ConceptDraw Pro
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Create flowcharts, timelines and more; part of ConceptDraw Office.   Commercial ($199.00)
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ConceptDraw Pro is designed for professional flowcharting, diagramming and illustrating. Its flexible, handy tools help business and technical users quickly document complex structures, systems and processes. ConceptDraw V charts can be shared as a variety of graphics files and CAD documents, printed pages, presentations and Web pages. Owing to the advanced libraries of pre-drawn shapes, ConceptDraw V is perfect for most of the charting tasks including business, IT, project, UML and network diagrams . The built-in scripting language allows using ConceptDraw V to build enterprise-level
What's New
Version 9.4.1:
  • New Startup Wizard featuring Ingyre2 Technology
  • New Connectors Technology: Arrows10
  • Updated ConceptDraw Solution Park
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later



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klausgerome reviewed on 10 Jan 2014
Checked out ConceptDraw this morning. A couple of observations

1) It appears to be quite powerful
2) They offer different packages relating to different needs
3) As a non-tech ancient person I'm somewhat figured it out, it seems not complex
4) It gets a 4 Mouse rating from MacWorld.
5) It can work with Visio
[Version 9.4.1]


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Henneberg reviewed on 01 Nov 2012
I agree with Espiridion, previous conceptdraw was clumsy and buggy but the laltest release is absolutely fantastic! it is quiet stable application with hundreds of templates for everything. i use conceptdraw office 2 it has now an integration between mindmaps and diagrams, so that i can make a chart from any map. they call it solution park, where you can find sample images and videos of what you can do with conceptdraw. I give it a strong 5, thanks guys for a good job!
[Version 9.2]


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Espiridion reviewed on 22 May 2009
Let me start by saying that I hated ConceptDraw products when I tried them many years ago.
More recently I tried ConceptDraw MindMap, after being disappointed by NovaMind's pricing and XMind's direction. I also tried ConceptDraw Office. ConceptDraw PROJECT was the only program that I found a bit disappointing, but it was evident that the quality of their software had vastly improved since the last time I had tried it.
Just like they did with MindMap, ConceptDraw offered a previous version of ConceptDraw Pro for free.

I have not used it that much yet, but given the previous reviews it is important to clarify some issues and give potential users a different perspective.

I'm using version 7.6 and there's an auto save option under preferences.
So far, I have not experienced a single crash.
Macworld UK gave the program 5 stars and it's an Editors' Choice.
MacCompanion have it 4.5 stars.

Yesterday I created a document using OmniGraffle Pro 4. I've used OmniGraffle probably since it came out, and always upgraded, but the upgrade to version 5 seemed too expensive for what it offered.
Today I decided to try ConceptDraw Pro for this particular document, and I'm very happy with the results. Some things were not as intuitive as with OmniGraffle, but I don't mind spending some time reading the Manual or the Help. Formatting the final document was faster in ConceptDraw Pro, and the end result was much nicer. For me it was hard to believe. ConceptDraw's software has definitely improved in the past few years.

ConceptDraw Pro includes a wide variety of very useful Templates, including science, engineering, landscaping, management, and many others. I plan to eventually upgrade to ConceptDraw Office which includes newer versions of the applications I have, but I'll wait until the next release since I was not thrilled with their Project Management application. Merlin 2 or FastTrack Schedule are still the ones I would choose for that purpose.

For people interested in this type of software, I recommend that you try their demo and then decide. So far it has worked great for me.
[Version 8.0.5.2]


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congodog reviewed on 06 Feb 2009
It is exceedingly difficult do test a new program if is so unstable that it won't run long enough to try it out. Crash, Crash, the Crash.
Very nice.
If crashing counts, this is the app for you!
[Version 7.6]


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AntonioDeMiami reviewed on 16 Nov 2008
I bought it thinking to replace Visio. It is much harder to work with this one, constantly crashing, not saving automatically. Wasted money and tons of time this software. The conversion between visio and ConceptDraw is not accurate, constantly leading to crash. Tried on both Mac and PC, not happy at all!
[Version 7.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Aug 2005
UPDATE ON REVIEW:
Customer service did contact me and wanted to fix the situation by having me install the latest release of the application; however, I had already moved on to using another application. Thankfully, they did grant me a full refund.
[Version 5.2.8]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Jul 2005
I purchased ConceptDraw last week. I spent hours working on my first file. The application started responding very slowly, so I saved my file and quit the application. When I tried to re-open the file, the application unexpectedly quit and continued to unexpectedly quit everytime I attempted to open the file. Hours of work...gone.

I contacted their customer service and technical support. Never heard from customer service. Technical support wanted me to send them the file, but it contains confidential information, so I wasn't comfortable with that request.

My requests for a refund have gone unanswered. I've had to file a claim with my credit card company.

In the meantime, I've purchased OmniGraffle which is getting the job done just fine (and for much much cheaper).

Maybe my experience was a fluke, but my advice would be to stay away from something this unstable - especially when their customer service is so lacking.
[Version 5.2.8]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Jun 2005
I'm using it and I love it! It's possible to do almost everything I want with it: UML and workflow diagrams... There are lots of libraries with templates that make my work easier. I even tried writing CD basic script for creating a traffic diagrams. It worked great. Further more it`s possible to connect to any ODBC-compartible database and use it just from conceptdraw. There are a lot of features: pre-defined styles, smart library objects, background pages, layers, and easy-to-understand interface. I advise it as a really professional tool!
[Version 5.2.7]


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Zeitkind reviewed on 17 Sep 2004
Unusable slow on a G4/1GHz with 1GB RAM when drawing network equipment and network plans. Though this version didn't crash often like all previous version did, I still can't recommend it. Waiting over 20 sec. for a redraw while moving shapes is just inaceptable (90% CPU). Mouse often "caches" moving so your shape won't be where you droped it. Missing some basic shapes and better ancor-points; inconsistent shape-handling (newer and older ones). Make it 500% faster and I will buy an upgrade.
[Version 5.2]

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Anonymous commented on 18 Oct 2004
maybe you just need a faster machine, duh......
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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Dec 2003
How do you review a program that has had such a tremendous leap from the previous version? It tough, but this program is worth serious consideration for the professional user and college student.

First, they need to be commended for making so many changes that listing each change would be to hard to do in such a short review.

Second, this is an expensive program and the casual user need not apply. If you are a college student they do have student pricing.

Issues: This programs encompasses a great deal and therein lies a potential problem if you need to jump right in and learn all it functions. The best way to start is through copying an example. The learning curve can be steep as they have mixed graphical concepts with analytical concepts and are not one hundred percent with either--it can be both a serious finite tool of loosely used for concepts. Again, you will need to spend time in learning just how you will use it. There are no training videos that I know of and anyone wishing to make one would provide a great service to potential users of ConceptDraw V.

There is NO spell checker and I find this unacceptable for a program of such breath and cost. You can use programs like Spell Catcher X and Grammarian Pro X, but you really should not have to do this extra step.

Handing of text formatting can sometimes lead to odd behavior as you shift pre-made call-outs around from their leader. I find this discerning and graphically odd.

Bottom-line: I do think for what it represents and if you use the program substantially that the price is warranted. I am very glad to see programs like this entering the Mac Community and welcome them with open arms as a business professional as this is only way that Apple will lure away those still using Windows.
[Version 5.003]


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Pashan rated on 26 Nov 2013

[Version 9.4.1]



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OscarB2076 rated on 11 Sep 2013

[Version 9.4.1]



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Henneberg rated on 04 Mar 2013

[Version 9.3.1]



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Henneberg rated on 12 Nov 2012

[Version 9.2]


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Version Downloads:1,053
Type:Multimedia Design : Illustration
License:Commercial
Date:08 Dec 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $199.00
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ConceptDraw Pro is designed for professional flowcharting, diagramming and illustrating. Its flexible, handy tools help business and technical users quickly document complex structures, systems and processes. ConceptDraw V charts can be shared as a variety of graphics files and CAD documents, printed pages, presentations and Web pages. Owing to the advanced libraries of pre-drawn shapes, ConceptDraw V is perfect for most of the charting tasks including business, IT, project, UML and network diagrams . The built-in scripting language allows using ConceptDraw V to build enterprise-level visualization solutions.


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