Announces Major New Release of SmartDraw 2007

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New release delivers enhanced flowcharting and mind mapping capabilities, improved graphics functionality, and supports Tablet PC computing and Vista.

Once you've developed your mind map, you can take planning further with Gantt charts, timelines and calendars - all with the same product, SmartDraw 2007, creator of SmartDraw®, the world's most popular business graphics software, today announced an update to SmartDraw 2007 (release 8.1), bringing major feature enhancements and Tablet PC readiness to its award winning program. With SmartDraw, anyone can create professional-quality business graphics such as flowcharts, org charts, Gantt charts, timelines, floor plans and more in minutes - no experience or training required.

"We are consistently improving SmartDraw to exceed the needs of our customers, and the new release includes major enhancements for flowcharting and mind mapping, along with vastly improved graphic capabilities. Also, for the first time SmartDraw is now available for use on a Tablet PC, and it works with Vista, Windows XP and 2000," stated chief executive and founder Paul Stannard.

Flowcharting is now even easier with SmartDraw's unique "auto-insert" feature. Connector lines automatically redraw themselves when objects are inserted or deleted within the chart, saving time and boosting productivity. The new Mind Mapping SmartPanelTM command set encourages "organized brainstorming" - allowing users to add details and ideas to their mind maps with a click of a mouse. "Once you've developed your mind map, you can take planning further with Gantt charts, timelines and calendars - all with the same product, SmartDraw 2007," said Stannard.

Graphics have been greatly improved and users can now set any color to be partially transparent to create new effects and perfect Venn diagrams. SmartDraw's graphic libraries are fully customizable and have been expanded with new calendars, templates and examples, together with additional images from Lippincott for the SmartDraw Healthcare Edition.

The new release of SmartDraw 2007 is the Company's first Tablet PC-enabled version, allowing users to take notes and create high quality graphics on the go. "Other Tablet PC graphics programs require drawing by hand with the stylus. SmartDraw is the first program to offer true professional-quality graphics, combined with a hand-drawn ink layer for quick notes and annotation. A tablet user can create a floor plan (or any other graphic) with SmartDraw more quickly and accurately than hand drawing it, and with a much higher quality result," stated Stannard. offers a variety of licensing options and programs for organizations of all sizes. A free trial is available at: and includes both online and telephone technical support.


Founded in 1994, is the creator of SmartDraw, the world's most popular business graphics software. SmartDraw allows anyone to create professional-quality business graphics in minutes - no experience or training required. The Company is the leader in the business graphics market, a market made up of ordinary computer users who want to create attractive and effective business graphics, but who lack the time and expertise to learn software designed for graphics professionals. In addition to SmartDraw 2007 intended for general business use, there are also SmartDraw Healthcare and SmartDraw Legal editions with graphics and applications unique to their respective fields. In mid-2006, surpassed the ten millionth download of SmartDraw.

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, is privately-held and counts more than half the Fortune 500 among its customers. To download a free trial of SmartDraw 2007, please visit:


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