Tom Sawyer Layout, .NET Edition

Release 9.2.0

DateJune 3, 2011
StatusGeneral

Overview

This release provides all of the documentation in HTML format, with global search capability. It also features improved access to hosted licensing and layout architecture optimization to accelerate layout speed.

New

Technology

  • Batch processing APIs for improved drawing creation performance
  • Support for 64-bit computers

Documentation

  • Search capability across all documentation

Layout

  • All Layout Styles
    • Enabled treating certain child drawings as fixed during nested drawing layout

Improvements

Installation

  • Improved installation program
  • Improved licensing setup

Licensing

  • Simplified access to hosted licensing through web proxy

Technology

  • Removed dependency on Microsoft Visual J# .NET

Documentation

  • Converted all documentation to HTML format

Nesting

  • Added option to preserve owner node position during nested drawing changes

Layout

  • All Layout Styles
    • Increased layout speed by twenty to sixty percent
    • Enhanced node and edge embedding during incremental layout
    • Enhanced moveable connector placement when multiple edges are attached
  • Circular Layout Style
    • Improved edge labeling with dense drawings
    • Enhanced clustering quality
    • Refined clustering options
    • Improved placement of movable connectors
    • Improved cluster spacing
    • Improved node spacing within clusters
    • Refined drawing fitting
  • Hierarchical Layout Style
    • Improved edge labeling with polyline and orthogonal routing
  • Orthogonal Layout Style
    • Refined labeling
    • Enhanced group constraint quality
  • Symmetric Layout Style
    • Improved edge labeling with dense drawings
    • Enhanced handling of fixed point constraints
    • Improved placement of movable connectors
    • Refined drawing fitting
  • Routing
    • Reduced edge crossings
    • Significantly enhanced routing with connectors
  • Labeling
    • Increased quality

System Requirements

  • Added support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Dropped support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

Fixes

  • Drawing manager meta-edge APIs return consistent results when meta-edges are not viewable
  • Drawing fitting is respected when arranging connected components in the orthogonal layout style
  • Layout calculates optimal expanded node size when fixed connector labels are present

Issues

  • None