Network diagram software

Michael Hallgren m.hallgren at free.fr
Wed Feb 11 16:56:25 CST 2009


Le mercredi 11 février 2009 à 23:51 +0100, Michael Hallgren a écrit :
> Le mercredi 11 février 2009 à 23:34 +0100, Malte von dem Hagen a écrit :
> > 
> > Am 11.02.2009 21:50 Uhr, Craig Holland schrieb:
> > > Mathias Wolkert wrote:
> > 
> > Did he?
> > 
> > >>>> OmniGraffle is the better Visio.
> > > 
> > > ...except I've not found any good networking/systems stencils for
> > > omnigraffle (even on graffletopia).  I tried to import the visio ones in 5.0
> > > but that didn't work too well.  Someone out there have something for
> > > omnigraffle that rivals the visio network stencils?
> > 
> > Depends on the target audience, but for documentation purposes, there is
> > obviously no need for shiny, eyecandy stencils but only for
> > distinguishable figures. Use circles for routers, rectangles for
> > switches and so on. There are enough geometric stencils available.
> 
> Or ;)... Unless that you need runtime input, parse your configuration
> file repository, and build quite nice looking documents using TeX (plus,
> if you fancy nice graphics, pstricks, metapost, or pgf/TiKz). That's
> easy with a small few lines of perl (or your parsing language of
> choice). If you need run-time data, simply script it into the above
> mentioned "engine." The engineering way of lazily producing "marketing 
> visual quality" documents... IMHO :)

If you're not used to this kind of document authoring, I believe TiKz is
your best/first friend.

mh

> 
> Cheers,
> 
> mh
>  
> > 
> > Regards,
> > 
> > .m
> > 
-- 
michael hallgren, mh2198-ripe
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