Modeling Engine Error Vision 2010


  • I am receiving the following error when I try to create a new database model in Visio 2010: :ERROR - Failed to initialize the Modeling Engine."

    I have looked everywhere online for resolutions to this issue, but the only things I find refer to Visio 2002 and do not apply to my situation.


    Updates ran 12/6/12 (several for Office 2010 and Visio 2010)

    Windows 7 Pro

    Installed locally

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thursday, December 13, 2012 5:24 PM


  • Hi,

    Based on my research, this error message almost occurs with Visio 2002 or Visio 2003.

    And as your description, you recently install some updates, then try to disable the updates one by one to check whether the issue caused by some updates.

    Jaynet Zhang
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, December 14, 2012 8:49 AM