If you want a sophisticated network layout and design tool that's easy to use, our readers say you need Microsoft Visio Professional 2002. Readers designated Visio Professional the Best Network Layout and Design product by giving it more than 85 percent of the vote.

Visio Professional, a diagramming solution that helps technical professionals visualize ideas and information, integrates easily with other applications, including Microsoft Office, Active Directory (AD), and other Visio programs. The software includes Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) 6.3 and lets you create custom shapes, custom stencils, and diagrams depicting process flows, organizational charts, and network and database topologies. With Visio Professional, you can generate Web site reports that identify all the links in a Web site, and you can reverse-engineer and diagram database schema and Visual Studio .NET projects.

MICROSOFT VISIO
PROFESSIONAL 2002
Microsoft
Redmond, Washington
425-882-8080
http://www.microsoft.com/office/visio
Price:
$499 for new users; $249 upgrade from other Visio software