Importing Visio drawing

You may have drew diagrams in Visio. You can now import your previous work through the import feature.

  1. Save your Visio drawing as a .vdx or .vsdx file .
  2. To import a Visio drawing into Visual Paradigm, select Project > Import > Visio... in the toolbar of Visual Paradigm.
  3. Specify the file path of the Visio drawing.
  4. Click OK to start importing. This popup another Import Visio window. As the model structure is different among Visio and Visual Paradigm, this dialog enables users to resolve inconsistency between Visio and Visual Paradigm.
    The Import Visio window
    The Import Visio window

    The left hand side of the window represents the structure of Visio drawing, while the right hand side represents the expected outcome in Visual Paradigm through importing. Users can perform the following actions in this window.

    Action Description and steps
    Not to import a shape
    Click on the button beside the shape node and select Not Import in the popup menu.
    Rename a shape when importing
    Click on the button beside the shape node and select Rename in the popup menu. Then, enter the new name of shape and press the Enter key to confirm renaming/.
    Reset the shape to another type
    Click on the button beside the shape node and select an appropriate shape type to reset to.
    Description of available import options on individual shape
  5. Click OK when the import is configured. The drawings can then be accessible in the Diagram Navigator. You can then double click on the diagram node to open the diagram.

An overview of Import Visio window

An overview of Import Visio window
An overview of Import Visio window
No.Name Description
1 File path
The path of Visio .vdx file to be imported.
Import Color and Font By selecting this option, colors and fonts of the shapes to be imported will remain unchanged. Otherwise, Visual Paradigm's default settings will be applied.
3 Auto Fit Size By selecting this option, shapes' size will be optimized to their minimum possible size. Otherwise, the original size of the imported shapes will remain unchanged.
4 OK Click to import.
5 Cancel Click to cancel importing.
Description of Import Visio window

Related Resources

The following resources may help you to learn more about the topic discussed in this page.

Chapter 6. Importing Visio drawing Table of Contents Chapter 7. Importing Rational Rose model

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