Computer Systems Odessa has revved ConceptDraw, its flowcharting and diagramming software, to version 1.6, adding Mac OS X compatibility.
ConceptDraw is an app that lets users create flowcharts, business diagrams, research layouts, organization schemes, plans and more. It’s cross-platform, so all documents, libraries and templates open on both the Mac and PC.
ConceptDraw 1.6 for Macintosh is a Carbonized application, which runs natively on Mac OS X and takes full advantage of such Mac OS X features as the Aqua interface, enhanced memory management, multitasking and more. Along with the Carbonized version of ConceptDraw 1.6, which requires Mac OS 8.5 or higher, there’s a “Classic” version of ConceptDraw specifically for users of older operating systems (starting from Mac OS 8.1).
ConceptDraw 1.6 doesn’t add new functionality with respect to 1.59. However, under OS X users will notice considerable performance improvements for some memory-consuming tasks, especially when opening large documents, thanks to optimized memory management, according to the folks at Computer Systems Odessa.
The application has a set of drawing tools which let users create elementary segments, apply patterns, fills and shadows to objects, reshape, rotate and resize objects on a page. More complex drawings can be created with the help of pre-drawn library objects (over 1600), organized in industry-specific libraries. Each object may contain text, which can be edited with the built-in text processor. ConceptDraw allows for custom programmed objects, described by formulas and mathematic functions. It can process hyperlinks assigned to objects and text and supports most popular graphic formats and HTML export.
Registered users can download the update to 1.6 free from the ConceptDraw Web site. A demo is also available.