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Tom Sawyer Software Releases Upgraded Java Layout Software

Tom Sawyer Layout, Version 8.0, Java Edition, Brings Dramatic Performance and Quality Improvements

Oakland, CA, April 30, 2007—Tom Sawyer®Software, a leading provider of high-performance graph visualization, layout, and analysis solutions, today released Tom Sawyer Layout, Version 8.0, Java Edition.

Tom Sawyer Layout, Java Edition, is a versatile set of Java classes and APIs that enable users to organize and lay out relational data, producing exceptionally clear diagrams that reveal hidden relationships and underlying structures. Tom Sawyer Layout, Java Edition, is a portable and flexible software library that can be integrated with your own database, display, and graphics systems. Whether you are developing Sun Swing, Eclipse SWT, or thin client applications, you can benefit from its superb layout capabilities.

New Features

Tom Sawyer Layout, Version 8.0, Java Edition, offers new and enhanced features:

System

Documentation

Layout

Added Benefits

The implementation of a new symmetric layout algorithm brings dramatic performance improvements for very large drawings, helping our customers in intelligence, life sciences, and networking obtain more scalable applications. Edge crossings are reduced considerably in circular layout, making the drawings clearer and easier to navigate through. Substantial performance improvement in orthogonal layout produces drawings of outstanding quality.

The layout constraint system enhances users' ability to control layout output based on their application needs. More intuitive geometric interfaces enable users to specify their application constraints independent of layout styles. The new constraint categorization offers customers more flexibility and ease of use.

New tutorials show you how to use the product more efficiently.

About Tom Sawyer Software

Tom Sawyer Software is the leading provider of software and services that enable organizations to build highly scalable and flexible graph and data visualization and analysis applications. These applications are used to discover hidden patterns, complex relationships, and key trends in large and diverse datasets. Tom Sawyer Software serves clients with needs in link analysis; network topology; architectures and models; schematics and maps; and dependencies, flows, and processes. We help clients federate and integrate their data from multiple sources and build the graph and data visualization applications that are critical to analyzing and gaining insight into their data.

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