Dia is a GTK+ based, cross-platform Open Source diagram creation program. It helps you drawing entity relationship diagrams, UML diagrams, flowcharts, network diagrams, and many others. It is also possible to add support for new shapes by writing simple XML files, using a subset of SVG to draw the shape.



10.04 Lucid and above

Simply install the following package(s):

  • dia-gnome (main) – recommended, brings Dia with better GNOME Desktop and Inkscape integration.

Alternatively (but not recommended), you can use:

  • dia (universe) – provides Dia, too. But it comes without some additional GNOME Desktop integration.

After installation, you can start the program by clicking “Applications→Graphics→Dia Diagram Editor”. Or open a terminal and start it via dia.


XP and above

Simply download the Windows installer1) and execute it with administrator privileges. Or use Dia portable, if you want to run Dia without installation.

See also

dia-installer.de is a Dia related project
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