Visio Replacement?

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  1. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    After making my switch ive noticed that i cant seem to find a Visio replacement. I really dont want to have to load VPC/Win2k everytime i need to use Visio or a app like it. Does anyone have any suggestions for a OS X app that is similar to Visio, or am i stuck in VPC land for it?

    Thanks
    Ed
     
  2. Dandaman macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure exactly what visio is or what it does. Have you tried browsing through www.versiontracker.com yet? Maybe you can find something there.

    daniel
     
  3. e²Studios thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Just in case here is a Link to what Visio is, its a shame in my opinion that Office for mac doesnt include it, or that they dont even sell it for Mac. :( I have tried version tracker, was looking for maybe some first hand advice here.

    Ed
     
  4. Dandaman macrumors 6502

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    sorry i couldn't help. Maybe you'll get more responses and help tomorrow morning :)

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  5. kg9ov macrumors member

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    Have you checked out OmniGraffle? Depending on your needs, it may work.

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  6. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    I use either Appleworks' Drawing module (primitive, but works pretty well for simple things) or Omnigraffle. The latter is probably about as close to Visio as you'll find (and possibly need).
     
  7. mpw Guest

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    Are you using Visio for a specific purposes like flow charts or plan layouts?
     
  8. e²Studios thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Mainly i use it for Network and SQL diagrams. So Data Flow and Tech Type Diagrams.

    Thanks everyone for your assistance :)

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  9. devman macrumors 65816

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    Omnigraffle is what you should look at then. If you want more sophistication with your ERDs you'll need to look at the Data or UML modeling tools. Xcode 2.0 in Tiger supports UML class diagrams and I think (but not sure) it also supports ERD diagrams.
     
  10. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Omnigraffle Pro can save things to Visio. If you have a Powerbook or PowerMac, you may already have a version lurking in your Apps folder

    The Omni group are really good at giving you decent access to their software to try it out. You can download the software and then they will give you a day's key to use the full version of the software (in fact, it will work until you quit the application).
     
  11. Nermal Moderator

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    And then you can request another key, and another, and another... :eek: :D
     
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  13. Hoef macrumors 6502a

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    What I used to do in Visio I am now using Adobe illustrator for (more out of necessity than choice :mad: )
     
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