Network graphics tools

Wil Schultz wschultz at
Wed Mar 22 02:31:40 UTC 2006

KDE has a "Visio-like" tool called kivio

It was pretty much useless last I looked, but looks like it has some 
potential. Think I heard that you would be able to use the visio format 
at some point too, probably not yet though.

I've used dia a bit, seems reasonable.


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.

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