Astah Community Release Notes

Astah Community is no longer available for commercial usage since version 7.0.

DateVersion Release Notes
Maintenance Release NotesNew Features
2017/09/277.2New Features
2016/09/287.1New Features
2015/06/247.0New Features
2014/10/096.9New Features
2014/01/166.8New Features
2013/03/146.7New Features
2012/03/226.66.6.1 / 6.6.2 / 6.6.3 / 6.6.4New Features
2011/09/296.56.5.1New Features
2011/03/316.46.4.1New Features
2010/11/266.36.3.1New Features
2010/07/306.26.2.1New Features
2010/03/056.1-New Features
2009/10/196.06.0.1New Features

Download of each product ends 3 years after the release date of its first version.

Astah Community 7.2 (September 27, 2017)

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Astah Community 7.1 (September 28, 2016)

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Astah Community 7.0 (June 24, 2015)

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Java8 Support

  • [6110] Java8 as runtime environment
  • [6148] Java8 Pre-installed Template

Mac

  • [1949] Retina display support
  • [5775] Full Screen Mode Support
  • [6183] Now file opens with another instance when opening a file from Finder

Others

  • [0565] An alert message, "A knob cannot be placed here." no longer appears when moving Assosiations's edge.
  • [0979] [Delete from Diagram] menu is now on the context menu of Relationships such as association, generalizations
  • [4059] Adjusted minimum size of Property View (Left bottom pane)
  • [5308] Line elements such as associations no longer has drop shadow
  • [5677] Ability to wrap text for models in Statemachine diagram and Activity Diagram
  • [5694] High-resolution display support
  • [5891] The last status of "Reply Message Automatic Mode" is saved the memory in the Sequence diagram
  • [5896] Self-association line is always made in Right-angle mode
  • [5902] Ability to attach Notes anywhere on the line elements
  • [5984] Launch Astah without Startup screen if it detects any problems with Startup screen
  • [6089] New icons
  • [6131] Simplified Main menu bar
  • [6232] No more shadow and gradation on model elements
  • [6269] Simplified tool palette of Activity Diagram

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Astah Community 6.9 (October 9, 2014)

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New Functions

  • Added an option to open multiple files in different Astah instances at the same time on Mac.
  • Improved operation when drawing one Interface model as several model elements on a diagram.
  • A new option allows multiple InitialPseidostates on Statemachine diagrams.
  • Resizing options under [Alignment] menu now applies to Notes.
  • When dragging and dropping the Class and Interface from Structure Tree to a diagram, it will not add the same relationships or association lines if they are already drawn on the diagram.
  • Improved performance when selecting a model element to drag.
  • Provide better descriptions for [Initial Visibility] settings of System Properties.
  • When [System Properties] - [Export Image] - [Use current level of zoom for copying] is on, the specified expansion rate will apply even if it is less than 100%.
  • Startup screen will not launch when opening a file by double-clicking the file icon in Astah
  • When re-opening a file, the diagram which was opened last now opens.
  • .bak file will not be created when overwriting projects.
  • [Astah Notification] menu that was on the right top corner no longer appear on Astah.
  • Better instructions for install/uninstall Plug-ins.
  • Files can be open by dragging and dropping on Start up screen (Windows only).
  • Improved images appear during installation of Astah. (Only on Windows)
  • When launching Astah, Astah's window will not be overlapped on taskbar or docks.
  • Uninstall menu will no longer appear. (Only on Windows)
  • API Improvements
    • Zooming in/out and scrolling in diagrams is now available
    • API can get information from Mini-icons
    • Add getInteractionUse()
    • Add ILifelineLink.getMessages()

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Astah Community 6.8.0 for Mac (August 18, 2014)

Bug Fixes

  • Printing fails if an Instance Specification name ends with a non-ASCII character
  • Astah hangs frequently when PopClip, BetterTouchTool, iSnap or Window Magnet are launched at the same time

Astah Community 6.8 (January 16, 2014)

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New Functions

  • New Start Screen (Windows and Mac only)
  • Now able to hide Execution Specifications in Sequence Diagram
  • Better navigation for IPresentation with Astah API
  • Improved behavior of scrollbar in the Structure Tree
  • Importing a large number of Classes no longer uses as much memory
  • Notification when an unsupported version of Java is used for the Astah Command Line Tool
  • Better alignment navigation
  • Added Resizing Guide to easily make multiple models of the same size
  • Entry Point and Exit Point supported in Statemachine Diagram
  • Activity Parameter Node supported in Activity Diagram
  • Time Constraint supported in Sequence Diagram
  • CombinedFragments no longer detaches from Lifelines when they are moved
  • Highlights the target package when trying to move a model to the Structure Tree.
  • Improved Out of Memory Error Message on Mac.
  • Now able to change the visibility setting of the direction of an association
  • An arrow icon is added at the menu of association navigability
  • By default, now all lifelines will be in the same length in a Sequence diagram
  • Improved the postition of Pins after resizing an Action in Activity Diagram.
  • Improved behavior when trying to switch the knob of the lines
  • Improved the position of an Attribute/Operation suggest icon to prevent operation mistakes.
  • Easier access to Astah's sample model (sample.asta)
  • Range selection with Shift key for attributes and operations
  • Now able to create an InteractionUse under Stop in Sequence diagrams
  • Now able to resize by dragging a knob of elements before editing the name.
  • Saves the memory style for each diagram.
  • Improved error message that appears when failing to save a file.
  • Focus on the Structure Tree after executing IProjectViewManager#showInStructureTree.
  • Installation of Plug-ins are now available by drag & drop (with some limitations).

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Astah Community 6.7.0 (March 14, 2013)

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New Functions

  • You can configure the order of your Plug-ins in the [Plug-in List] dialog.
  • Improved the size of Mini icons so that they appear more scaled.
  • The suggest icon appears in the 4 places for DecisionMerge in Activity Diagram.
  • Astah log files include more detailed information.
  • Improved performance when launching Astah wiht many Plug-ins installed.
  • Improved modification of Constraints in the property view.
  • Updated the label of models in Statemachine diagrams to UML 2.x
  • Improved the behavior when creating Provided/Required Interfaces
  • Astah remembers the status of Extra view.
  • Improved selected Mind Map icons.
  • Improved the performance when large numbers of models are drawn in a diagram.
  • Installation/Uninstallation of Plug-ins is now available on the [Plug-in] list.
  • Inability to save a file when you import models that were created with newer edition of Astah.
  • Improved the System Properties.
  • Now Astah runs on Java7.
  • Better navigation to assist drawing right-angle lines.
  • Astah Notification is now added.

New Functions in the API

  • Get the information of the source of CallBehaviorAction via API.
  • Get icons of Model, Pin and SubSystem via API.
  • Use the API via Proxy and Network configured in Astah.
  • Get the information of direction of Association's name.

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Astah Community 6.6.4 (October 31, 2012)

Maintenance Release with a few improvements

Improvements

  • API Extension - More than 5 new API methods to access models. This is even easier with the free Script Plug-in.
  • [Copy/Paste] context menu now available in the Property View
  • An ability to name Pseudostates in Statemachine and Activity Diagram
  • Improved the behavior of suggest feature in sequence diagrams ... and more.

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Astah Community 6.6 (March 22, 2012)

New Functions

  • Attach Note to Attributes/Operations with Note Anchor
  • Start Astah from exe format file
  • Easier selection of text attached to the line
  • [Apply to existing elements] button is added in the [Initial Visibility] tab of Class Diagram's property view.
  • Launching of astah-command.sh is now in headless mode
  • Easy access to nested/related Activity Diagram from Structure Tree
  • API
    • Now the Astah API can detect when a model is selected in the Structure Tree or Diagram Editor in real time
    • Now reference of model elements using API is now available in Astah Community
    • API extension for new models in Activity Diagram
    • API extension for Note anchors for Attributes/Operations
    • Now Shared line style of Generalization is available by API
    • Now Shared line style of nested relationship is available by API
    • API now enables Plug-in to receive the selection of models with Event
  • Plug-ins
    • Switching ON/Off of Plug-in is now available from "Plugins" dialog
    • Supported edition and version for Astah can be specified in the Properties now
    • Now Plug-ins would be installed in the Home directory

Astah Community 6.5.1 (December 19, 2011)

Maintenance Release

New Functions

  • API Extensions

Astah Community 6.5 (September 29, 2011)

New Functions

  • More variations for representing shared lines
  • Synchronize the modification of System Properties to the current project properties
  • Alignment Feature support for lines
  • Handy option for switching ON/OFF suggest feature
  • Improvement on color gradation of models
  • API Extensions, etc

Astah Community 6.4.1 (July 12, 2011)

Maintenance Release



Astah Community 6.4 (March 31, 2011)

New Functions

  • One-click to adjust Diagram Editors width/height
  • Improvements on switching On/Off of Draw Suggest feature
  • [Bring to Front], [Bring Forward], [Send Backward] and [Send to Back] added under [Depth Arrangement] menu


Astah Community 6.3.1 (March 31, 2011)

Maintenance Release



Astah Community 6.3 (November 26, 2010)

New Functions



Astah Community 6.2.1 (September 10, 2010)

Maintenance Release



Astah Community 6.2 (July 30, 2010)

New Functions



Astah Community 6.1 (March 5, 2010)

New Functions

  • New model "NEST"
  • Orthogonal Regions in Statemachine Diagram
  • Suggest Feature
  • Create a model by double-clicking on the Diagram Editor, etc

Astah Community 6.0.1 (January 8, 2010)

Maintenance Release



Astah Community 6.0 (October 19, 2009)

New Functions

  • astah API enhancement
    • New Util methods
    • Operation's body condition, Precondition and Post condition
    • Attribute's Navigability
    • New Interfaces
    • Some Classes have been changed to @deprecated
  • Improvements on Sequence Diagram
  • Adjust Lifeline's length
  • Adjust ExecutionSpecification's length
  • Improvement on InteractionUse
  • Improvement on Partition in Activity Diagram
  • Improvement on Callbehavior Action
  • Improvement on Activity Diagram's option
  • Improvement on Submachine state
  • Improvement on crating lines on Line (Right Angle) mode
  • Specifying resolution of copying diagram elements as an image or exporting diagram images
  • Setting Body Condition, Post Condition and Precondition to Operation
  • Adding Stereotype with Shortcut key (Ctrl+Alt+S)
  • New option for Text and Note
  • Minimum size of Frame has been smaller
  • Opening ".juth" file from Command-line is available