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Functionality Description: Network Diagram Tool

10-Strike Network Diagram is a powerful tool for the quick creation of a visual local-area network diagram and saving it as Microsoft Visio charts, vector or raster images. The application can quickly copy a network diagram it has generated to a clipboard as a Windows Metafile (vector graphics) and then paste it to any Microsoft Office document (text, presentation, Visio chart, etc.)

The cornerstone of the application is a convenient, feature-rich graphic editor and an object library; a wide range of device icons, "stretching" lines and areas of different forms. In addition, the software offers a wide choice of colors, fonts, and fillings for graphic primitives.

10-Strike Network Diagram offers two ways to creating a network diagram. The first one is automatic. According to user-defined IP ranges and scanning methods, the application attempts to locate devices within the network. Available search methods include pinging over ICMP, scanning specified TCP ports, and attempting to convert IP address to MAC (ARP). The application runs several parallel threads for searching for devices within a specified range. Scanning a range of 1500 addresses takes no more than 3-4 minutes. The application can also locate devices with active SNMP agents: switches, network printers, routers, etc. Using the data 10-Strike Network Diagram has obtained from the switches over SNMP, the application builds graphic links between the devices it has found. While doing that, the application will make up a pretty picture of icons and connection lines on the map in the form of graphs. 10-Strike Network Diagram employs a sophisticated algorithm for recognizing types of the network devices. Thus, the application can recognize networked and local printers, servers, database servers, routers, switches, and hubs.

Moreover, the program can create routing maps and diagrams for the Internet hosts. Using the trace route function, the program generates a visual host connection diagram in the global network.

The second way is manual. The software includes a library of objects, graphic primitives, and lines. With simple manipulations, required icons can be placed on a diagram, linked with connection lines, and marked with areas. All the operations are intuitive and don't take much time to complete.

The network diagram the application has generated can be saved as a vector (Windows Metafile) or raster (JPEG, PNG, BMP) image or exported to a Microsoft Visio document. 10-Strike Network Diagram can print the network diagram it has generated on a printer with options for setting print quality, position on page, and page orientation.