Network graphics tools
owen at delong.com
Wed Mar 22 08:10:33 UTC 2006
I've had pretty good luck with OmniGraffle Professional, and, it's fairly
cheap, too. Has many of the features Visio has, and, is gaining more
on a regular basis. It lacks the Visio silly pictures (although you could
create your own easily enough), but, it does understand connections between
objects and has some more advanced metadata features I haven't yet learned
to use. It's also got half-way decent auto-layout capabilities.
--On March 21, 2006 9:17:44 PM -0500 "Howard C. Berkowitz"
<hcb at gettcomm.com> 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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