visual tool

visual tool

Any program, utility, routine or function that performs an operation by dragging and dropping icons or by "drawing" the solution. Visual tools are the norm today in virtually every graphics-based (Windows, Mac, etc.) application. The term is mostly used to refer to an operation that has typically been command-line based. For example, a visual tool might simplify a programming function that would otherwise require writing lines of code.
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Since chordal knowledge is absolutely fundamental to fake book playing, Berger includes an illustration and explanation of "the circle of fifths," an indispensable visual tool for navigating the relationships between the chords usually found together in one song.
Sun originally embraced Honeycomb in January of 2002 when it sought a visual tool for encapsulating the data generated through SunTRAQ, a corporate knowledge management initiative designed to gather and combine data from suppliers, manufacturing, installations, sales, etc.
For example, the integration of animated graphics in the pathology tutorial to demonstrate the major steps of viral multiplication offers an innovative visual tool for mastering complex information.
Josephs' article I've ended up keeping the issue on my desk, using it both as a reference, and as a visual tool to discuss the tax impact during client meetings.
In his later pen drawings, line gains importance as his primary visual tool.
iScope[TM] (Insight Scope) Software Gives Non-technical Business Professionals a Powerful, Easy-to-Use Visual Tool for Real-time Data Exploration and What-if Analysis
Borland's requirements solution for the Microsoft platform includes Caliber(R) Analyst, one of the first enterprise products to integrate a visual tool for requirements definition with an enterprise-class requirements management system.
Researched and designed in association with WCIS, the World Cellular Information Service from Informa Telecoms & Media, this powerful visual tool provides data ranging from awarded equipment vendor contracts to subscriber growth figures.
The other significant offering being introduced with InforSense ChemSense is a new end user visual tool, the ChemSense ChemStudio.
The VCs in Wireless chart is an indispensable visual tool for investment firms and start-ups as well as the established industry players needing to know the areas where wireless innovation is occurring and the start-ups best funded to succeed.
This supply-focused map is a great visual tool for anyone involved in power plant siting, natural gas transmission, analyzing energy investments, trading power, or buying/selling power plants.
This supply-focused map is a great visual tool for anyone involved in power plant siting, analyzing energy investments, trading power, electric and natural gas transmission, and buying/selling power plants.