Visio® Converter & Import Filter

Convert Visio® Files without Visio®

Importing Visio® files in SmartDraw is easy. In SmartDraw for Windows, click the "File" menu and then select "Import Visio®" on the left navigation bar.

SmartDraw will import a single Visio® file or let you convert an entire batch of files. SmartDraw currently imports VSD and VSDX files.

And you don't need to have a copy of Visio—SmartDraw will complete the conversion for you.

Import single Visio file

You can also import Visio® files into SmartDraw Cloud. Just go to the hamburger "Menu" in the upper right corner and choose "Import Visio®". Browse to select the file or directory you want to convert and Cloud will upload then convert your selected files.

Even the most complex shapes and diagrams will import reliably as fully editable SmartDraw diagrams and shapes.

You'll be able to ungroup, change fill color, resize shapes and continue improving your Visio® diagrams using SmartDraw.

Convert Visio File in Cloud

SmartDraw is More Than Just a Visio® Viewer

SmartDraw's Visio® import filter replicates the appearance of the drawing you created, but it will be saved in SmartDraw (.sdr) file format. Your converted Visio® drawing will be fully usable and editable in SmartDraw.

Converted Visio file

Import Visio® Stencils

SmartDraw's Windows desktop addition can also import Visio stencils as SmartDraw symbol libraries. Each shape can be used as part of a SmartDraw diagram like any other SmartDraw symbol.

This capability is coming soon to SmartDraw Cloud.

Import Visio stencils

Export Visio® Files Too

You can also export any diagram in SmartDraw as a Visio® file. In the "File" tab, click on "Export" and choose either "Visio 2010 or Earlier" or "Visio 2013 or Later". You can now continue to collaborate with anyone in your organization who hasn't made the switch. Learn more about SmartDraw's Visio export.

Import and export Visio files

Effortless Collaboration

You and your team can work on the same diagram using SmartDraw Cloud, or your favorite file sharing apps like Dropbox®, Google Drive or OneDrive®. You can also share files with non SmartDraw users by simply emailing them a link.

SmartDraw collaboration

Try SmartDraw Free

Try SmartDraw's Visio® import feature yourself with a free trial.