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Aim: Study different CASE tools and prepare a summary report.

Software required: Different CASE tools.

Hardware required: PC

Knowledge required: Different CASE tools.


YED graph editor

    Overview

This tool window always presents the entire graph from the active editor window. The active
editor window's current viewport is indicated using a white rectangular overlay, while the part of
the graph that is outside the editor window has a gray overlay.

The following functionality is available:

          A mouse drag gesture that starts within the Overview's white area accordingly moves the
           viewport of the active editor window.
          A mouse drag gesture that starts at the lower-right corner of the white rectangle
           accordingly scales the presentation of the graph in the active editor window.

The Overview tool window is shown by default when yEd is first opened. When the tool window
has been closed, it can be re-opened using the 'Overview' menu entry from the 'Windows' menu.

    Structure View

Within the Structure View, the following mouse gestures are available:

           A mouse click on a (group) node's entry causes the corresponding (group) node in the
            active editor window to become selected. Multiple selections can be achieved by
            additionally holding down either the SHIFT or CTRL key.
           A mouse double-click on a (group) node's entry causes the viewport of the active editor
            window to be moved, so that the corresponding (group) node appears centered.
            Note: The same effect can be achieved using 'Focus node' from the entry's context
           The hierarchical structure of a graph can be modified by dragging a (group) node's
            entry onto another entry (using a mouse drag gesture).
    Graphical Properties

            The graphical properties that are common to nodes and edges include color and line
             type (nodes: line type of border). Furthermore, all properties that are used for the labels
             of nodes and edges, respectively. This includes, e. g., font type and size, font color, etc.,
             but also options for alignment and positioning.

Microsoft Visio

    Overview

Organization charts show the reporting relationships between individuals and groups in an
organization. Because organization charts are popular and widely used, you can create them by
using the following options in Office.:

                 The SmartArt graphic feature in Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.
                 Visio
                 The Organization Chart Add-in for Microsoft Office programs
    Smartart Graphics

Organization charts are included in the wide variety of SmartArt graphics that are available when
you insert an SmartArt graphic in Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, or Word. By using the SmartArt
graphic feature, you can create designer-quality graphics and include them in documents and
presentations quickly and easily.

Use the SmartArt graphic feature if:

             You want to create an organization chart with 30 or fewer shapes.
             You want your organization chart to also contain pictures.
             You want to add effects, such as glows, soft edges, or other 3-D effects, to your
              organization chart.
             You want to take advantage of the new Office themes, including the ability to
              pick up color changes when you copy and paste SmartArt graphics from one
              program to another.
             You want to animate your organization chart
     Why to use visio?

Visio is sold separately. With Visio you can construct sophisticated diagrams. Visio provides
you with the largest number of tools and the greatest flexibility for creating organization charts.

Use Visio if:

       You want to create a small or large organization chart (up to 1000 shapes).
       You want to generate organization charts from existing personnel data stored in
        Microsoft Exchange Server or Excel data files. Visio includes a wizard that does this.
       You want very precise control over the chart layout.
       You want to add customizable text or numeric fields to shapes and store the fields as
        custom property data.
       You want to use conditional formatting. Conditional formatting enables you to
        quickly and easily color-code your information based on parameters that you set.
       You want to synchronize shapes across pages to help manage large organizations.
       You want to display data on your drawing using visual enhancements such as flags,
        progress meters, and icons.
       You want to compare separate versions of organization charts and generate a report
        showing the differences.


From this practical we can learn many thing about different tools and know how to use
,how to draw different diagram.This practical is very helpful to our project documentation

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