New York (July 12, 2011)—-Stardraw reports that the public beta testing for its latest design/documentation tool, Stardraw Design 7, is taking off.
Stardraw.com marketing director Rob Robinson explained that the beta program for Design 7 was announced publicly on Friday, July 1: “Considering that it was the start of one of the biggest holiday weekends in the US, we were anticipating a slow take-up in the first week following the announcement. However, by Tuesday the 5th, despite the fact that there had been no working days in the US since the beta program was announced, we already had well over 1,000 registrants.”
The application is Stardraw.com’s seventh-generation software solution for systems integrators–a modular package allowing integrators to custom configure the software to suit their particular specifications and budget.
Stardraw Design 7 accesses a single project- and product-centric database which is accessible via task-oriented drawing environments such as ‘Block Schematics’ and ‘Rack Layouts’ as well as a new, grid-based product selector. New features include the Symbols Palette, which enables users to see the products that are not being used in the current drawing. Updated features include the Project Dashboard, a master view of all the views and details of the project enabling instant access to any drawing/view/report; a multi-tab interface so that all drawings are accessible at the same time, with each drawing on its own tab; fully integrated project reporting; compatibility with the latest versions of AutoCAD (R12 – 2010) and Visio as well as a built-in PDF-generator. There is also a Product Wizard – a step up from the Symbol Wizard in previous versions.
The public beta phase is now under way, and an official launch will follow later in the year once the beta feedback has been processed. Stardraw.com CEO, David Snipp noted, “The codebase, although new to the product family, isn’t new to us: it’s been used by well over 25,000 customers of our OEM applications. Nevertheless, in order to be completely sure that our product responds fully to market requirements, we’ve initiated a public beta phase in order to give our customers the opportunity to come back to us with suggestions, observations etc. Customer feedback is the number one tool for us to improve our products and our service. We not only welcome feedback, we actively encourage it – hence the beta program.“