This page contains a number of screenshots and images that we have collected over the past few years. Most show the many strengths of our yFiles libraries, although we have included some of them simply because we rather like them!


To see some applications and demos that show the layouting facility in real-time, please take a look at the demos page.

Automatic Layout of Networks and Diagrams

The yFiles libraries offer the user many advantages, one of which is their ability to automatically draw networks and diagrams. yFiles layout algorithms enable the clear presentation of flow charts, UML diagrams, organization charts, genealogies, business process diagrams, etc.
This section presents some of the many layout styles that are supported by yFiles.

If you have Java Web Start installed, simply click on one of the links to download and start the interactive demos.

If there is no Java installed on your computer, you can download a suitable Runtime Environment.

UML Diagramming

Creating UML diagrams automatically is not an easy task. Some of the many existing UML tools do not deliver impressive automatic layout support.
yFiles on the other hand is able to provide excellent layout engines for UML diagrams. Below are some UML diagrams that are produced by yFiles-powered programs.

Flowcharts and Swimlane Diagrams

Automatic layout of swimlane diagrams poses quite a challenge. In a swimlane diagram, nodes belong to different graphically depicted lanes, and a layout algorithm needs to arrange them correspondingly.
Often, flowcharts are presented using a swimlane diagram, so that responsibilities are clearly visible.

Social Network Analysis

In social network analysis, mathematical analysis of social relationships is used to gain insight into the structure of a social network.
yFiles algorithms provide support for such analysis and enable automatic clustering, for example.

Working with Large Graphs

Creating, editing, and visualizing large graphs with hundreds and thousands of elements is one of the strengths of our library. The following images prove that our library can handle these diagrams and networks easily.

Nested Graph Hierarchies

The yFiles libraries support the notion of "nested graphs," i.e., the nodes of a graph may contain graphs themselves, which can be laid out like any other graph.

Visual Styles and Features

Our graph visualization libraries support many different visual styles. You can find some of the visual styles created with yFiles in the following images.

Layout Constraints

The yFiles graph layout algorithms support advanced layout constraints when calculating a graph's layout.

Customer Applications

This section displays screenshots of some of the different applications that our customers have built using the yFiles diagramming libraries.

Research Projects

yFiles in Scientific Publications

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