Here you will find a comprehensive collection of modern shapes for OpenOffice Draw and Impress from the area of information and communication technology.
These shapes are provided as building blocks for your own drawings. For the moment I have:
- various servers and network components
- typical desktop computers and printers
- mobile devices and other communication equipment
- security related symbols and some other useful shapes
See Download for terms and conditions.
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Radim Janku from Brno sent some modifications (Router/ Firewall, USB Token and Modem) he made for his work. Radim also created a new shape for a multi-function device.
You can download the page with four new stencils here:
Shapes Radim (4128)
The latest version of network shapes is now available as an OpenOffice extension. Daniel Moos from imunixx GmbH in Moritzburg mailed that they use the collection for their business and better yet, he created a gallery extension for internal use. We easily agreed to share it here. You can find the extension on the Download page.
Please use the OpenOffice extension manager for installation. It might be necessary to restart the application to make the new gallery visible.
The collection of OODraw shapes (see Download) is now listed in the reputable heise Software Verzeichnis. They maintain not only a repository of executables, but have also some useful cliparts, spreadsheets and other templates.
I am really happy to gain some recognition for my work. Do you have an account at heise.de already? I encourage you to vote for the ICT shapes collection.
The template below contains an empty DIN A4 page (portrait format) with an additional layer with isometric grid (visible, not printable and locked). If you modify the grid settings in Draw as described they will fit together smoothly and support isometric drawings with right angels of 60° and 120°.
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Some minor corrections for better print results.
Several shapes added:
- 4 new server types
- rack/data center
The image below contains a summary of all changes.
I created a sample drawing which I can easily publish because it is somehow fictional. Just to give an idea for what these shapes might be useful.
This PDF document will give you an overview of the collection of network and computer shapes (or stencils) available. You will need Draw from the OpenOffice suite to use the original .odg file or any other application supporting the OpenDocument Graphics format. Shapes can also be copied directly into Impress.