Wirify Pro now exports wireframes into Microsoft Visio and applications that support the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format, meaning that the exported documents are now useful to a much wider audience. Both new formats can be exported with or without headings just like the OmniGraffle and Balsamiq documents.
Visio documents are exported as XML (using Visio 2003 DatadiagramML schema) with the vdx file extension. These files have been successfully opened in Visio 2007 and OmniGraffle Pro, and they should also open in Visio 2003 and 2010.
Scalable Vector Graphics documents are exported as XML (using SVG 1.1 schema) with the svg file extension. These files have been successfully opened in Adobe Illustrator (fully editable), Inkscape, and most modern browsers (view only). SVG is highly versatile and allows storing, viewing and editing Wirify wireframes on a number of different platforms.
Download sample wireframes created using Wirify Pro 1.7.1:
- Wirify.com homepage: Visio document, SVG document (website)
- Naview features page: Visio document, SVG document (website)
To download the SVG version right-click on the link and select Save As in the context menu.
Microsoft Visio with wireframe exported using Wirify Pro
Internet Explorer 9 with wireframe exported as SVG using Wirify Pro
Help us make it better
The Visio and SVG formats are currently in beta and we would very much appreciate your feedback.
Update 5 May: The beta offer is now closed, thanks to everyone who sent through their comments!
Limitations and known issues
Opera users: The latest Opera version 11.10 fixes an event triggering issue and a previous workaround in Wirify Pro has now been removed. Please update to the latest version of Opera before using Wirify Pro, or consider another browser.
We hope you like this new release, please keep us posted with your feedback.
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