Just some quick background I have a Windows 7 x64 machine with Office 2007 installed. I have SharePoint Designer 2013 and Visio Professional 2013 installed as well. I was hoping to utilize the visual designer mode in SharePoint Designer to create some SharePoint Workflows. For some reason when I switch to visual designer view its blank and doesn't display anything. All of the office software including Designer and Viso are 32 bit. Thoughts?
Solved, with reinstallation of SharePoint Designer 2013.
I had same problem on my development environment but not on test environment.
When I tried to open and switching workflow (on dev. env.) from SPD 2013 (installed on test env.) on visual designer, all work fine.
I compared two installations of SPD (dev and test) and I found on test I've installed only SPD 2013 without updates while on dev I've SPD and 46 updates.
1.Install SharePoint Designer 2013 & Visio Professional on the same machine
◦The Visual Designer will not work in any previous versions of SPD
◦Only Visio Pro will enable the Visual Designer
2.Connect SharePoint Designer 2013 up to a SharePoint 2013 site that has the Workflow Manager setup
◦The Visual Designer will not work on 2010 sites
◦This is because you can’t create SharePoint 2013 workflows on SharePoint 2010 sites
◦You can find more info on how to setup the Workflow Manager here:
3.Create a new SharePoint 2013 workflow
◦The Visual Designer will only work when creating / editing SharePoint 2013 workflows
◦You cannot use this feature to create / edit SharePoint 2010 workflows
and finally enable like so: