Microsoft Visio 2021

Transform the way you use and visualize data so you can bring your best ideas to life.

 

With dozens of ready-to-use templates and thousands of customizable shapes, Visio makes it easy—and fun—to create powerful visuals.

 

Microsoft Visio 2021 Easily Create easy-to-understand visuals with confidence. Choose from dozens of premade templates, starter diagrams, and stencils available in the Visio desktop and web app.

Visio Standard 2021

Visio 2021 standard

Easily create versatile diagrams using a rich set of new and updated shapes and stencils.

  • Create professional diagrams easily with ready-made templates and shapes
  • Get started quickly with a familiar Office-like experience
  • Use your finger or pen to draw and make notes more naturally on touch-enabled devices
  • Create database visualizations using the built-in database model diagrams
  • Collaborate with others by adding and replying to comments directly within Visio
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Visio Professional 2021

Visio 2021 professional

Work as a team to easily create and share data-linked diagrams that simplify complex information.

  • Create professional diagrams easily with ready-made templates and shapes
  • Build and validate diagrams that support industry standards, including BPMN 2.0 and UML 2.5
  • Use your finger or pen to draw and annotate more naturally on a touch-enabled device
  • Create database visualizations using the built-in database model diagrams
  • Collaborate with others by adding and replying to comments within Visio
  • Link diagrams to live data from internal and external sources
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Visio Plan 1 / Plan 2

Take advantage of all features in Visio Professional 2019 as an always-up-to-date subscription from Office 365.

Visio Plan 1

  • Work virtually anywhere, anytime with the web version of Visio and 2 GB of OneDrive for Business cloud storage.
  • Start diagramming fast with an intuitive experience and simple UI.
  • Choose from dozens of professional templates, starter diagrams, and shapes.
  • Access and edit Visio files directly inside Microsoft Teams.*
  • Embed Visio diagrams into Power BI reports for unified perspectives.*
  • Store and share your work on the web and access it from almost anywhere.
  • Get around-the-clock support from Microsoft.

Visio Plan 2 has the following extra features

  • Get Visio and the always up-to-date Visio desktop app, for use on up to five PCs, and 2 GB of OneDrive for Business cloud storage.
  • Enjoy everything in Plan 1 plus exclusive Plan 2 features such as export to Microsoft Flow or Word, Excel data visualizer, and PowerPoint slide snippets.1
  • Connect diagrams to external data sources and embed Visio diagrams in Power BI.1
  • Store and share your work on the web and access it from almost anywhere.
  • Enjoy around-the-clock support from Microsoft.
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Microsoft Visio 2021 FAQ

Why can’t I open files created with Visio Professional 2013, Visio Standard 2013 or Visio Plans 1 and 2 using earlier versions of Visio?

Visio Professional 2013, Visio Standard 2013 and Visio Plans 1 and 2 introduce a new XML-based file format that earlier versions of Visio may be unable to open. Visio Professional 2016 and Visio Standard 2016 keep the XML-based file format. You can save files that were created in the new Visio in the Visio 2003–2010 Drawing (VSD) format, which earlier versions of Visio can open. To do this, on the File menu, choose Save As. Once a location has been selected, change the Save as type to Visio 2003–2010 Drawing.

 

I’m working in Visio Professional 2016 or Visio Standard 2016 with a file created in Visio 2010 or earlier, and I’m not able to access some of the features in the new Visio. What could be wrong?

When you open a file created with an earlier version of Visio in the new Visio, some features will be disabled for compatibility. Converting the file to the new Visio file format will enable all features. To convert a Visio 2003–2010 drawing to the new file format, on the File menu, click Info and then click Convert.

 

What are the differences between Visio Professional and Visio Plans 1 and 2?

Microsoft Visio Plan 2, available as a subscription, includes the same capabilities as Visio Professional 2021. In addition, such cloud-only features as Data Visualiser, Database Reverse Engineering, Improved Support for the AutoCAD drawings have been recently introduced. Plan 2 also allows each user to install Visio on up to five PCs running Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7. It automatically installs the latest updates (both feature and security) for the duration of the subscription.

Which version of Visio should I purchase?

Visio Plan 1 is best for addressing basic diagramming needs allowing a user to create and share simple diagrams in a favourite browser. Visio Plan 2 is the industry-leading diagramming and visualisation solution, offering ready-made professional templates and 250,000 shapes meeting industry standards, including BPMN 2.0, UML 2.5 and IEEE, the ability to overlay data on top of diagrams and all the functionality of Visio Plan 1, including 2 GB of OneDrive diagram storage.

 

How can I learn about options for licensing Visio?

For information on how to license Visio, please visit our licensing page.

 

How do I buy a Visio subscription?

Both Visio subscription plans are offered as a monthly or annual subscription. See details for plans and pricing. Both plans can be added to Office 365 tenant and account.

 

How can I ask a question that is not covered here or send feedback about Visio?

To ask questions or provide feedback, please connect with us on the Visio forums, including the Visio Answers forum or the Visio MSDN forum.