python and microsoft visio

Jaco Smuts JSmuts at
Thu Jun 10 14:39:55 CEST 2004

Hello there

short question: Any body got experience in extracting information from 
visio drawings using python.
I presume I am looking at something like 
win32com.client.Dispatch('Visio.Application [or Drawing]), but I am a bit 

long version:
I am about  to embark on an excersize to document existing deployment of 
middleware in our organisation.
(will also be used for design of future projects)
The standard used for architecture and design docs here is MS Visio.
I am hoping to write a python script to  extract information from these 
drawings. Then use  this information to test the actual deployment vs. the 
Any ideas will be appreciated.


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