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How can i document and graphically depict my company's networking?

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Hi folks,
I need you assistance in knowing how can i professionaly document my corporate networking, i mean using what efficient tools, and how? I have the entire networking scheme in an Excel database but how can i graphically or pictorially represent so that --
1) It is clearly visible where can the scalability be done?
2) Any Networking Engineer may be able to have a complete idea of the entire networking by seeing the documentation?
Detailed explaination would be highly appreciated.
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Microsoft Visio is pretty much the industr defacto standard product to use. Most product vendors provide Visio stencils of their products.

http://www.microsoft.com/office/visio/prodinfo/default.mspx
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I am in fact installing MS Visio but how can i use it in context with my database table which is in Excel? Any detailed instructions would really shorten my efforts.
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You could also install what's up gold, it will make a map of your network automaticly..

http://www.ipswitch.com/Products/WhatsUp/

There is a free trial..
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Like lrmoore said, usually, people use visio to do this..  you would have to design it from scratch, I do not think that you could use your xls database directly..
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Visio has a feature:
Tools | Add ons | Visio Extras | Link to Database . the drop box allows you to choose an excel spreadsheet as the db..
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Thx for the pointers...i am trying them right now...will update accordingly
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With Visio i have to draw the entrie graphical network manually. Its ok.
And i am unable to use whatsupgold because my network is not intelligent so it cannot be build on its own but in fact its a very productive tool. If any other suggestions which can help in easing my job, i would really appreciate that.
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