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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by ElSmisko, Jan 22, 2013. | Replies: 5 | Views: 376

  1. ElSmisko

    ElSmisko IncGamers Member

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    Hey all!

    I am looking for some sort of tool where you write a hierarchy/relation between different datavalues that is then presented graphically.

    Kind of what I am looking for can be found in the "Organizational chart" that is found in Google Docs but I feel that it is lacking in some regards. For example, a child node can only have one parent and you can not make circle referenses where A leads to B that leads to C that leads to A.

    I know I could do this in a Google Docs Draw-document, but that is way too time consuming for my needs. I am trying to avoid having to do all to much point-and-click and would rather just write what I want to appear and have the computer take care of the grunt work if that is possible.

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    BobCox2 IncGamers Member

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    Sounds like Microsoft Visio

    would do it.

    Flowcharting really.

    I do IVRs with it.

    You still need to know what you want and how to make it work though.

    You might want something more like this?
    http://www.orgspan.com/
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    ElSmisko IncGamers Member

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    Yes, flowcharting is exactly what I am after, but the softwares I have tried had a lot of point-and-click which felt like working against rather then working with the computer.

    Microsoft Visio sounds like what I am after. I have never tried it but I have access to it through work so I will try it out during the day before I buy.

    Many thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
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    BobCox2 IncGamers Member

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    Look for templates for the type of thing you are doing - I also use if for network diagrams with another template.
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    ElSmisko IncGamers Member

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    Hmm, I seem to be having some problems. Perhaps you could be of further assistance?
    I started out with a simple flowchart, but I find no way to "generate" shapes and relations based on external data, just update allready existing shade with data.

    I would like to be able to specify a bunch of objects and their relations and have them generated.
    But as it is now I seem to only be able to match against pre-existing shapes with the right names.
    Am I approaching this the wrong way?

    Edit: Never mind, I think I figured it out.
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    ElSmisko IncGamers Member

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    No, actually I did not. I guess I am a tad stupid. :sadface:

    I can not seem to get the shapes to generate from the data, just "sync" the data to pre-existing shapes.

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