Tools for creating architect diagrams?

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Tools for creating architect diagrams?

Post by WarrenT » Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:37 pm

Any recommendations for software tools that one can use to create architect diagrams? Open source (free) would be preferred ;-)
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Re: Tools for creating architect diagrams?

Post by Paris K. » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:31 pm

WarrenT wrote:Any recommendations for software tools that one can use to create architect diagrams? Open source (free) would be preferred ;-)
DIA is a very good open source program for creating all sorts of diagrams, like UMLs, Use Case diagrams, Entity relationship diagrams, sequence diagrams, etc.

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Re: Tools for creating architect diagrams?

Post by TommyD » Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:23 pm

I've used dia in the past and found it pretty good (did not use it for architect diagrams though).

I have also used modelio, which is a java-based diagramming program and found it very good.

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Re: Tools for creating architect diagrams?

Post by Chris.Sculler » Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:21 pm

I've also used Dia and think it's a very good tool. Most often, when I need any type of flowchart/diagram, I end up using MS-Visio, since I've used it for years and I am familiar with it. Not a free program, but well-worth the $$ in my opinion.

It also depends on what you are trying to chart! I have also used Prototyper for laying out rough app user interfaces.

You've got to select the right tool for the job at hand :-)

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Re: Tools for creating architect diagrams?

Post by PatrickNorris » Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:47 pm

I've used modelio and StarUML. They are both pretty good, but each one has its own shortcomings. I haven't used DIA, but have heard lots of good things about it. I may give it a try.
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Re: Tools for creating architect diagrams?

Post by AaronRT » Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:56 pm

DIA is very similar to MS-Visio and can be used to create lots of different diagrams. I use it all the time and strongly recommend it.
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