Network graphics tools
acb at acb.net
Wed Mar 22 04:25:58 UTC 2006
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.
http://www.nethack.net/software/netmapr/ is an alternative as well.
I personally use Dia, and it seems fine in both OS types, and exports
various types of files that [OOo/MS-office] can deal with easily.
You can download shapes for a variety of presenters/office/visio/etc
from the cisco website (as well as others).
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