By Tien Thinh Vu
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xDiagram application could help you make nice diagram graphic documents or UML documents quickly by keeping lines connected to shapes even when they're moved.
Functions of the application:
+ SMART LINE / CONNECTOR:
Smart Line if attached to a shape will automatically change position every time when the main shape is moved, resized.
+ BASIC SHAPE (new):
There are 92 shapes to add to your diagram. You could add/change text to display inside the shape.
Drawing UML activity diagram will be easier using these shapes.
+ PRE-DEFINED IMAGES (new):
There are 1056 predefined nice images shapes for you to add to your diagram.
Shape types are as following:
+ OVER 2000 BEAUTIFUL SYMBOLS:
More than that, there are over 2000 beautiful symbols for you to add to the diagram.
+ ADD IMAGE:
You could add any image file (support file type: gif, jpeg, png, bmp, pict, tiff) to display as an item inside the application.
Image file could be shown in following modes: Stretch / Fit inside bound / Fit outside bound.
The application also allows to DRAG/DROP many image files directly from Finder or pasted image from clipboard to current editing window to add them to the diagram.
+ GENERATE UML CLASS DIAGRAM from C++/JAVA SOURCE:
By dragging C++ header(*.h) or Java files, folders into the diagram window, the application will auto-generate UML class diagram for you. (Accurate rate: 90%)
+ ALIGN MULTIPLE ITEMS:
Select many items then do right-click mouse to select alignment options as following:
(also allow to auto-align with another objects)
- Center (Horizontal or Vertical)
- Horizontal center in View
- Vertical center in View
+ OPEN/SAVE to "*.UMD" file:
UMD (*.umd) is the new file type created only for this application.
Press "⌘S" to save current diagram to an UMD file so that you could load it later for editing.
+ EXPORT TO IMAGE FILE:
Press "⌘E" to export current diagram to an image file with format of PDF, TIFF or PNG or JPEG.
+ SUPPORT PRINT:
Press "⌘P" to print current document.
+ CAPTURE TO CLIPBOARD:
Press "⌘4" or click on Capture button to export current diagram image to clipboard, then you could paste that image to another application.
Example: Open [Preview] application, press "⌘N" to paste above captured image to view or to save to an image file.
Of course, you could paste that image to Excel, Word application too.
- Unlimited Undo/Redo (shortcut key: Cmd-Z / Shift-Cmd-Z)
- Copy / Paste (shortcut key: Cmd-C / Cmd-V)
- Doublicate select items (shortcut key: Cmd-D)
- Group / Ungroup Items (shortcut key: Cmd-G / Shift-Cmd-G)
- Lock/Unlock items position (shortcut key: Cmd-L / Shift-Cmd-L)
- Rotate left, rotate right (shortcut key: Cmd-J / Cmd-K)
- Press Cmd+T to move, resize group of items temporary
- Short cut key CMD+B, CMD+I to change text to Bold or Italic
- User could drag right mouse on a current shape to create a new attached object with line
- Double click on the canvas to create a new text box item
- Allow to switch current select object to another shape type
- Allow to change selected items display order
- Scale size of select items
- Path boolean operations supported
- Flip select items
- Shadow supported
- Snap to Grid
- Auto Align with another object when resize or move
- Change display order
- Export to png, jpeg, tiff, pdf image file (shortcut key: Cmd-E)
- Print supported (shortcut key: Cmd-P)
- Customizable color / Font / Size / Line Type
- Support gradient fill to shapes
- Customize measure unit and scale (point, cm, mm, inch….)
- Allow to Export image in 300dpi
- Allow user to select items then save them to Favorites list to reuse later
What's New in Version 2.22
- Fix bugs
It is AWESOME but…. a few added functions would be helpful
I love this app and use it a lot. There are 2 small features/functions that would ease my use greatly…..
1) The app defaults to as the crow flies connector lines…. I use the connector line that has 90 degree angles to go around objects. To use this connector line, while continuing to hold down the option key, I have to reclick the connector line that I prefer everytime I try to connect objects.
NOTE: there may be a short cut or a way to set this preference as a default but I have not been able to find it
2) Table editing is very limited.
NOTE: again, there may be more than I have been able to find but as far as I can tell there is only create a table (with row and column counts) and add/delete of rows/columns/cells.
Still, I don’t know what I would do without this app. There is nothing out there that is similar in capability.
Simple, fast to learn, great results
I’ve been using xDiagram to draw small diagrams for technical writing. Object-oriented programming lets me infinitely edit a drawing; and the program remembers my settings so it’s easy to keep things uniform. It quickly became a comfortable tool, delivering Visio-like flexibility and ease of use at a bargain price. Some nits; I haven’t yet figured out how to resize the canvas of a drawing once I’ve started it. And sometimes when I reposition an object, the end of a line connecting it to another object doesn’t move to the near side of that object—it crosses the face of the object instead.
Simple and clear
Without much work I was able to grasp the interface and build a flow chart needed for work. There are some glitches in terms of managing paper size and having the diagrams print in relation to the paper size used. However, the way the app works with aligning boxes and connecting with arrows is fantastic. More simple than other similar apps on the market.
- Category: Graphics & Design
- Updated: Oct 15, 2014
- Version: 2.22
- Size: 37.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Tien Thinh Vu
- © 2014 Vu Tien Thinh
Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later