Edraw Max

Edraw Max

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 19 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.3
  • Total Downloads:
    140,671
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 15, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $99.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    57.84MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    354
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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3 stars

"Slow Visio replica"

September 17, 2010  |  By mwier

 |  Version: Edraw Max 5.3

Pros

The program looks and behaves like Visio.
It has built-in support for tables & PDF export.

Cons

The program runs much slower than Visio 2007.
I didn?t found a way to make a directed connection between two shapes ? not just a connection between two points from them.
The program failed to open correctly not very complex Visio file (vdx).

Summary

The program runs slowly. In particular:
Page scrolling is slow.
Shape rotation, resizing and dragging are slow.
Selecting objects is slow.

Visio 2007 performs the above actions much faster.

The program can export diagrams into PDF files, but the exported shapes are raster graphics. Because of this the diagrams may not look crisp when they are printed from an exported PDF file.

I didn?t found a way to place an arrow in the middle of a connector (there is a ?mid-arrow? shape ? a line segment, whose end arrow points the middle, but it is not a connector).

I didn?t found a way to re-layout shapes ? a Visio feature which can automatically rearrange complex diagrams and in some cases make them more visually comprehensible.

I didn?t found a motivating reason to switch from Visio to Edraw Max, because the latter lacks originality and performs worse than Visio.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.3
Version 5.3 has added float action buttons to implement shape action easier and toggle connected shapes feature, which allows to hide all the connected shapes.
General
Publisher EDrawSoft
Publisher web site http://www.edrawsoft.com
Release Date July 15, 2010
Date Added July 15, 2010
Version 5.3
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Illustration Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 57.84MB
File Name edrawmax_full.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 140,671
Downloads Last Week 354
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $99.95

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