How do I install the MultiConverter application?

To install the MultiConverter double-click setup.exe and follow the on-screen instructions.

The smartscreen feature of Windows 8 might prevent the installation. Please click the More info button and continue by clicking Run Anyway.

Please also use the README.txt contained in the installer package.

You can download the MultiConverter for free and use some functionalities and the preview feature. To convert files to Microsoft Visio a conversion license is required. oneAssist will provide you with those. Different quantity breaks are available.

The application's main window displays the number of remaining conversion licenses. You can enter multiple licenses simultaneously. The conversion licenses are not limited to a single machine. During each conversion your remaining conversion licenses are verified. For this an online connection is required. Only if a conversion is successful your conversion license is invalidated.

If a permanent online connection is not available in your environment or if you need to convert a large number of files the unlimited license might meet your requirements. An unlimited license is entered separately via the settings menu. There is no limit to the number of files you can convert. An online connection is not necessary at all but the unlimited license is bound to a single machine.

The conversion time varies depending on several factors. These include the machine that runs the application, the size of the file, the amount of text it contains and the Visio version you are using.

Microsoft has released hotfixes for some versions of Visio that will drastically speed up the text formatting process. If you are using Microsoft Visio 2010 please install the August Cumulative Update.

You can see the result of your conversion without invalidating a conversion license. This can be useful if you want to test the product or test different conversion settings.

To use this feature choose "Create previews" instead of "Direct conversion" in the last step. Now your files are getting converted and you can see a graphic of the result using the preview menu. If you are satisfied with the result you can release the file using the "Release Conversion" button. This will invalidate one conversion license. The resulting file will be placed in the folder you selected during the conversion.

Please note that preview files will be deleted when the MultiConverter is closed. You will lose preview files that have not been released and need to convert them again.

During the conversion process the MultiConverter makes use of the windows clipboard to transfer graphical elements. Therefore the software should run on a dedicated machine that is not used for other processes at that time.

The MultiConverter allows you to define your own shape replacement rules when converting from an iGrafx FlowCharter document. This can be useful if your company created its own shapes or the shapes are only present in a certain language. The shapes can be added via the settings menu and the iGrafx FlowCharter Shape Translation mapping table.

Every entry in the mapping table contains the name of a shape that was used in the iGrafx FlowCharter document, the name of a Visio shape you want to replace the first shape by and the name of the Visio stencil containing the shape. You can open the properties dialog containing the name of a shape in iGrafx FlowCharter by right-clicking it. Add the name in the 'igxname' column if it does not exist yet.

You can also use the build in FlowCharter Shape Analysis that adds the names of all unknown objects to the mapping table. You should always use the FlowCharter Shape Analysis that can be found on the application's main menu before converting FlowCharter files. The FlowCharter Shape analysis also produces report files in the same directory as the file analyzed. These do only contain the unknown shapes and their names.

Open Microsoft Visio and an empty document. Open the stencil file containing the shape that you want to use as a replacement. If you created your own stencil enter the full path of the stencil file in the 'vsodocument' column of the mapping table.

If it is a built in stencil or an included stencil open the Microsoft Visual Basic window by pressing ALT+F11. Display the Immediate window via the View menu. Make sure that the stencil is the last opened stencil file. Enter this command ?Documents(Documents.Count).Name in the 'Immediate' window and press the Enter key. The name of the stencil will be displayed. Enter the name in the 'vsodocument' column of the mapping table.

Add the desired shape to the document and select it. Return to the Immediate window and enter this command ?activewindow.Selection(1).Master.NameU and press the Enter key. The name of the shape will be displayed. Enter the name in the vsoname column of the mapping table.

Your next conversion will use the saved settings.

Every entry in the Corel DESIGNER Font Replacements mapping table contains the name of a font that was used in the Corel DESIGNER document, the name of a font you want to replace the first font by and a factor to resize the font.

Create new entries in the mapping table by entering the exact names of both fonts, without quotes, in the first two columns and the factor in the third column. A factor of 1.0 leaves the font size as it is, while a factor of 1.1 increases it by 10%.

Every entry in the Corel DESIGNER Line Patterns mapping table contains entries in the columns designerIndex and visioIndex. Draw a line in Corel DESIGNER. The menu will show you a list of line patterns. You can get the index number by counting. The solid line has an index number of 0. Alternatively open the Microsoft Visual Basic window by pressing ALT+F11. Display the Immediate window via the View menu. Select the object in the Corel DESIGNER document that contains the line pattern, enter this command ?application.ActiveShape.Outline.Style.Index in the Immediate window and press the Enter key. The index number of the hatch pattern will be displayed. Enter the index number in the designerIndex column of the mapping table if it is not present yet.

Open Microsoft Visio. Via the Line menu open the Line Options dialog. Select the line pattern that you want as a replacement. The index number is displayed next to the pattern. Enter the index number in the visioIndex column of the mapping table.

Your next conversion will use the saved settings.

Every entry in the Corel DESIGNER Line End Patterns mapping table contains entries in the columns designerIndex and visioIndex. Draw a line in Corel DESIGNER. The menu will show you a list of line end patterns. If you move your mouse over a pattern the index number will be displayed. Enter the index number in the designerIndex column of the mapping table if it is not present yet.

Open Microsoft Visio. Via the Line menu open the Line Options dialog. Select the line end pattern that you want as a replacement. The index number is displayed next to the pattern. Enter the index number in the visioIndex column of the mapping table.

Your next conversion will use the saved settings.

Corel DESIGNER shows you the name of the layers in the Object manager window. Create an entry in the Corel DESIGNER Layers to Backgroundpage mapping table for each layer whose content should be moved to the background page. You can find the mapping table in the settings menu.

Your next conversion will use the saved settings.

The MultiConverter uses a web server to validate your conversion keys. If you have no issues with your internet connection and still receive the error The entered license key could not be validated. There might be a problem with the internet connection. you might need to open port 54185 for TCP.

The MultiConverter requires all third-party-software used during the conversion process to be installed in the 32-Bit edition.