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WinA&D 4.1 for UML, DFDs, ERDs and Requirements

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Placitas, NM ? April 5, 2005 - Excel Software began shipping WinA&D 4.1
for requirements management, software modeling, code generation,
reengineering and flexible report generation. Version 4.1 adds
configurable title blocks in all diagram editors, customized
requirements definition and enhancements to data modeling and report
generation.

All diagram editors now support a configurable title block for creating
an engineering legend that can appear on the screen, in diagram
printouts and in generated reports. A title block can have multiple
rows and columns of resizable cells where each cell may contain static
or editable text with user control over text fonts, sizes, color,
justification and line wrapping. Data from user configurable fields
associated with each diagram can be included in the title block. The
user can also control title block placement and frame each page or
entire multiple page diagrams for professionally printed design work and
custom reports.

The requirement's definition process is more customizable with
configurable enforced choices on fields, the ability to add new fields
to existing entries, auto generated entry dialogs based on configured
views and added import/export options such as DIF format for moving
requirements data to and from a spreadsheet.

Data modeling enhancements include visual indication of NOT NULL fields
on ERDs and support for long lists of table constraints. When
generating a data model from SQL using WinTranslator, schema names can
be flexibly mapped to namespaces during the import process into WinA&D,
simplifying schema reuse and reengineering.

The report generator adds floating point calculations, a library of math
functions, wildcard string searches and scriptable features in user
dialogs. In addition to generating reports, scripts can be used to
customize the user interface. For example, in the Requirements Matrix
window, a query can execute a script that precisely selects requirements
that satisfy user-configured conditions. Users can configure custom
dialogs to control entry definition for enforcing naming conventions or
organizational standards.

Other enhancements include wildcards in search dialogs, more font and
color choices and control over background fill colors of individual
diagram objects. Powerful selection, sorting and formatting features
give developers more flexibility when listing project dictionary and
requirement data.

WinA&D runs on Windows computers from 95 through XP. A single user
license is priced at $495, $1295 and $1995 for the Standard, Desktop and
Developer editions. WinA&D comes with sample projects, step-by-step
tutorials, ready-to-run reports, printed manuals and PDF manuals on CD.

Excel Software
Ph: (505) 771-3719
Fax: (505) 771-3718
Web: http://www.excelsoftware.com
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Placitas, NM ? April 5, 2005 - Excel Software began shipping WinA&D
4.1 for requirements management, software modeling, code generation,
reengineering and flexible report generation. Version 4.1 adds
configurable title blocks in all diagram editors, customized
requirements definition and enhancements to data modeling and report
generation.
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Excel Software
Ph: (505) 771-3719
Fax: (505) 771-3718
Web: http://www.excelsoftware.com
Email: in**@excelsoftware.com


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From a quick scan of the newsgroup, there was one posting in the last 3
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Nov 14 '05 #3

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