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Tom Sawyer Software Releases Upgraded ActiveX Visualization Software

Tom Sawyer Visualization, 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 Visualization, Version 8.0, ActiveX Edition.

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.

New Benefits

Tom Sawyer Visualization, 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.

Tom Sawyer Visualization, Version 8.0, ActiveX edition introduces a new magnified selection tool, allowing users to magnify the drawing canvas while interacting with drawing elements. This release also adds support for exporting PNG images and includes new and improved documentation including new development and deployment setup guides and an enhanced Developer's Guide. Further, the demonstration applications have been redesigned for improved visual appeal.

New Features

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



User Interactions

Printing and Exporting



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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