Import a diagram from Visio

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Import a diagram from Visio

Microsoft Office Visio is a very common tool for diagramming processes. Bizagi Modeler allows you to import such processes to enable editing and manipulation.

 

To import diagrams from Visio, follow the steps below:

 

1. On the Export/Import tab, in the Import group, click Visio.

 

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2. Locate the diagram you wish to import. Select Open. Bizagi Modeler automatically detects the Visio Stencil and creates a Bizagi diagram to match it

 

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3. A pop-up window appears to notify you that the Visio file import succeeded. It displays a link which redirects you to the present article.

 

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4. After importing the diagram, you can modify it further in Bizaagi Modeler.

 

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Bizagi Modeler also allows you to import processes from IBM Blueworks.

 

 

Equivalence of shapes between Visio and Bizagi Modeler

Find below the equivalence of shapes and the type of stencil between Visio and Bizagi Modeler

 

Visio

Bizagi Modeler

Stencil

None

AbstractTask

Visio BPMN Diagram

Task

AbstractTask

Visio BPMN Diagram

Script

ScriptTask

Visio BPMN Diagram

Send

SendTask

Visio BPMN Diagram

Receive

ReceiveTask

Visio BPMN Diagram

Service

ServiceTask

Visio BPMN Diagram

Manual

ManualTask

Visio BPMN Diagram

User

UserTask

Visio BPMN Diagram

Reference

AbstractTask

Visio BPMN Diagram

Standard Loop Task

AbstractTask

Visio BPMN Diagram

Multi-Instance Loop Task

AbstractTask

Visio BPMN Diagram

Compensation Task

AbstractTask

Visio BPMN Diagram

BusinessRule

BusinessRuleTask

Visio BPMN Diagram

Collapsed Sub-Process

SubProcess

Visio BPMN Diagram

Expanded Sub-Process

SubProcess

Visio BPMN Diagram

Standard Loop Collapsed Sub-Process

SubProcess

Visio BPMN Diagram

Standard Loop Expanded Sub-Process

SubProcess

Visio BPMN Diagram

Multi-Instance Loop Collapsed Sub-Process

SubProcess

Visio BPMN Diagram

Multi-Instance Loop Expanded Sub-Process

SubProcess

Visio BPMN Diagram

Compensation Collapsed Sub-Process

SubProcess

Visio BPMN Diagram

Compensation Expanded Sub-Process

SubProcess

Visio BPMN Diagram

Ad-Hoc Collapsed Sub-Process

SubProcess

Visio BPMN Diagram

Ad-Hoc Expanded Sub-Process

SubProcess

Visio BPMN Diagram

Transaction Collapsed Sub-Process

SubProcess

Visio BPMN Diagram

Transaction Expanded Sub-Process

SubProcess

Visio BPMN Diagram

Reusable Collapsed Subprocess

CallActivity

Visio BPMN Diagram

Reusable Expanded Subprocess

CallActivity

Visio BPMN Diagram

Reference Collapsed Subprocess

CallActivity

Visio BPMN Diagram

Start Event

NoneStart

Visio BPMN Diagram

Start Message Event

MessageStart

Visio BPMN Diagram

Start Timer Event

TimerStart

Visio BPMN Diagram

Start Conditional Event

ConditionalStart

Visio BPMN Diagram

Start Signal Event

SignalStart

Visio BPMN Diagram

Start Multiple Event

MultipleStart

Visio BPMN Diagram

Start Parallel Multiple Event

ParallelMultipleStart

Visio BPMN Diagram

Intermediate Event

NoneIntermediate

Visio BPMN Diagram

Intermediate (Throwing) Event

NoneIntermediate

Visio BPMN Diagram

Intermediate Message Event

MessageIntermediate

Visio BPMN Diagram

Intermediate (Throwing) Message Event

MessageIntermediate

Visio BPMN Diagram

Intermediate Timer Event

TimerIntermediate

Visio BPMN Diagram

Intermediate Error Event

ErrorIntermediate

Visio BPMN Diagram

Intermediate Cancel Event

CancelIntermediate

Visio BPMN Diagram

Intermediate Compensation Event

CompensationIntermediate

Visio BPMN Diagram

Intermediate (Throwing) Compensation Event

CompensationIntermediate

Visio BPMN Diagram

Intermediate Conditional Event

ConditionalIntermediate

Visio BPMN Diagram

Intermediate Link Event

LinkIntermediate

Visio BPMN Diagram

Intermediate (Throwing) Link Event

LinkIntermediate

Visio BPMN Diagram

Intermediate Signal Event

SignalIntermediate

Visio BPMN Diagram

Intermediate (Throwing) Signal Event

SignalIntermediate

Visio BPMN Diagram

Intermediate Multiple Event

MultipleIntermediate

Visio BPMN Diagram

Intermediate (Throwing) Multiple Event

MultipleIntermediate

Visio BPMN Diagram

Intermediate Escalation Event

EscalationIntermediate

Visio BPMN Diagram

Intermediate Parallel Multiple Event

ParallelMultipleIntermediate

Visio BPMN Diagram

Intermediate (Throwing) Escalation Event

EscalationIntermediate

Visio BPMN Diagram

End Event

NoneEnd

Visio BPMN Diagram

End Message Event

MessageEnd

Visio BPMN Diagram

End Error Event

ErrorEnd

Visio BPMN Diagram

End Cancel Event

CancelEnd

Visio BPMN Diagram

End Terminate Event

TerminateEnd

Visio BPMN Diagram

End Compensation Event

CompensationEnd

Visio BPMN Diagram

End Signal Event

SignalEnd

Visio BPMN Diagram

End Multiple Event

MultipleEnd

Visio BPMN Diagram

End Escalation Event

EscalationEnd

Visio BPMN Diagram

Gateway

ExclusiveGateway

Visio BPMN Diagram

Exclusive Data Gateway

ExclusiveGateway

Visio BPMN Diagram

Exclusive Data Gateway (with Marker)

ExclusiveGateway

Visio BPMN Diagram

Exclusive Event Gateway

EventBasedGatewayExclusive

Visio BPMN Diagram

Inclusive Gateway

InclusiveGateway

Visio BPMN Diagram

Parallel Gateway

ParallelGateway

Visio BPMN Diagram

Complex Gateway

ComplexGateway

Visio BPMN Diagram

Group

Group

Visio BPMN Diagram

Text Annotation

TextAnnotation

Visio BPMN Diagram

Data Object

DataObject

Visio BPMN Diagram

Data Store

DataStoreReference

Visio BPMN Diagram

Dynamic Connector

SequenceFlow

Visio BPMN Diagram

Sequence Flow

SequenceFlow

Visio BPMN Diagram

Sequence Flow (Conditional)

SequenceFlow

Visio BPMN Diagram

Sequence Flow (Default)

SequenceFlow

Visio BPMN Diagram

Association

Association

Visio BPMN Diagram

Association (One Direction)

Association

Visio BPMN Diagram

Association (Both Directions)

Association

Visio BPMN Diagram

Message Flow

MessageFlow

Visio BPMN Diagram

CFF Container

Participant

Visio BPMN Diagram

Pool

Participant

Visio BPMN Diagram

Pool / Lane

Lane

Visio BPMN Diagram

Lane

Lane

Visio BPMN Diagram

Annotation

TextAnnotation

Visio Basic Flowchart

Card

AbstractTask

Visio Basic Flowchart

Control transfer

SequenceFlow

Visio Basic Flowchart

Data

AbstractTask

Visio Basic Flowchart

Decision

ExclusiveGateway

Visio Basic Flowchart

Display

AbstractTask

Visio Basic Flowchart

Direct data

AbstractTask

Visio Basic Flowchart

Document

AbstractTask

Visio Basic Flowchart

Functional band

Lane

Visio Basic Flowchart

Horizontal holder

Participant

Visio Basic Flowchart

Internal storage

AbstractTask

Visio Basic Flowchart

Line-curve connector

SequenceFlow

Visio Basic Flowchart

Loop limit

AbstractTask

Visio Basic Flowchart

Manual input

AbstractTask

Visio Basic Flowchart

Manual operation

AbstractTask

Visio Basic Flowchart

Off-page reference

LinkIntermediate

Visio Basic Flowchart

On-page reference

LinkIntermediate

Visio Basic Flowchart

Paper tape

AbstractTask

Visio Basic Flowchart

Parallel mode

AbstractTask

Visio Basic Flowchart

Predefined process

SubProcess

Visio Basic Flowchart

Process

AbstractTask

Visio Basic Flowchart

Separator

Milestone

Visio Basic Flowchart

Sequential data

AbstractTask

Visio Basic Flowchart

Stored data

AbstractTask

Visio Basic Flowchart

Terminator

NoneStart

Visio Basic Flowchart

Universal connector

SequenceFlow

Visio Basic Flowchart

Subprocess

SubProcess

Visio Basic Flowchart

Start/End

NoneStart

Visio Basic Flowchart

Start

NoneStart

ITP Process Modeler

Intermediate

NoneIntermediate

ITP Process Modeler

End

NoneEnd

ITP Process Modeler

Sub-Process (collapsed)

SubProcess

ITP Process Modeler

Sub-Process (expanded)

SubProcess

ITP Process Modeler

Horizontal Pool

Participant

iServer BPMN

Horizontal Lane

Lane

iServer BPMN

Horizontal Lane (Connector Points)

Lane

iServer BPMN

Start Link Event

NoneStart

iServer BPMN

Start Rule Event

ConditionalStart

iServer BPMN

Intermediate (Catching) Event

NoneIntermediate

iServer BPMN

Intermediate Cancel Event

NoneIntermediate

iServer BPMN

Intermediate Rule Event

ConditionalIntermediate

iServer BPMN

Sub Process

SubProcess

iServer BPMN

Expanded Sub Process

SubProcess

iServer BPMN

Task (Atomic)

AbstractTask

iServer BPMN

Intemediate

NoneIntermediate

Frapu BPMN

Start Message

MessageStart

Frapu BPMN

Intermediate Message

MessageIntermediate

Frapu BPMN

End Message

MessageEnd

Frapu BPMN

Start Timer

TimerStart

Frapu BPMN

Intermediate Timer

TimerIntermediate

Frapu BPMN

Intermediate Exception

ErrorIntermediate

Frapu BPMN

End Exception

ErrorEnd

Frapu BPMN

Intermediate Cancel

CancelIntermediate

Frapu BPMN

End Cancel

CancelEnd

Frapu BPMN

Intermediate Compensation

CompensationIntermediate

Frapu BPMN

End Compensation

CompensationEnd

Frapu BPMN

Start Rule

ConditionalStart

Frapu BPMN

Intermediate Rule

ConditionalIntermediate

Frapu BPMN

Start Link

NoneStart

Frapu BPMN

Intermediate Link

LinkIntermediate

Frapu BPMN

End Link

NoneEnd

Frapu BPMN

Start Multiple

MultipleStart

Frapu BPMN

Intermediate Multiple

MultipleIntermediate

Frapu BPMN

End Multiple

MultipleEnd

Frapu BPMN

End Terminate

TerminateEnd

Frapu BPMN

Task/Subtask

AbstractTask

Frapu BPMN

Transaction

SubProcess

Frapu BPMN

Gateway XOR

ExclusiveGateway

Frapu BPMN

Gateway Event-based

EventBasedGateway

Frapu BPMN

Gateway OR

InclusiveGateway

Frapu BPMN

Gateway Complex

ComplexGateway

Frapu BPMN

Gateway AND

ParallelGateway

Frapu BPMN

Flow

SequenceFlow

Frapu BPMN

Conditional Flow

SequenceFlow

Frapu BPMN

Default Flow

SequenceFlow

Frapu BPMN

Association 1

Association

Frapu BPMN

Association 2

Association

Frapu BPMN

Description

TextAnnotation

Frapu BPMN

Asociattion

Association

Tomislaw BPMN

Directed association

Association

Tomislaw BPMN

End process error

ErrorEnd

Tomislaw BPMN

End compensate

CompensationEnd

Tomislaw BPMN

End link

NoneEnd

Tomislaw BPMN

Intermedate timer

TimerIntermediate

Tomislaw BPMN

Intermediate process error

ErrorIntermediate

Tomislaw BPMN

Intermediate compensate

CompensationIntermediate

Tomislaw BPMN

Inrtermediate rule

ConditionalIntermediate

Tomislaw BPMN

Cancel(intermediate)

CancelIntermediate

Tomislaw BPMN

Cancel(end)

CancelEnd

Tomislaw BPMN

Terminate(end)

TerminateEnd

Tomislaw BPMN

Sub-process

SubProcess

Tomislaw BPMN

Loop sub-process

SubProcess

Tomislaw BPMN

Loop process

SubProcess

Tomislaw BPMN

Ad Hoc sub-process

SubProcess

Tomislaw BPMN

Ad Hoc Loop sub-process

SubProcess

Tomislaw BPMN

Compensation

SubProcess

Tomislaw BPMN

Multiple instance

SubProcess

Tomislaw BPMN

Process

Group

Tomislaw BPMN

Pool, 2 lanes

Participant

Tomislaw BPMN

Pool, 3 lanes

Participant

Tomislaw BPMN

AND split/join

ParallelGateway

Tomislaw BPMN

Data based split/join

ExclusiveGateway

Tomislaw BPMN

OR split/join

InclusiveGateway

Tomislaw BPMN

Event based split/join

EventBasedGateway

Tomislaw BPMN

Complex split/join

ComplexGateway

Tomislaw BPMN