Bowtie 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,
ConceptDraw Pro, Lucidchart Pro, SmartDraw, MyDraw, Omnigraffle Pro, Libre Office

Bowtie diagrams

Bowtie 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 bowtie 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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bow tie diagram example

Watch a video of a diagram being created with these shapes

Download a free trial containing some demonstration sample shapes

A zip file containing sample stencils in VSS, VSX, VSSX and VSDX formats as well as installation instructions. Create a folder named Bowtie in your My Documents -> My Shapes folder and unzip this file into that folder. Use the stencil format that works best in your version of Visio (or other software). The _M version is Metric, the _U version is US units. updated: 8th July 2022 size: 118 KB

After installation you will find the new shapes like this:
added shapes menu

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.
  • SmartDraw.
  • Lucidchart Pro.
  • MyDraw.
  • Libre Office.
  • Omnigraffle Pro on the Mac and iPad.


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Bowtie for Visio

  • Stencils: 1
  • Shapes: 10
  • Download size: 445.5 KB

US$ 15.00

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The stencil