yEd(Graph Editor) is an open source and powerful desktop application written in Java programming language. yED is generally used to generate high-quality diagrams. It is an alternate or replacement of Microsoft office Visio on Ubuntu Linux.
Key Features :
- Import your own data from an Excel / spreadsheet (.xls) or XML
- Create diagrams with ease via an intuitive user interface.
- Automatically arrange your diagram elements.
- Export bitmap and vector graphics as PNG, JPG, SVG, PDF, SWF
Installation Steps of yED on Ubuntu 12.04 / Ubuntu 13.04
Step:1 Download the yed software from the URL:
in my case I downloaded 'yEd-3.10.2_32-bit_setup.sh'
Step:2 Run the Script using below Commands
# chmod a+x yEd-3.10.2_32-bit_setup.sh # sh yEd-3.10.2_32-bit_setup.sh
After executing the script , follow the below instructions
Click On Next..
Click on Accept the Agreement & then click on Next
Step:3 Specify directory where yed will be Installed
click on Next
Step:4 Once the Installation is Finished
Click on finish
Step:5 Now Access the yED
# cd /home/nextstep4it/yEd/ # ./yEd