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What's New in Edraw Max
Find the newly added or fixed features and functions of Edraw Max in the latest version released.
Edraw Max V9.2 - The latest version was released on Jan 2, 2018
1. Added the Pan/Hand tool. Simply hold down the right mouse button to pan your canvas freely.
2. Added inserting QR code function.
3. Added screen capture feature. The captured image can be inserted in your drawing right away.
4. Added the feature of setting default font. You can choose "Use default font instead of theme font" in the Option menu.
5. Improved the effect of PDF and Word export, solved the text misaligned issue.
6. Added lauguage changing feature. Now you can change the UI language directly from Option menu.
7. Added and improved more wireframe symbol libraries including website wireframe elements, wireframe icons, iOS icons and Andriod wireframe icons. Added more wireframe templates.
8. Added Genogram symbols and templates.
9. Added plenty of science diagram examples and templates for K-12 education.
10. Added cliparts for Internet of Things, Smart Home, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, etc.
Edraw Max V9.0 - The latest version was released on Sep 26, 2017
1. Added exquisite templates for arrow diagram, block diagram, 3D diagram, circle diagram, list diagram, pyramid diagram, venn diagram, timeline and presentation.
2. Added exquisite templates for business diagram, fishbone diagram, matrix diagram and marketing diagram.
3. Added symbols and templates for enterprise architecture diagram design.
4. Improved templates for business card and holiday card.
5. Added templates for flowchart, mind map, floor plan, seating plan, fire escape plan, etc.
6. Added templates for flyer, poster, picture collage, book cover, annual report, banner, etc.
7. Added symbol library and templates for Graphic Organizer design.
8. Added cliparts for business scene, festival, food, beverage, landscape, trees, sport elements, fitness,fashion items, biotechnology, etc.
Edraw Max V8.7 - The latest version was released on May 20, 2017
1. Added the HTML5 style share feature.
2. Added the multiple pages HTML export.
3. Added the deactivate feature.
4. Fixed the bug to print the curver text.
5. Support to create theme connector style.
Edraw Max V8.6 - Feb 22, 2017
1. Added the free Edraw Online File Viewer lets users open Edraw files on any device, using your favorite browser. No installation required.
2. Added the function to crop a picture with a shape.
3. Added the cuvel text and text on path feature.
4. Added the share feature to share the diagram to facebook, twite and other social platform.
5. Added the float menu for every shape.
6. Added the pixel unit.
7. Improved the text box, lines, arrow shapes, callouts and basic charts.
8. Added infographic charts, world maps and map points.
9. Added certificate shapes and gift voucher shapes.
Edraw Max V8.4 - Aug 18, 2016
1. Added the SVG format importing.
2. Added the property sheet excel data exporting.
3. Improved the chart symbols.
4. Fixed the text editing issue in the Mac OS X.
Edraw Max V8.3 - Jun 20, 2016
1. Compatible with the 4K Resolution and HD displays.
2. Added the grid spacing and grid subdivision settings.
3. Added the default date option in timeline and calendar.
Edraw Max V8.2 - May 18, 2016
1. Added the default unit and currecy setting for the Gantt Chart.
2. Improved the certification and business promotaion symbols.
3. Fixed the texture print issue.
Edraw Max V8.0 - Mar 14, 2016
1. Edraw Team Cloud and Personal Cloud are available now. With it, you can sync diagrams to cloud server as easily as to your hard drive.
2. Easy to collaborate on files through Team Cloud. Supports real-time updating and document sharing. Adds real-time comment about the diagrams.
3. Upgrades to cross-platform diagram program, supporting to run on MAC system as well.
4. Improves text editing effect for Russian, Korean, Arabic, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, and many other languages in the world.
5. Adds Infographics design elements and templates, including infographic libraries for food, business, medical, education, music, environment, transportation, architecture, tourism, news, and technology.
6. Adds Greeting Cards. Easy to design Business Card, Greeting Card, Post Card, Invitation Card, Birthday Card, Christmas Card, Valentine's Card, New Year's Card and other holiday cards with built-in elements.
7. Templates and examples have been significantly refined and improved.
8. Adds some new libraries to the General category, such as Common Shapes, 2D Block Shapes and Icons. Improves Callout Shapes, Arrows Shapes and 3D Block Shapes.
9. Increased 4300 new symbols and elements. Contains over 12600 symbols in total.
10. Smarter and easier layout of Organization Chart. Modify all org chart shapes once through Define Field and Display Options.
11. Layers function enables to create multi-layer drawings.
12. Geometry and Boolean operation for shapes.
13. Easier preview and print of large-size drawings.
14. Preview of shape libraries before opening them.
15. Be able to open multiple libraries all at once.
16. Preset connector styles allow to set default connector style much easier.
Edraw Max V7.9 - Dec 15, 2014
1. Added the new presentation templates such as Business Plan, Newsletter, Brochure, Banner, Label, Leaflet, Flyer and Certificate.
2. Added the new business card templates such as Greeting Card, Invitation Card, and Postcard.
3. Added the new business form templates such as Expense Report, Inventory List and Quote Form.
4. Added the new floor plan templates such as Security and Access Plan, HVAC, Reflected Ceiling Plan and Plumbing and Piping Plan.
5. Support to insert big size image.
6. Added lot's new symbols for P&ID and PFD.
7. Added lot's new symbols for electrical diagram.
Edraw Max V7.8 - Sep 18, 2014
1. Set the default theme from Edraw Flat to General type.
2. Improved the data importing function in the Org Chart.
3. Added the Behind on Local Control Panel option in the PID.
4. Added the Close button in the Library panel.
5. Added the help link for the different drawing types in the Start Page.
Edraw Max V7.7 - Jul 7, 2014
1. Added the Fire and Emergency Plan, Wardrobe Elevation templates in the Floor Plan.
2. Added the iPhone UI design, Windows UI design in the Wireframe.
3. Added the Presentation drawing type.
4. Added the Insert Shape From Library feature for Mind Map drawing type.
5. Added the flat style symbol and examples.
6. Added the VSDX format import and export feature.
7. Updated a lot of new examples and symbols.
8. Improved the theme style.
9. Improved the interface UI.
Edraw Max V7.6 - Feb 23, 2014
1. Added the dimension for the Floor Plan symbols.
2. Added the feature of exporting read-only pdf file.
3. Improved the Text IME..
4. Fixed the property setting in the gauge chart type.
Edraw Max V7.5 - Jan 18, 2014
1. Added the scatter plot, gauge chart and comparison chart types in the chart templates.
2. Added the status chart, quality function deployment, house of quality diagram types in the project management templates.
3. Added the feature of creating a chart from data file.
4. Added the Insert Note feature for shape.
5. Added the Insert Attachment feature for shape.
6. Improved the full screen preview function.
7. Added the Replace Shape feature.
8. Added the Map Click Event feature.
9. Added the Insert Page Number feature.
10. Added the Duplicate Page and Duplicate Background features.
11. Added some examples for network diagram, flowchart and charts.
Edraw Max V7.3 - Dec 5, 2013
1. Added a new file format *.eddx which is more suitable for handling a large number of pictures. EDDX has a smaller file size and better compression ratio.
2. Supported to export vector PDF file with hyperlink.
3. Fixed some bugs while exporting PDF files.
Edraw Max V7.2 - Nov 1, 2013
1. Added the Column, Bar, Pie, Doughnut, Line, Area, Scatter, Spider Charts drawing types. See chart examples.
2. Exported to MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel in vector format.
3. Exported to PDF format in vector format. See Vector PDF Format.
4. Improved the SVG format.
5. Supported to export PS, EPS format.
6. Text editing needs not to switch to 100% view now.
7. Added the Duplicate This Page function.
8. Added the Website Wireframe drawing type.
9. Improved the Electrical symbols.
10. Improved the Floor Plan symbols.
11. Added two theme styles.
12. More than one hundred new examples available.
13. Fixed a crash bug in the mind map drawing type.
Edraw Max V7 - April 25, 2013
1. Improved the Gantt chart drawing type.
2. Supported to create Gantt chart from Excel file or text data.
3. Mind Map can export to Gantt chart with one click.
4. Gantt chart can convert to Timeline or Mind Map drawing type.
Edraw Max V6.8 - Jan 8, 2013
1. Added the Image Shapes and Position Adjustment in the Mind Map drawing type.
2. Added the floating mind map topics.
3. Added the Drill function for Mind Map topics.
4. Supported to add multiple main topics in a Mind Map page.
Edraw Max V6.7 - Sep 28, 2012
1. Added the Elevation diagram drawing types.
2. Added the Pyramid Chart, PEST Chart, Five Forces Model, Six Sigma Matrix, Value Chain and Venn chart drawing types.
3. Fixed the bugs in creating org chart from Excel data.
4. Improved the floor plan, timeline and SWOT diagram.
Edraw Max V6.6 - Aug 1, 2012
1. Organizational chart can be created from data now.
2. Organizational chart can export data into Excel, CSV and Text files.
3. Added Rack Diagram drawing type in Network Diagram category.
4. Added Process Flow Diagram and P&ID Drawing types.
5. Added Relations Diagram and Concept Map drawing types.
6. Added Arrows Diagram, Business Matrix, Circle-Spoke Diagram and Process Steps drawing types.
7. Added an action button in mind map shape to insert subtopic quickly.
8. Improved the connection points tool.
9. Added Select All Connectors and Select All Shapes item in the Right Click menu.
10. Improved the texture images.
11. Improved the hyperlink function. Can navigate a hyperlink only by clicking now .
12. Added more relative setting options in the Shape Right Click menu.
13. Removed the Shape Format context menu and improved the Home menu.
Edraw Max V6.5.2 - July 1, 2012
1. Released the freeware Edraw Viewer to help share files with others.
2. Added the slide show play function.
3. Added the Set Default Theme item at the right click menu.
4. Added the Line Weight, Line Style, Line Arrow set button at the Right click menu.
5. Added the Fit to Drawing, Center Drawing function at the right click menu.
6. Improved the audit flowchart symbols.
Edraw Max V6.5 - Jun 18, 2012
1. Flowcharting supports the auto connection feature, you can quickly add connected shapes to your diagram with consistent spacing, evenly aligned.
2. Support more organizational chart layout mode. Now you can draw multiple org chart departments on a page.
3. Support the image style Mind Map main topic.
4. Improved the dimension symbols.
5. Improved the smart connector route algorithm.
6. Improved the Walls, Shell and Structure in the floor plan. Now the floor plan shapes are smarter and easier to glue and align.
7. Fixed the Visio import error.
Edraw Max V6.3.2 - Feb 20, 2012
1. Added the smart drawing guide for mind map diagram type. You needn't to draw connectors for every topic now.
2. Added the smart drawing guide for the organizational chart diagram type.
3. Fixed the view focus issue while clicking the Color panel.
4. Improved the BPMN 2 library.
5. Integrated the MS Office into Edraw program. Easy to share diagram and data with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
6. Added the data export feature for mind map diagram.
7. Added eight types of arrangement mode for the mind map diagram.
8. Added the file recover panel for possible exception error.
9. Automatically compress the size of image while replacing the photo in the organizational chart.
10. Improved the Background, Arrow, Basic Drawing Shapes, Borders types in the General Library.
11. Improved the image quality of full screen preview.
12. Fixed the text background color bug in the Visio import diagrams.
Edraw Max V6.1 - Oct 1, 2011
1. Added the Calendar Mark and Gantt Chart in the Project Management library.
2. Improved the Laboratory Equipment Shapes in the Scientific Illustration library.
3. Improved the snap and glue arithmetic.
4. Added subway diagram shapes in the Geo Map library.
5. Fixed the possible exception while dragging shapes continually.
Edraw Max V6.0 - Aug 8, 2011
1. Added the Circular Diagram, List and Process types in the Business Diagram Library.
2. Added the Windows UI Design type in the Software Library.
3. Added the Matrix type in the Project Management Library.
4. Added the guideline for Left Align, Right Align and Equal Interval while moving the shapes.
5. Provided the new White Theme as the default Edraw 6 theme.
6. Added the Mathematics Diagram, Optics Diagram, Chemistry Equation Diagram, Laboratory Equipment Diagram, Molecular Model Diagram, Mathematics types in the Science Library.
7. Improved the Symbols in the Mind Map Library.
8. Improved the Background, Arrow, Basic Drawing Shapes, Borders types in the General Library.
9. Support the hyperlink function while exporting to the PDF Format.
10. Added more examples and symbols.
11. Added the quick color bar in the bottom of the document.
Edraw Max V5.7 - Mar 2, 2011
1. Added the line theme.
2. Added some new symbols and examples for IEDF2 Flowchart.
3. Added the Metric Unit and U.S. Unit options while creating a new document.
4. Improved the default theme and shape effect.
5. Improved the font search function.
6. Improved the PDF export quality.
7. Fixed the possible bug while importing the Visio XML File.
Edraw Max V5.6 - Oct 2, 2010
1. Added the text replace feature. Text Tool > Text Replace.
2. Improved the Visio file import.
3. Fixed the bug that fail to load fill styles in the old Edraw files.
4. Fixed the bug while setting the text bullet feature.
Edraw Max V5.4 - Sep 13, 2010
1. Improved the file archive speed. Now the library loading speed is ten times faster than previous versions.
2. Moved the Choose Drawing Type panel to the Ribbon 2010 File menu.
3. Fixed the painting problem where some icons can't show in the library panel.
4. Implemented "disable spell check" feature.
5. Fixed problem with cropping view in the zoom view.
6. Added the action button to replace photo in a shape.
7. Added the action button to navigate hyperlink in a shape.
8. Added the action button to execute the shape action with one click.
9. Saved the drawing type in the config file for future use.
10. Fixed the crash error while linking a file embedded with OLE objects.
Edraw Max V5.3 - July 15, 2010
1. Added float action buttons to implement shape actions more easily.
2. Added toggle connected shapes feature which allows you to hide all the connected shapes.
3. Faster shape operating speed.
Edraw Max V5.2 - Jun 14, 2010
1. Removed the Edraw Slide Show export functions and we will add new flash file export in the next version.
2. Added shape replacement function in the library panel.
3. Fixed some connection line errors while expanding page automatically.
4. Improved the property sheet of shapes.
Edraw Max V5.1 - Dec 1, 2009
1. Fixed a bug while typing Asian text.
2. Added the one-click hyperlink navigate mode.
3. Improved the PNG Export quality of all shapes.
4. Fixed the refresh bug while changing the style of connectors.
5. Fixed the bold text print error of table objects.
6. Fixed the snap to error.
Edraw Max V5.0 - Oct 15, 2009
1. Automatically resize the page as you draw.
2. Added the Zoom & Pan window to navigate the drawing.
3. The table feature has been significantly enhanced. It is now much easier to create commonly used tables.
4. Improved performance while drawing.
5. Added some templates to draw Business Process Modeling Notation Diagram, 3D Network Diagram, Family Tree, Timeline, PERT Chart, Business Cards, Flyer Design, Invoice Making, Fax Cover Design, Sales & Budgets Forms. new function Improved some templates such as NS Diagram, Mind Mapping, Directional Map, Charts and Graphs, Value Stream Mapping, TQM diagram, Cause-Effect diagram.
6. Added lots of examples such as Grid Matrix, Process Flow Chain, Venn Diagram, Process Steps, Cycle and SWOT Diagram.
7. Added the Fit to Drawing option in the Page Size dialog.
8. Added page margin for every page.
9. Added the ability to save multiple selected objects as the library element.
10. Added the Manage Panel to organize multiple documents as a project.
11. Added the Property Panel for symbols to add customize data.
12. Added the hyperlink while creating SVG graphics.
13. Faster speed while editing text.
14. Fixed the shadow region of group object.
15. Replaced Photo, which will keep the aspect rate of the image in the Organizational Chart template.
16. Support to export the active page as an OLE object.
17. Fixed the shadow region of connectors.
Edraw Max V4.7 - Aug 24, 2009
1. Added the ability to print and export large sized PDF files.
2. Added new white theme interface.
3. Added examples category in the Getting Started panel.
4. Added the ability to create templates from some images in a folder.
5. Added transparent property for the image object.
6. Added four sets of standard Cisco icons.
7. Added the ability to import binary Visio file(*.vsd). The batch convert is also available.
8. Added Property Panel for exporting the shape's properties and print.
9. Added the spelling check function when typing text.
10. Hide the connection points automatically when the view state isn't in connected state.
11. Faster speed while opening templates.
12. Faster template opening speed.
13. Fixed problem with blur shadow.
14. Improvements in the menu icons.
15. Fixed problem of printing picture watermark.
Edraw Max V4.6 - Mar 20, 2009
1. Added the ORM diagram in the Edraw UML Diagram.
2. Faster text drawing speed and blur shadow render speed.
3. Avoided the window flicker when switch among the different galleries.
4. Improved the EMF and WMF image render quality.
5. Improved the SVG export quality.
6. Fixed the bug which the text style can't get it back via Undo action when text style once been set.
7. Fixed the bug which adds the unnecessary shape while closing the context menu.
8. Improved the Text Format Preview function.
Edraw Max V4.5 - Feb 18, 2009
1. Added the ability to export SVG format.
2. Added shortcut key to zoom the page view. Now users can zoom in or zoom out with the middle mouse button while holding the Ctrl key.
3. Improved the display effect of radial fill.
4. Fixed the occasional crash bug when some connection lines crossed.
5. Allowed users to use Edraw full version without the administrator privilege but they have activated Edraw copy as administrator.
6. Added the update reminder while launching software.
7. Now you can enter multiple lines of text when creating beautiful Vector Text.
8. Added the shortcut keys for the Add Page, Rename Page, Resort Page and Remove Page.
9. Fixed the occasional crash bug when some connection lines crossed.
10. Fixed the crash bug while editing vertex of some special text path shape.
Edraw Max V4.3 - Dec 15, 2008
1. Improved the drawing speed, scroll speed and blur speed.
2. Fixed the text excursion when printing big size document.
3. Fixed the Word export error.
4. Improved the Cisco Network Symbols.
Edraw Max V4.1 - Sep 8, 2008
1. Added the Recent Templates category in the Start Page.
2. Added the mind map symbols for the Mind Map drawings.
3. Added the width property for the Walls and Doors template.
4. Improved the PDF export quality.
5. Fixed the update issue in the Vista OS.
6. Fixed the dynamical align function while selecting multiple shapes.
7. Improved the Paste Special function.
8. Improved some operation details of connector.
9. Fixed some small bugs.
Edraw Max V4.0 - June 1, 2008
1. The UI is MS Office 2007 style-like. Full ribbon features.
2. Added Themes, Color Themes, Effects and Fonts. It is easy to change the whole diagram by changing the active theme. With the new Theme features, you can format the colors and effects in an entire diagram with a single click.
3. Real-time previews. When you scroll over the various galleries in Edraw, you'll see your drawings and various objects change to display what they'll look like if you decide to apply those settings. Just click on the thumbnail in the gallery to actually accept the changes. This makes it a lot faster to see, for example, how changing a color scheme will affect your drawings.
4. Quick layouts and quick styles. These provide quick formatting options for the object in question, and make it easy to create good-looking slides with just a few clicks.
5. Put Edraw graphics into Word, Excel, PowerPoint with one-click buttons.
6. Text objects supported line space, bullet, Indent, back color, superscript, subscript and more.
7. Shadows in general are so much nicer compared with those in previous versions. We can actually control the transparency, amount of blur and color now.
8. Shape and text presets make it really easy to apply a preset look to an object or text.
9. It's quicker to zoom in and out now using the zoom slider in the southeast corner of the screen.
10. Table support.
11. Recolor picture, Light and Contrast, transparent PNG support.
12. Opened the Shape Sheet for senior users to create more complicated shapes.
13. More than 2000 clip arts.
14. Improved Insert Hyperlink function.
15. Improved Print function. Support more page sizes such as A0 and A1. You can also print the large-size graphics in separate pages.
16. Persistent undo and redo functions.
17. High quality graphic export.
Edraw V3.3 - Nov 8, 2007
1. Added the fashion design library at the Edraw Max.
2. Added business scene symbols at all the Edraw products .
3. Added professional symbols at all the Edraw products.
4. Added office device symbols at all the Edraw products.
5. Added occupation symbols at all the Edraw products.
6. Fixed some small bugs.
Edraw V3.2 - Oct 2, 2007
1. Added the clip art library at the Edraw Max.
2. Added the presentation symbols at all the Edraw version.
3. Added the value stream mapping.
4. Removed the page size limitation.
5. Added the reminder when the user saves the multiple select object.
6. Fixed the error when replace photo in Windows 2000.
7. Improved the printing compatibility.
Edraw V3.1 - July 11, 2007
1. Added some templates for drawing building plan (home plan, office layout), web diagrams, workflow, Mind Map and Program structure diagram.
2. Added the drawing toolbar for the designers to draw basic symbols.
3. Edraw can be seamlessly embedded into other programs supporting the OLE object.
4. Provided the high-quality PDF file export.
5. Added horizontal extended text edit mode.
6. Supported FTP file transfers. Now you can open a file from a remote FTP site and save it back, too.
7. Supported the MathType formula editor.
8. Now a symbol with multiple texts can have different text styles.
9. Added a function to lock the style of shapes.
10. The automated online help is available when a user failed to activate the Edraw copy.
11. Fixed the bug that can't open the local file links in the HTML file.
12. Fixed the bug that the program may crash when creating a page with the inch unit in some scene.
13. Improved the Snap to Grid function.
14. Fixed the bug that the program may crash when operating the two sub-objects in different group objects.
15. Fixed some small bugs.
Edraw V2.6 - Apr 21, 2007
1. Added the properties for the flowchart shapes.
2. Added digital sign for the setup program.
3. Fixed the bug - some of the connectors on the page go crazy.
4. Improved the drawing speed.
5. Improved the grid, ruler, snap & glue.
6. Fixed the display bug of the round-corner rectangle.
7. Fixed some small bugs.
Edraw V2.5 - Mar 13, 2007
1. Added the default setting for font and font size in the "options" property sheet.
2. Save As function for JPEG produces a file in GIF format instead of JPEG.
3. Modify the page name in the page setup dialog directly.
4. After Adding an own library with some pictures, the icons displayed in the library panes are not correct.
5. When copy/pasting an object, the font size is not pasted correctly.
6. Trying to rearrange the pages in a specific way effects that page-name and content doesn't fit anymore.
7. Supports UNICODE.
8. Fixed some small bugs.
Edraw V2.4 - Feb 17, 2007
1. Added some libraries for software diagram. Such as UML diagrams, directional maps, charts and graphics.
2. Added the high-resolution image export. Now Edraw can save the high quality image for printing directly.
3. Added the HTML export with hyperlink.
4. Added event handle for some special shapes.
5. Added "Invert the Arrow Orientation" item in the menu.
6. Fixed the bug - Crash when you double click the object which is inserted in other application program.
7. Fixed some small bugs.
Edraw V2.3 - Dec 2, 2007
1. Added some libraries for network diagram. Such as Cisco design icons, physical network devices and network platform shapes.
2. Added the hyperlink. Now you can link to page, link to shape, link to file or Internet in your drawing.
3. Improved the whole efficiency.
4. Added library gallery pane. Now you can choose the type of drawing.
5. Added progress bar for the file reading.
6. Fixed the bug that flipping the group shapes.
7. Fixed the R6034 bug - Crash when double click Edraw file directly in explore.
8. Fixed some small bugs.
Edraw V2.1 - Oct 10, 2006
1. Supported OLE automation. Work easily with other programs, with one-click buttons to import word, excel, equation files. Insert your Edraw charts into other document in just minutes.
2. Added predefined style pane and color schemes. Now you can change the shapes easily.
3. A document with multiple pages.
4. More business template shapes. Support live update.
5. Offered more exporting formats, you can save your drawing into emf, wmf, bmp, jpg, gif, tif, pdf, svg, html. You can also import the formats into Edraw.
6. Supported sub-shape operator. You can group some shapes as a shape. You can also ungroup them any time. More importantly, now you can operate the sub-shapes in a group object directly. No other software can do this.
7. Improved the smart connector. Added lots of arrows and connectors.
8. Better interface for drawing.
Edraw V2.0 - July 20, 2006
1. Designed the new graphic engineer.
2. Supported Unicode.
3. Supported the script for shapes.
Edraw 1.6.8 - Jun 4, 2005
1. Released Edraw Flowchart Software with the library of flowcharts and network diagrams.
Edraw 1.0 - Oct 10, 2004
1. Released Edraw 1.0