A diagram is a visual representation of data, logic, and/or relationships. Use this tag for questions related to creating or editing diagrams using computer software.

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Enable overlapping shapes in Visio 2013

I cannot get two rectangles to overlap in Visio 2013! For various reasons I need overlapping rectangles in my diagram. How can I do that?
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How to read what a switch does in a motherboard block diagram

I have the basic understanding that a switch in a motherboard block diagram is suppose to show which ports/connections are usable at one time but I'm having trouble understanding the possible ...
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Can't resize Visio 2010 entities

Please don't mark as a duplicate (this is a similar question). I am making a Database diagram in Visio 2010, but when I add a table entity, I can't resize it. I've tried changing the protection, I've ...
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Cross platform diagramming tool

I am looking for a cross platform diagramming tool like Viso I can use on Windows, Linux, and OS-X for diagramming. Are there any decent ones available?
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How to put text in the overlapping portion of a Venn Diagram in MS Word?

Using MS Word 2016, how can I put text into the middle (overlapping) part of the Smartart graphic for a Venn diagram, without making another textbox? With the current Venn diagram layout, I only get ...
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How can I add a Sequence Diagram to a Word Document?

I need to add a Sequence Diagram to a software architecture document. I know there's Visio which can handle this type of thing, but In my experience, it's difficult to use I don't have a license at ...
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Two data area in one diagram

How can I do this in one diagram in Excel? The first part of data should be on the first first(left) axis. The 2nd part should be on the 2nd vertical(right) axis.
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Flow chart software for Linux? [closed]

Been using Visio at work to do flowcharts, and I'm liking how easy it is to do overall, notably creating and linking shapes. I'm trying to find something for Linux that works the same way, or at ...
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Is it possible to connect paths to objects in Inkscape for a network diagram?

I want to be able to move the objects (boxes) around and have the paths stay connected. For a network diagram. Is that possible? I know other tools for this task exist, e.g. Gliffy but that does not ...
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Draw Networking Diagrams

I am having a hard time finding a software that allows me to draw network diagrams such as topology, flows to put in presentations and papers . Microsoft Visio is not free. Although I don't know if ...
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How to create a data series for exponential decrease diagram

I want to create a pricing model this way: If you need this product for 50 people, you should pay 2500 (units) per person. . . . . If you need this product for 10,000 people, you should pay 300 (...
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Combined diagram with area chart

[moved from stackoverflow] I have an combined diagram like this one: Is there a way to bring the red area into the foreground? I'm using Excel 2013, i.e. v15.0
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Automated Visio Database Model Diagrams

Is it possible to automatically create a Visio database model diagram from a edge list or some sort of source/target file? I am looking to automatically create some sort of data flow diagram in Visio ...
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How can I setup Libreoffice draw so objects added from the gallery are smaller?

I use the VRT gallery to produce network diagrams with a page setup of 24x36 inch and I find it very annoying to have to resize EVERY single objects that I add from the gallery. All the VRT objects (...
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System diagram that users can drill down into

I am soon going to be creating some system architecture at work. Like any large system, there are different levels from which you can view the system. Very high, down to the nitty gritty. I was ...
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Program for creating language syntax/grammar “railroad” diagrams?

I'm looking for the program that JSON, SQLite and other projects are using to create the diagrams used for their language syntax, if there is a particular program. All of the diagrams have a similar ...
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How to create a Call Diagram for Excel macros?

I have an Excel file with multiple VBA-Macros. For documentation purposes I want to create a UML Call Diagram, or similar that represents which macro calls which other one. Is there a way to ...
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Fixing Dia's Toolbox to the left (Ubuntu)

In Windows Dia comes with a toolbox fixed to the left side: However in Ubuntu (Gnome) it is floating; is there a way to fix it? Switching all the time between the toolbox and drawing windows is ...
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Icons for drawing architecture diagrams [closed]

Do you know any repository of icons for drawing system architecture diagram? Something with nice and tidy server, database, client icons, etc.
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How can I change the default properties of Visio's connector tool?

I'd like to change the default properties of the connector tool in Visio from right-angled lines with an arrow head to curved lines without arrows at either end. Can this be done? If so, how?
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Linux program to create a timeline diagram? [closed]

I want to create a diagram which will show a timeline, and at certain points of the timeline I want to annotate with text and/or a diagram. Cue ASCII art... Event in March ...
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XY Diagram/Data Browser for mid-sized CSV files

I have a set of CSV files with about a 100k records in them. The records need to be visualized in an x-y diagram. Specifically, I'm looking for: Seamless zooming in and out of the data Navigation ...
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Are there programs that convert PowerPoint block diagrams to ASCII text diagrams? [closed]

I'm looking for a program to convert PowerPoint block diagrams to ASCII. I found Ditaa, which does the exact opposite of what I want done. +--------+ +-------+ +-------+ | | --+ block2+--&...
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How to open a XML from Enterprise Architect without spending money? [closed]

Someone with EA has saved/exported a set of xml files. I want to open those files to see the diagrams, but I don't know a free tool that would do that.
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venn generating software [closed]

I need venn generating software for Creating venn diagrams and Animations for venn diagrams. its should be free ;-)
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How to ensure exactly vertical/horizontal connectors between identical size and aligned shapes?

I create a shape and duplicate it, then connect them with an angular connector line. Then I decided to placed them in a vertical line, expecting the connector to become one straight line, but it ...
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Oracle database block diagram or map

I have an Oracle database. It has multiple schemas, and each schema has many tables. Is there a way to generate a tree diagram or block diagram, such as this image, to visualize the database? I ...
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Finding the right graph to display inter-department connections [closed]

I have a task of displaying the interconnection between departments at my university. The idea is to show how many departments come together to work on a project. The data I have lists the projects in ...
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What is a good program, with PostScript output (for LaTeX), to make circuit diagrams?

I just found out to my dismay that Visio 2007 does not include the ability to output drawings in EPS/PS formats, which makes it unsuitable for my uses. I wish to create various circuit digrams (...
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How to create diagram in spreadsheet with dates on x-axis?

I recently became a father to twin boys. Naturally there is a lot of weighing and measuring, and we record these numbers in a spreadsheet. I use OpenOffice.org Calc (but I'm open to solutions for ...
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Microsoft Visio 2010 Premium missing “Software & Database” templates

In Microsoft Visio 2007, there was a "Software & Database" template to be able to draw ER diagrams. In Visio 2010, this template is missing. Does anyone know if this template (and others missing)...
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OpenOffice - how to create diagram?

I have some data: OCCURENCE PERCENTAGE 64 11% 832 30% 1600 31% 2432 32% 3200 33% 3968 34% 4800 34% 5568 34% 6400 35% 7168 35% But when I mark them and click on the ...
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Modeling UML in Visio: connectors (associations, etc.) don't move along when class is moved

Here's the steps to reproduce my scenario: Open Visio 2013, start a new UML diagram. Add one class. Add another class. Add an association between the two classes. The diagram should now look like ...
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Visio to show my functions (Process) relationships

I want to draw a chart to show programming functions relationship together. Imagine I've 3 functions: Function a1(a,b) { //Do something } Function a2(x) { //Do something } Function a3() { ...
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How to use third column as identifier in line-graph

I want to draw a diagram(line-graph) from a three column sheet Input | Date | Value | Identifier | | ------------- | ------------- | ---------- | | 01-04-2014 | 1 | ...
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Community version of Visual Paradigm has disabled code generation

I've succesfully integrated Visual Paradigm - Community edition in Eclipse (Kepler). I used this tutorial, the problem is that when I created the class in modeling tool, the button "Update code" is ...
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Specifying Multiplicity in a Visio Database (ERD) Diagram

Is there a way to manually edit the cardinality/multiplicity symbols on the end of a database ERD made in Visio? The category I'm using is in Visio 2003 under Database -> Database Model Diagram I ...
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Is there any good free software for drawing *simple* building specs?

I'm looking for some software that will help me draw very simple building specs to help with visualization while I'm planning projects. I don't need anything crazy or too detailed, just something ...
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Looking for real time collaborative diagram drawing tool [closed]

I have seen a number of diagram software packages but most don't support real time collaboration. Google docs Drawing does the real-time collaboration, but is severely limited on features--focused on ...
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Is there a tool that helps me draw a venn diagram easily? [closed]

For some reason I have to draw a lot of venn diagrams and I hope I can just specify the sets and its elements and it emits the right image. I do not care about the blazonry. So is there any tool or ...
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Simple but powerful tool to create little diagrams on the Mac? [closed]

All I need is a tool that allows to: create shapes: round, rectangle, or even rectangle with rounded corners insert text in these shapes connect these shapes with lines and/or arrows connections ...
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Visio alternatives [closed]

I need an alternative to Visio for making diagrams (particularly signal processing block diagrams) that includes some kind of custom stencils + connection points. I just spent 2 hours learning bits ...
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Excel pivot diagram is way too wide

Every time I refresh my pivot diagram, the diagram expands and becomes as wide as four times the screen width. How do I stop it from acting crazy?
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Convert image to Visio diagram?

I'm trying to convert a simple diagram (boxes and arrows) into a Visio chart. There are lots of these boxes and arrows, however, so this will be a pain to do by hand. Is there a way to convert an ...
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Diagram drawing application [closed]

I need to draw a complex value network and the Visio isn't fitting my needs. Does someone know the drawing program used to draw the diagrams in the Android Design website? That would fit my needs. ...
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What software was used to create the diagrams in the Git Community Book? [closed]

The diagrams in the Git Community Book are excellent and I'd like to know what software was used to create them. I emailed the author, but he didn't respond, so does anyone else know? (This question ...
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Actual Mac OS X Versions Usage Stats [closed]

How can I find a diagram of using different Mac OS 10.x versions, as of today's?
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a good tool for drawing figures and diagrams for thesis and research papers [closed]

I’m looking a good tool for drawing figures and diagrams for thesis and research papers. According to my findings, it seems like inkscape is a good tool for that purpose. Do you have some better ...
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On a bar chart showing value gains in time frame, what is the easiest way to show losses?

I have a chart as on image below: The red part of these charts are loses – values which should be subtracted from the overall amount. Is there any way that I can both show them on the chart and ...
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Diagram drawing software for drawing diagrams like this one [closed]

Please recommend some diagram drawing software for drawing diagrams like the one below. I prefer software which is much simpler than Photoshop.