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SmartDraw's network diagram tool lets you visualize the current state of your network and create a plan for the future with built-in templates and automatic visualization from data.
You'll get thousands of ready-made symbols for Cisco, AWS, Azure and generic network shapes including computers, servers, hubs, switches,mainframes, routers and more—many of them so detailed you can count the pins on the connectors.
Start with a network diagram template and easily drag-and-drop the symbols you need. Add shape data to create a rich diagram that can be used in documentation to comply with SOC II, GDPR, and PCI or to help your team troubleshoot issues.
Visualize your existing network infrastructure from Azure or AWS automatically.
Import your Amazon Web Services data or connect to your Azure account to generate a network diagram of your architecture automatically. Your team can plan and optimize a new setup easily.
SmartDraw has best in class Visio® import so you never have to recreate network documentation that already exists. You can import VDX, VSD, and VSDX files and Visio stencils. Once imported, you can continue to edit and modify these diagrams like they were native to SmartDraw.
SmartDraw makes it easy to find the right symbol for any type network diagram or topology. You can search for vendor specific routers, switches, hubs, and gateways.
You can also find symbols for vendor-neutral shapes for work stations, servers, clients, or peripheral devices. SmartDraw also gives you industry standard symbols for AWS and Azure.
SmartDraw is easy to work with no matter what other apps you use. You can add network diagrams to:
SmartDraw works hand in glove with most file storage systems. You can save your network diagrams directly to:
There is no need to create a parallel set of common folders and permissions,
SmartDraw can just save files directly into your existing set up. SmartDraw gives you peace of mind that your team will work in the secure environment of your choice.
Share your network diagram with anyone using a link, even if they don't own a copy of SmartDraw. You can also easily export any network design as a PDF or common image formats like PNG or SVG.
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Network diagrams are the foundation for a lot of IT documentation. They are not only necessary for security compliance, but they also help you communicate your set up with stakeholders.
Your IT team will also need to collaborate on network diagrams as they design, build, and troubleshoot your network.
SmartDraw makes it easy to work together on the same diagram and share comments and feedback.
SmartDraw also works where you already communicate with your team. You can collaborate on network diagrams in Microsoft Teams®, Slack or Confluence.
Any shape in a SmartDraw network diagram can be assigned a set of fields and values. These show in the data panel and in a tool tip on the shape itself.
This lets you or anyone you share your document with drill down into details about the information the shape represents without having to clutter the shape itself with the same information.
You can also make the colors and other attributes of a shape depend on the values of its data using Data Rules. For example, you can use data rules to change a shape to show high utilization of a component in your AWS set up.
Shape data lets you to use a network diagram as a dashboard or a single source of truth for troubleshooting with your IT team.
SmartDraw comes with a number of built-in network diagram templates and examples to help you get started.
Discover why SmartDraw is the ideal network diagram maker.