Viewing Visio drawings, created on a Windows PC, is as simple as double-clicking the drawing (files with a .vsd, .vss, .vst, .vdx, .vsx, or .vtx extension) or opening it directly from the VizMac application. VizMac will open, and render the drawing in its window. You can then pan and zoom in the drawing window by using toolbar buttons, keyboard shortcuts, or menu items in the shortcut menu. Also, you can see properties on any shape by opening the Properties and Settings dialog box and then selecting a shape. Additionally, you can set drawing-layer visibility and colors in the Layer Settings tab, and annotation visibility and colors in the Markup Settings tab.

VizMac viewer for Mac allows users to open and view Visio files that were created on a Windows PC using the Microsoft Visio program.  Files that are saved as XML (.vdx, .vsx, or .vtx)  on the Windows platform and given to a Mac user are opened directly on the Mac using VizMac.  Visio files saved as binary (. vsd, .vss, .vst) files must first be decoded using the VizMac web service before being able to view the drawing or diagram in VizMac.  This transaction takes place in the background and is transparent to the end user.  The end user must be connected to the Internet in order for the file to be decoded.  The transaction takes place over a secure/encrypted connection and no data is stored on the VizMac server.

Visio XML (vdx, .vsx, or .vtx) files are opened directly on the desktop, however Visio binary (.vsd, .vss, .vst) files use the integrated Web Service to decode and open files on your desktop.  The integrated Web Service works in the background in order to deliver full Visio diagrams for viewing, printing and saving.  The Web service provides a secure/encrypted transaction and does not save any data on the Web Server.  Your files are safely decoded and delivered to you.

How it works

  1. Mac OS X version10.6 or higher

  2. Internet connection to open and view .vsd, .vss, .vst files


VizMac uses a proprietary web service to decode Visio binary files (.vsd, .vss, .vst).  Information sent to this service is encrypted but we recognize that some companies would like to control this.  We offer an enterprise service where a company can host a version of the VizMac web service on their premises.  This accommodates the need for full control and required security measures for your company.  We also offer volume discounts.

If you would like to purchase a volume license and the on premises web service please contact us.

VizMac for the Enterprise

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