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Tom Sawyer Software Releases Upgraded ActiveX Layout Software

Tom Sawyer Layout, Version 8.0, ActiveX Edition, Optimizes Screen Utilization and Offers Significantly Faster Symmetric and Circular Layout

Oakland, CA, September 10, 2009—Tom Sawyer Software, the leading provider of high-performance graph visualization, layout, and analysis solutions, announces the release of Tom Sawyer Layout, Version 8.0, ActiveX Edition, the latest of its layout product line. This software is developed using Microsoft's COM and ActiveX technologies, providing Tom Sawyer's highly regarded graph layout technology to developers using many different development environments.

Tom Sawyer Layout enables you to add scalable graph layout capabilities into applications serving bioinformatics, data management, networking, and intelligence markets, among others.

Tom Sawyer Layout, ActiveX Edition, provides ActiveX controls and APIs that enable software developers to efficiently produce applications that graphically reveal hidden relationships and underlying structures through scalable automatic layout. These exceptionally clear diagrams enable users to identify relationships and address problems more rapidly. Tom Sawyer Layout, ActiveX Edition, is a portable and flexible software library that can be integrated with your own database and graphical user interface. Whether you are developing with Visual Basic, Visual Basic .NET, Visual C# .NET, or any other development environments that support ActiveX controls, you can benefit from the extensive capabilities of Tom Sawyer Layout.

This software offers both XML and API integration. The XML file format enables swift and easy data exchange and integration between Tom Sawyer products and your own applications. The XML file format supports incremental data loading which brings numerous benefits to applications that deal with large data sets.

New Benefits

Tom Sawyer Layout, Version 8.0, ActiveX edition adds support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and 64-bit computers. It allows users to stay on top of the latest technology and develop with the newest features and functionalities of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. Further, users are able to improve the performance and scalability of their applications with 64-bit support.

Users can also take advantage of a new symmetric layout algorithm that significantly enhances layout performance. Symmetric layout executes five to ten times faster and circular layout executes twice as fast. Additionally, this release implements new drawing fitting technology where circular layout and symmetric layout have new features to more optimally fit the drawing canvas or the printed page. This enables users to more easily view drawings at lower zoom levels. Further, this release includes new and improved documentation including a reorganized Home Page and enhanced Developer's Guide.

New Features

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




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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