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Dia

Dia

Dia is a GTK+ based diagram creation tool.

More specifically, Dia is a tool for making diagrams and schematic illustrations for articles, books, documentation, modelling and other uses, inspired by Visio, but with a simple and intuitive interface.

Dia is designed to be much like the commercial Windows program 'Visio'. It can be used to draw many different kinds of diagrams. It currently has special objects to help draw entity relationship diagrams, UML diagrams, flowcharts, network diagrams, and simple circuits. It is also possible to add support for new shapes by writing simple XML files, using a subset of SVG to draw the shape.

It can be scripted using the Python programming language.

†Dia 0.97.2

Price
Free to download

Size
5.3MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
Dia Developers

Website
wiki.gnome.org/Dia

System Requirements
GTK+ 2.4.0 or higher
Pango 1.1.5 or higher
libxml2 2.3.9 or higher
freetype2 2.0.9 or higher
intltool 0.21 or higher

Support:
Documentation, FAQ, Dia Tutorial

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Features include:
  • Import and export of Visio VDX files
  • Special objects to help draw entity relationship diagrams, UML diagrams, flowcharts, network diagrams, and many other diagrams.
  • Loads and saves diagrams to a custom XML format (gzipped by default, to save space)
  • Exports diagrams to a number of formats, including EPS, SVG, DXF, CGM, JPEG, XFIG, WMF and PNG
  • Prints diagrams (including ones that span multiple pages)

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