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CS Odessa Continues to Improve ConceptDraw VI Pro and Standard Software Editions

(September 07, 2006)
CS Odessa today announced the release of ConceptDraw 6.1, a new version of its popular diagramming software package for the Macintosh and PC. New features added in version 6.1 are soft shadows, smart objects highlighting and the addition of a number of business related shapes libraries  

Customizable soft shadows are an often requested feature that makes more professional and stylish drawings than ever before. Version 6.1 gives you the ability to select an object and then drop a shadow onto the canvas, as well as add corresponding shadows to the other objects it intersects with. Changing shadow colour or its position relative to an object are also options.  

ConceptDraw Basic, a powerful internal scripting language, has also undergone extensive improvements with new functions for Shape, Paint and Page objects that control object ordering, filling color and shadows. ConceptDraw Basic makes possible the construction of intelligent shapes with complex behavior, automation of repeating actions and connections to ODBC databases for further data visualization.


Smart Objects, now marked with a blue icon in the Library window, are shapes that have assigned intelligent to them permitting them to have more complex responses to user actions than standard objects. Other usability improvements include remembering the last used folders for opening and saving files, preserving the last used format for Save As dialog and being able to select objects in a group by using the Tab button. Shapes can now be locked from the shape context menu.  

?I use ConceptDraw in the healthcare industry and I work in an IT-related capacity. I use it almost every day for business process mapping, and creating all manner of documentation from LAN diagrams to Flowcharts and more, said Wylie Edwards, of Nexxus Consulting Pty Ltd. ?It has become a very valuable tool that I couldnt do without.  I often use the texture fill that was added in the new version.  I mainly use this when I am working on something that will be part of a presentation or will end up being printed in color. It adds a nice professional look and feel to my work.  

ConceptDraw 6.1 adds 5 new libraries for floor planning. The new Cubicles library has a wide variety of different types of office tables and accessories available for use, Pipes and Plumbing library with shapes for electrical and water connections and Office Equipment library. Also there are libraries with Shipping & Receiving symbols and Recreation shapes.  

You can read more information and download Free Trial version at:  

ConceptDraw 6.1 software is available in English, German, French and Spanish.

  ConceptDraw 6.1 is offered as a free upgrade by download to all registered users of ConceptDraw Version 6.0 and higher at:  

ConceptDraw VI Professional costs $299; ConceptDraw Standard is available for $149 at  

The owners of earlier versions can upgrade to ConceptDraw VI Professional at  


The ConceptDraw product line for Macintosh and Windows is comprised of ConceptDraw VI diagramming and drawing software; ConceptDraw MINDMAP, a brainstorming tool that uses standard mind mapping techniques to help organize ideas and tasks; ConceptDraw Project , professional project management software; ConceptDraw WebWave, software for creating professional diagrams and drawings on the stage of website or application prototyping and design, page mocking-up and site-mapping; ConceptDraw NetDiagrammer for network and system design; ConceptDraw Reporter, software for reporting which creates image-based documents; ConceptDraw Presenter, an application for creating slide shows, animated presentations and Flash movies from ConceptDraw documents. Also available is ConceptDraw Medical, a special illustration module for medical and biochemical specialists.  


Founded in 1993, Computer Systems Odessa supplies cross-platform productivity tools and graphics technologies to professional and corporate users. With headquarters in Odessa, Ukraine and an office in California, USA; CS Odessa sells products internationally through resellers in over 25 countries. The ConceptDraw Productivity Line of products has won numerous awards ( and is used by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world.


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