Network graphics tools

Roland Dobbins rdobbins at
Wed Mar 22 02:21:35 UTC 2006

On Mar 21, 2006, at 6:17 PM, Howard C. Berkowitz 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.

I use OmniGraffle Pro for OS/X:

It can import and export Visio XML format, as well.

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