Diagramas simples de red

Quiero graficas vectoriales bonitas, sin saber mucho, para hacer diagramas de red principalmente. Nunca he usuado visio  pero todos me lo señala. No lo quiero ni para hacer UMLs, ni para diagramas de flujo aunque debe ser flexible

Que quiero conseguir

  • Uso natural
  • Vectorial
  • Buenas librerias con graficas bonitas
  • Diferentes aplicaciones como UML, diagramas de flujo, redes, etc.

Candidatos

Buscando en multiples sitios de software libre hemos encontrado los siguientes proyectos. Hemos descartados muchos por diversas razones (arbitrarias por supuesto): viejos, muy crudos, hechos en java, modeladores especializados de UML, de Flowcharts o CAD, aun así la lista es MUY larga y procuramos no perder el tiempo con ellos.

1. Dia is a program for creating diagrams of all kinds. The current version can do UML class diagrams, Entity-Relationship modeling, network diagrams, and much more. The engine is very flexible and dynamically loads diagram-types from disk. It stores diagrams in an XML format, but can read and write a number of different formats.

2. Xfig is a menu-driven tool that allows the user to draw and manipulate objects interactively in an X window. The resulting pictures can be saved, printed on postscript printers or converted to a variety of other formats (e.g. to allow inclusion in LaTeX documents).

3. Koffice-Kivio is a flowcharting software similar to the workings of a very well-known other OS product. It offers basic shapes, and in the future, scripted objects for total control over a document. (Descontinuado)

4. Figurine is an X11 editor for xfig FIG3.2-format vector graphics. It is simpler to use than xfig while providing a mostly similar feature set. Figurine can output in any format supported by the fig2dev utility (provided with the external package transfig).

6. Inkscape : A Linux, Windows & OSX vector graphics editor (SVG format) featuring transparency, gradients, node editing, pattern fills, PNG export, and more. Aiming for capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, Visio, etc. 

7. Koffice-Karbon is a vector drawing application with an user interface that is easy to use, highly customizable and extensible. That makes Karbon a great application for users starting to explore the world of vector graphics as well as for artists wanting to create breathtaking vector art.

8. Sodipodi is a general purpose vector drawing application which uses a subset of W3C SVG (full compliance is currently in the works) as its file format. Drawing tools include rectangles, ellipses, freehand drawing, text objects, imported bitmaps, fills, and outlines.

9. Sketch/Skencil is a vector drawing program written almost completely in Python for flexibilty (with some modules written in C for speed). Sketch supports some interesting features like gradient fills, clipmasks, text along a path or blend groups and bezier curves. All affine transformations are possible. It has plugins that import or export from different formats, and that can be used a way to define new graphics objects.

10. OpenOffice.org - draw is a full-featured office productivity suite that provides a near drop-in replacement for Microsoft(R) Office. This package contains the drawing component for OpenOffice.org.

Evaluación

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Actua
 Lic Interfaz Layers  Librerias Resultado 
 Dia  0.97  05/2009  GNU  8  Si  Si  
 Xfig  3.2.4  07/2009  GNU  8  No  Si  
 Kivio  1.0  04/2001  GNU  ---  ---  ---  Viejo
 Figurine    03/2001  GNU  ---  ---  ---  Viejo
 Inkscape  0.47  12/2009  GNU/GPL2        Para diseñador grafico
 Karbon  1.0.5  06/2009  GNU        Tipo Office **
 Sodipodi  0.34  06/2004  GNU  ---  ---  ---  Viejo
 Sketch/Skencil  0.6.17  03/2006  GNU/LGPL        No me corre
 OpenOffice.org - draw  3.1.1  10/2009  GNU/LGPL        Tipo Office

 Tipo Office: es un dibujador como todos los suite de oficina, esta bien para diagramas y flechas, pero casi ninguno permite una libreria externa de objetos vectorizados

Resultados

En contra de lo que queria termine donde mismo .. entre XFIG y DIA. Son excelentes siempre y cuando se consigan las librerias adecuadas para los graficos que se requieren

Son naturales, livianos, directos .. que mas se peude pedir ?? Eso si, DIA luce mas moderno y mas elaborado y soporte SVG que usando las imagenes de OpenClipart se vuelve muy poderoso, pero no por eso hay que menospreciar a XFIG de todas maneras.

Mencion especial a Inkscape .. excelente herramienta aunque no clasifico dentro de nuestros finalistas.

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