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Tom Sawyer Software Releases Upgraded ActiveX Visualization Software

Tom Sawyer Visualization, Version 6.0, ActiveX Edition, Introduces New XML File Formats and Edge Routing

Oakland, CA, September 30, 2005—Tom Sawyer® Software, a leading provider of high-performance graph visualization, layout, and analysis solutions, today released Tom Sawyer Visualization, Version 6.0, ActiveX Edition, the latest of its visualization product line.

The Tom Sawyer Visualization product family delivers sophisticated component technology that manages, reveals, and displays graphical and customized views of relational data, immediately identifying relationships, connections, and emerging patterns within the data. The software displays pathways, models, flows, dependencies, networks, and schematics in a comprehensive visual format.

Tom Sawyer Visualization, ActiveX Edition provides ActiveX controls and APIs for developing graph visualization applications quickly and efficiently. With this product, you can easily enhance your applications with sophisticated graph display, viewing and editing technologies presented in an eye-catching, intuitive graphical user interface. You can customize both the display and the interactive behaviors of your application using standard Microsoft components such as toolbars, menus and mouse-event handling.

Tom Sawyer Visualization, ActiveX Edition is developed using Microsoft's COM and ActiveX technologies, providing graph visualization solutions to ActiveX developers. It supports Visual Basic, Visual Basic .NET, Visual C#, or any other development environments that support ActiveX controls.

Added Benefits

The new release of Tom Sawyer Visualization provides XML integration, allowing exchanging and integrating data between Tom Sawyer products and your applications quickly and easily. The XML file format supports directly embedded images and incremental data loading.

Further, the new release brings our advanced edge routing technology to developers using Microsoft's ActiveX and .NET environments. In many schematic and diagramming applications, the positions of the objects may be predefined and the users would like to have software tools automatically find the best routes for the links. The edge routing feature automatically reroutes edges while maintaining node placement, meeting the needs of many users.

New Features

Tom Sawyer Visualization, Version 6.0, ActiveX Edition, offers a number of new and enhanced features:



Interactive Environment


Input and Output



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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