I have been looking for a while for templates or shapes to use in Microsoft Visio. This program provides you the ability to create excellent flow diagrams from networking, sales, webpage design, electrical, etc. However it lacks any built in support for home theater. I have just started to create my own set of shapes to use within Visio. You can download if you want. I will try and keep increasing the library as time permits.
I was really looking forward to seeing your templates because I use and love Visio. Alas, my Visio 2002 Pro won't open the file. I'm probably not the only one using an older version. Is there an option for you to save in a Visio format that's backwards compatible?
I have been using Visio 2003. I checked and there is no option to save as an order version. However there are different file types, I will try and save a few different file types and reup the .zip file. If all else fails I will zip up the .png files so that you can import them into Visio and create your own template/stencil, it is not difficult once you have the graphic.
I don't know about earlier versions, but I'm using the beta of 2010 and it has objects for projection screens, speakers and a projector under Office Equipment. I love being able to quickly build out a floorplan, add items then remove that layer to only show walls and electrical etc.
This was precisely what I've been looking for! Can't wait to see an update to possibly include XBox 360 and perhaps some set-top boxes. For now definitely works for my needs. Just modified some item descriptions to emulate other types of devices.