updated 09:35 am EDT, Wed September 13, 2006
Visio file conversion
CS Odessa today announced the launch of ConceptDraw Visio File Converter Web service, which is designed to simplify document exchange between Visio and other diagramming software packages. The free service converts files from Visio binary file format VSD into Visio XML files which then have a VDX extension. Users can send drawings as an email attachment to a designated service address at CS Odessa and automatically received the converted file via email (attachment) in either ZIP or SIT format. The company said that the conversion process takes less than 15 minutes. Since Visio documents often are of a large size it is possible to send them for conversion in a ZIP or SIT archive format. The service also allows users to send several documents in one attachment.
"Visio users have the ability to save their drawings into VDX format, but often don't do this. They typically send files as VSD documents, often making it difficult to read them by other diagramming software packages. This can be problematic for Macintosh users because Visio is not available on the Mac," said Oleg Bocharnikov, Head of Product Management Department for CS Odessa. "Many people face this problem, and as a diagramming software publisher we decided to offer this service to alleviate this headache."