What's New in Edraw Software

What's New in Edraw Max, Edraw Flowchart, Edraw Org Chart!

Edraw Max V8.4 - The latest version was released on Aug 18, 2016

new function Added the SVG format importing.
fix bug Added the property sheet excel data exporting.
new function Improved the chart symbols.
new function Fixed the text editing issue in the Mac OS X.

Edraw Max V8.3 - Jun 20, 2016

new function Compatible with the 4K Resolution and HD displays.
fix bug Added the grid spacing and grid subdivision settings.
new function Added the default date option in timeline and calendar.

Edraw Max V8.2 - May 18, 2016

new function Added the default unit and currecy setting for the Gantt Chart.
fix bug Improved the certification and business promotaion symbols.
new function Fixed the texture print issue.

Edraw Max V8.1 - April 18, 2016

new function Added the default unit and currecy setting for the Gantt Chart.
fix bug Improved the certification and business promotaion symbols.
new function Fixed the texture print issue.

Edraw Max V8.0 - Mar 14, 2016

new function 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.
fix bug Easy to collaborate on files through Team Cloud. Supports real-time updating and document sharing. Adds real-time comment about the diagrams.
new function Upgrades to cross-platform diagram program, supporting to run on MAC system as well.
new function Improves text editing effect for Russian, Korean, Arabic, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, and many other languages in the world.
fix bug Adds Infographics design elements and templates, including infographic libraries for food, business, medical, education, music, environment, transportation, architecture, tourism, news, and technology.
fix bug 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.
fix bug Templates and examples have been significantly refined and improved.
fix bug 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.
fix bug Increased 4300 new symbols and elements. Contains over 12600 symbols in total.
new function Smarter and easier layout of Organization Chart. Modify all org chart shapes once through Define Field and Display Options.
new function Layers function enables to create multi-layer drawings.
new function Geometry and Boolean operation for shapes.
new function Easier preview and print of large-size drawings.
new function Preview of shape libraries before opening them.
new function Be able to open multiple libraries all at once.
new function Preset connector styles allow to set default connector style much easier.

Edraw Max V7.9 - Dec 15, 2014

new function Added the new presentation templates such as Business Plan, Newsletter, Brochure, Banner, Label, Leaflet, Flyer and Certificate.
fix bug Added the new business card templates such as Greeting Card, Invitation Card, and Postcard.
new function Added the new business form templates such as Expense Report, Inventory List and Quote Form.
new function Added the new floor plan templates such as Security and Access Plan, HVAC, Reflected Ceiling Plan and Plumbing and Piping Plan.
new function Support to insert big size image.
new function Added lot's new symbols for P&ID and PFD.
new function Added lot's new symbols for electrical diagram.

Edraw Max V7.8 - Sep 18, 2014

new function Set the default theme from Edraw Flat to General type.
fix bug Improved the data importing function in the Org Chart.
new function Added the Behind on Local Control Panel option in the PID.
new function Added the Close button in the Library panel.
new function Added the help link for the different drawing types in the Start Page.

Edraw Max V7.7 - Jul 7, 2014

new function Added the Fire and Emergency Plan, Wardrobe Elevation templates in the Floor Plan.
new function Added the iPhone UI design, Windows UI design in the Wireframe.
new function Added the Presentation drawing type.
new function Added the Insert Shape From Library feature for Mind Map drawing type.
new function Added the flat style symbol and examples.
new function Added the VSDX format import and export feature.
new function Updated a lot of new examples and symbols.
fix bug Improved the theme style.
fix bug Improved the interface UI.

Edraw Max V7.6 - Feb 23, 2014

new function Added the dimension for the Floor Plan symbols.
new function Added the feature of exporting read-only pdf file.
fix bug Improved the Text IME.
fix bug Fixed the property setting in the gauge chart type.

Edraw Max V7.5 - Jan 18, 2014

new function Added the scatter plot, gauge chart and comparison chart types in the chart templates.
new function Added the status chart, quality function deployment, house of quality diagram types in the project management templates.
new function Added the feature of creating a chart from data file.
new function Added the Insert Note feature for shape.
new function Added the Insert Attachment feature for shape.
fix bug Improved the full screen preview function.
new function Added the Replace Shape feature.
new function Added the Map Click Event feature.
new function Added the Insert Page Number feature.
new function Added the Duplicate Page and Duplicate Background features.
new function Added some examples for network diagram, flowchart and charts.

Edraw Max V7.3 - Dec 5, 2013

new function 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.
new function Supported to export vector PDF file with hyperlink.
fix bug Fixed some bugs while exporting PDF files.

Edraw Max V7.2 - Nov 1, 2013

new function Added the Column, Bar, Pie, Doughnut, Line, Area, Scatter, Spider Charts drawing types. See chart examples.
new function Exported to MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel in vector format.
new function Exported to PDF format in vector format. See Vector PDF Format.
new function Improved the SVG format.
new function Supported to export PS, EPS format.
new function Text editing needs not to switch to 100% view now.
new function Added the Duplicate This Page function.
new function Added the Website Wireframe drawing type.
new function Improved the Electrical symbols.
new function Improved the Floor Plan symbols.
new function Added two theme styles.
new function More than one hundred new examples available.
fix bug Fixed a crash bug in the mind map drawing type.

Edraw Max V7 - April 25, 2013

new function Improved the Gantt chart drawing type.
new function Supported to create Gantt chart from Excel file or text data.
new function Mind Map can export to Gantt chart with one click.
new function Gantt chart can convert to Timeline or Mind Map drawing type.

Edraw Max V6.8 - Jan 8, 2013

new function Added the Image Shapes and Position Adjustment in the Mind Map drawing type.
new function Added the floating mind map topics.
new function Added the Drill function for Mind Map topics.
new function Supported to add multiple main topics in a Mind Map page.

Edraw Max V6.7 - Sep 28, 2012

new function Added the Elevation diagram drawing types.
new function Added the Pyramid Chart, PEST Chart, Five Forces Model, Six Sigma Matrix, Value Chain and Venn chart drawing types.
fix bug Fixed the bugs in creating org chart from Excel data.
fix bug Improved the floor plan, timeline and SWOT diagram.

Edraw Max V6.6 - Aug 1, 2012

new function Organizational chart can be created from data now.
new function Organizational chart can export data into Excel, CSV and Text files.
new function Added Rack Diagram drawing type in Network Diagram category.
new function Added Process Flow Diagram and P&ID Drawing types.
new function Added Relations Diagram and Concept Map drawing types.
new function Added Arrows Diagram, Business Matrix, Circle-Spoke Diagram and Process Steps drawing types.
fix bug Added an action button in mind map shape to insert subtopic quickly.
fix bug Improved the connection points tool.
new function Added Select All Connectors and Select All Shapes item in the Right Click menu.
fix bug Improved the texture images.
fix bug Improved the hyperlink function. Can navigate a hyperlink only by clicking now .
fix bug Added more relative setting options in the Shape Right Click menu.
fix bug Removed the Shape Format context menu and improved the Home menu.

Edraw Max V6.5.2 - July 1, 2012

new function Released the freeware Edraw Viewer to help share files with others.
new function Added the slide show play function.
new function Added the Set Default Theme item at the right click menu.
new function Added the Line Weight, Line Style, Line Arrow set button at the Right click menu.
new function Added the Fit to Drawing, Center Drawing function at the right click menu.
fix bug Improved the audit flowchart symbols.

Edraw Max V6.5 - Jun 18, 2012

new function Flowcharting supports the auto connection feature, you can quickly add connected shapes to your diagram with consistent spacing, evenly aligned.
new function Support more organizational chart layout mode. Now you can draw multiple org chart departments on a page.
new function Support the image style Mind Map main topic.
fix bug Improved the dimension symbols.
fix bug Improved the smart connector route algorithm.
fix bug Improved the Walls, Shell and Structure in the floor plan. Now the floor plan shapes are smarter and easier to glue and align.
fix bug Fixed the Visio import error.

Edraw Max V6.3.2 - Feb 20, 2012

new function Added the smart drawing guide for mind map diagram type. You needn't to draw connectors for every topic now.
new function Added the smart drawing guide for the organizational chart diagram type.
fix bug Fixed the view focus issue while clicking the Color panel.
fix bug Improved the BPMN 2 library.
new function Integrated the MS Office into Edraw program. Easy to share diagram and data with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
new function Added the data export feature for mind map diagram.
new function Added eight types of arrangement mode for the mind map diagram.
new function Added the file recover panel for possible exception error.
fix bug Automatically compress the size of image while replacing the photo in the organizational chart.
fix bug Improved the Background, Arrow, Basic Drawing Shapes, Borders types in the General Library.
fix bug Improved the image quality of full screen preview.
fix bug Fixed the text background color bug in the Visio import diagrams.

Edraw Max V6.1 - Oct 1, 2011

new function Added the Calendar Mark and Gantt Chart  in the Project Management library.
fix bug Improved the Laboratory Equipment Shapes in the Scientific Illustration library.
fix bug Improved the snap and glue arithmetic.
new function Added subway diagram shapes in the Geo Map library.
fix bug Fixed the possible exception while dragging shapes continually.

Edraw Max V6.0 - Aug 8, 2011

new function Added the Circular Diagram, List and Process types in the Business Diagram Library.
new function Added the Windows UI Design type in the Software Library.
new function Added the Matrix type in the Project Management Library.
new function Added the guideline for Left Align, Right Align and Equal Interval while moving the shapes.
new function Provided the new White Theme as the default Edraw 6 theme.
new function Added the Mathematics Diagram, Optics Diagram, Chemistry Equation Diagram, Laboratory Equipment Diagram, Molecular Model Diagram, Mathematics types in the Science Library.
fix bug Improved the Symbols in the Mind Map Library.
fix bug Improved the Background, Arrow, Basic Drawing Shapes, Borders types in the General Library.
fix bug Support the hyperlink function while exporting to the PDF Format.
new function Added more examples and symbols.
new function Added the quick color bar in the bottom of the document.

Edraw Max V5.7 - Mar 2, 2011

new function Added the line theme.
new function Added some new symbols and examples for IEDF2 Flowchart.
new function Added the Metric Unit and U.S. Unit options while creating a new document.
fix bug Improved the default theme and shape effect.
fix bug Improved the font search function.
fix bug Improved the PDF export quality.
fix bug Fixed the possible bug while importing the Visio XML File.

Edraw Max V5.6 - Oct 2, 2010

new function Added the text replace feature.  Text Tool > Text Replace
fix bug Improved the Visio file import.
fix bug Fixed the bug that fail to load fill styles in the old Edraw files.
fix bug Fixed the bug while setting the text bullet feature.

Edraw Max V5.4 - Sep 13, 2010

fix bug Improved the file archive speed. Now the library loading speed is ten times faster than previous versions.
fix bug Moved the Choose Drawing Type panel to the Ribbon 2010 File menu.
fix bug Fixed the painting problem where some icons can't show in the library panel.
new function Implemented "disable spell check" feature.
fix bug Fixed problem with cropping view in the zoom view.
new function Added the action button to replace photo in a shape.
new function Added the action button to navigate hyperlink in a shape.
new function Added the action button to execute the shape action with one click.
new function Saved the drawing type in the config file for future use.
fix bug Fixed the crash error while linking a file embedded with OLE objects.

Edraw Max V5.3 - July 15, 2010

new function Added float action buttons to implement shape actions more easily.
new function Added toggle connected shapes feature which allows you to hide all the connected shapes.
fix bug Faster shape operating speed.

Edraw Max V5.2 - Jun 14, 2010

fix bug Removed the Edraw Slide Show export functions and we will add new flash file export in the next version.
new function Added shape replacement function in the library panel.
fix bug Fixed some connection line errors while expanding page automatically.
fix bug Improved the property sheet of shapes.

Edraw Max V5.1 - Dec 1, 2009

fix bug Fixed a bug while typing Asian text.
new function Added the one-click hyperlink navigate mode.
fix bug Improved the PNG Export quality of all shapes.
fix bug Fixed the refresh bug while changing the style of connectors.
fix bug Fixed the bold text print error of table objects.
fix bug Fixed the snap to error.

Edraw Max V5.0 - Oct 15, 2009

new function Automatically resize the page as you draw.
new function Added the Zoom & Pan window to navigate the drawing.
new function The table feature has been significantly enhanced. It is now much easier to create commonly used tables.
new function Improved performance while drawing.
new function 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.
new function Added lots of examples such as Grid Matrix, Process Flow Chain, Venn Diagram, Process Steps, Cycle and SWOT Diagram.
new function Added the Fit to Drawing option in the Page Size dialog.
new function Added page margin for every page.
new function Added the ability to save multiple selected objects as the library element.
new function Added the Manage Panel to organize multiple documents as a project.
new function Added the Property Panel for symbols to add customize data.
fix bug Added the hyperlink while creating SVG graphics.
fix bug Faster speed while editing text.
fix bug Fixed the shadow region of group object.
fix bug Replaced Photo, which will keep the aspect rate of the image in the Organizational Chart template.
fix bug Support to export the active page as an OLE object.
fix bug Fixed the shadow region of connectors.

Edraw Max V4.7 - Aug 24, 2009

new function Added the ability to print and export large sized PDF files.
new function Added new white theme interface.
new function Added examples category in the Getting Started panel.
new function Added the ability to create templates from some images in a folder.
new function Added transparent property for the image object.
new function Added four sets of standard Cisco icons.
new function Added the ability to import binary Visio file(*.vsd). The batch convert is also available.
new function Added Property Panel for exporting the shape's properties and print.
new function Added the spelling check function when typing text.
fix bug Hide the connection points automatically when the view state isn't in connected state.
fix bug Faster speed while opening templates.
fix bug Faster template opening speed.
fix bug Fixed problem with blur shadow.
fix bug Improvements in the menu icons.
fix bug Fixed problem of printing picture watermark.

Edraw Max V4.6 - Mar 20, 2009

new function Added the ORM diagram in the Edraw UML Diagram.
new function Faster text drawing speed and blur shadow render speed.
fix bug Avoided the window flicker when switch among the different galleries.
fix bug Improved the EMF and WMF image render quality.
fix bug Improved the SVG export quality.
fix bug Fixed the bug which the text style can't get it back via Undo action when text style once been set.
fix bug Fixed the bug which adds the unnecessary shape while closing the context menu.
fix bug Improved the Text Format Preview function.

Edraw Max V4.5 - Feb 18, 2009

new function Added the ability to export SVG format.
new function 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.
fix bug Improved the display effect of radial fill.
fix bug Fixed the occasional crash bug when some connection lines crossed.
fix bug Allowed users to use Edraw full version without the administrator privilege but they have activated Edraw copy as administrator.
new function Added the update reminder while launching software.
new function Now you can enter multiple lines of text when creating beautiful Vector Text.
new function Added the shortcut keys for the Add Page, Rename Page, Resort Page and Remove Page.
fix bug Fixed the occasional crash bug when some connection lines crossed.
fix bug Fixed the crash bug while editing vertex of some special text path shape.

Edraw Max V4.3 - Dec 15, 2008

fix bug Improved the drawing speed, scroll speed and blur speed.
fix bug Fixed the text excursion when printing big size document.
fix bug Fixed the Word export error.
fix bug Improved the Cisco Network Symbols.

Edraw Max V4.2 - Nov 18, 2008

new function Visio compatibility. Support to import the Visio XML file.
new function Added More highlight mind map symbols for the Mind Map drawings.
new function Added the default formatting for shapes: 1) Make sure that no shapes are selected. 2) On the Home menu, click font name, font size, line dashes, weights or arrows. 3) Select the formatting options you want.
fix bug Saved the correlative libraries in the file. So that the libraries will be opened automatically when you open the document later.
fix bug Improved the quality of text antialiasing.
fix bug Fixed that the text background can't be removed in some computers.
fix bug Added the progress bar while saving, opening or importing a document.
fix bug Fixed the occasional crash bug when moving group sub-object while holding CTRL.
fix bug Improved the print and export speed of big size document.
fix bug Fixed some settings in the option dialog.
fix bug Fixed some small bugs.

Edraw Max V4.1 - Sep 8, 2008

new function Added the Recent Templates category in the Start Page.
new function Added the mind map symbols for the Mind Map drawings.
new function Added the width property for the Walls and Doors template.
fix bug Improved the PDF export quality.
fix bug Fixed the update issue in the Vista OS.
fix bug Fixed the dynamical align function while selecting multiple shapes.
fix bug Improved the Paste Special function.
fix bug Improved some operation details of connector.
fix bug Fixed some small bugs.

Edraw Max V4.0  - June 1, 2008

new function The UI is MS Office 2007 style-like. Full ribbon features.
new function 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.
new function 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.
new function 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.
new function Put Edraw graphics into Word, Excel, PowerPoint with one-click buttons.
new function Text objects supported line space, bullet, Indent, back color, superscript, subscript and more.
new function 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.
new function Shape and text presets make it really easy to apply a preset look to an object or text.
new function It's quicker to zoom in and out now using the zoom slider in the southeast corner of the screen.
new function Table support.
new function Recolor picture, Light and Contrast, transparent PNG support.
new function Opened the Shape Sheet for senior users to create more complicated shapes.
new function More than 2000 clip arts.
fix bug Improved Insert Hyperlink function.
fix bug Improved Print function. Support more page sizes such as A0 and A1. You can also print the large-size graphics in separate pages.
fix bug Persistent undo and redo functions.
fix bug High quality graphic export.

Edraw V3.3 - Nov 8, 2007

new function Added the fashion design library at the Edraw Max.
new function Added business scene symbols at all the Edraw products .
new function Added professional symbols at all the Edraw products.
new function Added office device symbols at all the Edraw products.
new function Added occupation symbols at all the Edraw products.
fix bug Fixed some small bugs.

Edraw V3.2 - Oct 2, 2007

new function Added the clip art library at the Edraw Max.
new function Added the presentation symbols at all the Edraw version.
new function Added the value stream mapping.
new function Removed the page size limitation.
new function Added the reminder when the user saves the multiple select object.
fix bug Fixed the error when replace photo in Windows 2000.
fix bug Improved the printing compatibility.

Edraw V3.1 - July 11, 2007

new function Added some templates for drawing building plan (home plan, office layout), web diagrams, workflow, Mind Map and Program structure diagram.
new function Added the drawing toolbar for the designers to draw basic symbols.
new function Edraw can be seamlessly embedded into other programs supporting the OLE object.
new function Provided the high-quality PDF file export.
new function Added horizontal extended text edit mode.
new function Supported FTP file transfers. Now you can open a file from a remote FTP site and save it back, too.
new function Supported the MathType formula editor.
new function Now a symbol with multiple texts can have different text styles.
new function Added a function to lock the style of shapes.
new function The automated online help is available when a user failed to activate the Edraw copy.
fix bug Fixed the bug that can't open the local file links in the HTML file.
fix bug Fixed the bug that the program may crash when creating a page with the inch unit in some scene.
fix bug Improved the Snap to Grid function.
fix bug Fixed the bug that the program may crash when operating the two sub-objects in different group objects.
fix bug Fixed some small bugs.

Edraw V2.6 - Apr 21, 2007

new function Added the properties for the flowchart shapes.
new function Added digital sign for the setup program.
fix bug Fixed the bug - some of the connectors on the page go crazy.
fix bug Improved the drawing speed.
fix bug Improved the grid, ruler, snap & glue.
fix bug Fixed the display bug of the round-corner rectangle.
fix bug Fixed some small bugs.

Edraw V2.5 - Mar 13, 2007

new function Added the default setting for font and font size in the "options" property sheet.
fix bug Save As function for JPEG produces a file in GIF format instead of JPEG.
new function Modify the page name in the page setup dialog directly.
fix bug After Adding an own library with some pictures, the icons displayed in the library panes are not correct.
fix bug When copy/pasting an object, the font size is not pasted correctly.
fix bug Trying to rearrange the pages in a specific way effects that page-name and content doesn't fit anymore.
fix bug Supports UNICODE.
fix bug Fixed some small bugs.

Edraw V2.4 - Feb 17, 2007

new function Added some libraries for software diagram. Such as UML diagrams, directional maps, charts and graphics.
new function Added the high-resolution image export. Now Edraw can save the high quality image for printing directly.
new function Added the HTML export with hyperlink.
new function Added event handle for some special shapes.
new function Added "Invert the Arrow Orientation" item in the menu.
fix bug Fixed the bug - Crash when you double click the object which is inserted in other application program.
fix bug Fixed some small bugs.

Edraw V2.3 - Dec 2, 2007

new function Added some libraries for network diagram. Such as Cisco design icons, physical network devices and network platform shapes.
new function Added the hyperlink. Now you can link to page, link to shape, link to file or Internet in your drawing.
new function Improved the whole efficiency.
new function Added library gallery pane. Now you can choose the type of drawing.
new function Added progress bar for the file reading.
fix bug Fixed the bug that flipping the group shapes.
fix bug Fixed the R6034 bug - Crash when double click Edraw file directly in explore.
fix bug Fixed some small bugs.

Edraw V2.1 - Oct 10, 2006

new function 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.
new function Added predefined style pane and color schemes. Now you can change the shapes easily.
new function A document with multiple pages.
new function More business template shapes. Support live update.
new function 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.
new function 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.
fix bug Improved the smart connector. Added lots of arrows and connectors.
fix bug Better interface for drawing.

Edraw V2.0 - July 20, 2006

new function Designed the new graphic engineer.
new function Supported Unicode.
new function Supported the script for shapes.

Edraw 1.6.8 - Jun 4, 2005

new function Released Edraw Flowchart Software with the library of flowcharts and network diagrams.

Edraw 1.0 - Oct 10, 2004

new function Released Edraw 1.0

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