Ubuntu Linux – yED(Graph Editor) Alternate of Microsoft Office Visio

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Overview :

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:

# http://www.yworks.com/en/products_yed_download.html

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


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