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I have found in several neo4j tutorials that they use the "arrow tool" (http://www.apcjones.com/arrows/) to rapidly sketch graph-database schemes.

That tool is really convenient, easy to use, etc. However it only allows you to have a working scheme –you can download your scheme in various formats but not upload it. If you I want to sketch a new scheme you must forget about editing the previous one anymore (or use different browser/computer)

So I was wondering whether there is an alternative to it. To reproduce what that tool does, essentially all that is needed is drawing/displaying nodes and relations showing for both of them their properties. See an example below:

graph db scheme with arrowtool

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  • Graphviz - Google it :-)
    – Mawg
    Oct 22, 2018 at 9:44
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    @Mawg Is there a GUI to Graphviz? I really recommend to try the link above to see how rapidly can it be used to produce sketches in a WYSIWYG manner. I mean, I know I could use LaTex, for instance to generate something similar to the graph above, but it will take 5x the time and won't be interactive.
    – HerrIvan
    Oct 22, 2018 at 11:13
  • Sorry I don’t have time to give more details (I ma moving to a new project today and things are hectic), but there are plenty of Graphviz questions here (like this one). Why I like Graphviz is that it takes ascii input. I generate that (from debug trace logs, etc) using Python scripts.
    – Mawg
    Oct 22, 2018 at 11:48
  • As for a GIU – maybe, maybe not – there is a MS Visual Studio extension where you typ in the asci text and see the diagram being drawn as you do so. Would that help?
    – Mawg
    Oct 22, 2018 at 11:48

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