wireframe plugin for Adobe Illustrator?

19 Jun 2007 - 3:43pm
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Wendy Fischer
2004

I'm wondering if there is a flowcharting/wireframing plugin for
Illustrator? Something that makes the arrows and shapes connect more
dynamic (features like snap, grid) like Visio or Omnigraffle?

thanks,

Wendy

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19 Jun 2007 - 4:04pm
Wendy Fischer
2004

I'm using Visio right now, but I really like using Illustrator to do wireframes and flows, I don't know why, I just do.

----- Original Message ----
From: Jeffrey Gimzek <jeff at jdgimzek.com>
To: erpdesigner <erpdesigner at yahoo.com>
Cc: discuss at ixdg.org
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 2:01:49 PM
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] wireframe plugin for Adobe Illustrator?

On Jun 19, 2007, at 1:43 PM, erpdesigner wrote:

> I'm wondering if there is a flowcharting/wireframing plugin for
> Illustrator? Something that makes the arrows and shapes connect more
> dynamic (features like snap, grid) like Visio or Omnigraffle?

That would be a HOT plug-in.

never heard of one though.

i thought using illustrator for IA work was passe... what i wish is
that the little arrows worked better in omnigraffle. things always
seem to break after i close and reopen the file.

Also take a look at MindManger 7 by Mindjet. very cool app. for quick
IA work.

jd

19 Jun 2007 - 4:04pm
Jeffrey D. Gimzek
2007

On Jun 19, 2007, at 1:43 PM, erpdesigner wrote:

> I'm wondering if there is a flowcharting/wireframing plugin for
> Illustrator? Something that makes the arrows and shapes connect more
> dynamic (features like snap, grid) like Visio or Omnigraffle?
>

That would be a HOT plug-in.

never heard of one though.

i thought using illustrator for IA work was passe... what i wish is
that the little arrows worked better in omnigraffle. things always
seem to break after i close and reopen the file.

Also take a look at MindManger 7 by Mindjet. very cool app. for quick
IA work.

jd

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www.jdgimzek.com
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19 Jun 2007 - 4:55pm
niklasw
2005

Almost off topic but fairly relevant as I had your feeling but reacted
in the opposite direction :P

I used Illustrator to create sketchy shapes for Visio. You can
download the Visio shapes template from here:
http://www.guuui.com/issues/02_07.php

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19 Jun 2007 - 4:58pm
niklasw
2005

Darn! one . to many. Remove the last . from the URL and it works.

--Niklas

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19 Jun 2007 - 5:19pm
Jeffrey D. Gimzek
2007

Cool article, cool template.

Think we can talk them - or someone with both VisioPro and
OmniGrafflePro - into creating an Omni version ?

jd

On Jun 19, 2007, at 2:55 PM, Niklas Wolkert wrote:

> Almost off topic but fairly relevant as I had your feeling but reacted
> in the opposite direction :P
>
> I used Illustrator to create sketchy shapes for Visio. You can
> download the Visio shapes template from here:
> http://www.guuui.com/issues/02_07.php.

--

Jeffrey D. Gimzek
Digital Experience Designer

www.jdgimzek.com
thundercougarfalconbird.blogspot.com

19 Jun 2007 - 9:36pm
Manish Govind P...
2006

Hi,
This doesnt specifically address the query actually,
but here is another software similar to MindManager 7
that Jeffrey suggested.

http://www.conceptdraw.com/en/products/

Thanks & Regards
Manish Pillewar
Sr. UXD
Bangalore

On Jun 19, 2007, at 1:43 PM, erpdesigner wrote:

> I'm wondering if there is a flowcharting/wireframing
plugin for
> Illustrator? Something that makes the arrows and
shapes connect more
> dynamic (features like snap, grid) like Visio or
Omnigraffle?
>

That would be a HOT plug-in.

never heard of one though.

i thought using illustrator for IA work was passe...
what i wish is
that the little arrows worked better in omnigraffle.
things always
seem to break after i close and reopen the file.

Also take a look at MindManger 7 by Mindjet. very cool
app. for quick
IA work.

jd

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21 Jun 2007 - 2:13pm
jonathan d p fe...
2006

On Jun 19, 2007, at 4:43 PM, erpdesigner wrote:

> I'm wondering if there is a flowcharting/wireframing plugin for
> Illustrator? Something that makes the arrows and shapes connect more
> dynamic (features like snap, grid) like Visio or Omnigraffle?

No plug-in that i know of, however, Inkscape has a handy connector tool.

Download and try Inkscape (you will need X11 for Mac OS X (available
on your Mac OS X Install DVD)). The drawing metaphors are different
than Illustrator, but I've found them to be internally consistent.
You can export to Illustrator if you wish through SVG, and render to
a number of different raster formats. As with all things, YMMV.

http://www.inkscape.org/

have a day.yad
jdpf

21 Jun 2007 - 2:34pm
Jack L. Moffett
2005

On Jun 19, 2007, at 4:43 PM, erpdesigner wrote:

> I'm wondering if there is a flowcharting/wireframing plugin for
> Illustrator? Something that makes the arrows and shapes connect more
> dynamic (features like snap, grid) like Visio or Omnigraffle?

Freehand has this capability, but since Adobe is dropping development...

Jack

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