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View Poll Results: Which is the best flowchart software for QS/ISO documentation.
AllClear 13 5.80%
iGrafx Flowcharter 13 5.80%
ConceptDraw 0 0%
SmartDraw 23 10.27%
Visio (MickeySoft) 134 59.82%
Drawing tools in Office 41 18.30%
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Old 2nd March 2002, 07:48 AM
Richard Flexton

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Howard, I used excel quite a lot before we got allclear but when I come to make changes the connections get lost and it just takes ages. I suppose if you have time it isn't an issue. My problem is: if it needs changing - I need it yesterday.

The other thing I've just got into is putting some data behind the boxes and then taking a look at the process by simulating it. Some of the results made me rethink what we do. I bought that analyser version off the web at about 350 - It saved me that on the first process analysis.

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Old 4th March 2002, 09:04 AM

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For all thanks for your comments about the software, I analized your replies and my opinion is that I get a trouble for simple solution, because I have to use the tool I have, but sometimes we choose the most difficult way
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  Post Number #43  
Old 13th May 2002, 01:30 AM
Marc Richardson

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I have used Visio, Mpact and iGrafx Flowcharter (actual Process for Six Sigm.)

Visio: Cad-based, too much art-work, spend too much time futzing around with the picture.

Mpact: Expressly developed for APQP. If that's what you need it for and can come up with the bucks, this is the way I'd go.

Flowcharter: Good for process mapping. The process versions allow you to design and run simulations. Very powerful. I find flow charting faster with this product than Visio.

Marc Richarsdon
  Post Number #44  
Old 19th March 2003, 10:47 AM
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Yin Yang

At work, I use Visio because that is what the corporate IT dictators tell us we have to use. (I am a contract worker in a very tiny department of a very huge Fortune 100 corporation ... I don't have the horsepower to make those kind of waves!)

At home, I have used AllClear since version 1.something. I tend to think in text outline form, so for me the AllClear text input mode is ideal. (I can understand a picture, but please don't make me draw one!)

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Old 16th February 2004, 11:56 AM
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As this thread has taken off again, I have added another option, that of the drawing tools in Office.
  Post Number #46  
Old 16th February 2004, 12:00 PM
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David Hartman

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I have used MicroGrafx for years (began with ABC Flowcharter), and continue to use it when I have a choice. I have also been limited by IT to using either the limited capabilities of MsWord/Excel or Visio (although they continually complain about the cost of licensing for Visio).

My personal opinion of Visio is that although it is a very capable program, it is cumbersome and overburdened since it attempts to be a jack-of-all-trades (Block diagrams, Business diagrams, Database, Flowcharts, Maps, Network diagrams, etc.) - it ends up being a master of none.

I have not used any others so will remain silent on them at this time.
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Old 19th February 2004, 12:58 PM
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Paraben's flowcharter 4.15

I'm trying out a very simple flowcharter called Paraben's flowcharter 4.15.
I agree with Dave regarding Visio yet, it does work well with MS office products.
  Post Number #48  
Old 19th February 2004, 02:51 PM
Mike S.

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I've only used Visio and Word/Excel. The latter is limited and a bit hard to use, but okay if you don't have too many to do and/or the flowcharts are relatively simple. Visio seems very powerful and was easy enough for a dummy like me to begin using it pretty well after just a hour or 2 of playing around. There may be other programs that are better, though I cannot say as I have not used them.

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