How to convert .dwg format files in AutoCAD to Visio?


To Convert DWG to VSD

  • Open up Visio on your computer.

  • Click "File" and select "Open" from the menu. This will bring up the open file dialog box.

  • Use the drop down menu in the open file dialog box to select AutoCAD files as the file type that you wish to open. This will enable you to open AutoCAD DWG and DXF files in Visio. Select the DWG file that you want to convert and click "Open."

  • Verify that the open file is the one that you want to convert. Use your mouse to right click on the DWG file on your screen. When you do this, a menu will appear and you will need to point your mouse on "CAD Drawing Object" to get more options. Select "Convert."

  • Select the layers of the DWG file that you want to convert in the CAD conversion screen that has appeared. Click "OK" when you are done and the file will convert for you.

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According to the info on Microsoft support site here and here, you can simply import dwg file to start a new Visio drawing.

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