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Old 06-11-2011, 06:49 AM   #1
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Visio Equivalent


Hi,

What is the Visio alternative in linux if there is one?

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Old 06-11-2011, 07:13 AM   #2
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dia is the closest you'll get but nothing comes close to visio really.
 
Old 06-11-2011, 07:14 AM   #3
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in my case i use openoffice draw, you can download picture/diagram on net the you can use this in openoffice draw.
 
Old 06-11-2011, 07:16 AM   #4
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Dia, perhaps not as "visio" but it can be an option...and LibreOffice Draw for the odd diagram, or just for a scetch...Gimp.

Then, bring all that in Impress...

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Old 06-12-2011, 09:05 AM   #5
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visio

Hi

Thanks for the replies. Ye I ended up using the draw from Libre Openoffice.
But you right visio is one product linux does not have an answer for.

But having said that I will stay with linux thanks . . .

ciao
 
Old 06-12-2011, 10:20 AM   #6
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Have you seen yed ?
 
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:56 PM   #7
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@ almatic : hey, this thing is good, thanks!
 
Old 05-22-2013, 09:41 PM   #8
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yEd is a pretty reasonable tool but I ran into a few limitations since I had a bunch of existing Visio files. I stumbled across Lucidchart's alternative to Visio for Linux which I've been using for a few months. It imports Visio files quite nicely (the only tool I've seen that does this) and is free for all the things I do.
 
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This is a rather bitter subject with me. I refuse to switch to windows, but Linux is not very engineer friendly yet. I've been trying to work on drawings with Dia, which is ok for really simple drawings. Horribly frustrating for anything larger. I'm a little annoyed that Autodesk doesn't release products for linux.

I'll have to check out this yed. Never heard of it.
 
Old 05-22-2013, 11:55 PM   #10
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There are a few diagramming apps that are available (mentioned above) if diagramming is what you're after. One thing I have used Visio for that I can find no workable alternative in Linux for is diagramming my house. I have it all laid out in Visio like architectural floor plans. With overlays for electrical, HVAC, etc. Views from above (floor plan) and views looking at each wall in each room, showing door/window locations and dimensions. Took a while to put all that together (lots of work with a tape measure!), but it's very helpful to print out sheets for a given room when you're going shopping for furniture, window coverings, etc. The drag-drop-reotate-resize-connect shapes in Visio was a novel concept when the program first came out. And it's still a novel concept. Does any other app, on any OS, do this? I can't think of any. I hope that back when Microsoft bought out Visio, they paid the original developers handsomely.
 
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Let's just note that this is a TWO YEAR OLD thread. Thanks.
 
Old 05-23-2013, 07:42 AM   #12
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The drag-drop-reotate-resize-connect shapes in Visio was a novel concept when the program first came out. And it's still a novel concept.
AutoCad can. But it's not for linux. It was quite annoying that Dia could not
 
Old 05-23-2013, 12:28 PM   #13
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Let's just note that this is a TWO YEAR OLD thread. Thanks.
Oopsie! You'd think by now, that forum software would have some user setting where you could ask it to flag necroposts that have been revived from the grave. I got bitten by this one because I wasn't paying attention to the dates. Sorry.

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Old 05-23-2013, 07:57 PM   #14
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Hey, Jeremy was asking for suggestions. I didn't notice the date either. As per haertig, how about a flag if a post has been dormant for nnn days?
 
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There IS a flag. But not for you. If you post to something that's not been touched for, I think, 6 months, there is no quick reply box and the main reply screen has a large disclaimer. Once someone HAS replied though, clearly it's been touched so that won't appear. It's annoying huh? You say you didn't notice, but then other people register *purely* to comment on the fact that I comment that people shouldn't necropost as it gets confusing and wastes peoples time, like you found! no win!
 
  


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