Diagrams that make you go OOOHHH...

Subject: Diagrams that make you go OOOHHH...
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 14:11:11 -0800 (PST)

OK, so I've been creating a database data dictionary for the last
three-four days. I delivered it to the Sr.VP about two hours
ago...all 698 pages of pictures, diagrams, tables, and hundreds of
cross references.

The good news is that his first comment is "This is inCREDIBLE! It's
exactly what I want!"

The bad news is that an invitation to a meeting for tomorrow shows up
where he says he wants me to create the diagram of the entire system
and it has to look, in his words..."POW!" because it is going to his

So...my question: What applications similar to Visio have you used
that produced "POW!" visuals? Visio doesn't have elements that are
sexy enough in my opinion. I'm looking at Smartdraw, which is closer
to what I have in mind. However, before I settle on that, I'm asking
for your opinions on what else you may have used.

BTW...I'm meeting with the team tomorrow and it's due....end of day
tomorrow, so nothing that requires a second mortgage or 3 CDs of

Thanks, guys. I know I'm not asking for much.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

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