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Import/export Visio files

Brett Bowman
posted this on May 24, 2013, 4:41 PM

Move to the Lucidchart cloud, and take your Microsoft Visio files too.

Native Visio files (VSD) and XML Visio files (VDX) are both supported inside Lucidchart and can be exported back out to JPEG, PDF, PNG and even VDX.


To import Visio files,

  1. Log into your Lucidchart Pro, Team, or Enterprise account, and go to your documents page.
  2. Click the gray Import button and select Visio from the list.


  3. Click "Choose Files," and select any number of files from your local drive.

  4. Click "Import", wait for the upload, and close the window. Once the file has uploaded and converted, it will open in your editor and appear in your Documents list with rest of your documents.
Note: If your import failed, please view the troubleshooting section below.  To test importing a Visio file, download this example: Conference_session_map.vsd or this example with spaces: Conference session map.vsd

To export Lucidchart documents as VDX files,

  1. Open a Lucidchart document
  2. Select "Download as" from the menu, or press Ctrl+D to open the Download window. 

  3. Choose Visio (VDX) and click Download.

Note: When you export a document as a VDX file, the conversion process relies on you opening the file in Microsoft Visio. The VDX file is not designed to be immediately re-imported into Lucidchart. 

Problems? You can help!
Please report any problems and include a copy of your original Visio file. Thanks!

Updated 3.31.2015
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