Visio File Extension

Several different file extensions are associated with Microsoft Visio. Microsoft Visio 6 and earlier versions use the file extensions .vsd, .vss, and .vst. Microsoft Visio 10 and later versions use the extensions .vdx, .vsx, and .vtx. Lucidchart currently supports import and export of Visio files, depending on the extension. The table below explains what you can do with Microsoft Visio if you're a Lucidchart user. Here's what the Visio file extensions tell you about your document:

  • .VSD/.VDX - Drawing
  • .VSS/.VSX - Stencil
  • .VST/.VTX - Template
File Type READ-ONLY IMPORT EXPORT
.VSD ALL VISITORS ALL SERVICE LEVELS
.VDX ALL VISITORS ALL SERVICE LEVELS PRO, Team, Enterprise
.VSS PRO, Team, Enterprise
.VSX PRO, Team, Enterprise
.VST
.VTX

VSD Extension - Common Questions

What is a vsd extension?

A vsd extension is a more verbose way of stating ".vsd", which is the ending or extension after the file name that tells the computer which file type it is and which program to open it with. If you are using Microsoft Visio 2000 or earlier, any drawing will be saved in the vsd extension format.

What is a vsd file?

A vsd file is a file that can be opened with any version of Visio. This file is compatible with any Visio version because the extension type is backwards-compatible. A vsd can also be opened by Lucidchart. Many enterprise platforms are integrating with Lucidchart to become the default Visio viewer.

What is Visio?

Visio is short for Microsoft Visio, a Microsoft product that allows users to communicate ideas visually. It's commonly used for charting network diagrams, process flows, org charts, and many other types of diagrams.