Looking for diagraming app

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  1. helmsc macrumors regular

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    Are there any apps out that are similar to omnigraffle or visio (i know its MS ...don't hurt me) ? I need SOMETHING that will help me do professional looking network diagrams for a two building (five floors between the two) school I work for.
     
  2. genshi macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure if this is what you are looking for or not:

    ZeptoPad
     
  3. helmsc thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not exactly what I was looking for, but I guess I could use that temporarily. I was looking more for something CAD like. What I am REALLY looking for to be specific ... be able to create "blueprints" with wiring included. I would also like to be able to sync between the iPhone and computer (either with SSH or via iTunes/Wi-Fi).
     
  4. akula34 macrumors newbie

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    Use a computer. Are you really serious that you would do a network app with a phone? You can't be serious.
     
  5. helmsc thread starter macrumors regular

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    If I wasn't serious ... would I have posted the question?
     
  6. akula34 macrumors newbie

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    Do you want Photoshop on your iPhone too?

    Good luck on your search. Not going to happen.
     
  7. genshi macrumors 6502a

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    I've worked with quite a few network designers that were wishing that they had a handheld device (instead of lugging around their laptop) that can draw up some quick simple cad-like sketches as they were touring a facility they'd be working on, so this isn't too unheard of it.

    I'm sure someone is working on something like this; I've already seen apps for audio engineers to analyze audio and electrical engineers with checking their resistors(?) so a CadTouch app can't be too far away!
     
  8. akula34 macrumors newbie

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    Haha... you're comparing figuring out the resistance of a resistor based on color scheme to a network diagraming program. Well... if you think those items are along the same lines of complexity...

    You're both right.... network diagraming tools that rely heavily on XML substructures and linking will work GREAT on an iPhone. It should be about $0.99 or probably free. I expect it to be out by this time next decade. Let me know how it works.....
     
  9. helmsc thread starter macrumors regular

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    Could we be a bit less helpful? How about next time you don't reply to a thread if you don't have anything to contribute to it?
     
  10. mekopolis macrumors regular

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    until they make one,

    Sketches

    is a really good drawing application for the iphone/touch
    you even have a blueprint background and it depends on how good you are at drawing with your finger
    but i use it for quick sketches and diagrams, save it to the device, and sync it later so i can use a laptop to enhance the idea
     
  11. terrordemon macrumors member

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    i just want mini-illustrator for the iphone. photoshop would be rediculous, but i honestly do not see why illustrator couldnt work. its basically a more refined version of the zeptopad app

    cmon adobe! you gotta be making some apps!

    my guess is actually that adobe will explode with iphone stuff at some conference. they have to. theyre too big to not be involved with the iphone
     
  12. aosman macrumors 6502

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    I agree. Adobe can definitely make quality iPhone applications if they put their head to it. I wonder how much they might charge for a mini-illustrator though.
     
  13. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    Im not sure you will be able to get this kinda app, seems pretty intensive for an iphone or ipod touch.
     
  14. SlapMonkey macrumors regular

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    I think you'd be surprised what the iPhone can handle....

    And why are you always so condescending to everyone? You need to check yourself kid.
     
  15. helmsc thread starter macrumors regular

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    Out of the two suggested so far this looks to be my best option at the moment. Maybe Omnigraffle will be ported :cool:
     
  16. genshi macrumors 6502a

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    nice sarcasm, real mature of you. :rolleyes:

    And that's why I put a question mark next to the resistor app link because I wasn't completely sure what it was, but being a sound designer and composer, I do know how complex spectrum analyzers can be and I've also seen the many medical applications that are already available (and more coming soon) that are pretty intensive, so something that will allow you to draw up simple block diagrams is not that far fetched as I mentioned before.

    There are already several companies that are working on programs that allow you to load Autocad (.dwg) and bim files onto your iPhone and view them in 3D, the next step would be the ability to edit these and/or create them from scratch. Here's a couple of articles:

    http://www.graphisoft.com/company/press_zone/iphone_archicad.html

    http://www.solidsmack.com/should-solidworks-make-an-iphone-app/2007-10-30/
     
  17. dypark macrumors newbie

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    I've been a long time Visio user on the PC and was looking for something similar on the Mac.

    I'm evaluating Concept Draw Pro from http://www.conceptdraw.com/en/

    So far so good.

    Good luck
     
  18. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Well, they did get Flash working in the Simulator...
     
  19. dypark macrumors newbie

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    I think it's actually closer than that.

    http://tinyurl.com/5olk2z
     
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