FAQ – Visio Drawings Viewer for iPad

01. What VSD Viewer is used for?

VSD Viewer is a special app for iOS that enables viewing of Microsoft Visio 2000 – 2013 documents in .vsd, .vdx, .vsdx, extension.

02. How to open .vsd, .vdx, .vsdx file formats on iPad?

Use “Open In” command and select VSD Viewer to open and preview your drawing.

03. Which does platforms VSD Viewer support?

VSD Viewer application is created for iOS, OS X and Android systems.

04. What elements of Visio drawing does VSD Viewer display?

The app displays basics: different texts, embedded text, color, various lines width, lines with arrows, figures, images; works with tabs, multipage drawings. Users are also able to view some of Windows and Enhanced metafiles, Linking and Embedding Object, that are widely used in professional drawings like network diagrams or floor-plans.

05. Do I need an Internet connection to process the documents?

No, VSD Viewer works without an Internet connection, since it processes files on a device, not converts your documents on remote servers. By rendering documents on a device we provide a better level of security.

06. Why do some documents may open longer than others?

Probably, documents that take much time to open comparing to others contain a big number of EMFs or WMFs (Enhanced or Windows MetaFiles) – an image file format originally designed for Microsoft Windows. It is intended to be portable between applications and may contain both vector graphics and bitmap components. In addition, drawings might contain thousands of graphic elements, rendering big document can take significant time.

07. How to view objects outside drawing's page borders?

Go to application preferences and enable “Extend Drawing Area” option.

08. How can I transfer document to the application?

You can copy your drawing to the application with iTunes, use system command “Open in…” to open from 3rd party apps, directly open drawings from some cloud storages.

09. What cloud storages are supported?

VSD Viewer since version 5.0 has a built-in support for Box, Dropbox, MS OneDrive, GoogleDrive.

10. Why did some images loose transparency after being rendered?

Metafile images are rendered as opaque. If you want them to be rendered with transparency, you should change setting “Metafiles Transparency” in Settings.

11. Does VSD Viewer render metafiles?

Yes. VSD Viewer renders metafiles images built-in document. It renders both types of metafiles WMFs and EMFs. Furthermore, application renders built-in OLE objects.

12. What limitations does application have?

VSD Viewer does not render objects’ shadows, forms from VB constructor, due to memory limitations does not render huge documents.

13. Can I edit drawings with VSD Viewer?

No. VSD Viewer is a viewer only. It provides some options to interact your drawings.

14. What about drawings?

VSD Viewer allows you to preview complex drawings with multiple layers, switch layers visibility to preview hidden objects. Furthermore, you can preview assigned Shape Data for objects.

15. How can I share my drawings?

VSD Viewer can save your drawings to Adobe PDF and print. Note, you can turn some layers on and off and save to PDF your current document state.


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