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SmartDraw CI

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  • Date Added:
    May 18, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (7-day trial, print-limited); $197.00 to buy (Buy it now)
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1 stars

"garbage program"

September 23, 2015

 |  Version: SmartDraw CI


nothing... hard to find any of them..


most important of a garbage program: it doest let you uninstall it.


garbage program

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3 stars

"Great for quick graphics, but not backward compatible"

July 14, 2015  |  By chezjuan

 |  Version: SmartDraw CI


Large library of images, shapes, and templates make it easy to make quick graphics to insert in documents, proposals, and the like.

The multiple export options make sharing creations easy.

Cheap compared to Visio


The lack of backward compatibility is frustrating to say the least. Every time a new version comes out, any document edited in that version is no longer usable in previous versions, so you are forced to upgrade all users at once.

Some templates are confusing to use. For example, if you try to add text to a flow chart, it will try to connect the text to the chart rather than letting it be free-floating unless you create a separate layer for the text, which makes grouping and moving difficult. As others have noted, floor plans act strangely as well at times.


All in all this is a decent product for the price, when compared to Visio. Not as capable, more confusing, but hundreds of dollars less makes up for that based on my specific needs (creating charts and graphics for documents and proposals).

The lack of backward compatibility between versions is very annoying, and where the price/benefit between it and Visio starts to disappear. There is no reason for this - almost every other product I've used allows editing and even saving as old versions. This is the primary reason I've rated the product 2.5 stars. If it were backward compatible, I would say it is worth 3.5 stars, and if they make the confusing templates work better it may even get to 4.5.

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Full Specifications

Publisher SmartDraw Software
Publisher web site
Release Date May 18, 2015
Date Added May 18, 2015
Category Business Software
Subcategory Office Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 22.89MB
File Name smartdraw_setup_CNET.exe
Total Downloads 18,778
Downloads Last Week 52
License Model Free to try
Limitations 7-day trial, print-limited
Price $197

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