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How to Open Visio® VSDX File without Visio

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Posted by Allison Lynch | 07/21/2021
EdrawMax is a great Visio viewer to open and view Visio vsdx files on Windows, Mac and Linux.

Introduction of the Visio File Format VSDX

Microsoft Visio® , a powerful drawing software, is widely used by architects, engineers, project managers, financial worker to create flowcharts, block diagrams, business process illustrations, graphs, networks, floor plans, etc. With the update of Visio 2013, a new file format .vsdx has replaced the Visio previous binary file format .vsd and XML Drawing file format .vdx. The Visio new VSDX file is the combination of a ZIP archive package and mainly XML content.

For some users, there is no need to purchase MS Visio because they don't often use this software. However, you may get stuck in trouble when someone sent you a .vsdx file since you have no idea about how to open it. No worries, we have prepared a solution for you - Edraw Max - a better alternative to Visio.

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How to Open Visio VSDX Files on Windows and Mac

Edraw Max, an all-in-one cross-platform diagram software, offers a great way to open and view Visio vsdx files both on Windows and Mac, which enables users to open, view, edit VSDX files and even convert back to Visio.


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Three steps to import Visio .vdx files to Edraw Max:

Step One: Run Edraw Max.

Step Two: Go to File>Import, select “Import Visio File”.

Step Three: Brower the .vsdx file on your computer, and then click “Open”.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Choose Edraw Max Instead of Visio

EdrawMax is an user-friendly alternative to Visio. Here are three reasons why you should choose EdrawMax:

1. Fully compatible with Microsoft Office
Like Visio, Edraw is compatible with Microsoft Office. Adding Edraw drawings to Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, or other Office documents is as simple as Copy and Paste.

2. Easy to Learn, Easy to Use, Small but smart
Drawing does not need to start anew. Just drag the ready-made shapes from the library pane and drop them on your page. Edraw makes it easier than ever to draw various kinds of diagrams.

3. More affordable than Visio
Edraw Max is a fraction of the cost of Visio, and our licensing plan is more flexible. There are no "software assurance" fees required to get upgrade pricing in future years with a lifetime upgrade guarantee. Your license is perpetual and you are assured of upgrade pricing for future releases.