updated 02:25 pm EST, Tue December 19, 2006
ConceptDraw 6.2 released
CS Odessa last week released ConceptDraw 6.2. a new version of its business and technical diagramming software that now includes landscape and garden design libraries. The company said the update includes shapes for displaying bridges, stairs, roofs, roads and junctions on the landscape layout; pools, ponds, water textures and other water-related objects; a plumbing library; and entertainment and garden furniture drawings. The second half of the new library additions includes new trees/shrubs and flowers/grass libraries that contain a number of shapes representing landscape elements and new textures allow users to build custom nature shapes. The update also brings Smart Objects for measuring and displaying an object's dimensions on a design document. Version 6.2 has now the ability to open a template in standard (US) units or metric measurement units. It is a free update to v6.0 owners, while upgrades from previous versions are $150 (Pro) and $80 (Standard). Full version pricing starts at $150. ConceptDraw VI is available in English, German, French and Spanish.