ConceptDraw PRO Compatibility with MS Visio

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Powerful business graphics and diagramming tools are the norm and not the exception for today’s businesses. For these important visual communication tools to do their job it is often important that they be compatible with a file format that can be easily shared with others. For years the de facto standard file format for business has been Microsoft Visio™. Many people involved in visual communication need software tools that will read and write using the Visio file format.

For those who are migrating from MS Visio to ConceptDraw PRO, or for those who have colleagues and clients who use Visio, ConceptDraw PRO is compatible with MS Visio .VSDX formatted files .VSDX is Visio′s open XML file format, and it can be easily imported and exported by ConceptDraw PRO.

Can ConceptDraw PRO work with MS Visio files?

ConceptDraw PRO can import and export MS Visio files (.VSDX, .VDX), they can easily be converted to be used in ConceptDraw PRO.

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List ConceptDraw Pro MS Visio Professional
Last version to sale 11 2016
OS Win/Mac Win
General Features
Multi-page Documents + +
Presentation mode + +
Sample diagrams supplied with program + +
Smart Connectors + +
Spline tool +
Shape Sheet + +
Dropper tool +
Locking various object properties from changing + +
Ability to edit a group (set text, fill, set line properties and etc.) + +
Library navigator window + +
Find objects in libraries + +
Set of predefined units of measurement + +
Alpha Channel support (opacity/transparency) + +
Built-in scripting language + +
Extend application possibilities with plug-ins + +
Extended hyperlinks + +
Background pages support + +
Texture fill +
Layers + +
Guide Lines + +
Corner Rounding + +
Customizable tools
Ability to create objects with userdefined behavior + +
Userdefined actions with objects + +
Supports Custom (or user-defined) Properties for shapes + +
Integration and sharing
Support Visio XML (vdx, vsdx) + +
Import PowerPoint documents +
Export to PowerPoint documents +
Export to EPS +
Export to PDF +
Supports own XML format + +
Export to HTML +
Export to SVG + +
Integration with mind mapping tool +
Integration with Project Management tool +
OS X interface libraries +
Ribbon interface library +
Building, space, and floor plans + +
Directory services diagrams + +
Engineering diagrams—electrical, chemical, and more + +
Logical network diagrams + +
Network rack diagrams + +
Software diagramming + +
Value stream maps + +

Use thousands of Templates and Examples:

  • Flowcharts
  • Business Process Models
  • UML
  • ERD
  • Building Plans
  • Network Diagrams
  • Gantt charts
  • Org Charts
  • Mind Maps
  • Business Infographics
  • Dashboards
  • Engineering diagrams
  • Graphs and Charts
  • GEO Maps
  • SWOT Matrix
  • Marketing Diagrams
  • TQM Diagrams
  • Science and Education diagrams
  • Software Development diagrams
  • Finance and Accounting flowcharts

Pic.1. Diagrams

This examples illustrates how MS Visio 2016 diagram (VSDX file format) has been converted into ConceptDraw PRO diagram.

Using Microsoft Visio can be helpful, but using ConceptDraw PRO is better as you can make so many charts, flowcharts, diagrams and schemes as well as so many different plans using this software, such as: Business Process Models, UML, ERD, Gantt and Organizational Charts, Building Plans, Network, Engineering, Marketing Diagrams as well as TQM, Science and Education and Software Development ones, Dashboards and GEO Maps, Business Infographics, SWOT Matrix, Finance and Accounting flowcharts and very many other in terms of running your business not worrying about losing the race with all of your competitors.

Use Product:

  • Diagramming Software
  • Business Diagramming Tool
  • Professional Infographics Tool
  • Technical Drawing Tool

Use Product:

  • Flowchart Diagram Software
  • Technical Diagramming Tool
  • Business Diagramming Tool
  • Professional Business Graphics Tool
  • Export to vector graphics files
  • Export to Adobe Acrobat® PDF
  • Export to MS PowerPoint®
  • Import/Export Microsoft Visio™

  • ConceptDraw PRO native Mac app
  • Easier to use than Microsoft Visio® and more powerful
  • With free support and thousands of templates

Required Solutions:


  • MS Windows 7
  • MS Windows 8.1
  • MS Windows 10
  • 32-bit & 64-bit certified

  • OS X™
  • Apple macOS® 10.10 and higher

See also Samples:

Compatibility: Apple® OS X 10.10 or later
Microsoft® Windows® 7/8.1/10

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