Visio import has been the elephant in the corner of our room for a while. We are super excited to announce that Creately now supports importing and editing of Visio diagrams and Stencils.
This means that you can easily transition your legacy work into Creately and start collaborating and working effectively right away. Imported Visio diagrams become Creately shapes that you can reuse, edit and change as you please.
We’ve been working on this for a while, painstakingly working through the MS Visio file formats, testing thousands and thousands of Visio diagrams and shapes making sure that things go really well for all of our customers from the get go. While we’ve tried our best to cover all possible scenarios, there may be the occasional file that trips up Creately, so do let us know if you run into any issues.
Importing Visio files is quite straight forward
- Log in to Creately and go to the app
- Create a new document or open an existing one
- Click import and in the drop down select “Import Visio File“
- Choose a Visio file from your computer or give a web location
- Click import and wait for the magic to happen
At the moment we support importing of. vdf (diagrams), .vtx (Visio templates), .vsx (Visio stencils) and SVG files.
Support for other Visio file types like .vsdx and .vssx will be added to Visio import in the near future. For the moment you can open them in Visio, save them as .vdf or .vsx and import them to Creately.
Imported Visio diagrams shapes appear in the left side panel of Creately allowing you to reuse the same shapes inside the diagram diagram to edit and improve the imported Visio document.
Your Thoughts on the Visio Import?
This is a major milestone for us and we wont your feedback to make it even better. So start importing your Visio files to Creately and let us know what you think of the process.
Did the diagrams come out correctly? Had trouble with the import process? Absolutely Loved it? Your feedback is what keeps us going and help us improve. So drop a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you think.
We are really excited to open our doors to countless Visio users previously trapped in the file format. We’d love to see what you create with Creately!