25/10/2019

ConceptDraw Office v6 is out

ConceptDraw Office is a suite of applications consisting of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM (v13), ConceptDraw MINDMAP (v11), ConceptDraw PROJECT (v10) and ConceptDraw STORE.

There's also an online service Concept BOOKS allowing sharing and collaborating of documents designed using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM and ConceptSraw PROJECT Server which does the same for collaborating online with ConceptDraw PROJECT.

The apps themselves are self-explanatory i.e. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is for producing diagrams, MINDMAP fir mind mapping, brainstorming etc and PROJECT is like Visio from Microsoft and is for project managing things.

However the real power of ConceptDraw is the solutions that are available, some free and some paid for and there are a great many of them in-fact 158 free and 47 premium covering a vast array of topics.

The free solutions topics are: -

  • Building Plans
  • Business Processes
  • Business Productivity
  • Collaboration
  • Computer and Networks
  • Dashboards
  • Diagrams
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Food and Beverage
  • Graphs and Charts
  • Health
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Infographics
  • Management
  • Maps
  • Marketing
  • Project
  • Management
  • Quality Management
  • Science and Education
  • Software Development
  • Sport

The premium solutions cover the following topics: -

  • Building Plans
  • Business Infographics
  • Business Processes
  • Food and Beverage
  • Health
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Packages
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Software Development
  • Statistical Charts

Some of the paid solution allow for dynamic infographics to be produced i.e. the information will change depending on data from various sources.

It's now possible to make animated gifs with Diagram in presentation mode align topics with a Mindmap and colour task completion in Project.

ConceptDraw Office is an invaluable tool for anyone in the presentation/networking/etc space and needs to provide visually vibrant documents and is £399 for the complete set (BOOKS is currently on a trial and Project Server is £99 per year). Even the free solutions will satisfy most users and the premium solutions for everyone else.