A tool to draw various charts from textual description. Currently, three types of charts are supported: Message Sequence Charts, generic graphs and Block Diagrams, with more to be added in the future. You can embed the charts in a document or presentation on Windows. There is a command-line version for linux, replacing mscgen.

See the Wiki for detailed user and code documentation.

Gábor Németh has volunteered to maintain a debian package for Ubuntu and has also developed a small GUI. See install instructions on the Wiki.

Features

  • NEW: Block Diagrams!!
  • Full support for graphviz graphs via the DOT language. Collapse/expand subgraphs, use styles and many other extensions.
  • A rich signalling chart syntax to describe arrows, boxes, comments and more.
  • A host of fully customizable visual attributes - or just use pre-defined styles.
  • Built-in editor with color syntax highlighting, smart-ident, auto-suggest and auto-complete.
  • Full OLE support on Windows - double click an embedded chart to edit.
  • Updated user interface, tracking mode, full screen and print support.
  • Ubuntu package, use apt to install. See instructions on the Wiki page.
  • Simple Ubuntu GUI, check out the Wiki.
  • Export in PNG, PDF, SVG, EMF and EPS formats.
  • Doxygen, Sphinx, Msctexen integration via full compatibility with mscgen.
  • Full international support with UTF-8 and Windows Unicode files.

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  • This is EXCELLENT software. I use it to generate documentation for my software. I really like that the author is enhancing MSC_Generator to produce more types of charts and graphs.

  • Excellent software, simply the best

  • Very nice tool Had a feature request, Zoltan added it and the feature works great Recommend to use

  • Very cool app! Hopefully get MAC version ready too!

  • Hi Zoltan, Many thanks for giving me great help over the email to fix my issue. Thanks again. Regards Majid

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Additional Project Details

Intended Audience

Telecommunications Industry, Architects

User Interface

Win32 (MS Windows), Command-line

Programming Language

C++, Yacc, Flex

Registered

2008-07-07