ConceptDraw DIAGRAM v12 Supports MS Visio File Format, and 12 Other Remarkable Facts About ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM v12 is the only product that supports Visio legacy and new document standards, runs on Macintosh and Windows, and is a perpetual license.

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM v12 has been the go-to product for individuals and organizations for a long time. Now in its 11th version, there may be a few things in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM v12 that you may not know about.

  1. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM v12 can import and export files in MS Visio’s (2013/2016/365) native file format, VSDX.
    Why this is important is because it provides you with compatibility with the new generation of Visio file format. You can find Visio documents just about everywhere that address just about everything, but if you have an interest beyond just viewing them, you will need a good tool like ConceptDraw DIAGRAM v12.

  2. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM v12 will import MS Visio’s (2003/2010) native VSD and VDX file format. This is important is because if you looked at all of the Visio documents floating around the world, most of them are in this older file format.
    Even though VSD and VDX were the standard formats when Visio 2010 shipped, many 3rd-party vendors still use this format to exchange documents. Now, the large number of Visio documents is divided between the older standard and the newer standard. Fortunately ConceptDraw DIAGRAM v12 users do not have to worry which generation of product created the drawing you want to view, edit, and distribute.

  3. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM v12 will import either generation of MS Visio stencils (VSS or VSSX) to speed up the drawing process.
    This is important because stencils are collections of objects that can be used in drawings to speed up one’s work. In addition to importing stencils, when one opens a document for the first time all of the drawing objects that are not provided by ConceptDraw DIAGRAM v12 are automatically placed in a new custom library for you to save and reuse.

Compatibility with MS Visio


ConceptDraw DIAGRAM v12



MS Visio 2010/2016


Import/Export VSDX and VSSX file format



MS Visio 2003/2007


Import/Export VDX  VSD, VSS file formats


  1. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM v12 works on either Macintosh or PCs.
    From day 1 we have supported both types of computers. Our applications are designed for our customer’s computer of choice; they are not clunky ports of one type of application to another. The applications are designed and optimized for the user’s preferred operating system.

  2. No need to be connected to the web or experience delays when working. An internet connection only required for product activation and product updates.
    This is important because it maximizes our users’ productivity.

  3. All of our standalone licenses, including ConceptDraw DIAGRAM v12, are perpetual licenses. No additional monthly or annual costs required.
    This is important because it stretches your budget.

  4. No charge for technical support. Web and live telephone-support is available for our customers.
    The advantage here is that we are active in our support of customers.

  5. Extensive free vector-based libraries help you quickly finish any drawing task.
    The advantage here is you get more done in less time.

  6. New graphic solutions available via ConceptDraw Solutions  on a frequent basis.
    We are always updating and adding new free and paid graphic solutions. The advantage here is that you are constantly getting access to new professional vector-based graphics.

  7. Discount pricing is available for academic, nonprofit, government, commercial, upgrade, and competitive upgrades.
    We work with you to stretch your budget even further.

  8. You can purchase ConceptDraw DIAGRAM v12 as a stand-alone license, or as part of the ConceptDraw OFFICE v5 productivity suite.
    The advantage here is that all the products in the product suite are discounted, saving you additional money.

  9. When surveying the marketplace for a business graphics software solution, ConceptDraw  DIAGRAM v12 becomes the clear choice for you and your organization. Try a fully functioning 21-day trial of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM v12 for free.
    Just register on www.conceptdraw.com , then download and install to enjoy the next generation of business graphics and diagramming products.