VSD Viewer is designed to enable viewing of Microsoft Visio 2000 – 2013 documents in .vsd, .vdx and .vsdx extensions on a Mac.
To open Visio files with VSD Viewer just drag and drop files with .vsd, .vsdx and .vdx extensions to the application window or icon. You can also use the CMD+O shortcut when the application is running.
There are VSD Viewer applications for the iOS, OS X and Android operating systems.
VSD Viewer displays all basic elements: different and embedded texts, lines of various width and with arrows, colors, figures and images. It allows you to preview multi-page drawings and work with tabs. It renders Metafiles, Links and Embedded Objects.
No, VSD Viewer doesn’t need an Internet connection, as it displays drawings offline and doesn’t send your documents to the server. As a result, VSD Viewer provides a higher level of security.
The time may depend on the file’s size. Some Visio drawings may contain a large number of EMFs or WMFs (Enhanced or Windows MetaFiles), thousands of graphic elements, both vector graphics and bitmap components and other heavy elements. Rendering big documents may take significant time.
Yes. Go to Menu → Preferences → enable the “Extend Drawing Area” option.
Yes. VSD Viewer renders both types of metafiles: WMFs and EMFs. Moreover, the app displays built-in OLE objects.
Metafile images are rendered as opaque by default. However, you can change this in settings. To make them rendered with transparency, go to Settings and enable “Metafiles Transparency”.
VSD Viewer does not render objects’ shadows or forms from VB constructor, and because of memory limitations it is not able to render Visio documents with huge sizes.
No. VSD Viewer is designed to preview Visio files only. If you need to edit Visio files use VSDX Annotator, designed to edit and annotate Visio files on a Mac.
With VSD Viewer you can preview complex drawings with multiple layers. It is possible to switch the visibility of layers and view hidden objects. Displaying Shape Data for objects is also supported.
VSD Viewer allows you to convert Visio files to PDF file format and print them. Note, when you convert or print files you can turn some layers off.