Networking administrator from another enterprise who use Juniper router's sent me a VSD file (I use OSX for programming objective-C, Swift, Qt/C++, BASH, terminal to connect my other linux boxes for BASH,Lua,Python and only on my OSX GUI i use Google chrome with Google drive all my files)

How do i open the VSD File on my Google drive? Tried Lucidchart failed

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  • Note to people considering closing this question as off-topic, being about an application: I consider it on topic as a question about a tool used by network professionals.
    – JFL
    Apr 16, 2018 at 6:58
  • @JFL, while Visio may be a tool commonly used by network engineers, Visio support would be found on Super User, and Visio for OSX may be found on Ask Different, but the question is really asking for an off-topic product or resource recommendation.
    – Ron Maupin
    Apr 16, 2018 at 14:36

2 Answers 2


VSD files are Microsoft Visio files (commonly used for Network Diagrams among other things).

You have two ways to open it on OSX that I am aware of:

  • Use a Windows Virtual Machine and install either Microsoft Viso (payed) or the free Visio Viewer

  • Install the native OSX program Omnigraffle (payed - trial available)

There may be other programs able to open Visio files though.

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    It appears there are vsd-to-pdf converters online which might help too.
    – jonathanjo
    Apr 16, 2018 at 9:06
  • @jonathanjo good to know, you should add it as an answer.
    – JFL
    Apr 16, 2018 at 9:21

I've no experience of them, but searching for "vsd file converter online" and "vsd to svg" yields a few promising results including

Do please comment if any of these help with your specific file.

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