Industrial diagrams are used to give high level descriptions of industrial systems. Nodes may represent pumps, gas and steam turbines, heat-exchangers, degasers, reactors, boilers, steam condensers, etc. Edges represent phisical links between such devices and are to be considered "directed" following the normal flow of the fluids.

Speaking in terms of graph properties, Industrial diagrams are directed graphs.

We suggest to represent Industrial diagrams with orthogonal drawings, i.e., drawings in which the connections between symbols consist of horizontal and vertical segments only.

GAPI tutorial on orthogonal drawings and BLAG tutorial on orthogonal drawings provide a comprehensive guide on how to use GDT to construct these widely used drawings.

If you want to give a look at an example of Industrial diagram constructed with GDToolkit, click here and here.

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