Nevron Open Vision Documentation
Diagram File Formats Overview
Drawings

NOV Diagram can load and save drawings in many popular file formats. The following table illustrates the drawing file formats currently supported by NOV Diagram and whether they can be used to load drawings, to save drawings or both.

File Format Load Save Notes
Nevron XML Drawing (NDX) The default native NOV Diagram format. Preserves all formatting and information.
Nevron Binary Drawing (NDB) Native NOV Diagram format. Preserves all formatting and information.
MyDraw XML Drawing Template (NDTX) Native NOV Diagram format. Preserves all formatting and information. Used as a template for new documents.
Visio Drawing (VSDX) The drawing format used in Visio 2013 and newer.
AutoCAD Drawing Interchange (DXF) Exports only the active page of the drawing.
Enhanced Metafile (EMF and EMF+) Exports only the active page of the drawing.
ESRI Shapefile (SHP) A popular file format that contains vector map data commonly used by geographic information system (GIS) software.
Genealogical Data Communication (GEDCOM) Creates an empty file if no family tree shapes are present in the diagram. For more information check out the Family Tree Diagrams topic.
Portable Document Format (PDF) Exports only the active page of the drawing.
Raster Images (BMP, PNG, JPG, GIF, TIFF) Diagrams cannot be loaded from raster images, but raster images can be inserted in a diagram by opening the Insert ribbon tab and clicking the Image button or by configuring the fill style of a geometry to be of type image fill. Save exports only the active page of the drawing.
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Exports only the active page of the drawing.
Web Page (HTML) Exports the whole diagram to a single HTML page. If the diagram has multiple pages, tab navigation is added to the resulting HTML page.
Libraries (Stencils)

NOV Diagram can load and save libraries (stencils) in many popular file formats. The following table illustrates the library file formats currently supported by NOV Diagram and whether they can be used to load libraries, to save libraries or both.

File Format Load Save Notes
MyDraw XML Library (NLX) The default native NOV Diagram library format. Preserves all formatting and information.
MyDraw Binary Library (NLB) Native NOV Diagram library format. Preserves all formatting and information..
Visio Stencil (VSSX) The library (stencil) format used in Visio 2013 and newer.
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