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Organizer software for studio gear schematics & connections?!

I'm tired of looking for a software where I can draw clean schematics of equipment (each rack represented by a module, each amp or preamp represented by a bubble, etcetera) and cable connections with different colors for connectors.

I don't care if it's a software built specifically for studios or a general purpose schematic organizer that allows all those features.

All I want is to plan cable connections and have a cool list of my gear, even though it's a pretty small & ridiculous home studio!

There has to be something like that! I don't believe they don't use a software for schematization in big studios! Am I alone here?
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I use a cool program called Omnigraffle. Give it a google. It's quick and easy and great for laying out a schematic type of organization.
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Not exactly an obvious choice ... but Microsoft Office Visio does a great job at almost any type of graphical charting project. The canned shapes & connectors are easy to modify for whatever your specific use requires.

I haven't done any rack layouts with it but I can't imagine that it would be too difficult. As an example of how flexible it is, here is a channel strip layout that I did with Visio (it took a few hours to get the specific details down, but a course layout takes much less time). The quality is a bit off because of the 100K filesize limitation, but I think you can get an idea of the possibilities.
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viso is windows only, not for mac users.
Does anyone know another solution?
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I know... but viso is noct part of mac office and I would never install Windows on a mac.
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I know... but viso is noct part of mac office and I would never install Windows on a mac.
Well that's fine. But the question was asked without any reference given to platform type, and this is a possible solution. Maybe not for you, but for others perhaps.
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