Edraw Max

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Edraw Max
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Edraw Max 8 running on Windows 7.
Edraw Max 8 running on Windows 7.
Developer(s)EdrawSoft
Stable release
9.3 / October 22, 2018; 3 months ago (2018-10-22)
Operating systemWindows, macOS, Linux
TypeDiagramming software
LicenseProprietary
Websitewww.edrawsoft.com

Edraw Max is a 2D business technical diagramming software which help create flowcharts, organizational charts, mind map,[1] network diagrams, floor plans, workflow diagrams, business charts, and engineering diagrams. The current version, Edraw Max 9.3 was released on October 22, 2018 for Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux. Edraw Max gives users a Visio-like,[2] professional quality diagramming tool.[3]

Main Features[edit]

Edraw Max can be used to create diagrams or charts with its built-in editable symbols and templates for a range of categories including:

  • Basic Diagram - Arrows, Blocks (2D & 3D), Circle-Spoke Diagram, Circular Diagram, Presentations, Pyramid Charts, Timelines, Venn Diagrams etc.
  • Business Diagram - Audit Diagrams, Matrixs, Fishbone Diagrams, EPC, Enterprise Architecture Diagrams, Fault Tree Analysis, Marketing Charts, Six Sigma Matrix, Value Chain, Value Stream Mapping etc.
  • Card Design - Business cards, Postcards, New Year cards etc.
  • Chart - Column, Bar, Pie, Doughnut, Line, Area, Scatter, Spider and Radar, Bubble Chart, Gauges, Comparison Charts etc.
  • Database Diagram - Chen ERD, Express-G, Martin ERD, ORM Diagram etc.
  • Engineering Diagram - Basic Electrical Diagrams, Circuits and Logic, Industrial Control Systems etc.
  • Fashion Design - Girls Dress, Man Suit, Child Dress, Accessories etc.
  • Floor Plan - Office Layout, Seating Plan, Garden Design, HVAC Plan, Elevations, Fire and Emergency Plan etc.
  • Flowchart - BPMN, Data Flow, IDEF Diagrams, Work Flow Diagrams, SDL Diagrams etc.
  • Form - Fax forms, Invoices, Sales forms, Quote forms etc.
  • Graphic Design - Annual reports, banner design, brochure, certificate, cover design, flyer, label design, newsletter, poster etc.
  • Graphic Organizer - Storyboard, Sequence Charts, T-Charts etc.
  • P&ID - Basic Process Flow Diagrams, Environmental P&ID, Distribution P&ID etc.
  • Infographic Design - Architecture, business, education, environment, food, medical, music, news, technology etc.
  • Map - Directional Map, Subway Map, Geo Maps etc.
  • Mind Mapping - Basic Mind map, Concept Mapping, Bubble Diagrams etc.
  • Network Diagram - 3D network diagrams, AWS, Azure, GCP, Cisco, Rack diagrams, LDAP, Active Directory etc.
  • Organizational Charting - Hierarchical Org chart, Matrix org chart, flat org chart, family tree etc.
  • Project Management - Gantt chart, Decision Tree, WBS etc.
  • Science Diagram - Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology, Geography, Astronomy etc.
  • Software Diagram - UML diagram, Jacobson Diagram, ROOM, SSADM etc.
  • Wireframe - App UI Design, Web site wireframe etc.


The current version, Edraw Max, is available in two editions: Free Viewer Version and [4] Professional Editable Version. The latter has additional templates and examples for creating diagrams.

Compatibility[edit]

Windows[edit]

  • 2000/2003/2008/Vista/7/8/10
  • 32 bit/64 bit
  • XP users please use Edraw Max Version 8.4

Mac[edit]

  • Mac OS X 10.10 and later

Linux[edit]

  • Linux OS X Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mint, Knoppix, RedHat, Gentoo and more.

Minimum System Requirements[edit]

  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 1G processor
  • 800 MB of hard disk space
  • 1024 * 768 monitor resolution

File format[edit]

Edraw Max saves content in an xml file format. The .edx suffix is the default file format. The .edxz suffix is a compressed xml file format used for sharing.

Versions[edit]

Below is a list of updates from Edraw Max 1.0 to the present.[5]

Product/Version Release Date License Platform Language
Edraw Max 9.2 2018-01-02 Shareware Windows, Mac, Linux English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese(Simplified)
Edraw Max 9.0 2017-09-26 Shareware Windows, Mac, Linux English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese(Simplified)
Edraw Max 8.0 2016-03-14 Shareware Windows, Mac, Linux English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese(Simplified)
Edraw Max 7.5 2014-01-18 Shareware Windows English, German, French, Chinese(Simplified)
Edraw Max 7.2 2013-11-01 Shareware Windows English, German, French, Chinese(Simplified)
Edraw Max 7.0 2013-04-25 Shareware Windows English, German, French, Chinese(Simplified)
Edraw Max 6.6 2012-08-01 Shareware Windows English, German, French
Edraw Max 6.3.2 2012-02-20 Shareware Windows English, German, French
Edraw Max 6.0 2011-08-08 Shareware Windows English, German, French
Edraw Max 5.4 2010-09-03 Shareware Windows English, German, French
Edraw Max 5.0 2009-10-15 Shareware Windows English, German, French
Edraw Max 4.7 2009-08-24 Shareware Windows English, German, French
Edraw Max 4.5 2009-02-18 Shareware Windows English, German, French
Edraw Max 4.0 2008-06-01 Shareware Windows English, German, French
Edraw Max 3.1 2007-07-11 Shareware Windows English, German, French
Edraw Max 2.0 2006-07-20 Shareware Windows English, German, French
Edraw Max 1.0 2004-10-10 Shareware Windows English, German, French

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edraw Max is comprehensive mind mapping and planning tool". 2011-03-14.
  2. ^ "Is Edraw a solid diagramming replacement for Visio?". 2010-09-16.
  3. ^ "Edraw Mind Map won the Spectacular award at CNET editor's rating". 2012-01-03.
  4. ^ "Free Viewer for Edraw Files". 2012-05-01.
  5. ^ https://www.edrawsoft.com/whatsnew.php

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