How To: Convert a Visio 5.0 UML model to Visio 2000


A Unified Modeling Language™ (UML) object model designed in Visio 5.0 must be updated to be used with Visio 2000.


  1. Open the existing model in Visio 2000 (Professional or Enterprise). The initial shape migration should start automatically.
  2. Convert each of the ESRI Interfaces Classes to an Abstract Class. To do this:

    a. Right-click the interface in the Table of Contents (TOC).
    b. Select Properties.
    c. Check the IsAbstract box in the Properties menu.

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