Visio diag automations
peter.hicks at poggs.co.uk
Sat Jul 18 05:55:21 CDT 2009
Bobby Mac wrote:
> I have to create Visio diagrams for sales engagements for a webhosting
> provider. I use the same template based on our standard architecture but
> vary the number/model/detail of the servers. I am sick of the cut-n-paste
> approach and am wondering who has automated some of these processes. What I
> would like to do is provide a standard data file (excel, csv, ect..) and
> have that populate the detailed areas of the diagram. My boss won't pay for
> any software but I can use open source under XP or cygwin.
I attempted to do data-driven diagrams with Visio, but quickly gave up.
I don't think Visio is the right tool for the job.
Have you thought about writing the diagram in HTML+CSS and laying it out
Diagramming is one of the biggest problems I've had in the 10+ years
I've been doing networking.
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