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Convert graphviz (dot) files into (mxGraph) format

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Convert graphviz (dot) files into (mxGraph) format

Getting Started


graphviz2drawio requires Python 3 and Graphviz

  • On Mac OS these can be installed with Homebrew:
brew update; brew install python3 graphviz
pip3 install pygraphviz --install-option="--include-path=/usr/local/include/graphviz" --install-option="--library-path=/usr/local/lib/graphviz/"
  • On Ubuntu / Debian based Linux, install graphviz using:
sudo apt install python3-pip graphviz graphviz-dev

If you encounter installation errors you may need to manually install pygraphviz with links to the graphviz libraries

Installation / Upgrade

pip3 install graphviz2drawio --upgrade


Run the conversion app on your graphviz file


You can them import the output XML file into

Python Usage

from graphviz2drawio import graphviz2drawio

xml = graphviz2drawio.convert(graph_to_convert)

where graph_to_convert can be any of a file path, file handle, string of dot language, or PyGraphviz.AGraph object


Please open an issue with your dot file to report crashes or incorrectect conversions.

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Pull requests are welcome. For major changes, please open an issue first to discuss what you would like to change.

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