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Tom Sawyer Software Releases Upgraded Java Visualization Software

Tom Sawyer Visualization, Version 9.0, Java Edition, Introduces New Graphics System

Oakland, CA, December 15, 2008—Tom Sawyer Software, the leading provider of high-performance graph visualization, layout, and analysis solutions, today announced the release of Tom Sawyer Visualization, Version 9.0, Java Edition.

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

New Benefits

Tom Sawyer Visualization, Version 9.0 focuses primarily on the graphics system and refined user interface presentation. The new release introduces a new data-driven scene-based graphics system with an integrated expression language support. This new graphics system enables our customers in defense, financial services, IT, networking, and software engineering to build applications with expressive data-driven graphics more quickly and efficiently. Many new graphical effects and transitions are supported or can be easily implemented. The user interface elements have been redesigned for improved visual appeal. Our customers can readily decorate their drawings with data driven graphical attributing.

Tom Sawyer Visualization also relies on Tom Sawyer Layout for fine global and incremental automatic layout, labeling, and routing. For years, enterprise-class customers with large complex data sets and many drawing rules have been aware that no other academic, commercial, or open source offering has the scalability, reliability, and quality that Tom Sawyer products offer.

Tom Sawyer Visualization, Version 9.0 also introduces new layout progress, layout cancel, layout fading transitions and animation, and multi-threaded layout support. The new release implements new drawing fitting technology where each layout style has new features to fit the drawing canvas or the printed page more optimally. For instance, circular and symmetric layouts will rotate optimally to fit the canvas or printed page. If a resultant drawing more closely fits the aspect ratio of the canvas or printed page, then each user interface element in the drawing is easier to read at lower zoom levels. Further, this release continues with many layout, labeling, and routing refinements.

New Features

Tom Sawyer Visualization, Version 9.0, Java Edition offers new and enhanced features:



Graphical Drawings


User Interactions



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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