ConceptDraw PRO FAQ

What are the major differences between ConceptDraw PRO v10 and ConceptDraw PRO v9?

ConceptDraw PRO v10 is the next generation of Odessa’s best-selling cross-platform business graphics and diagramming software package. The latest in the ConceptDraw PRO product line comes in on the heels of the release of the new ConceptDraw Solution Browser, transforming ConceptDraw PRO v10 into an intuitive and powerful tool that makes quick work of any business graphics task.

ConceptDraw PRO’s new version boasts many new features that were added because of customer product suggestions.

Below is a Partial List of Changes Made to ConceptDraw PRO v10

  • Open and save to Visio 2013 VSDX file format. Round trip import and export of newest file format
  • Import of MS Visio 2013/2016 stencils (VSSX) added to ConceptDraw PRO V10.3
  • The ability to drag and drop pages in Page Navigator added to version 10.3
  • The ability to close the text edit mode using the Enter key appeared since version 10.3
  • Improved open and save of Visio VDX file format (legacy Visio format)
  • New connector types and connection technology, arc and Bezier allow users to make quick and professional connections
  • Extensive object libraries, samples, and templates are better integrated with ConceptDraw Solution Browser makes document start up easier
  • Exports to Microsoft PowerPoint™ PPT file format
  • New ConceptDraw file format provides higher compression, making files smaller and easier to work with
  • Expanded Hypernote linking capability expands on the Hyperlink capability of ConceptDraw PRO  v9
  • Improved software stability, performance, and installation

Try a fully functioning 21 day trial copy of ConceptDraw PRO v10 today for free. Just register on ConceptDraw.com, then download and install to enjoy the next generation of business graphics and diagramming product.

What operating systems are supported with ConceptDraw PRO v10?

  • For Mac, we support OS X 10.10 and higher.
  • For PC, we support Windows 7/8.1/10 (32-bit and 64-bit certified)

How to roll back to ConceptDraw PRO v9?

Please download ConceptDraw PRO v9 separated installation or ConceptDraw Office v2.6 here

What is the difference between Trial mode and Demo mode?

Trial mode functions exactly as a fully licensed copy of the product does. There are no limitations to functionality, like file size, printing, or exporting. You will have access to the fully functional Trial mode for 21 days from the time you register your account.

At any point during or after your trial, you can purchase an activation key from our website, one of our resellers, or by calling us directly.

After your trial has expired and you have not yet purchased an activation key, the product runs in Demo mode. In Demo mode, you will be able to create and edit documents, but all save, print, copy, and output options will be disabled.

I have a Macintosh and a PC, am I required to purchase two licenses of the product if I am the only user?

You only need one license per named user. This makes us an economical choice for people who use multiple systems.

Do you have quantity discounts?

Our first quantity discount comes at a purchase for 5 users. For purchases larger than 10 users, please contact us directly for a quote.

Do you offer special academic or non-profit pricing?

We offer some very special discounts on ConceptDraw products for students and educators at K-12 and post-secondary institutions, as well as for employees of registered non-profit organizations with 501(c) exemption status.

  • If you would like to find out more about these great discounts, please submit a Help Desk ticket with information about your academic or non-profit status
  • If you are a student or faculty member, an academic email address (.edu) is acceptable. If you work for a non-profit, a link to the company’s website and your email address at that domain is generally acceptable

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.

Click here to go to the HelpDesk and submit your academic or non-profit information.

Has the price of ConceptDraw PRO v10 increased?

No, we have not increased the price for ConceptDraw PRO v10, you will find that we are still one of the lower-priced professional drawing and diagramming products; combine that with no charge telephone/ticket support, and increased product extensibility through ConceptDraw Solution Park. The conclusion is clear that we are the market leader in customer value.

We have also not increased the price of ConceptDraw MINDMAP for Projects, that contains our standalone ConceptDraw MINDMAP and ConceptDraw PROJECT integrated with INGYRE3 technology which is a real project management solution for real projects.

Also there has been no increase in price for ConceptDraw Office which adds ConceptDraw PRO to ConceptDraw MINDMAP for Projects. With the addition of ConceptDraw PRO, you are able to build dynamic scoreboards that reflect real time status of key performance indicators being tracked in your projects. ConceptDraw Office is a turnkey work flow software suite that is a mainstay component to many knowledge workers around the world.

Support for licensed users is free, but what about maintenance to protect my investment. I want to make sure I get the next major release of ConceptDraw PRO?

We have developed an innovative maintenance program that makes sure you stay up to date. At the time of your buy a ConceptDraw Product, you are able to purchase ConceptDraw Maintenance Assurance P2. The ConceptDraw Maintenance Assurance P2 program takes the guess work out of maintenance for your customers. Buy at the same time you buy your initial license, and when the next major upgrade becomes available the ConceptDraw Solution Browser will tell you immediately upon its availability. You can then select to download and install the new product release. This program delivers the next major upgrade that becomes available after your initial purchase. To purchase upgrades beyond the next major upgrade you would need to purchase the ConceptDraw Maintenance Assurance P2 program for each major update release.

The benefit of the ConceptDraw Maintenance Assurance P2 program is that you are purchasing the next major release, not an insurance policy that you may or may not be able to use.

How long have CS Odessa and ConceptDraw been around?

CS Odessa has been in business since 1993; we have sold in over 150 countries and have several hundred thousand users of our ConceptDraw Products. We have always supported Mac and PC versions of all of our ConceptDraw Products, which were launched in 1999. The ConceptDraw Productivity Line has won numerous awards and is used by hundreds of thousands, including Fortune 500 companies, U.S. Federal Government agencies, small and medium businesses, and students and educators around the globe.

I have questions on upgrades, maintenance and other types of pricing how do I find information, prices and how to qualify?

If you have any questions on the qualifications for product upgrades, academic pricing and qualifications, non-profit pricing and qualifications or our previous support program please submit a ticket to support for a prompt response.