Your favorite diagramming software

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So what's your favorite diagramming tool?

Macromedia FreeHand
15
12%
Adobe Illustrator
17
14%
CAD software
4
3%
MS Word
3
2%
Paintbrush
3
2%
Good old Pencil and paper
37
30%
Other?
45
36%
 
Total votes : 124

Your favorite diagramming software

Postby GiladOrigami » April 24th, 2003, 10:54 pm

I got here several drawing programs from the top
of my head. If you draw diagrams, what's
your favorite tool?
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Macromedia Freehand

Postby saj » April 25th, 2003, 8:58 pm

I've just started to use this, it seems slightly harder to use compared to other programs, but I've had lots of luck with other Macromedia Products.

In any case, I've yet to complete 1 set of diagrams! :D
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Postby charleskaiii » April 27th, 2003, 2:14 am

pencil and paper does the trick, no need more
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Postby saj » April 27th, 2003, 10:33 pm

Hand drawn diagrams are nice, they give a very natural fell. However, computer drawn diagrams are clearer and easier to understand (im my experiece anyway).

I suppose using the right kind of stroke in Desktop Publishing Programs can help give a more natural look to the diagrams.
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Postby stuckie27 » May 1st, 2003, 4:19 pm

I personally like the look of computer drawn diagrams, for example diagrams from John Montroll, or Robert Lang. I tend to understand them more, because they have a more exact feel to them.

Diagrams like the ones in David Brills book Brilliant Origami are a little bit confusing, they are at sometimes hard to understand, but they still get the job done.

One of my favorite book, The Origami Handbook by Rick Beech has photo diagrams, from my experience these are the hardest to understand. The folds aren’t always shown clearly, I find myself relying on the text to complete lots of the folds, ( and this is a simple origami book)

I am looking to start diagramming a few of my doodles in origami, I, as of yesterday created a dragon by modifying the traditional crane and I want to diagram it. I am interested in what the best program there is to draw diagrams. I look forward to seeing the results of the poll.
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Canvas

Postby tomhull » May 17th, 2003, 4:35 am

I just voted for "other" because my favorite diagramming program, Canvas, is not on the list.

I've been using Canvas since version 3.0 (back in 1990), and now it's in version 8.04. I've used Freehand and Illustrator, and I maintain that Canvas is by far the most versatile all-around drawing program out there.

Canvas does have its bugs, but I feel these are compensated by it's features. For one thing, it can handle just about any file format you can think of. I find Freehand very limiting because it only uses EPS, and only Freehand generated EPS at that. In Canvas you can whip out bitmapped images and vector images, do jpgs, EPS, pict, gif, and a dozen others that I never even use. Heck, I've gotten EPS files from people in Japan, and Canvas would read them in and convert them to vector objects no problem. Try doing that in Freehand.

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Postby TheRealChris » May 20th, 2003, 3:31 pm

I use "Micrografx Designer" (it's now called "Corel Designer") for diagraming. I use this program for nearly everything that could be done with an vector oriented program and have done for years.
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How do I vote!

Postby saj » May 22nd, 2003, 12:56 am

This is a stupid question coming from a moderator, but how do I vote? I have done it once, but now I can't see the poll screen (the last time I voted was over a month ago!)

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very clever!

Postby snkhan » May 22nd, 2003, 1:08 am

Never knew how impressively clever this Forum is! Instead of using cookies, the Forum permanently strikes you off (a certain poll) once you've voted in a forum so that you can't re-vote!

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Postby Jen » May 22nd, 2003, 2:21 pm

Hee hee! Trying to rig the results were you Saj? ;) :twisted:
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hmm

Postby saj » May 23rd, 2003, 2:29 am

of course not! :oops:

No since it was a long time since that poll was created, I didn't know wheather I voted on it. Anyway, just to be fair, I didn't re-vote under my admin pass!

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Sorry Saj

Postby Jen » May 23rd, 2003, 3:53 pm

I was teasing....didn't mean to embarrass you. Still friends? :)
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:)

Postby saj » May 25th, 2003, 2:09 am

I was teasing....didn't mean to embarrass you. Still friends?


No you didn't embarrass me - I don't shy that easily :wink: Yes of course we can still be friends!

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Postby TheRealChris » May 31st, 2003, 12:41 am

Yes of course we can still be friends!


oh if it only could be that easy in real life :lol: 8) :lol:
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Visio

Postby OrigamiRob » April 11th, 2004, 7:11 am

I'm all about using Visio for diagrams. I've even made my own template for it. It's more like a CAD program than a freehand,but it does the trick for most models that aren't 3-D.

I can drag out any base and start cloning.

The filling is a pain in the *** though.
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