Kivio mp is similar to Visio from Microsoft but we go beyond just using stencils to provide generic vector graphic ability as found in Corel Draw that allow you to mix types of images on a page. Kivio mp allows you to map out virtually any process you can think of with the huge collection of included stencil sets. Some of the additional features include:
Layering for drawings
Master reference page
Undo/redo actions for add/remove page and layer
Rapid access to line and fill colors
Customizable helper lines
much much more
This new release provides more features on our path to being able to import and export Visio diagrams. Since these features are useful on their own, I thought we'd do a series of intermediary releases as we get closer. The Visio filters will be priced separately as they aren't needed by everyone, we expect a price of just $25 for this option.
2 kind of new Tools:
- Polygon Tool
- NURBS (Non-uniform Rational B-Splines) Tool - what does that mean for you? Basically a free form curved drawing tool that while not an actual connector (yet) can be used as a connector because you can set arrow heads on it.
Some changes in the interface.
- Cornered connectors - these are smart connectors that will bend around other objects as needed or go straight.
- Kivio has some UI additions to help Visio users make a smooth transition.
- Stencils can now have text attributes
By purchasing Kivio mp, you are getting the source for the application and free electronic updates to the core application. You get all supported platforms for one price regardless of when they are released. Kivio mp is priced at $99.95 for the physical package and $89.95 for the electronic package. Kivio mp includes all the currently available stencils, a $300 value, when you purchase it.
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