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Developer(s) SmartDraw, LLC
Stable release 2012[citation needed] / Oct 2011
Operating system Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7
Type diagramming software
License Proprietary

SmartDraw is a visual processor used to create flowcharts, organization charts, mind maps, project charts, and other visuals. SmartDraw is built exclusively for Windows operating systems and works with Windows 7, Vista, XP, and 2000.[1] Since version 7, it uses Microsoft’s Fluent User Interface in conjunction with automated panels specific to each type of diagram.[2]

It integrates with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint[3][4] and Microsoft Project;[5] it can export diagrams to common image formats and PDF format.[6]

Free Demo is available, but it expires after seven days or five usages and it has a watermark on its outputs. There is a $100 discount coupon that is available with the demo. Also note that the purchased version needs additional license to export to PowerPoint[7]

File Format[edit]

The following file extensions are specific to SmartDraw:

  • .SDR – “SmartDraw Documents,” a binary file format used for saving SmartDraw documents.
  • .SDT – “Smart/Draw Templates,” a binary file format used for saving SmartDraw reusable document templates.
  • .SDL – “SmartDraw Libraries,” a binary file format used for saving symbol libraries in SmartDraw.
  • .SCZ - "SmartDraw Collections," a binary file format used for saving SmartDraw collections.

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