Network diagram software

jay at jay at
Wed Feb 11 23:15:41 UTC 2009

Quoting Mathias Wolkert <mathias.wolkert at>:

> I'd like to know what software people are using to document networks.
> Visio is obvious but feels like a straight jacket to me.
> I liked netviz but it seems owned by CA and unsupported nowadays.
> What do you use?
> /Tias

I know what you mean about the straight jacket, Visio used to almost  
drive me to the sanitarium. One day I bit the bullet and RTFM (and a  
book) and now I don't find it so frustrating ;)

I have in the past used SmartDraw (, it's  
commercial, but IMHO resonably priced, and I found it quick and easy  
to whip up network diagrams with it. It's also pretty good at flow  

Just my $0.05

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