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#1 2012-11-07 01:03:22

tux-linux
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Visio Equivalent For Linux

I've been using Linux for a while now.  The one thing that a lot of my classes require is the use of Visio for networking diagrams.  I understand that you can simply make something in GIMP or equivalent, but I would like to see an application developed specifically for that purpose that will include icons and the like.

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#2 2012-11-07 01:53:22

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Re: Visio Equivalent For Linux


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#3 2012-11-07 02:18:10

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Re: Visio Equivalent For Linux

I'm aware of the ones that claim to be like Visio.  I think the question was more towards is there going to be an Open Source development in the near future that is closer to Visio than the ones that are currently developed.

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#4 2012-11-07 02:26:08

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Re: Visio Equivalent For Linux

There will be if you start on it!!   wink

You can also run Visio in a VirtualBox environment too..


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#5 2012-11-07 03:17:52

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Re: Visio Equivalent For Linux

LOL, I would start one if I knew the direction to go and what all was needed for it.  I'm just a beginning programmer.  Not quite up to that level yet.  I'll keep tryin' though.

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#6 2012-11-14 12:24:01

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Re: Visio Equivalent For Linux

Depends what Visio functionality you're looking to replicate.

Dia's good for some things - and you'll want the additional dia-shapes too - and for things like basic flowcharts and organisational charts, LibreOffice Draw just about cuts it.

There are some interesting modeling tools in Eclipse too but the fact that you can break your installation by installing incompatible features can be a bit annoying.

XMind although roundly dismissed as unfree by the virtual Richard Stallman package is nevertheless free as in free beer and easily installed as a deb package from their website.

Tips for Dia to make it look better than it does out of the box:
- File > Preferences > Diagram defaults > Connection points: untick "visible"
- File > Preferences > View defaults > Antialias: tick "view antialiased"

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#7 2012-11-14 12:38:02

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Re: Visio Equivalent For Linux

Changing the line thickness in Dia from 0.10 to 0.05 also makes it look a bit more Visio-like.

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#8 2012-11-15 19:01:16

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Re: Visio Equivalent For Linux

Basically I've been using Dia to make network diagrams, however, I would like something with the visio icon packages.  Simply it's aestecally pleasing to use the icons that visio offers such as the ethernet image and many of the router symbolds and nodes.  I haven't been able to find any icon packages for Dia that resemble anything close to visio icons.

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#9 2012-11-15 19:03:08

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Re: Visio Equivalent For Linux

Symbols**

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#10 2012-11-15 19:52:00

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Re: Visio Equivalent For Linux

last time i checked dia, it was also unable to export into any kind of vectorial format.

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#11 2012-11-15 19:55:27

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Re: Visio Equivalent For Linux

Correct

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#12 2012-11-15 21:00:08

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Re: Visio Equivalent For Linux

That's what's needed though. Let's find a way.

Who runs Dia? Who do we need to talk to? Give me the Dia guy. I want the Dia guy right now.

Wendy: Mr Hoare, I have the Dia guy on the line.

Simon: Tell him I'm busy.

Wendy: What? But I thought you...

Simon: Wendy, do I pay you to think?

Wendy: Well, no but...

Simon: Ok, Wendy, I've done enough talking for one day. Get me the President on the line and tell him it's war.

Wendy: But we're an imaginary company. The United States government doesn't deal with imaginary companies.

Simon: Well, I'm not so sure about that. But damn you, Wendy. I won't have you disobey me like that. Now fetch me the stapler.

Wendy: There you go.

Simon: Thank you.

Wendy: Are you happy now?

Simon: What?

Wendy: Are you happy now you got me to do what you wanted and in so doing demonstrated who is the boss?

Simon: Wendy, do I look happy?

Wendy: Well, not really but...

Simon: Good. Now where were we?

Wendy: You were stapling.

Simon: Yes, I was, wasn't I? Now pass me some sheets of A4 before I really lose it.

Wendy: Blank or printed on?

Simon: Hurry, Wendy. This is no time for questions.

But yeah, it would be good to make Dia better. I'm certainly up for it, although I'm no technician.

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#13 2012-11-15 21:03:55

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Re: Visio Equivalent For Linux

.....ROFL
That's about the jist of it with the software community.  I wish it was easy to post a forum and get results, I'm just hoping someone from there reads this and finds a way.  Again, I'm just a beginning programmer.  Simple Java apps.

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#14 2013-05-22 05:14:33

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Re: Visio Equivalent For Linux

I don't have exactly the answer that you're looking for.  But we've started using Lucidchart at school.  It's not open-source but the Pro version is free to students so that's a plus.  Here's some info on Lucidchart as a Linux Visio alternative.

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#15 2013-07-04 09:26:02

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Re: Visio Equivalent For Linux

I would recommend you an visio alternative. Since you are using linux you can use creately. You can try it online. I use it for my AIO diagram purposes. It is a decent online visio alternative solution.

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#16 2013-09-12 17:39:50

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Re: Visio Equivalent For Linux

I read an article on Linux Gazette about a tool called Lucidchart.  Looks like some people here already mentioned it. So I am going to just +1 their suggestion for a good visio alternative.

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#17 2013-09-12 18:52:54

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Re: Visio Equivalent For Linux

I loooooooove yEd.... Blistering fast, snappy, in some regards better than Visio. But... In the company I work for the tool is forbidden, there's some relation to Intellectual Property and watermarks in pictures...


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