Convert an AutoCAD drawing

After you import or open an AutoCAD drawing, you can convert it into shapes that you can manipulate in Visio. Please note that converting to Visio shapes cannot be undone.

  1. Click an empty space on the diagram to deselect anything that may be already selected.

  2. Rest your cursor on the outside edge of the AutoCAD drawing until your cursor changes to this icon:
    Arrow cursor with move icon

  3. Right-click, and then click CAD Drawing Object > Convert.

  4. In the Convert CAD Object dialog box, select the AutoCAD layers you want to convert into Visio shapes.

  5. Click Advanced for more options. For example, you can choose to delete the converted layers, convert dimensions into dimension shapes, or convert hatch line patterns into shapes.

See Also

Introduction to working with AutoCAD drawings in Visio

Prepare for an AutoCAD import

Import and AutoCAD drawing

Convert multiple AutoCAD drawings

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