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In searching of alternative to MS Visio for MAC and PC
with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

If you are looking a good alternative for Microsoft Visio for your Mac, then the good option would be a ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software. This smart application was developed for a purpose of providing its users with all the necessary tools, such as the pre-made examples and templates of already existing diagrams, charts, flowcharts, maps, schemes and other drawings, so all of them can be used as the drafts for your own great looking results.

To get the access to the “solutions”, full of the design elements as well as the samples, you can always download ConceptDraw STORE from this site having ConceptDraw DIAGRAM on your computer already. In ConceptDraw STORE you will see different solutions, depending on the business activity you are interested in and so getting there you can choose the most appropriate for you. All of the solutions are also available on this site and they can be found any time you need them using “Search” in the right top corner of your web page.

Thus, if you decide to create a map of your own country or your native city, then you can go to the “Continent Maps solution” from “Maps area” of “ConceptDraw Solution Park” on this site or to the maps area of the ConceptDraw STORE application, download it and choose any needed continent, country and so its contours for your own great looking map.

And the same about the other kinds of drawing – charts, flowcharts, diagrams and many more: you can always have your schemes finished within only a very short period of time having the appropriate solution, full of the necessary tools for your use.

Trying this great alternative to Ms Visio for your Mac, you will find ConceptDraw DIAGRAM a very useful tool for getting any needed drawing done within only a few hours or even minutes, depending on how familiar you are with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM drawing software.

ConceptDraw as an alternative to MS Visio for MAC

What are the advantages of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM over MS Visio for you to prefer the former to the latter?



Cross-Platform Compatibility

Cross-Platform Compatibility

The main advantage, of course, is that ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a cross-platform software. That means it can be run both on PC, and on Apple Macintosh! Lately many people have faced difficulties with sharing their documents among Mac users. With ConceptDraw you will not have such problem anymore, because you will be able to work on Macintosh with a document created on PC and vise versa. To run MS Visio on Macintosh you had to install a virtual machine to emulate PC, which made work difficult and slow a great deal. Now many users find ConceptDraw DIAGRAM the best analog of MS Visio for Macintosh. If you prefer working in Macintosh environment, then ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is your choice.

Reasonable price



Reasonable price

Another factor of no less importance in choosing software is its price. Here ConceptDraw DIAGRAM turns more beneficial at the price $199 for Professional version versus $589.99 for the similar version of MS Visio.
Furthermore, Licensing Policy for ConceptDraw products is very flexible. It allows single user to install software on both Macintosh and PC, or on computer with cross-platform environment. This is crucial factor for people who need to use laptops along with a desktop computer for their business purposes, and often computers have different operating systems.

Import & Export

Import & Export

Another ConceptDraw DIAGRAM peculiarity that is worth stressing upon is export to PDF and PowerPoint formats. Now you can easily design presentations and print your documents.

Shape libraries


Numerous specialized shape libraries

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM users, as well as MS Visio users, have an opportunity to work with numerous external libraries; with their help you can create various documents with no need to search for the necessary elements for your diagrams in other software products. With ConceptDraw you can create your own objects and expand libraries to cover your needs.

Built-In Script Language


Built-In Script Language

The next point to be considered is the in-built language in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM It is ConceptDraw Basic. Unlike VBA language used in MS Visio, ConceptDraw Basic is much simpler to learn and use. Using ConceptDraw Basic doesn't require additional studying to use it, which will also save you time and budget.

MS Visio Support


MS Visio Support

A specific feature of ConceptDraw Products is their intercompatibility. Thus, once created with the help of any other CS Odessa product, your document is fully compatible with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM For instance, you can brainstorm ideas for new network development project, using ConceptDraw MINDMAP Your MINDMAP documents can be used in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM for further work at your project.

Import MS Visio files


Import MS Visio files

In case you used MS Visio before and now decided to switch to ConceptDraw DIAGRAM here is another good news for you — ConceptDraw DIAGRAM supports import of MS Visio files, using VSDX format. Therefore changing software products, you can keep all your documents, created in MS Visio. The transfer process will be very simple:

  • Export of your documents from MS Visio to VDX and VSDX format.
  • Import of these documents to ConceptDraw DIAGRAM


Free technical support


Free technical support

All ConceptDraw DIAGRAM users, unlike those of MS Visio, get professional technical support free, which is quite a nice and useful extra point to all the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM features.



ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a perfect alternative to MS Visio for MAC and PC platforms.


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In addition to the above material, we would like to give opinions of some users who have already switched from MS Visio to ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

I choose ConceptDraw DIAGRAM because it was the closest to MS Visio on the Mac side. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM has all of the features I need and can output as a MS Visio file if needs to be... — says Kris Rockwell, Hybrid Learning Systems

The main reason I switched is that I moved from a PC to Mac and currently there is no version MS Visio for Mac. And installing virtual PC etc. etc. was just too much of a hassle... — says Randolph Jacinto

MS Visio has become quite complicated and it turns out that UML diagrams are easier to create with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM MS Visio has some strange behavior that, I think, is related to integrating with modeling tools such as Rational, etc. I just want a diagramming software and nothing more! Another reason is I like the Apple OS X operating system very much. I've been a long-time Window's user (and software developer) and I'm tired of the same old thing, I suppose. In general, the software for Apple platform seems nicer and easier to use... — says Andrew Joseph

The main reason for the switch is my switch from a PC to a Mac computer. I have tried Graffle Pro and found that it wasn't the perfect replacement. I am still playing with the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM draw capabilities. One thing that MS Visio does extremely well ( better than any other diagram product that I have seen) is that you can cut and paste the diagram into a Word.doc and it looks perfect. That is not true of Graffle Pro and quite frankly not really the case with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM from what I can tell. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM does have some nice templates and useful features. I will continue to use it and evaluate the capabilities. The ability to go back and forth between PC and Mac and MS Visio and ConceptDraw is an important capability... — says John Latham.PhD, Managing Partner, GENITECT LLC

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Use thousands of Templates and Examples:

  • Flowcharts
  • Business Process Models
  • UML
  • ERD
  • Building Plans
  • Network Diagrams
  • Gantt charts
  • Org Charts
  • Mind Maps
  • Business Infographics
  • Dashboards
  • Engineering diagrams
  • Graphs and Charts
  • GEO Maps
  • SWOT Matrix
  • Marketing Diagrams
  • TQM Diagrams
  • Science and Education diagrams
  • Software Development diagrams
  • Finance and Accounting flowcharts




TEN RELATED HOW TO's:

UML Diagram Visio →

This sample shows the UML Class Diagram that was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM on the Mac and then was opened for editing in MS Visio. Using the 13 libraries of the Rapid UML Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM you can create your own visual vector UML diagrams quick and easy.UML Diagram Visio *
Picture: UML Diagram Visio
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Influence Diagram Software →

Influence diagram (ID) is a graphical and mathematical representation of the decision. Influence diagrams are widely used in the decision analysis and in the game theory. They are the alternative to the decision tree. The influence diagram gives to analyst the high-level conceptual view that it can use to build the detailed quantitative model. This sample shows the Influence diagram. It is a directed acyclic graph with three types of nodes: Decision node is drawn as a rectangle, Uncertainty node is drawn as an oval, Value node is drawn as an octagon. The nodes are connected with arcs.Influence Diagram Software *
Picture: Influence Diagram Software
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Office Concepts →

Office Concepts for the premises design have some specifics which are accounted by designers and architects at the construction and renovation of office buildings. Use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM extended with Office Layout Plans Solution from the Building Plans Area for simple and effective designing of various office plans.Office Concepts *
Picture: Office Concepts
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Storage area networks (SAN). Computer and Network Examples →

A Storage area network (SAN) is a dedicated network that provides access to data storage and operations only on the block level. SAN usually has own network of storage devices/elements and disk arrays that are connected with each other and to a remote data-sharing network. SANs are widely used for enhancing the storage devices (optical jukeboxes, disk arrays, tape libraries) that are accessible for networked servers. This example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. It shows the hybrid of Storage area network (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) technologies.Storage area networks (SAN). <br>Computer and Network Examples *
Picture: Storage area networks (SAN). Computer and Network Examples
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Process Flowchart →

When trying to figure out the nature of the problems occurring within a project, there are many ways to develop such understanding. One of the most common ways to document processes for further improvement is to draw a process flowchart, which depicts the activities of the process arranged in sequential order — this is business process management. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is business process mapping software with impressive range of productivity features for business process management and classic project management. This business process management software is helpful for many purposes from different payment processes, or manufacturing processes to chemical processes. Business process mapping flowcharts helps clarify the actual workflow of different people engaged in the same process. This samples were made with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM — business process mapping software for flowcharting and used as classic visio alternative because its briefly named "visio for mac" and for windows, this sort of software named the business process management tools. This flowchart diagram shows a process flow of project management. The diagram that is presented here depicts the project life cycle that is basic for the most of project management methods. Breaking a project into phases allows to track it in the proper manner. Through separation on phases, the total workflow of a project is divided into some foreseeable components, thus making it easier to follow the project status. A project life cycle commonly includes: initiation, definition, design, development and implementation phases. Distinguished method to show parallel and interdependent processes, as well as project life cycle relationships. A flowchart diagram is often used as visual guide to project. For instance, it used by marketing project management software for visualizing stages of marketing activities or as project management workflow tools. Created with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM — business process mapping software which is flowcharting visio alternative or shortly its visio for mac, this sort of software platform often named the business process management tools.Process Flowchart
Picture: Process Flowchart
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Flowchart Components →

The ConceptDraw Flowchart component includes a set of samples and templates. This geathered as flowchart maker toolbox which focused on drawing flowcharts of any industry standards.Flowchart Components
Picture: Flowchart Components
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What Is a Circle Spoke Diagram →

What Is a Circle Spoke Diagram? It is a diagram which has a central item surrounded by other items in a circle. The Circle Spoke Diagrams are often used to show the features or components of the central item in marketing and management documents and presentations. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM extended with Business Diagrams Solution from the Management Area is the best software for creating Circle-Spoke Diagrams.What Is a Circle Spoke Diagram *
Picture: What Is a Circle Spoke Diagram
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Flowchart →

If you ever tried programming, you could face a lot of problems as a beginner. To help yourself, create a flowchart to follow an algorithm logic. Flowchart represents a program as a sequence of steps depicted in special symbols for each type of action. This image of the interactive diagram made in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM applying the Live Objects technology. The diagram shows the effect of Selection Sort algorithm. The left part of the chart is the input area. The diagram in the central part of the drawing is a flow chart showing of the selection sort algorithm. The flowchart includes basic flowchart symbols, that represent various stages of algorithm. The flowchart symbols are connected with arrows ended lines, that depict the direction of the process flow. On the right side — the result is displayed.Flowchart *
Picture: Flowchart
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Flow Chart Template →

Templates are very useful and convenient tool for fast and easy drawing various diagrams, charts, and also flowcharts. It is the excellent news that ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area offers wide collection of various predesigned flowchart samples and flow chart template.Flow Chart  Template *
Picture: Flow Chart Template
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