Microsoft Visio documents: import and export

We’re pleased to be the first online diagramming application to offer these convenient features to our users. It's now easier than ever to transition your work to the cloud. Sign up for a free account now to get started on your Visio files.

Review this page to understand how simple it is to migrate from Visio. With just a couple clicks, you can leave your desktop software behind and enjoy a sleeker, more intuitive solution.

Why is Visio import and export important?

With Visio file import, you don’t have to recreate old Visio documents. Since imported files are completely editable, you can still enjoy the ease of working in Lucidchart! You can also export Lucidchart documents to a Visio format, which is perfect for sharing with colleagues and clients.

We’re constantly making improvements to our Visio import and export features. Please let us know if you’re willing to provide feedback on your experiences.

Who can use the Visio import and export?

All users are able to use the Visio import feature and will be able to see their diagrams in Lucidchart. However, because this is a premium feature, only Pro and Team users will be able to edit imported diagrams.

Similarly, only Pro and Team users can export diagrams from Lucidchart into a Visio file type. We encourage Free and Basic account users to sign up for a free premium trial so they can try it themselves.

How do I import documents from Visio?

Currently Lucidchart imports Visio documents stored in VDX, VSD, or VSDX format. Documents in this format will have .vdx, .vsd, or .vsdx at the end of the filename (e.g. diagram.vdx).

Save Visio documents for Lucidchart import

Whether you're using an older or newer version of Visio, chances are that Lucidchart supports that version’s standard file type. Here's how to save your documents in Visio 2013 for import:

  1. Open the document in Visio
  2. Select File > Save As
  3. Choose “Visio Drawing” or “Visio 2003 - 2010 Drawing”
  4. Click Save and close the file

Importing Visio files from MS Visio 2003, 2007, 2010, or 2013:

To begin importing Visio files:

  1. Log in to your Lucidchart account
  2. Click File > Import on your Documents page
  3. Select a Visio file (.vdx, .vsd, or .vsdx) from your computer
  4. Wait for the document to import and open in Lucidchart

How do I export documents to Visio?

To export a Lucidchart document in Visio’s VDX format:

  1. Open the Lucidchart document
  2. Select File > Download As
  3. Choose “Visio (VDX)” and download
Visio export