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I sometimes need to make diagrams(not circuit details) to explain the system(how the devices are interconnected as a big picture):

Here a primitive one in MSPaint:

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Is there a better adhoc program for this purpose?

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    Try Libreoffice Draw. It's free! libreoffice.org – calcium3000 Oct 13 '17 at 11:19
  • Or draw.io might suffice. – Transistor Oct 13 '17 at 11:21
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    or "dia" or "visio" etc. – Jasen Oct 13 '17 at 11:26
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    Dia or inkscape – Colin__s Oct 13 '17 at 11:38
  • yworks.com/products/yfiles/gallery – Mawg Oct 15 '17 at 10:50
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I have come to like the Scheme-It tool from Digikey, it works pretty well for the task you describe. I have also used Lucid-chart and draw.io. The Latter interfaces with the google office tools pretty well.

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A free and pretty nice vector drawing tool is GravitDesigner. It can handle all sorts of graphics. You can try it on-line or download it for almost any device including Windows, MacOS, Android, ChromeOS, and Linux.

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