Monday, March 23, 2009
Diagramming Tool "Dia" - Reviews
Diagramming tools can be a very useful tool to an Industrial Engineer. Explaining a process and procedure in a concise and standardized visual representation can help peers understand a problem quickly. One such Industrial Engineering tool that can help is the Open Source drawing application Dia.
Dia is inspired by the Microsoft application Visio. Dia can handle many different application formats including EPS, SVG, XFIG, WMF and PNG. Dia is very capable of handling flow charts, customized diagrams, networks, and many different types of drawing requirements.
Here is a very useful article from Free Software Magazine on explaining the use of Dia.
Using Dia Diagrams
Here is a fantastic review of using Dia as a replacement to Microsoft Visio from the Howto Geek blog.
Using Dia as a Replacement to Microsoft Visio