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

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, 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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bow tie diagram example

Watch a video of a diagram being created with these shapes

Download and try out the sample shapes

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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.


The current version is V3.1.0 dated 9th March 2021.


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Bowtie for Visio

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

US$ 15.00

Information on Educational and Commercial Site licenses.

Recent new/changed shapes

V3.1Mar 2021 Improved shape and text resizing
V3.0Feb 2021 Added new style of bowtie shapes with more space around the text
V2.24Jan 2021 Improved text resizing
V2.23Sep 2020 Added files suitable for use with Microsoft 365 Plan 1 Visio and Libre Office Draw
V2.22Nov 2019 Improved installers to include all file formats (vss, vsx and vssx)
V2.21Apr 2019 Improved text location and sizing on Control shape
Removed unused control on shapes

The stencil