Software for making ui

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Young2

Joined Dec 7, 2020
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Hello everyone! I'm a trainee and I've been given a small development project for the first time, which is to make a display for an industrial control device. I don't need to design the interface myself, I just need to draw out the general layout of each interface, and I have arranged for someone from another department to design the colour scheme, but of course they are not specialised UI designers, they are just good at PS. What I want to ask is whether there are any good tools that can be used to layout the UI, before using Microsoft Vision to draw out the interface effect is too brown, the master is very dissatisfied, the drawing board function is also too little, is to think of what you seniors in the interface layout tools worth recommending a use.
 

KeithWalker

Joined Jul 10, 2017
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I use Microsoft Visio for most of my design work. I use it for producing circuit diagrams, printed circuit boards, front panel layouts, meter scales, mechanical drawings and just about anything I need a diagram of. It is a very versatile vector graphics drawing program with many different stencils for different types of diagrams. It would be my choice for using to design a user interface.
 

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Young2

Joined Dec 7, 2020
65
I use Microsoft Visio for most of my design work. I use it for producing circuit diagrams, printed circuit boards, front panel layouts, meter scales, mechanical drawings and just about anything I need a diagram of. It is a very versatile vector graphics drawing program with many different stencils for different types of diagrams. It would be my choice for using to design a user interface.
I don't really like to use it
 

KeithWalker

Joined Jul 10, 2017
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You didn't give us many clues. A display for an industrial control device could be anything from a single digital readout to a complex operator interface control panel. It could just indicate whether a valve is open or closed or it could display the status every function on an automated production line, with interactive operator input.
Is it touch screen or mouse interactive?
Will it include analog meters or level indicators?
Will it include active graphs?
Will it have numeric displays?
Will the operator need to enter characters or numbers?
Will it include drop down menus?
Will it be a single or multi-level display?
And most important of all, what is your budget for graphic software?
 
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Young2

Joined Dec 7, 2020
65
You didn't give us many clues. A display for an industrial control device could be anything from a single digital readout to a complex operator interface control panel. It could just indicate whether a valve is open or closed or it could display the status every function on an automated production line, with interactive operator input.
Is it touch screen or mouse interactive?
Will it include analog meters or level indicators?
Will it include active graphs?
Will it have numeric displays?
Will the operator need to enter characters or numbers?
Will it include drop down menus?
Will it be a single or multi-level display?
And most important of all, what is your budget for graphic software?
Sorry, I've found the answer, I'm using QT
 
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