Excel Software Ships WinA&D 4.1 for UML, DFDs, ERDs and Requirements

4/7/2005 - 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.

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