Astah Professional Release Notes

DateVersion Release Notes
Maintenance Release NotesNew 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
2011/03/316.46.4.2 / 6.4.1New Features
2010/11/266.36.3.1New Features
2010/07/306.26.2.1New Features
2010/03/056.16.1.1New Features
2009/10/196.06.0.1New Features

Support and download of each product ends 3 years after the release date of its first version (the first decimal place).


Astah Professional 7.1 (September 28, 2016)

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New Functions

  • Map View
  • Improvement on Font-setting dialogue
  • Class/Interface conversion
  • New color setting through RGB
  • Nested NodeInstances in Deployment Diagram...more

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Astah Professional 7.0 (June 24, 2015)

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New Functions

Java8 Support

  • Java8 as runtime environment
  • Import Java now supports Java8 source code
  • Java8 Pre-installed Template

Mac

  • Retina display support
  • Full Screen Mode Support
  • Now file opens with another instance when opening a file from Finder

Gap Expander/Remover

  • Now available in Class, UseCase, Activity Diagram and Flowchart
  • Better support for connecting points of association lines

Others

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

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Astah Professional 6.9.0 (October 09, 2014)

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New Functions

  • New ability to expand or remove space - it is much easier when modifying an existing sequence diagram.
  • There would be no longer overlapped FK (Foreign keys) created between ER entities in ER diagrams.
  • Better performance when handling large sized Mind Maps.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Resizing options under [Alignment] menu now applies to Notes.
  • A new option allows multiple InitialPseidostates on Statemachine diagrams.
  • New templates for Impact Mapping, BANT and RFM analysis for Mind Maps.
  • Now normal dependencies are available in Requirement diagrams.
  • 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%.
  • .bak file will no longer 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.
  • Strings other than numbers can be input in length/precision for ER models now.
  • Files can be open by dragging and dropping on Start up screen (Windows only).
  • [Enter] key works to confirm activation of Node Count License.
  • Improved alert message for failed license set-up.
  • 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
    • Add new API for zooming in/out and scrolling in diagrams.
    • API can get information from Mini-icons now.
    • Add getInteractionUse()
    • Add ILifelineLink.getMessages()

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Astah Professional 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 Professional 6.8.0 (January 16, 2014)

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New Functions

  • Now Activity diagrams can be edited via the API
  • 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
  • Now able to create Usage Dependencies between Classes
  • 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
  • Better guidance messages when a licensing error occurs
  • 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, operations and topics in Mindmap.
  • 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.
  • Auto-creation of @see link during HTML export
  • Added a new API to configure and get the coordinates of transition label.
  • Focus on the Structure Tree after executing IProjectViewManager#showInStructureTree.
  • Improved the overall performance
  • Installation of Plug-ins are now available by drag & drop (with some limitations).

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Astah Professional 6.7 (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.
  • Enable exporting to SVG images without installing extra files.
  • The outline of ExternalEntity, DataStore and ProcessBox can be shown with a dotted line.
  • The suggest icon appears in 4 places for DecisionMerge in Activity Diagram.
  • Astah log files include more detailed information.
  • Improve in performance when launching Astah with 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 behavior when creating Provided/Required Interfaces
  • [Export Java] exports dependencies in the import statement.
  • Astah remembers the status of Extra view.
  • Ability to move plural ER domains in the Structure Tree without changing its order.
  • 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 from 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.
  • Runs on Java7.
  • New Shortcut keys for UseCase Description. [Shift/Alt/Ctrl] + Enter key for wrapping the text within the cell, Enter key for finishing the input and move to next field.
  • Border lines in the table like UseCase Descriptions appear in Mac.
  • Better navigation to assist drawing right-angle lines.
  • Astah Notification is now added.
  • [HTML Export] does not export anonymous bound class.

New Features in the API

  • Add TaggedValue to projects via API.
  • Change name of pseudostates in Statemachine diagram via API.
  • Get the information of the source of CallBehaviorAction via API.
  • Open/close Mind Map branches 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.
  • Change the parent of states via API
  • Generate Class diagrams automatically via API.

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Astah Professional 6.6.4 (October 31, 2012)

Maintenance Release with a few improvements

New functions

  • Content Assist for Type and Operations in Sequence Diagrams.. helps you model faster
  • 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 Professional 6.6 (March 22, 2012)

New functions

  • Highlight the search result found by [Ctrl+F]
  • Attach Note to Attributes/Operations with Note Anchor
  • Start Astah from exe format file
  • Dashed line is now available for DataFlow in DFD
  • More clear guidance in the result of diagram differences in [Compare Project] - [Show Diagram Difference]
  • Launch [Compare Project] by command line
  • Easier selection of text attached to the line
  • [Apply to existing elements] button is added in the [Initial Visibility] tab of Class Diagram and Requirement Diagram's property view.
  • Show message in console when an error happened with C++ Reverse Program
  • Launching of astah-command.sh is now in headless mode
  • Easy access to nested/related Activity Diagram from Structure Tree
  • Mind Map
    • Insert Mind Map Child Topic by [Tab] and a Parent topic by [Shift+Tab] key - Astah Shortcut Key List
    • Locate Mind Map's root topic in the center of the map (Was always shown in top left)
    • Better performance when moving Mind Map Topics to attach to others
    • Scrolling Mind Map is available while creating a new topic by right-drag
  • API
    • Now the Astah API can detect when a model is selected in the Structure Tree or Diagram Editor in real time
    • API extension for floating topics in Mind Map
    • 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
    • Now Subtype relationship in ER diagram 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 Plug-in properties file now
    • Now Plug-ins would be installed in the Home directory
    • Now more cases are supported for C++ Reverse Engineering Plug-in

Astah Professional 6.5.1 (December 19, 2011)

Maintenance Release with a few improvements

New Functions

  • API Extensions

Astah Professional 6.5 (September 29, 2011)

New Functions

  • Plug-ins support
  • More variations for representing shared lines
  • Synchronize the modification of System Properties to the current project properties
  • Alignment Feature support for lines, Freehand and Highlighter
  • Alignment Feature support for objects other than topics in Mind Map
  • const (return value) support for parameters in C++
  • Handy option for switching ON/OFF suggest feature
  • Improvement on color gradation of models
  • API Extensions, etc

Astah Professional 6.4.2 (September 29, 2011)

Maintenance Release

Astah Professional 6.4.1 (July 12, 2011)

Maintenance Release


Astah Professional 6.4 (March 31, 2011)

New Functions

  • Mac OS X and Linux are now officially supported
  • Copy and Paste models between two .asta files
  • One-click to resize diagram to fit the Diagram Editor window
  • New menu [Bring Forward/to Front, Send backward/to back] added to change the order of overlapping objects.
  • API Extension, etc.

Astah Professional 6.3.1 (March 31, 2011)

Maintenance Release

Astah Professional 6.3 (November 26, 2010)

New Functions

Astah Professional 6.2.1 (September 10, 2010)

Maintenance Release

Astah Professional 6.2 (July 30, 2010)

New Functions

Astah Professional 6.1.1 (April 2, 2010)

Maintenance Release

Astah Professional 6.1 (March 5, 2010)

New Functions

  • Requirement Diagram
  • New model "NEST"
  • Orthogonal Regions in Statemachine Diagram
  • Setting up the hierarchy of item view in Traceability Map
  • Suggest Feature which suggests you what model to draw is newly implemented.
  • Create a model by double-clicking on the Diagram Editor
  • Up/Down key can select models inside the models in the Diagram Editor
  • You are able to select model elements inside the model(Listed below) by dragging
  • Improvements on the paste
  • Export SVG (You are able to export SVG images by setting up "Batik SVG Toolkit" library)
  • Improvements on Diagram Editor GUI, etc.

Astah Professional 6.0.1 (January 8, 2010)

Maintenance Release

New Functions

  • Reset all the model's ID

Astah Professional 6.0 (October 19, 2009)

New Functions

  • Requirement Analysis Support
    • New model "Requirement" is added
    • New model "TestCase" is added
    • Requirement Table is implemented
    • Convert to Mind Map Topics
    • Exporting Requirements and TestCases to RTF Document
  • Traceability Map
    • Traceability Map visualizes the traceability of selected models on a map
    • Convert to Mind Map Topics
    • Export to RTF Document
  • astah API enhancement
  • API sample are added (Getting diagram presentation information, Creating a diagram presentation)
  • Creating models through Text of Clipboard
  • Improvement on converting MindMap to UML
  • Improvement on converting UML to MindMap
  • Export Mind Map to PowerPoint file
  • Show all the relations
  • Improvements on Sequence Diagram
  • Adjust Lifeline's length
  • Adjust ExecutionSpecification's length
  • Improvement on InteractionUse
  • Improvement on Partition (Activity Diagram) and Lane (Flowchart)
  • 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)
  • Export properties as C#3.0 automatic properties
  • New option for Text and Note
  • New option to display/non-display Collaboration menu
  • Minimum size of Frame has been smaller
  • Opening ".juth" file from Command-line is available
  • "Astah Support Site" has been added to Help Menu to directly receive Astah support