Software provider has released Stardraw Design 7. The announcement follows its initial showing at InfoComm 2011, which marked the start of a public beta phase.

StardrawThe application is’s seventh-generation software solution for systems integrators. Drawing on nearly two decades of market experience, and the latest in software technologies, Stardraw Design 7 offers audio and video system designers/installers speed, ease of use and task-orientated functionality in a modular package, which allows custom configuration of software to suit requirements and budget.

Users also have access to the industry’s largest, highest-quality library of manufacturers’ products.

Using an entirely new codebase, Stardraw Design 7 generates a project- and product-centric database which is accessible via tried and trusted task-orientated drawing environments such as Block Schematics and Rack Layouts, as well as a new, grid-based Products overview and integrated Reporting interface. A key advantage of this approach is that each ‘view’ is a representation of the central project database, and a change in one view ripples through to all of the others. A multi-tab interface means that all drawings are accessible at the same time, with each drawing on its own tab, while the Project Dashboard gives a master view of a complete project. The new Symbols Palette feature shows the products in your project that are not being used in the current drawing, which aids tracking of a project.

Other new and improved features include compatibility with the latest versions of AutoCAD (R12 – 2010) and Visio as well as a built-in PDF-generator. There is also a new User Defined Product wizard which allows creation of custom product records with all associated symbols and data.

A streamlined drawing interface contains requested features, including grab/pan, wireframe dragging, arrowheads, improved image support, setting of multiple Cable Labels in a single click, and automatic Title Blocks, laying claim to bing 'a multi-generational leap forward'.

‘We’re very proud of Stardraw Design 7 because it is without doubt our most powerful and streamlined off-the-shelf design/documentation package yet,’ says CEO, David Snipp. ‘The code base, although new to the product family, isn’t new to us. It’s in use by more than 30,000 users of our OEM applications which means we’ve been able to implement some very sophisticated embellishments to a rock-solid and proven core. The feedback from the beta test community and those now using the release version has been very gratifying – Stardraw Design 7 should be on every integrators wish list.’

The all-new system design/documentation tool is available for download from the company website.

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