Software : Microsoft : Visio

Microsoft Visio

(as of 9/23/2015)

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Design a layout for a room or office
  • Create a chart showing your family tree
  • Diagram using custom shapes or select ones from a large library
  • Work on a diagram simultaneously with teammates

Microsoft Visio is a diagramming and vector graphics program that is available standalone or as part of the Microsoft Office suite. It is available in Standard, Professional, and Premium editions with each edition having different features.

Visio is an application that is used for creating a wide range of diagrams. It can diagram the layout of an office, blueprints to a building, a complex concept, flowcharts, and much more. It is commonly used for brainstorming and to visually communicate ideas.

Their are many features and tools within Visio to make it easy for you to create a diagram. It has tools to add shapes, lines, and text. Visio also comes with a large library of shapes that you can use in your diagrams, including furniture, buildings, and symbols.

Visio is a great tool and can be very useful in an office where employees may need to share ideas with each other. If you work with others and often need to communicate ideas, you might be interested in adding it to your arsenal.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.VSDX – Visio Drawing

Other file extensions used by Microsoft Visio 2016

Supported File Types
.IMDMicrosoft VisioModeler File
.SVGScalable Vector Graphics File
.VDWVisio Web Drawing
.VDXVisio Drawing XML File
.VSDVisio Drawing File
.VSDMVisio Macro-Enabled Drawing
.VSSMVisio Macro-Enabled Stencil File
.VSSXVisio Stencil File
.VSTMVisio Macro-Enabled Drawing Template
.VSTXVisio Drawing Template
.VSWVisio Workspace File
.VSXVisio Stencil XML File
.VTXVisio Template XML File
Additional Related File Formats
.EMZWindows Compressed Enhanced Metafile
.VRDVisio Report Definition File
.VSLVisio Add-on
.VSSVisio Stencil File
.VSTVisio Drawing Template

Updated: September 23, 2015