000/2002 are not available yet.

Or for Omnigraffle Pro users and for those that cannot run the above .msi file here are the files in a zip file containing the sample shapes stencils.
Visio 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016 users - unzip this file into the "My Documents\My Shapes" folder.
Omnigraffle Pro users - unzip the file, click each file and install in the stencil library.

size: 79kB

If you are unsure about downloading and installing files then please read our download instructions. Please ensure Visio is closed before installing these shapes.

Example Diagram

This software works with:

  • Microsoft Visio 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 (any version) and Visio for Office 365.
  • ConceptDraw Pro on Mac OSX and Windows.
  • Omnigraffle Pro on the Mac and iPad.


The current version is V2.16.0 dated 27th September 2015.
To upgrade from an older version please contact us for an upgrade discount code.


To purchase an instant download 24 hours per day please use the Buy Now button below to go to our buy pages which are all hosted on secure servers at our eCommerce provider, PayProGlobal. You can order by credit or debit card, electronic funds transfer, bank debit, wire transfer, purchase order, money order, PayPal, or via telephone, fax, or by post. The online purchase process normally takes just 5 to 10 minutes. Prices are shown below and you can save money with volume discounts and bundles. All prices are exclusive of local taxes where applicable.
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You will receive a download link and registration key. These will take you to a web page where you can download the software.

buy nowGet Bowtie for Visio for US$20.00

Site licences : All commercial and educational/academic site licences come with free updates for 3 years.

buy nowGet Bowtie for Visio Commercial Site Licence for US$300.00

buy nowGet Bowtie for Visio Educational/Academic Site Licence for US$150.00

Recent new/changed shapes

V2.16 - 5th October 2015

  • released version for Visio 2000/2002 - please help me support old versions of Visio

V2.15 - 27th September 2015

  • Corrected units in US templates

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