Bow tie diagram
Visio shapes stencil and template
for Microsoft ® Visio ® 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016/2019/2021/Microsoft 365 Visio Online Plan 1 and Plan 2,
Lucidchart Pro, Omnigraffle Pro, Libre Office, ConceptDraw Pro, MyDraw, SmartDraw
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 contain 10 shapes in 1 stencil (in both metric and US units, all in Visio VSS, VSX, VSSX and VSDX formats) 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 between shapes.
This example drawing was created using these shapes in Microsoft Visio.
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Watch a video of a diagram being created with these shapes
Download a free trial containing some sample demonstration shapes
These sampler files contain sample shapes from our entire range of shapes.
1: Installer to be used for Visio 2013/2016/2019/2021
Downloadsampler.msi updated: 28th March 2021 size: 974 KB
After downloading this software, look in your downloads folder, right-click on the file and select "Properties". At the bottom of the dialog box will be this message as shown to the right. Ensure "Unblock" is selected.
- This download is digitally signed for your safety and security.
- Please ensure Visio is closed before installing these shapes.
- Just run the downloaded installer.
Shortcuts to the templates will be added to your desktop and start menu as Paul Herber shapes sampler.
In Visio the templates and will be found under from the ribbon at New → Categories → sampler.
The stencils can be found at Shapes → More shapes → sampler
To install the ZIP shapes: create a folder named Sampler in your My Documents → My Shapes folder and unzip the file into that folder.
2: ZIP file (VSSX format) to be used for Visio 2013/2016/2019/2021 and Online Plan 2.
DownloadVSSX_sampler.zip updated: 9th March 2021 size: 703 KB
3: ZIP file (VSS format) to be used for Visio 2003/2007/2010.
DownloadVSS_sampler.zip updated: 9th March 2021 size: 783 KB
4: ZIP file (VSDX format) to be used for Visio Online Plan 1.
Downloadplan1_sampler.zip updated: 9th March 2021 size: 847 KB
5: ZIP file (VSX format) to be used for other apps that can read VSX format.
DownloadVSX_sampler.zip updated: 9th March 2021 size: 512 KB
This software works with:
- Microsoft Visio 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016/2019/2021 (any version, Standard or Professional)
- Microsoft 365 Visio Online Plan 1 and Plan 2.
- ConceptDraw Pro on Mac OSX and Windows.
- Lucidchart Pro.
- Omnigraffle Pro on the Mac and iPad.
- Libre Office Draw.
VersionThe current version is V3.1.0 dated 9th March 2021.
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Recent new/changed shapes
|V3.1||Mar 2021||Improved shape and text resizing|
|V3.0||Feb 2021||Added new style of bowtie shapes with more space around the text|
|V2.24||Jan 2021||Improved text resizing|
|V2.23||Sep 2020||Added files suitable for use with Microsoft 365 Plan 1 Visio and Libre Office Draw|
|V2.22||Nov 2019||Improved installers to include all file formats (vss, vsx and vssx)|
|V2.21||Apr 2019||Improved text location and sizing on Control shape
Removed unused control on shapes
|V2/17||Jun 2017||Added vertical connector shape|