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Geodatabase Diagrammer ArcGIS for Desktop

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Geodatabase Diagrammer for ArcGIS for Desktop


This will create a Visio diagram showing the classes and their schema in a geodatabase of your choosing. Use this tool to create a data model poster. This code was originally produced by ESRI (Richie Carmichael and Michael Zeiler) in 2002 for version 8.3. The link is I only have recompiled for ArcGIS 10.7.1 and Visio Pro 2016-2019 32bit

System Requirements

  • ArcGIS Desktop version 10.7.1 or superior
  • Microsoft Visio Pro 2016-2019 32bit
  • .NET 4.6.1 Framework


This application does not support exotic custom feature class types. The types that are supported are:

  • Point (including multipoint), Line/Polyline, Polygon
  • Annotation
  • Dimension
  • Network (simple or complex edges and junctions)


Add In

  • Click “Install Add‐In”.
  • Click OK in the small notification dialog.
  • There are some custom templates (.vst) and stencil (.vss) files that the Diagrammer needs which are located in PutInVisioStencilsFolder. Choose a permanent location on your computer for these files and copy them there.
  • Open MS Visio.
  • Select Options under File.
  • Click the Advanced tab.
  • Click “File Paths” button.
  • Indicate the folder locations next to Templates and Stencils as shown below.

Visio Template Stencils

Click Trust Center. Click Trust Center Settings Click File Block Settings Untick Boxes in File Block Settings

Visio File Blocked

  • Open ArcCatalog.
  • Click on the Customize menu and select Customize – Toolbars.
  • Click the Commands tab.
  • Select Geodatabase tools under the Categories list.
  • Click on the Geodatabase Diagrammer under the Commands list. Hold and drag it up onto an existing toolbar in ArcCatalog.

Arc Catalog

  • Click the Close button on the Customize Dialog.


  • Open ArcCatalog.
  • Select a geodatabase in the TOC.
  • Click the Geodatabase Diagrammer button.

Arc Catalog Diagrammer

  • Click browse to indicate the output Visio diagram file that you will be creating.
  • Use the other options on the form as desired.
  • Click Generate Diagram. The Status bar at the bottom of the form will show messages as the diagram is being created. When it is finished it will read “Completed the diagram”.
  • Click Close to close the form.
  • Browse to the Visio (.vsd) output file and double‐click it to open it.

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