Customers have been requesting simpler, richer and more flexible Models in NVivo. To support this request Models were completely revamped in NVivo 11 for Windows. A key part of this was updating the component we use for Models with a new component that provides richer modeling capabilities. We also replaced the NVivo 10 (and prior version) Model by several new Maps, each designed to meet specific research needs, making the newer models simpler and more intuitive to use.
For both of these reasons, Models created in versions prior to NVivo 11 (NVivo 10, 9 and 8) are not supported in NVivo 11 and NVivo 12 for Windows. If you need access to these Models, we recommend opening your project in NVivo 10 for Windows and exporting the Model as a picture for future reference, or as SVG file if you wish to continue to update in tools such as Visio.