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MagicDraw 7.5 is released

Golden, Colorado - March 17, 2004 - No Magic, Inc., a leading object-oriented tools company, today announced substantial performance gains with the release of MagicDraw 7.5, the latest version of its award-winning UML modeling and forward and reverse engineering tool.

MagicDraw Version 7.5 is the first UML tool in the Industry with embedded support for use case specifications. MagicDraw's new "Best of Breed" reporting module features RTF and PDF templates for SDD and UCS (Software Design Document and Use Case Specification). This feature shortens the requirements phase as it allows the analyst to quickly produce comprehensive professional documentation and lowers documentation maintenance costs throughout the project life-cycle.

What's New in MagicDraw 7.5:

  • Performance increase up to 100% in MagicDraw's client and Teamwork Server.
  • New reporting mechanism. RTF and PDF templates for SDD and UCS (Software Design Document and Use Case Specification).
  • XMI 1.2 support. Save, load, import, and export using the XMI 1.2 file format. XMI 1.1 and XMI 1.0 save, load and import are also supported.
  • Easy MagicDraw installation for Mac OS X (10.3 or above). Download MagicDraw Mac OS X Disk Image file, mount it, and install MagicDraw by dropping launcher to the Applications folder (or somewhere else).
  • Custom diagrams and custom diagram element styles for UML profiles: 
    - Ability to construct and use your own custom diagram based on UML diagram.
    - Ability to customize created diagram toolbar.
    - Ability to add stereotyped elements with custom style.
    - Generated custom diagram settings are stored in diagram descriptor file and can be imported and used by other users.
  • Better UML profiling and extending abilities:
    - Enhanced extensions tree, several sorting and grouping options.
    - Enhanced tagged values panel for every model element (tags grouping, sorting, filtering, several displaying options). - Ability to filter extensions elements (stereotypes, tags, constraints) by profiles in specification dialogs.
    - Profiles management dialog.
    - Automatic optimizing of base classes for stereotypes.
    - Base classes are visible on stereotype shape.
    - Correct UML metamodel element names in base class list (Class, Package, and others).
    - Stereotypes, tag definitions, tagged values, and constraints can have extension elements as any other model element.
    - Ability to assign stereotypes from shortcut menu or type directly near the model element name.
    - Ability to create tags not visible in diagrams, only in model (for example for code engineering).
  • Easier migration to the new version releases. After an auto-update, your previous program settings are retained. In addition, auto-update is available for floating licenses and teamwork servers.
  • Ability to specify use case properties as defined by RUP. Ready to use UCS can be produced from MagicDraw models.
  • Now hyperlinks can be added to any model element.
  • Ability to display related elements to a selected one on the diagram.
  • Style engine improvements. Ability to define individual style for stereotypes. You can apply different presentation styles for elements depending on their diagram type.
  • Stamp on printouts and diagram window indicating user name, company, and other properties.
  • New GUI library - JIDE allows better management of browser windows and other graphical controls.
  • Floating License checkout. No longer a need for a constant connection to the Floating Server, just check out a floating license and hit the road.
  • UML profiles for Struts Framework, Use Case Description, C#, Schedulability, Performance and Time Specification.
  • Zoom improvements, menu structure optimization, and other minor enhancements:
    - Go to related elements functionality while in the browser or a diagram.
    - Open API for notes.
    - Quick Find in the Browser.
    - Recent diagrams list. A list of diagrams that were recently opened.
    - Preview of selected diagrams.
    - C# documentation tag support.
    - Fixed collaboration numbering defect.

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