Microsoft Visio is a diagramming and vector graphics application and is part of the Microsoft Office suite.

Visio read and write drawings in VSD or VDX file formats. VSD is the proprietary binary file format used in all of the previous version of Visio. VDX is a well-documented XML Schema-based ("DatadiagramML") format. Visio 2013 drops support for writing VDX files in favor of the new VSDX and VSDM file formats. Created based on Open Packaging Conventions (OPC) standard (ISO 29500, Part 2), a VSDX or VSDM file consists of a group of XML files archived inside a Zip file.  The only difference between VSDX and VSDM is that VSDM files may contain macros.  Since these files are susceptible to macro virus infection, the program enforces strict security on them.

Windows version : Standard

Support Level : None

How do I get it?

Staff :

Not available for download via Pegasus.

Various Microsoft packages including Visio and Visual Studio are available to purchase.

The ordering point for Select items is Softcat using Agreement Reference NP5016/17.




Licence Agreement / Costs

Type : Single User Licence

End Date : Not Applicable

Licence Details :

Full licence terms are available below:


Usage :

Ordering through the Select Agreement is available for software intended for installation on University computers and for work purposes only.
This includes staff machines, open access machines, and machines in departmental labs.
Software can be upgraded at an additional cost.

 Sales to students or staff intending to use the software for private purposes is not permitted.




Personal Licence : Not applicable


When downloading this software, an automated email will be sent to your '@strath.ac.uk' email account. Please read this email as it contains information and instructions.

If you have any problems downloading or installing this software, please contact help@strath.ac.uk

A huge variety of information is available, including overviews and FAQs on the Microsoft homepages - https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/p/visio-professional-2019/cfq7ttc0k7cg?activetab=pivot:overviewtab.


Who is it for?

Staff :

The software can be purchased through the University Select Agreement at a discounted cost from Softcat using Agreement Reference NP5016/17.

System Requirements

Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements:

Processor: 1 GHz or greater x86/x64 Processor with SSE2 instruction set

Memory: 1 GB RAM (32 Bit) / 2 GB RAM (64 Bit)Hard Disk: 2.0 GB available

Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008R2 or Windows Server 2012 with .Net 3.5 or greater

Graphics: Graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX10 graphics card 1024x576 minimum resolution


Other: Microsoft Office 365 account and tenant required for Visio Pro for Office 365 PreviewTouch features require a touch enabled Windows 7 or Windows 8 PCCertain functionality requires internet connectivity