Edraw Max V8 Released

Great-looking diagrams in Version 8 help improve your understanding of systems and processes, gain insight into complex information, and make better decisions.

Edraw Max Version 8.0

Edraw Max 8 helps you to create professional-looking diagrams for understanding, documenting, and analyzing information, data, systems, and processes.
Most graphics software programs depend on artistic skills. When you use Edraw, however, conveying important information visually is as easy as opening a template, dragging shapes into your drawing, and applying themes for a finishing touch. And now, the new features and enhancements in Edraw Max 8 make creating diagrams even easier and faster, for results that are more impressive than ever.

Edraw Max 8 New Features

  1. Edraw Team Cloud and Private Cloud are available now. Cloud Sync is a premium feature available to subscribers. 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. (See Screenshot) Adds real-time comment about the diagrams. (See Screenshot)

  3. Upgraded to cross-platform program, supporting to run on MAC system as well.

  4. Improved text editing effect for Russian, Korean, Arabic, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, and many other languages in the world.

  5. Added Infographics design elements and templates, including infographic libraries for food, business, medical, education, music, environment, transportation, architecture, tourism, news, and technology. (See Screenshot)

  6. Added elements for designing various Greeting Cards and Holiday Cards, including Post Card, Greeting Card, Invitation Card, Birthday Card, Christmas Card, Valentine's Card, New Year's Card and more. (See Screenshot)

  7. Templates and examples have been significantly refined and improved.

  8. Improved some templates such as 2D Block, 3D Block, Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), Garden Design, Form, 3D Network Diagram, Organizational Chart, and Certificate.

  9. Added 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.

  10. Increased 4300 new symbols and elements. Contains over 12600 symbols in total.

  11. Smarter and easier layout of Organization Chart. Modify all org chart shapes once through Define Field and Display Options.

  12. Layers function enables to create multi-layer drawings. (See Screenshot)

  13. Geometry and Boolean operation for shapes.

  14. Dynamic guides are smarter to align and space objects. Easy to line up shapes with equal space. (See Screenshot)

  15. Easier preview and print of large-size drawings.

  16. Preview of shape libraries before opening them. (See Screenshot)

  17. Be able to open multiple libraries all at once. (See Screenshot)

  18. Table is much easier to select through a new added handle on the top left corner. (See Screenshot)

  19. Preset connector styles allow changing all connectors at once. (See Screenshot)

  20. When inserting a picture in a mind map shape, it's now flexible to change the picture's position. (See Screenshot)

  21. Added quick buttons to increase/decrease font size. (See Screenshot)

  22. Available to insert note with rich texts and pictures.

  23. Easy to set Line Jumps on the Page Layout menu. (See Screenshot)

  24. Increased hundreds of presentation-quality templates which can be used as Edraw diagram starting templates or PPT templates right away. (See Screenshot)

Edraw Max 7 New Features

  1. 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.

  2. Added the Column, Bar, Pie, Doughnut, Line, Area, Scatter, Spider Charts drawing types.

  3. Exports to ms Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, EPS, PS, SVG in vector format.

  4. Added the Fit to Drawing option in the Page Size dialog.

  5. Automatically resize the page as you draw.

  6. The table feature has been significantly enhanced. It is now much easier to create common used tables.

  7. Improved some templates such as Nassi-Shneiderman, Mind Mapping, Directional Map, Charts and Graphs, Value Stream Mapping, TQM diagram, Cause-Effect diagram.

  8. Visio compatibility. Support to import the Visio XML file.

  9. Gets started quickly. You can find just the right template by using the new Getting Started window in Edraw. Large template previews, Large thumbnail previews and descriptions of each template help you to quickly identify the templates that are best for your diagrams. (See Screenshot)

  10. The new UI is MS Office 2010 style-like. Full ribbon features.

  11. Added Themes, Color Themes, Effects and Fonts. Easy to change the whole diagram by changing the active theme. With the new Theme feature, you can format the colors and effects in an entire diagram with a single click. (See Screenshot)

  12. Real-time previews (See Screenshot). 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.

  13. 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. (See Screenshot)

  14. Put Edraw graphics into Word, Excel, PowerPoint with one-click buttons. (See Screenshot)

  15. Text objects supported line space, bullet, Indent, back color, super script, sub script and more.

  16. 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. (See Screenshot)

  17. Improved performance while drawing.

  18. Shape and text presets make it really easy to apply a preset look to an object or text.

  19. It's quicker to zoom in and out now using the zoom slider in the southeast corner of the screen.

  20. Added the Insert Table function.

  21. Added More highlight mind map symbols for the Mind Map drawings.

  22. Saved the correlative libraries in the file. So that the libraries will be opened automatically when you open the document later.

  23. Watermark. Insert ghosted text behind the content on the page. This is often used to indicate that a document is to be treated specially, such as Confidential or Urgent.

  24. 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.

  25. It is now easier to find just the right symbols in the library (See Screenshot) because of the real-time previews.

  26. Recolor picture, Light and Contrast, transparent PNG support.

  27. Opened the Shape Sheet function for senior users to create more complicated shapes.

  28. More 2000 high quality clip arts (See Screenshot).

  29. Added the background view relative to normal view. In the background view, you can modify all background elements.

  30. Added the dynamic help within the program.

Edraw Max 6 Fixes

  1. Improved the Insert Hyperlink function.

  2. Improved the Print function. Support more page sizes such as A0, A1. You can also print the large size graphics in separate pages.

  3. High quality graphic export.

  4. Significantly improved performance of finding symbols.

  5. Allowed to modify the grid space.

  6. Fixed some bugs in Geometry dialog.

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