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  • Version 6.50 (build 2120) 11/30/17  -  Technical improvements
    • Technical improvements.

  • Version 6.49 (build 2119) 9/04/17  -  Technical improvements
    • Technical improvements.

  • Version 6.48 (build 2118) 6/28/17  -  Technical fixes
    • Technical improvements.

  • Version 6.47 (build 2117) 4/17/17  -  Technical improvements
    • Technical improvements.

  • Version 6.46 (build 2116) 2/25/17  -  Windows 10 compatibilities
    • Windows 10 compatibilities - minor technical improvements.

  • Version 6.45 (build 2114) 1/13/17  -  Technical improvements
    • Some technical maintenance work.

  • Version 6.44 (build 2113) 11/11/16  -  Bug fixes and technical improvements
    • Some technical maintenance work.

  • Version 6.43 (build 2112) 9/30/16  -  Bug fixes and technical improvements
    • Fixed bug in Find feature that caused unnecessarily long delay when not found.

  • Version 6.42 (build 2111) 8/16/16  -  Minor upgrade
    • Minor changes to graphics.
    • Technical improvements.
    • Support console option for single-user environments.

  • Version 6.41 (build 2110) 4/28/16  -  Periodic upgrade
    • Minor changes to graphics.
    • Technical and performance improvements.

  • Version 6.39 (build 2107) 1/16/16  -  Minor upgrade
    • Superficial fixes.

  • Version 6.38 (build 2106) 11/15/15  -  Minor upgrade
    • Superficial fixes.

  • Version 6.37 (build 2105) 10/20/15  -  Minor upgrade
    • Superficial UI fixes and corrections.

  • Version 6.36 (build 2101) 07/08/15  -  Minor upgrade
    • Superficial UI fixes and corrections.

  • Version 6.35 (build 2100) 04/06/15  -  Minor upgrade
    • Minor compatibility and performance improvements.

  • Version 6.34 (build 2098) 12/22/14  -  Bug fixes
    • Fixed a bug involving landscape printing with 11x17 paper (Ledger/Tabloid)

  • Version 6.33 (build 2093) 08/12/14  -  Maintenance Release
    • Installer improvements.

  • Version 6.32 (build 2092) 04/24/14  -  Technical fixes and compatibility
    • Various compatibility improvements and minor fixes.
    • Technical improvements for future groundwork.

  • Version 6.31 (build 2091) 12/18/13  -  Bug fixes and compatibility
    • Fixed a bug that caused connector junction dots not to display consistently.
    • Fixed a bug that caused free-form connector mode not to work in one case.
    • Fixed a compatibility issue with Windows 7&8 and control key recognition.

  • Version 6.30 (build 2090) 12/02/13  -  Minor feature
    • Added 90 degree rotations for some simple symbols.

  • Version 6.29 (build 2074) 11/10/13  -  Isolated bug fix
    • Fixed a bug that caused logic symbols to draw incorrectly.

  • Version 6.29 (build 2073) 10/17/13  -  Periodic maintenance release
    • Minor compatibility improvements and fixes.

  • Version 6.28 (build 2072) 07/02/13  -  Compatibility and bug fixes
    • Improved compatibility and minor fixes.

  • Version 6.27 (build 2070) 05/15/13  -  Compatibility and bug fixes
    • Improved compatibility with newer Windows and fixed bugs that were caused by incompatibilities.

  • Version 6.26 (build 2060) 09/01/12  -  Minor Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a bug which caused connector jumps to not show on sheets other than the first.
    • Added a feature to change the order of sheets (right click on sheet tab).

  • Version 6.25 (build 2050) 05/07/12  -  Minor Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a variety of minor bugs and updated for new systems.
    • Fixed issues affecting stability on 64-bit systems.
    • Fixed a bug that prevented DEL key function while editing sheet names.
    • Fixed a bug that caused some copy/pasted or duplicated connectors to shift in position relative to other pasted objects when pasted into the same sheet and layer from which they were copied.
    • Clicking off sheet edit accepts change to edited sheet name (like Enter) rather than discarding it.
    • Added prompt before saving changes to current diagram when following a hyper link.

  • Version 6.24 (build 2046) 07/20/10  -  Minor Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a bug that caused mistaken reports of invalid grid spacing in diagram properties, and incorrect interval settings.
    • Fixed a bug that preventing seting of shadows in New Diagram Wizard.
    • Fixed a bug that prevented the creation of .BAK files when auto-backup was enabled.

  • Version 6.23 (build 2045) 07/02/10  -  Minor Bug Fix and Feature
    • Fixed a bug that caused copied connectors to detach from figures when the figures were in front of the connectors.
    • Added text fields to reflect the sheet name and number.

  • Version 6.22 (build 2044) 05/12/10  -  Minor Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a bug that caused a crash in some cases when deleting a sheet containing existing object. Not completely fixed in 6.21.
    • Fixed a bug in the previous release that caused double scroll bars to appear.

  • Version 6.21 (build 2043) 04/11/10  -  Minor Release
    • Fixed a bug that caused a crash in some cases when deleting a sheet containing existing object.
    • Various minor bugs.
    • Various technical improvements.
    • Improved text find to work better with multi-sheet diagrams.

  • Version 6.20 (build 2040) 08/10/09  -  New Feature Release
    • Diagrams can now contain multiple sheets. A sheet is like a page, though each sheet may itself be divided into multiple 'pages' for printing purposes. Currently each sheet is an extension of the diagram and therefore shares the same diagram properties and styles.

  • Version 6.13 (build 2032) 06/24/09  -  Minor Improvements
    • New Copy Properties features.
    • Fixed a bug that affected dragging an arc end off a full loop arc with Keep Shape stretch method.
    • Fixed a bug that affected how self-transitions retain position when the base figure resizes.
    • Fixed a bug in connection point mode that prevented connection points from being placed on edges or centers of figures interactively with grid snap enabled and figure not aligned or sized perfectly to grid when.
    • Fixed a bug that caused screen relics when scrolling upwards with certain screen size designations.
    • Fixed a bug that caused margins depicted on screen to appear radically different at different zoom levels.

  • Version 6.12 (build 2032) 05/27/09  -  Minor Improvements
    • Multiple arc stretch methods.
    • Support for closed arcs (loops), free and to/from a connection point on a figure. Includes support for snap, align, space evenly, and so on.
    • Field text now updates immediately when changed. For example if field text displays the current file name, it is updated when the file is Saved As another name without any need to refesh the display.
    • Fixed a bug that prevented proper Undo when moving connection points on figures.

  • Version 6.11 (build 2031) 04/20/09  -  Minor Improvements
    • Some very minor performance and functional improvements were added.

  • Version 6.10 (build 2030) 03/12/09  -  New Feature
    • A new type of curved path, a simple arc, has been added.

  • Version 6.09 (build 2026) 02/05/09  -  Minor Bug Fixes
    • For consistency, right-click now exits connect mode as it does for most other modes, returning to select mode. There remains one exception which involves right-clicking on a specific state symbol, in which a context menu is created for the purpose of adding self-references for certain diagram types.
    • When editing text in text mode, key combinations involving Ctrl+SHIFT that extended the current selection (such as Ctrl+SHIFT End, Ctrl+SHIFT Home, and Ctrl+SHIFT arrow) were not functioning.
    • When saving as HTML, memo text appearing in pop-up balloons did not display the proper character for extended characters in some languages. For example, the problem was reported involving memo text containing the 'ä' character in Swedish text. The problem involved the incorrect mapping of characters with extended codes (>128) to their UTF-8 web text unicode equivalents for use by the Title or Java tooltips.
    • When editing text in text mode, it was possible for the range of selected text to be highlighted incorrectly, making it appear as though the wrong range text was selected. Due to the nature of the bug, the circumstances of the problem varied unpredictably but seemed to be most common when the selection was confined to a single line of text.
    • When editing text in text mode, there was a case where changing a text attribute for a range of selected text (such as Bold or Italic) did not always work properly.

  • Version 6.08 (build 2025) 12/08/08  -  Minor New Feature and Minor Bug Fixes
    • Reapply Styles A feature has been added to allow the original style attibutes of an object to be restored.
    • When copying node styles within the styles screen, the original node style connection points and text margins were not copied to the new style.
    • When changing a node's style (using the properties screen), the node's text margins were not being updated properly.
    • When using search with extended characters in certain languages (codes beyond 0x80) a crash could occur if Match Case was not checked.

  • Version 6.07 (build 2024) 11/04/08  -  Bug Fixes
    • Fixes a bug in which changing a node's style reset the internal node margin rather than using the margin of the style (if bound) or keeping the current margin (if unbound).
    • Fixes a bug in which copying an existing style did not copy it's connection points to the new style.
    • Fixes some very minor graphics issues.

  • Version 6.06 (build 2023) 09/10/08  -  New Text Features
    • This version was originally released as build 2022 on 09/08/08. That build contained a bug preventing proper editing of text using the Text tab of the properties screen. This build fixes that bug.
    • Text Edit Context Menu While editing text (in Text mode), right-click now launches a context menu for easy access to commands like Cut, Copy, Paste, and so on, including the new Undo, Redo, and Insert Field commands (see below).
    • Text Fields Simple text fields can now be added to node or label text. A text field is a string of text that reflects information about the diagram. Fields available in this version include file name, creation time, and last save time. Multiple formats are supported for each. Fields can be inserted into text by placing the text caret and choosing Insert Field from the main Edit menu or from the right click menu.
    • Text Edit Undo/Redo In earlier versions, node and label text edits could only be undone in whole, reverting to the full text prior to any editing. Now individual text edits can be undone one at a time as is customary in word processing applications. While editing text in text mode, Undo is available from the Edit menu, from the right click context menu, or by the Ctrl-Z shortcut key sequence. Redo is also available in text mode as well (menu or Ctrl-Y). Note that Redo is currently only available for text editing while in text mode - it's not yet supported throughout the program.
    • Text Style "All Caps" A range of text can now be given an All Caps style which forces the text to be displayed in all capital letters (if possible). The All Caps style works similar to Bold or Italics. By default, it is available only in the context (right-click) menu, but you can add a custom toolbar button if you prefer. The main usage is to provide a way to force inserted text fields to be all capital letters.
    • Fixed a very minor bug in which page margin could be dragged and changed by accident when behind a diagram object.

  • Version 6.05 (build 2021) 08/27/08  -  Minor Bug Fixes
    • A minor 'bug' has been fixed in which a different registered clipboard format was used by each of our different products. This meant that copying data in editable form would not work between products. Such copies would occur as graphic images which were not editable. The issue had a simple work-around by opening a diagram created with a different product in a separate window, then copying within the same product. All products now use an identical clipboard format for greater compatibility.
    • A bug has been fixed in which large imported graphics such as JPG or PNG files which are typically used for background images could not be reloaded once saved. An improvement has also been made so that large imported graphics (over 50k) are stored in their native compressed format (JPG or PNG) rather than being expanded for the more complex processing afforded to smaller graphics which are more typically used for figure shapes rather than backgrounds. This results in better performance and much smaller diagram files. The trade-off is slightly slower drawing performance. And more significantly, for large imported JPG and PNG files, certain processing options are no longer available. These include adding transparency around the edges and cleaning up of the background color of JPG files. Fitted bounds capability is thus lost for large JPG graphics, but not for large PNGs containing transparency. Color tinting capability is retained for both formats. For complete flexibility the file size threshold of 50K will become configurable with the next release.

  • Version 6.04 (build 2020) 08/05/08  -  Minor update
    • This version was originally released as build 2019 on 08/01/08. If you downloaded that version, please replace it with this update. Build 2019 contained a serious incompatibility with XP in which the Save As screen did not function properly, causing an "Unsupported Operation" message.
    • Background Layer A background layer capability is now available for diagram objects. By adding objects to the background layer, they appear behind your diagram but do not interfere with any editing you do in the foreground.
    • Holding down the Alt key while doing a lasso selection in Normal view selects objects on all layers.
    • Copy copies only the selected foreground objects. Background layer objects are not copied unless also selected.
    • The export screen now contains a "Background" option under the following conditions (1) foreground objects are selected (2) background objects are NOT selected (3) "Selected" option is chosen in the export file selection screen. When the background option is checked, the exported graphic will include the cropped background image behind the selected foreground objects. However, the exported image will remain cropped to the bounds of the selection rectangle, rather than being extended to include the entire background if the background is larger than the selection. See user guide or online help for further description.
    • Copy now adds a bitmap to the clipboard.
    • When editing a diagram embedded in another document, the view is now automatically adjusted to fit the embedded objects and the unnecessary page boundaries and margins are suppressed.
    • Exported metafiles (EMF and WMF) are now properly sized.
    • A bug has been fixed that caused certain text to appear in the wrong place when exporting to enhanced metafiles, or copying using OLE.
    • A series of mostly minor bugs has been fixed that affected the appearance of metafile images used for exporting and displaying OLE embedded images when pasting diagrams into external documents.
    • A bug has been fixed that caused some distortion of certain bitmap images imported or copied into diagrams, particularly those created by newer versions of MS Paint.
    • A bug has been fixed that caused a crash when selecting a new font from within the New Diagram Wizard.
    • A minor bug has been fixed in the Save As screen that caused the filename extension not to match the selected output format when a graphics format (not EDG) was selected.

  • Version 6.03 (build 2016) 06/27/08  -  Minor update
    • Tools Options Screen The interface to this screen changed from tabbed format to tree format in order to better categorize options controls, make room for more descriptive graphics, and prepare for additions in upcoming releases.
    • The default color palette included a duplicate color. Cyan and Aqua were equivalent in accordance with the X11 specification. This was both wasteful and confusing as either color would appear as Cyan when later reviewed. Aqua has now been re-defined to represent an appropriate new shade of the same color.
    • The Page Set-up screen was limiting page dimensions to 32 inches square unnecessarily. Some large format printers support larger page sizes that were being handled improperly. A design limit of about 64 inches (but not 32) was required, and has been set as the new limit.

  • Version 6.02 (build 2014) 05/01/08  -  Minor update
    • Interactive margins adjustment: Page margins can now be adjusted with the mouse in addition to using the Page Setup screen.

  • Version 6.01 (build 2012) 03/30/08  -  International and Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a bug that caused controls to be shifted improperly in style screens when you change tabs.
    • Font script display for international users: An option has been added to control which font scripts (character sets) are included in the font family control in the toolbar and in property screens. By default, only fonts for the local language script are displayed. However, in some countries where diagrams can consist of a mixture of scripts, it's convenient to show all scripts, or to show those of a particular script. The new option is available in the (undocumented) Support Console for now, which is accessible from the system menu at the extreme upper left corner of the program.

  • Version 6.00 (build 2011) 02/27/08  -  Major Release
    • (Build 2011 03/20/08) Fixed an important bug for users in countries that rely on non-Western font scripts. The character set for figure and label fonts was not loaded correctly in version 6.0. Prior to this fix, loading and resaving a diagram would convert its character sets to Western, requiring them to be set back manually if resaved.
    • (Build 2010 03/17/08) Fixed bug: Ctrl-E to center text, restored Ctrl-C for copy
    • New User Interface: Improved Windows Vista compatibility and support for Vista and XP visual styles and custom themes.
    • Memo Tips: Custom data in the form of text memos can now be attached to any figure or label. The memo displays you hover over the object with the mouse. When saving a diagram as a web page, memo tips can be included with similar functionality.
    • Color Palettes: A number of new color palettes are included for a wider variety of convenient color selections.
    • Tool Tips: Tool tip help is now available when hovering the mouse over styles, drop menus, color selections and so on.
    • Property Apply: Object properties can now be applied from the properties screen without terminating the screen. The same is true for diagram properties and options. These screens also remember their positions from one invocation to another.
    • Shortcut Keys: Some key shortcuts have been added for more convenient and standardized text editing. For example, Ctrl-B can be used as a shortcut to Bold text, Ctrl-I to italicize text, Ctrl-L to left-justify text, and so on. These function in the same manner as other leading software packages.
    • Copy/Paste Fill: The Fill properties screen now contains a simple feature to copy all of the fill properties from any object or style to another. In prior versions, only the solid fill color was easy to duplicate from one object to another. Now all the possible combinations of gradient options can be easily copied and pasted as easily from one object or style to another.
    • Import/Export: Graphics import and export have been improved, as reflected in both the Export feature and the Save as HTML feature. Bitmap formats such as BMP and JPG have been improved and better standardized, and PNG output has been both corrected and improved. The Export screen now contains a preview control and checkbox to select the entire diagram or only selected objects. Export is now also available using the SaveAs command. Import support for the outdated and less popular PCX format has been discontinued.
    • Font Previews: Font family controls now support sample text previews.
    • Page Set-up: A new page set-up model allows setting of pages with any dimensions regardless of printers available on your computer. Page sizes that are larger than the selected printer can handle are automatically divided into multiple pages similar to poster mode. This feature makes diagrams more portable from one computer to another on which different printer drivers are installed. In addition, page defaults can now be saved and applied to new diagrams avoiding the need to set up the page for each new diagram.
    • Internal Text Margins: The margins between the text and the edge of a figure can now be set individually for any figure.
    • Tabs Figure text can now include tabs, and individual figures can be configured with custom tab stops including left, center, and right justified tab positions.
    • Added an automatic switch to English (inches) to/from metric (cm) in the Page Set-up screen based on the paper size selected. This will affect only this screen, but upon making a change and leaving the screen, it will offer to change the global unit display option as well.
    • Text wrap and figure size constraints have been improved and some related bugs fixed.
    • Crop marks printed on partitioned pages are printed more intelligently, only where needed.
    • When setting a hyperlink for a figure, you can now specify a diagram file that does not yet exist (defaults to the same folder as the current diagram), and in one step the link will be created and you will be given the opportunity to create the new diagram.
    • Holding down the middle mouse button (or mouse wheel button) will now allow you to grab and drag the view as an alternate method of scrolling.
    • Improved install and uninstall.
    • Fixed raster output to avoid edge effects created by scaling and interpolation.
    • Fixed a bug that made connecting to graphic symbols a bit awkward by requiring the adding of connection points when no fill color (the default) was used.
    • Fixed a bug that could result in connectors not fully reaching the edges of some graphic symbols when printed (to printer or PDF) or exported to a metafile.
    • Import support for the outdated and less popular PCX graphics format has been discontinued.
    • As of version 6.0, this product no longer supports Windows versions for which Microsoft has announced it is discontinuing support. This includes Windows 95 and earlier operating systems, and Windows 98 in part. Support for Windows 98 is still included but with lower testing and support priority.

  • Version 5.08 (build 1835) 05/21/07  -  Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash in a rare condition in which connectors are being moved around and overlapped.
    • Fixed a bug that interfered with hard linefeeds being entered in certain text edit controls within dialog boxes.
    • Fixed a bug that caused excessive screen updates under certain circumstances resulting in noticeable delays on slower computers.
    • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash intermittently when attempting to align a combination of figures and connectors.
    • Fixed a bug that could result in a copied label becoming unreceptive to being attached to connectors.
    • Fixed a bug that made it difficult to use a non-container as a container object by simply removing its fill color and hiding any text areas.
    • Fixed a minor bug that could cause slight discrepancies when using "Fit to Text" feature with figures that have text wrap. Other cases do remain and are being addressed.

  • Version 5.08 (build 1834) 03/06/07  -  Minor Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a bug introduced with build 1831 that caused some symbols containing multiple text areas to grow improperly with added text.
    • Fixed a bug that caused a crash when deleting a connector when the connector had an end that was connected to another connector that was contained within a group (rare case).

  • Version 5.08 (build 1833) 02/16/07  -  Minor Upgrade
    • Improved HTML Save feature to use a customizable web page template and substitution macros for much greater flexibility. Also corrected some non-conforming HTML issues.
    • A minor improvement was also added to allow figures and labels that were connected to a "tree" structure to snap to the grid in a manner that allowed the connector position to guide the snap.
    • A bug has been fixed that caused Space Evenly to crash under some circumstances.
    • A bug has been fixed in which updating internal figure margins did not update the margins of all existing figures accordingly. Figures with wrap also did not resize properly.

  • Version 5.08 (build 1830) 01/09/07  -  Minor Upgrade
    • Improved and more powerful value selection controls throughout the user interface including numeric and custom edit controls, spin controls, and better support for standard shortcuts to aid special needs users.
    • An important bug has been fixed that caused text in labels to be sized improperly under certain conditions. The text would appear normal when created, but when the diagram was next loaded, it would be one point size too large and would appear clipped around the edges of the label. It would often print correctly(not clipped), but would not appear the same as other text in the same point size.

  • Version 5.07 (build 1826) 08/27/06  -  Minor Upgrade
    • Improved screen update performance when multiple shadows are redrawn.
    • Fixed a bug that was preventing association direction indicators from displaying properly,

  • Version 5.07 (build 1825) 07/12/06  -  Minor Upgrade
    • Space Evenly now supports spacing based on centers, edges, or gaps between objects.
    • Space Evenly now includes singleton free paths (those not attached to other objects at either end).
    • Align now includes singleton free paths and path labels.
    • Shift can be used to hold a drag to horizontal or vertically only. Shift can be used in combination with Control-Drag to copy objects and keep the copy aligned with the original in this manner.
    • Control-A now supported to select all text in text mode and when editing text in the properties dialog box.
    • Paths that intersect a node label now terminate there rather than overlapping the label.
    • Bug fixed that caused filenames longer than 126 characters not to open automatically.

  • Version 5.07 (build 1824) 06/22/06  -  Minor Upgrade
    • Graphic exports to Windows metafiles and enhanced metafiles have been improved to better handle the new gradient and high-resolution shadow features.
    • Keypad +/- no longer affect zoom when editing text.
    • A bug was fixed that caused stamped-paths not to display correctly when creating messages in communication diagrams.
    • Bug fixed that caused font errors with some new diagrams.
    • Multi-selection text justify tool now works properly in text mode.

  • Version 5.06 (build 1822) 05/10/06  -  Major Upgrade
    • Enhanced display using smoother graphics (antialiasing) for all symbols and lines.
    • Added improved shadows and shading. Each diagram has shadow properties that can be set from the Diagram Properties screen in the Shadows tab. These shadows appear for any node that has the Drop Shadow property set. The Drop Shadow property is a checkbox in Node Properties / Node Styles screen in the General tab. There is also a new toolbar button to toggle drop shadows for selected nodes.
    • Added gradient fills. Nodes can be filled with color gradients that blend from one color to another within the symbol. This provides a smoother and more professional appearance to diagrams. A new Fill tab in the Node Properties and Node Styles screens provides access to this feature.
    • Added shadow and fill gradient controls to the New Diagram Wizard.
    • Fixed a bug that caused an error report when a diagram was opened by double-clicking on it in the explorer.
    • Various minor improvements and bug fixes

  • Version 5.05 (build 1821) 04/10/06  -  Minor Upgrade
    • Save as HTML supports PNG and antialiasing
    • Activity Diagram Template restored (inadvertently excluded in prior installer)
    • Various minor improvements and bug fixes

  • Version 5.03 (build 1810) 01/05/06  -  Minor Upgrade
    • Adds greater variety of partitions to templates and symbol gallery.

  • Version 5.02 (build 1808) 11/21/05  -  Major Release
    • UML 2.0 diagramming support. Includes new diagramming notation for component/deployment diagrams, activity diagrams, class/object diagrams, sequence diagrams, package diagrams, use case diagrams, state diagrams, plus the new communication diagrams, composite structure diagrams, and interaction overview diagrams. Key enhancements include, frames, ports, artifacts, provided and required interfaces, new active object notation, new component notation, new subactivity notation (subdiagram rakes), time signal, flow finals, interface assemblies, and a very large number of new automated behaviors to help you create UML 2.0 diagrams efficiently.
    • Added color tinting for graphics. Imported graphics, clip-art, and grayscale symbols can be tinted with a fill color to bring full color capabilities to all diagrams, even those you produce with outside artwork.
    • Expanded color schemes. A variety of pre-defined color schemes have been added for the major diagram templates making it easy to start a diagram with a full set of color-coordinated symbols. In addition, a new Apply Color Scheme feature (under Tools) lets you change the color scheme of a whole diagram or part of a diagram without starting over from a new scheme.
    • Added support for new graphics formats for importing clip-art and for exporting diagrams. The new formats include GIF, PNG, TIFF, and more.
    • New Snip Path feature. Paths can now be easily cut in half at any point.
    • New Check for Updates feature and optional automatic reminders make it easy to keep up to date on future product updates.
    • New Revert to Last Saved Version feature. This feature lets you easily abandon all changes since you last saved your diagram.
    • Curve Improvements. Curved paths are more powerful. They now fully support path labels (without distortion) and jogs. In prior versions, labels placed on curves could cause the curve to distort where it met the label.
    • Activations, forks, and joins path handling is improved. The way that paths work in concert with these symbols is easier and more reliable.
    • Capabilities for editing and maintaining paths have been improved. You can now reposition path ends with greater flexibility including attaching to other paths. In addition, junctions required to attach paths to one another are now eliminated automatically when appropriate, keeping diagrams cleaner and easier to manage. Plus, you now have the ability to 'merge' two paths by dragging their ends together.
    • Hyperlinks to web URLs are no longer restricted to looking like file names. This means you can use URLs that include fragments such as 'http://www.pacestar.com/edge/eddesc.htm#reqs' or query strings such as 'http://www.pacestar.com?id=1233'.
    • Boundagon improvements. When you import a graphic image or clip-art file, the contours of the symbol are traced to determine its approximate outline shape which is then used to draw it properly and attach paths. This outline is nicknamed a 'boundagon' and its calculation has been improved to better reflect unusual shapes.
    • An option has been added to suppress the splash screen upon start-up.
    • Clear terminology has been replaced by the more conventional Delete.
    • Individual objects can now be deselected using shift-click.
    • Print All lets you select a printer rather than restricting you only to the default printer.
    • Toolbar button support has been added for Align and Resize features.
    • The symbols in the style bar can now be displayed in full color.
    • All installers are now full 32-bit
    • Path segments can now be selected and detached from (dragged off of) a junction of three or more segment by selecting only the one and dragging it.
    • We now allow a path endpoint to be dropped onto another path and attached, making moving the endpoint just as powerful as creating the path. The cursor changes to include a small "+" sign when over a node or path to which the end will become attached.
    • Junctions created automatically (when a path is dragged to attach to another) are now automatically removed when the path segment is no longer attached, provided that the removal of the junction has no effect on the path.
    • When copying diagram objects from one diagram to another, they are now pasted to the same location on the page for greater convenience.
    • Bug fix: When connecting a path from a point on a path to another point on the same path, undo caused a crash.
    • Bug fix: Sliding of paths attached to sliding connection point on activations, forks, and joins did not adjust properly when sharing a connection point, or when a number were selected simultaneously and moved together.
    • Improved network support. Open diagram files are locked until closed to prevent two users from making simultaneous changes resulting in one being lost. When the second attempts to open a file already in use, they will receive a message and an option to open the file read-only.
    • Improved mouse wheel support. Shift scrolls horizontally, control zooms in and out.
    • Bug fix: When dragging a path end off of an activation, it was too easy to accidentally attach to a label, so we now enforce that the endpoint only attach to another activation symbol.
    • Bug fix: When moving the endpoint of a path with a label off of a node, undo caused the label to be inadvertently detached from the path.
    • Bug fix: Undo of connection point repositioning caused paths to become confused and move to random locations.
    • Bug fix: Connection points that were shared by multiple attached paths were not adjusted properly when only some of them were moved independent of the others.
    • Bug fix: Cyclic paths (those that leave a node and re-enter) were being fully removed in all cases when they were deleted.
    • Bug fix: Undo of a Remove From Flow feature was not restoring the draw order of the node.
    • Bug fix: When a path attached to a sliding connection point such as on an activation, and the other end was free, sliding the path did not properly adjust the free end.
    • Bug fix: When dragging a node that is located within a flow (has two or more attached paths), the node was permitted to be dropped into another flow when it should have been prevented.
    • Bug fix: When you added a connection point in connection point mode by right clicking on a node, the connection point was not snapped to the proper position.
    • Bug fix: Connection points on activations, forks, and joins were not being forced to position only at the center of the long axis of the object.
    • Bug fix: Grouping would sometimes include only portions of a path. Now the entire path (including all labels, and junctions) are included or excluded in a group together. They are included automatically if objects on both ends are included in the group, and are excluded if either end has an object not included in the group.
    • Bug fix: Space Evenly was not working correctly in the previous version and has been fixed.
    • Bug fix: Resizing of the style bar (while in customization dialog) did not operate properly when the active view was maximized and rulers were visible.

  • Version 4.19 (build 1790) 07/20/04  -  Major New Feature
    • Added fully customizable toolbars and style bar. You can now determine which features are available on all toolbars and how they are arranged. Plus the style bar (sidebar for symbol selection on the left of the screen) is now fully customizable for any diagram or template using a simple new standardized user interface.
    • Preset toolbars have been enhanced to provide greater access to common functions.

  • Version 4.18 (build 1788) 05/25/04  -  Minor New Feature
    • Added an option to collapse the Style Bar for greater screen space. A button on the left edge of the property bar now permits you to collapse and expand the style bar (the large style selection area on the left side of the screen) to expose more of your diagram. When the style bar is collapsed, simple style controls appear on the property bar to take its place.
    • Many buttons and controls have been upgraded to be more compact, efficient, and attractive. Also some have been improved to adapt better to a variety of screen colors and customized desktops available on all of the Windows platforms.

  • Version 4.17 (build 1787) 04/19/04  -  Bug fix and file format revision
    • Introduced are updates to the .EDG file format required for future enhancements. These should not affect you in any visible way. However, if you attempt to open a diagram saved by this version using an earlier version, you will receive warnings (which can be safely ignored).
    • Working with Activations in sequence diagrams has been greatly improved by the added capability to drag messages along the activation (individually or in selections of multiple messages), making it much easier to make room for additions along the activation. Forks and joins have been improved similarly.
    • Important bug fixed that could affect users who share diagrams on different computers with different versions of Windows. The bug caused instability (occasional crash or inability to load diagrams) when loading a diagram on an operating system different from the one on which it was saved. For example, if you designed a diagram on a Windows 98 computer with a particular printer installed, then loaded the diagram on a Windows 2000 computer with a different version of the same printer installed, you could see a crash when trying to print or set-up the page.
    • Bug fixed which could cause a crash when moving the end of a connection and dragging past the edge of the screen,
    • Bug fixed which could cause text being edited to be lost when you close the document abruptly before completing the edit.

  • Version 4.16 (build 1785) 02/04/04  -  Template update
    • This is a simple update that adds the interface symbol to the UML Class Diagram template at the request of a customer.

  • Version 4.16 (build 1784) 12/30/03  -  Bug fix release
    • Fixed a bug that caused a system crash for some users when entering the Page Set-up screen. The symptom is a severe error, often stating that an illegal instruction has occurred followed by an immediate exit of the program. It was occurring mostly on Windows 98 computers that had an HP Laserjet PCL printer as the default printer (model IIIP, 4P, 4M, 4L, 4MV, 4SI, 5P). Others could also be affected.

  • Version 4.16 (build 1783) 12/17/03  -  Bug fix release
    • Fixed a bug that caused some users of build 1782 to experience 'cannot change printer' errors when trying print, print setup, or print preview after creating a new diagram.

  • Version 4.16 (build 1782) 12/15/03  -  Bug fix release
    • Fixed a bug that caused page setup to work incorrectly when using a printer other than the Windows default printer. This bug could have also caused distorted text in some cases - such as text that becomes too large for the shape sin your diagram.
    • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash under some odd circumstances in combination with a compatibility issue with some printers. This problem showed itself when saving or loading diagrams.

  • Version 4.16 (build 1780) 10/27/03  -  Minor release
    • Added fully configurable page margins. Page margins can be adjusted custom to every diagram within the limitations imposed by the printer device. An optional warning occurs when all objects are not within the margins during printing.
    • Page set-up has been improved to operate reliably and consistently with a wider variety of printers.
    • Printer compatibility has been improved in general including several bug fixes.
    • Text entry issues with curly braces have been fixed.
    • Various minor bug fixes

  • Version 4.15 (build 1778) 05/24/03  -  Bug fix release
    • Added a Safe Open mode to allow for the reliable opening of any valid diagram file even in the event of printer incompatibility or a bug.
    • Fixed a bug that resulted in a crash during a copy operation. This was due to a relatively rare sequence of events.
    • Fixed a bug that could lead to erratic behavior or even a system crash when loading a diagram that was saved with printer settings that are no longer available.

  • Version 4.15 (build 1776) 05/05/03  -  Minor follow-up release
    • Fixed a bug which could cause diagrams saved on one computer to cause a crash when loaded on another computer running a different version of Windows. (Files that caused crash CAN be easily repaired. Please contact us if you need help).
    • Fixed a bug with Save HTML that removed links from the image map that were not identifiable as documents. Now any links you add WILL end up in the HTML image map.

  • Version 4.15 (build 1775) 04/23/03  -  Minor follow-up release
    • Added new HTML help for greater convenience
    • Fixed a bug with Save HTML that did not save hyperlinks for labels
    • Fixed a bug with Save HTML that made the image maps incompatible with Internet Explorer browsers.

  • Version 4.14 (build 1773) 03/07/03  -  Minor follow-up release
    • Added scrolling navigation option. CTRL-drag in select mode when not over an object scrolls the view.
    • Fixed a bug that caused mishandling of long printer names resulting in illegible paper sizes within page set-up dialog for some network printers.

  • Version 4.14 (build 1772) 02/19/03  -  Minor follow-up release
    • Fixed bugs affecting relative hyperlinks.

  • Version 4.14 (build 1771) 01/25/03  -  Minor follow-up release
    • Add "Active Container" right click menu option for changing whether objects 'stick' to a container. Initially off for containers inserted from the gallery.
    • Fixed a file association problem with XP that prevented files from opening in the program when double-clicked from the explorer.

  • Version 4.14 (build 1770) 01/06/03  -  Follow-up release
    • Create and manipulate groups of objects (Group, Ungroup, Ungroup All, Regroup).
    • Containers now automatically keep objects together.
    • Improved scrolling, smaller scrollable area (option)
    • Page setup screen for more conveniently setting paper size, orientation, and poster options.
    • New option to control whether navigation (zoom/scroll) is undoable.
    • New option to control whether paths are deleted automatically when an attached node is deleted.
    • Added a cursor indication for Ctrl copy/duplicate.
    • Added a checkbox in the New diagram template dialog box to allow case-by-case usage of the New Diagram Wizard.
    • Fixed a bug that clipped some text in decision symbols.
    • Fixed a bug that could potentially cause a crash when editing properties for certain shapes - notably the ER Entity2 (rounded diamond).
    • Fixed a bug that prevented error messages from appearing if they occurred during start-up while the splash screen was visible.
    • Fixed a bug that made image maps exported as part of a web page incompatible with some browsers.
    • Fixed a bug that could result in a crash upon resizing certain shapes that have wordwrap enabled.

  • Version 4.13 (build 1764) 11/08/02  -  Follow-up release
    • Save as HTML web page
    • JPG quality option when exporting to JPG
    • Background color selection when exporting to JPG or BMP
    • Line spacing controls
    • Expanded New Diagram Wizard to allow selection of font, font size, line spacing, and wrap
    • Text margin controls moved into new Text Format tab in diagram properties dialog (with line spacing controls).
    • Minor fix to SDL template text areas
    • Fix handling node expansion with wrap
    • Minor fix involving dragging a rotated label
    • Minor fix involving undo text edit and restoring object order

  • Version 4.12 (build 1760) 10/08/02  -  Follow-up release
    • Option to Relax Text Limits on Decision Symbols
      You can now choose to disable text margin limits for decision (diamond) symbols. This option lets you use the whole rectangular bounds of diamond-shaped symbols for text. With the limits disabled you can fit more text into the diamond but you will have to manage the placement manually and keep it from overlapping the edges.
    • Internal Text Margin Control
      This feature was included in the previous release but did not apply to symbol definitions of flowcharts and several other diagram types. It has now been extended to most symbols. By setting fixed internal text margins for a diagram you can control the spacing between the text within a symbol and the edge of the symbol.
    • Reshaping and Resizing Improvements
      Several issues involving reshaping and resizing multi-compartment symbols have been fixed or improved.
    • Bug Fixed: Processor Usage
      A bug has been fixed that was important to many users. In prior versions when the mouse was over the application CPU usage was driven up to 100%. This has been fixed.
    • Bug Fixed: Printing Diagrams Containing Imported Graphics
      A bug has been fixed that could cause diagrams containing imported graphics (clip art) to print incorrectly. The symptom was missing objects on the printout and/or missing or incorrectly sized text.

  • Version 4.10 (build 1755) 08/09/02  -  Initial Release

      This is the first version of this product. We have chosen to keep the version number consistent with our family of products which are all based on the same customer-proven diagramming engine. Consider this release the "1.0" of the UML portions.

    • Templates: Activity, Use Case, Sequence, State, Class, Collaboration, Package, Component, Deployment, and hybrid UML diagrams.
    • New diagram wizard for selecting special sizes and color schemes for all of above.
    • All of our standard diagramming interface capabilities
    • Special handling of qualifiers
    • Special handling of interfaces
    • Special handling of synchronization symbols and activations
    • Special handling of self-references
    • Hyperlinked Tips diagrams