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Converting Hand-drawn Diagrams to Visio Diagrams?
« on: March 14, 2020, 10:35:54 AM »
I believe I have seen some extension, or some service that can take a hand drawn diagram like this and then convert it to a valid Visio diagram using shapes (in the current stencil?)
But I don't remember if it was really the case or I just mixing up something? Maybe somebody can remind me? thank you in advance!

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Re: Converting Hand-drawn Diagrams to Visio Diagrams?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2020, 10:37:51 AM »
There were shapes that made it look like the shapes were hand-drawn ...
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Re: Converting Hand-drawn Diagrams to Visio Diagrams?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2020, 10:44:56 AM »
That's not what I mean  :)
I mean, I make a photo of a dashboard (like the one on the picute) and then feed it to something and then get a nice "beautified" diagram as the output, made of shapes from a specific stencil.

I assume there should be ML / intelligence behind that is :D
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Re: Converting Hand-drawn Diagrams to Visio Diagrams?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2020, 08:18:01 PM »
I wonder if it was in OneNote?
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Re: Converting Hand-drawn Diagrams to Visio Diagrams?
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2020, 04:34:01 AM »
I found this research paper, but I haven't found any implementations:

SmartVisio: Interactive Sketch Recognition with NaturalCorrection and Editing
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Re: Converting Hand-drawn Diagrams to Visio Diagrams?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2020, 04:43:24 AM »
I wonder if it was in OneNote?

Maybe - I'm not sure  :)
Could you share some link where it's explained how to use it on OneNote?
I.e. how in OneNote one converts a "hand-drawn" diagram to a "professionally drawn" diagram?
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Re: Converting Hand-drawn Diagrams to Visio Diagrams?
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2020, 04:45:31 AM »
I found this research paper, but I haven't found any implementations:
SmartVisio: Interactive Sketch Recognition with NaturalCorrection and Editing

Yes, I was under impression I have seen the implementation (i.e. something you can run)
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Re: Converting Hand-drawn Diagrams to Visio Diagrams?
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2020, 08:06:12 AM »
isn't the real trick here for visio is to be able to access a pixel.  I believe other programs can access a pixel, so could
use them to create a JPEG or PNG to paste into visio.   But I don't think that is what you are after.

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Re: Converting Hand-drawn Diagrams to Visio Diagrams?
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2020, 09:17:07 AM »
I think I'm more or less after what's Chris posted... just I'd like to see it in a form of application and not in a form of a science article :D
Namely, where do I download those "SmartVisio" or "PPTLens" things mentioned in the articles..? Are they publicly available? Are they abandoned?

That is, you draw a diagram on a class board for example (i.e. physical one), or just on a piece of paper, with a pen or a pencil, then make a photo of it,
then send it to some 'system' that produces nice looking Visio diagram using given shape set.
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