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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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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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Linux program to create a timeline diagram?

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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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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Are there programs that convert PowerPoint block diagrams to ASCII text diagrams?

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. +--------+ +-------+ +-------+ | | --+ ...
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3D phase diagram

This question is halfway between physics and "computer software". I decided to start asking here. I'd like to create a 3d phase diagram similar to this one: For the moment, my only choice is ...
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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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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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Icons for drawing architecture diagrams

Dou 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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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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What applications are available to build diagrams?

What applications exist that can help me build diagrams? I'd prefer the application to have the option of using many icons to choose from in order to put my ideas into images.
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How to draw diagrams in Open Office?

I would like to draw diagrams using Open Office but I didn't find any installed by default. What I am exactly looking for are diagrams that look like the ones that come with MS Office 2007/2010 (like ...
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2answers
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Diagramming tool that reduces crossed lines

I'm trying to represent "dependency" relationships between a large number of objects. I don't want to have to bother with arranging where all the boxes sit on the screen, and having to reposition ...
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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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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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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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Diagramming tool to edit a binary tree

I would like to create a diagram of a binary decision tree. What free tool will make that easy?
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Free Tool to Generate Diagram of SQLite Database

I tried using openoffice via ODBC, and it connected properly, but when I tried to use tools->Relationships... , it gave me the error message "The database does not support relations." I'm using OOo ...
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What tool to use to create a chart like this one? [closed]

Which tool can you recommend to draw such a diagram: I have tried Excel, but it is not really straight forward.
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Is there a tool that helps me draw a venn diagram easily?

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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1answer
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How to open a XML from Enterprise Architect without spending money?

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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Network Diagram equivalent to UML

So UML is a modeling specification for software & systems designs. I am wondering if there is an equivalency to UML for drawing network diagrams (for systems and networking professionals). ...
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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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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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1answer
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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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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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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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Creating Flowcharts in the Office Suite

I need to create a couple of flowcharts and I am wondering which of the Microsft Office products are best suited to doing so (Word, Powerpoint, Excel?). Do any/all of these have flowchart creation ...
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Attaching arrows in Gliffy Sequence Diagram

I was using Gliffy to draw a sequence disagram But there seems to be no way to attach a "message" arrow to either a timeline or to an activation box. Have I missed something or is this deficiency a ...
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Looking for real time collaborative diagram drawing tool

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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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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2answers
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Software to draw/edit the Syntax of SQL statements

Looking at the images under Syntax here. It shows the syntax (grammar) in a visual way. Is there specialized software for creating and editing such diagrams?
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1answer
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To find ORM app for OSX

I would like to have an app for OSX which can make Object-Role Models, similar as this one. I use currently Top Coder's UML tool. However, it has some weaknesses: I cannot change the order of columns ...
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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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is there an azure architecture / icons template somewhere? [closed]

first of all sorry if this is the wrong board for this question, but i am unable to find one exactly appropriate... considered stack overflow and some of the others... this one seems the most ...
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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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Tools for block diagrams / listings of multi-layered storage virtualization with LVM and LUKS?

When multiple storage virtualization systems are used together, it can be complicated and time-consuming to gain an understanding of the structure of the various relationships involved. What tools ...
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Is there A Standard Format For Describing Network Architecture/Topologies

I'm looking into tools for automatically mapping network resources that create hardware and software diagrams of the network such as WhatsUp Gold, HP TopTools, etc. Is there a standard format, XML ...
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1answer
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Building diagram in Microsoft Office Excel

Could somebody help me to build this one? Here's image. This diagram tells about number of CPU cores during each year (X-axis) in TOP-500 comuters (Y-axis), digits right are number of cores. It ...
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1answer
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Hosting Multiple Drawings in one Visio vsd Diagram

I'm using Visio 2007 and strawed creating some flowchart diagrams. One on each page. For the same project I would also like to create class and entity relational diagrams. Is it possible for me to ...
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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. Because of the huge amount of data, Excel is not gonna cut it. Specifically, I'm ...
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How do I set a new default size for Hierarchical rectangles or other shapes in OmniGraffle?

How do I set the default size for rectangles in a Hierarchical diagram? Most of the labels I'm using are two long to fit in the current default size. I can select all the rectangles and then adjust ...
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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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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.
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1answer
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Application for making diagrams on OS X

I have got some data that I want to visualize. Is there any specific app for this (not Excel or OpenOfice or Numbers)?
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1answer
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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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Modifying y-axis label in pdf Diagram

I have mislabelled the y-axis in my pdf graph that I generated from an Matlab file. Unfortuantely, I cant find anymore the data that I used to generate the graph. So I am wondering if there is an free ...
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1answer
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Digram Generation/Creation: Languages/Grammars

Hey, does anyone know if there's any tools for generating nice uniform grammar representation diagrams like the ones on json.org? Or am i stuck with visio/photoshop doing them by hand?