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How to Import Visio Drawing as Stencil?

Convert Visio drawings into Visual Paradigm stencil shapes, and then use them in your software design. In this tutorial, you can learn how to import Visio drawings into Visual Paradigm as stencil shapes and create diagram using those imported stencils.

Compatible edition(s): Enterprise, Professional, Standard, Modeler

  • August 16, 2010
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Creating Visio drawing

  1. In Microsoft Visio page, select a category and then double click your target template.
    select category
  2. Drag Car 1, Tree, Block 7 and Factory from the toolbar and then drop them on the diagram pane.
    drag visio
  3. Finally, save the drawing as vdx file and enter file name as visio-drawing.vdx.

Importing Visio drawing

  1. In Visual Paradigm, open the Stencil pane by selecting View > Panes > Stencil from the toolbar.
  2. Click Import Stencil...
    click import
  3. Select the location where you've stored visio-drawing.vdx previously in the Import dialog box.
  4. As a result, Visio drawings are shown on Stencil pane.
    visio shown
  5. Open a diagram and drag the car on the diagram.
    use as stencil

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