Product News

Tom Sawyer Software Releases Tom Sawyer Perspectives, Version 7.0, Java Edition

Introduces New Charting, Data Integration Improvements, Modeless Select and Pan, Composite UI Editor, Crossing Jump Overs, Maven Support, and Performance Improvements

Berkeley, CA, July 17, 2015—Tom Sawyer Software, the premier provider of software for building high-performance graph visualization and analysis applications, announces the release of Tom Sawyer Perspectives, Version 7.0, Java Edition.

This release introduces new data and rule-driven charting in web applications that allows users to gain more insight into their data through charts. Users can now create area, bar, column, line, and pie charts for even more ways to provide insights into large quantities of data.


New Crossing Jump Overs in Tom Sawyer Perspectives


New Charting in Tom Sawyer Perspectives

Data integration has been greatly improved by adding a new JSON data integrator, adding support for the latest Neo4j 2.2 releases, and improving XML data integration performance by as much as thirty-five percent.

This release also provides a variety of new and updated tools for drawing viewing and editing. The new modeless Select and Pan tool unites functions of the Select, Pan, and Zooming tools. Users can now carry out a combination of these operations without switching between tools, where the cursor updates automatically depending on its context and location. Additionally, the Move tool now has a new capability in web applications to transfer drawing objects from one nested drawing level to another, and the Change End Node tool has been implemented in web applications.

Tom Sawyer Perspectives now includes a sophisticated new scene graph-based Composite UI Editor that allows you to create and design your own complex UIs visually. Create UIs for drawings, nodes, edges, labels, and connectors without writing code, saving development time and resources.

This release introduces crossing jump overs in response to requests from customers in schematics-intensive fields such as electrical system design, oil and gas field applications, and advanced manufacturing applications. Users can specify the visual appearance of a crossing between two or more edges from the Designer. This reduces the potential that a crossing could be confused with an actual connection in a drawing.

Additionally, Tom Sawyer Perspectives adds Maven support to help its customers with large system designs and complicated build system requirements, and offers its prospects and customers access to its public Maven repository.

Tom Sawyer Software continues its ongoing efforts to performance-tune Tom Sawyer Perspectives. Memory use, memory allocation, and code have been optimized for performance. In addition, many fine details of the layout system have also been improved. Connector support and component packing in nested drawings have been rewritten, and the new tree reduction system project continues to be developed.

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.

View All Press Releases