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Re: Network graphics tools

  • From: Owen DeLong
  • Date: Wed Mar 22 03:12:12 2006

I've had pretty good luck with OmniGraffle Professional, and, it's fairly
cheap, too. Has many of the features Visio has, and, is gaining more
on a regular basis. It lacks the Visio silly pictures (although you could
create your own easily enough), but, it does understand connections between
objects and has some more advanced metadata features I haven't yet learned
to use. It's also got half-way decent auto-layout capabilities.


--On March 21, 2006 9:17:44 PM -0500 "Howard C. Berkowitz" <[email protected]> wrote:

Much of the enterprise market seems wedded to Visio as their network
graphics tool, which locks them into Windows. Personally, I hate both
little pictures of equipment and Cisco hockey-puck icons; I much prefer
things like rectangles saying "7507 STL-1" or "M160 NYC-3".

Assuming you use *NIX platforms (including BSD under Mac OS X), what are
your preferred tools for network drawings, both for internal and external
use?  I'd hate to be driven to Windows only because I need Visio.

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