Make diagrams

On this page you will find VISUAL available in several formats

  1. Visio – this is the fast and easy way of making VISUAL diagrams. You will need the Visio software.
  2. OmniGraffle – stencils for OmniGraffle on Mac and iOS.
  3. PowerPoint –  you can cut-and-paste from the pre-made examples or from the gallery  of symbols. You will need Microsoft Office.
  4. Graphical elements (SVG and PNG) – import the individual graphical elements into your favourite program. We provide both vector-based format (SVG) and bitmap images (PNG).


Content on this page is shared through a Creative Commons licence CC-BY-SA. In short, it means you are free to use VISUAL but you must redistribute under the same terms the modifications you may make. You’ll find all you need to know here: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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1. VISUAL as Visio stencils

We have developed a set of stencils to be used in the Visio application. It is the fastest and easiest way to make diagrams. An installer package has been prepared for simple installation of the stencils.

VISUAL Visio example

The archive contains an installation wizard for Microsoft Visio 2013 and the source files. The stencils for previous versions of Visio are also included.

Download Visio stencils


2. VISUAL in OmniGraffle

Stencils for OmniGraffle on Mac Os X and iOS.

Download OmniGraffle stencils


3. VISUAL in PowerPoint

Download the presentation “This is VISUAL”, then modify the examples found in the presentation or use the gallery of symbols and elements.

Download Powerpoint file

4. SVG and PNG elements

Download the individual elements in SVG format (Scalable Vector Graphic) or PNG format (Portable Network Graphis).

Download graphical elements

Contact (optional)

CJML has moved

The visual language CJML has evolved further since the VISUAL project ended in 2016, and is managed by SINTEF Digital.

To find the latest developments, articles and examples of CJML please visit the new resource page of CJML.

The current page will not be updated.

This is VISUAL

Get to know the basics about the VISUAL notation and terminology.

Download VISUAL for Visio
The VISUAL project
Project leader:
Ragnhild Halvorsrud, SINTEF ICT
E-mail: ragnhild.halvorsrud <at>

Project owner:
Lasse Pedersen, Halogen
E-mail: lasse.pedersen <at>

The project is an innovation project supported by the Research Council of Norway.

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