Greetings from the Design Room Live Development team! It’s been a longer than usual development cycle to account for the Holidays, but we have many new features with this Beta drop and numerous bug-fixes.
Here are some of the major highlights:
View-Only Mode – User can now be assigned a “View Only Mode” role, which allows them to browse the contents of Design Room Live! including viewing and making presentations but disallows any editing actions.
Username as a separate field from E-Mail – Now you can assign a Username for each user which is distinct from his/her e-mail.
Sequence Diagrams – Top Align Messages - Sequence diagrams now have option to align all messages to the top to eliminate any excessive space:
Sequence Diagrams – New option to create Messages – Messages can now be created between Lifelines without using drag-and-drop actions. Now you can select a Lifeline, then select the magnet from which you want to start the Message from and finally select the target Lifeline from the drop-down list. This automatically create a Message to the target Lifeline:
Sequence Diagram – Move Message Up/Down – You can move a message up/down by selecting it and using the Halo buttons:
Sequence Diagram – Lifeline Auto-resizing – All Lifelines in a Sequence Diagram will now automatically re-size to the height of the Sequence Diagram, as you adjust the height of the sequence diagram.
Presentation Mode – Pointer Highlight – While making a presentation, all followers will see a yellow highlight circle which will show where the Presenter’s mouse cursor is pointing to. This makes it much easier for the Viewers to follow the Presenter:
Class Editing Improvements – You can now sort Operations and Attributes in the Class Edit Dialog. Additionally, sequentially numbered Attributes/Operations are automatically generated as you create new Attributes/Operations.
Lifeline Editing Improvements – You can now search based upon Type or Element Name to represent a Lifeline. Type and Element are now separate columns which can also be sorted:
Image auto-sizing for Image Links – Now when you create an Image element which is URL to an external Image, the size of the Image element is automatically set to the size of the external image.
To check out these and many other improvements download and test the latest beta drop. If you already are a beta customer there is now a new version available at the download site. If you are not yet a beta customer you can easily register at the beta registration page to get access to Design Room Live!.
Chief Architect – Design Room Live!