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    Flow Chart Sofware (recommendations?)


    Any recommendations on software to produce flow charts? I need visuals to help me with developing (and sticking to) my hierarchical structure of my software project.
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    I assume mpietrus meant "Visio", too:

    http://www.microsoft.com/office/visio/

    Visio Professional 2003

    = $499 US.


    It's a little out of my price range, for the time being.
    Matthew Doucette / Xona.com
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    I second Christo's vote for Dia, though I will admit that I am somewhat biased - I'm primarily a Linux user, and I've been considering pitching in on the Dia project. While it's primarily a Linux GNOME application, there are Windows and Mac versions as well.

    OTOH, if you have MS Office, odds are you already have Visio (which comes with some editions), which is more complete and probably more familiar to most Office users. There is also a plethora of books, websites and videos to get advice from for it.

    On the gripping hand, it also depends on just what you actually need. If your 'flow charts' are really more like UML or cloud diagrams, then a CASE tool such as Rational Rose might make more sense.

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    Originally Posted by Schol-R-LEA
    I second Christo's vote for Dia, though I will admit that I am somewhat biased - I'm primarily a Linux user, and I've been considering pitching in on the Dia project. While it's primarily a Linux GNOME application, there are Windows and Mac versions as well.

    OTOH, if you have MS Office, odds are you already have Visio (which comes with some editions), which is more complete and probably more familiar to most Office users. There is also a plethora of books, websites and videos to get advice from for it.

    On the gripping hand, it also depends on just what you actually need. If your 'flow charts' are really more like UML or cloud diagrams, then a CASE tool such as Rational Rose might make more sense.
    Thread is over 5 yrs old, School. The post above you is spamming his own software.

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    Originally Posted by aitken325i
    Thread is over 5 yrs old, School. The post above you is spamming his own software.
    Even stranger, Look at his/her join date Waits over 3 yrs to post spam.
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    I'll throw Graphviz (http://www.graphviz.org/) and Xmind (http://www.xmind.net/) into the melting pot.

    Neither are strictly flow charting tools, but both can do it well.
    Latery Matey

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