CS Odessa says ConceptDraw Project 6.0 now has the ability to import and export Microsoft Project XML files, with the new Project Exchange. Users have increased flexibility on how to exchange project information with all members of the project team.

ConceptDraw Project 6 has the ability to save to a MS Project XML file format so that ConceptDraw Project files can be shared with users of MS Project (2003, 2007, and 2010) as well as any other project management tools that can accurately import MS Project xml file format. This allows users of ConceptDraw Project 6 and ConceptDraw Office 2 (contains ConceptDraw Project 6) to generate project content that can be shared with all team members.Project participants also have the ability to import MS Project files into ConceptDraw Project 6 and ConceptDraw Office 2.

The ability to exchange data between ConceptDraw Office and MS Project is a big plus for project members because they can then use the other project tools that are part of ConceptDraw Office, according to the folks at CS ODessa. For example, ConceptDraw MindMap 7, part of ConceptDraw Office 2, can be used as a project front- end to brainstorm, build processes, identify contingencies and organize information for presentations to brief team members and stakeholders.

ConceptDraw Project 6 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later. It costs US$219; a 21-day, free trial version of ConceptDraw is available from the ConceptDraw website (http://www.conceptdraw.com).