What's new in Visio 2019

If you're upgrading to Visio 2019 from Visio 2016, you'll still have all the features you're used to—and you'll notice a few new ones as well!

Kick-start your diagrams

The Organization Chart, Brainstorming, and SDL templates have new starter diagrams to get you up and running quickly.

Brainstorming Starter diagram

Built-in database model diagrams

The new Database Model Diagram template accurately models your database as a Visio diagram. No add-in required.

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Database icon, arrow, Visio diagram representating the database

Create wireframe diagrams for websites

Bring ideas to life by using a Visio wireframe. A wireframe is a detailed visual model of an interface that is like a blueprint of functionality and content. These new Website Templates are ideal for creating a low-fidelity, design sketch to present ideas, arriving at a team consensus, and forming the basis of a high-fidelity wireframe.

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Sample mockup of web design

New UML tools

New UML component diagrams

You can create UML component diagrams that show components, ports, interfaces and the relationships between them.

New UML communication diagrams

You can create UML communication diagrams that show the interactions between lifelines that use sequenced messages in a free-form arrangement.

New UML deployment diagrams

You can create UML deployment diagrams that show the architecture of a deployment of software artifacts to nodes.

Improved AutoCAD support

Enhanced AutoCAD support

Before, Visio supported .dwg and .dxf files from AutoCAD 2007. With this update, you can import or open files that are from AutoCAD versions 2017 or prior.

Improved AutoCAD scaling

With this update, you will see scaling improvements when importing AutoCAD files. Just make sure to set a couple of properties first. In AutoCAD, make sure that the active tab is a layout tab, and not the model tab. Also, make sure that the Visio drawing scale is set to the same scale as the AutoCAD viewport scale. This article provides more detail.

Faster import of AutoCAD files

With this update, you will notice that AutoCAD import speed is greatly improved.

Instantaneous shape overlay

There used to be long delays when working with shapes on top of CAD files. With this update, there’s no delay.

Provide product feedback

Have a comment or suggestion about Microsoft Office? We need your feedback to help us deliver great products. In Visio, you can suggest new features, tell us what you like or what's not working by clicking File > Feedback.

Click File > Feedback to give us your comments or suggestions on Microsoft Visio

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