CS Odessa (http://www.conceptdraw.com) says ConceptDraw Project 6 has gained the ability to work with Microsoft Project files in their native format. Now MindManager users will have access to the Project management capabilities of ConceptDraw Project.

MS Project can now gain access to the full capabilities of ConceptDraw Office, says Olesya Gileva, project manager for ConceptDraw Project at CS Odessa. ConceptDraw Project is an integral component of ConceptDraw Office, because of INGYRE2 technology, the integration technology that ConceptDraw Office applications to work together smoothly, Gileva adds.

ConceptDraw Project is a standalone product for Mac OS X and Windows and is also an application in the ConceptDraw Office suite. ConceptDraw Project also imports and exports Mindjet MindManager files.

ConceptDraw Project retails for US$219; competitive upgrades from other paid Project products are available for $109.