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What is your Visio replacement on MAC?

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Jan 28th, 2014
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If u use MAC for networking stuffs. What is your replacement for MS Visio? Running vmware fusion or some alternative MAC applications?

I mainly use visio to create/update network topology diagrams. I read couple of application introductions online claiming to be visio replacement on MAC, however:

1. None of them say if the native visio stancil will work with them.

2. None of them say about saving diagram to vsd/vsdx files

What do you use and what is your experience with replacement APP on MAC? Will MS ever release visio for mac?

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JORGE RODRIGUEZ Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:06
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There is a graph APP  called OmniGrafle for macs,  and like in visio , you need to look for stencils.  I started using this app resently so I am not fully familiar with its full capability in comparison with visio but it can do network diagrams . It is said is capable of importing visio  .vsd   in its newer versions. 




m1xed0s Thu, 02/13/2014 - 06:14
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Thanks, I trailed that APP for about a week...I hated it OR should I say I can not get use to it...Maybe I am stuck too deep in visio...I can not find any useful stencils...

Anyway, I kinda give up the idea of using Mac for work (at least for now). I use visio, onenote and vsphere dialy basis and none of them is available on Mac as of Feb 2014...

Chris Deren Thu, 02/13/2014 - 06:19
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I use OmniGraffle on occasion, but still prefer MSFT Visio which I run in vmware fusion.


m1xed0s Thu, 02/13/2014 - 06:21
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I was trying to use the similiar setup with fusion but I just can not get over the cumbersome...Hope next Office for Mac will have more content...

Brett Newman Wed, 07/23/2014 - 19:20
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Actually, OmniGraffle does import Visio stencils including Cisco's Visio stencils.  We worked with the OminiGraffle developers several years ago to advise them what was needed. 

Brett Newman
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