MacA&D 6.2 Software Design Tools

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa, June 29, 1998 — Excel Software is pleased to announce
availability of major upgrades to its software engineering products for
Macintosh. MacA&D supports system analysis, requirements specification,
software design and code generation for a wide range of software
engineering methods and notations. Version 6.2 adds a new contents view for
diagram editors, enhanced color support and automated inheritance graphs
for object-oriented designs. MacA&D is now available in the Standard,
Desktop, Educational and Developer editions to fit the needs of independent
developers, educational institutions and large scale development teams.

MacA&D supports diagram editors for data models, class models, state
models, object models, structure models, task models and screen models.
Each diagram editor has a contents view that can be shown or hidden. The
contents view represents each diagram as a folder icon with a list of
diagram objects under it. The user can navigate between diagrams or edit
properties of diagram objects from the contents view.

Instant inheritance graphs can be generated from root classes in the
object-oriented design dictionary. Sophisticated algorithms provide a
concise inheritance graph to express the class inheritance structure of
design projects containing thousands of object classes. Designers can edit
class properties from the inheritance graph.

The enhanced color support includes the ability to define background colors
for diagram objects in each diagram editor. Printed output can be in color
or converted to solid black and white for crisper printouts on printers
that don’t support color.

MacA&D 6.2 is available in four product options, MacA&D Standard at $695,
MacA&D Desktop at $1295, MacA&D Educational at $845 or MacA&D Developer at
$1995. Owners of older MacA&D or MacAnalyst products can contact Excel
Software for upgrade pricing. MacA&D runs on Macintosh 68K or PPC and can
be purchased by single user, 5 User Site or Unlimited User Site license.

Excel products are also available through DevDepot
(,, Toll free:
800-MACDEV-1, Outside US/Canada: 805-494-9797, Fax: 805-494-9798.

For Information Contact:
Excel Software
Ph: (515) 752-5359
Fax: (515) 752-2435