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Java Runtime Environment (JRE or JDK) version 1.5 is needed!

This version of FreeStyler comes with lots of new features. The freehand capture tool was redesigned and is now capable of moving, deleting, copying and colorizing strokes and nodes. It is now possible to draw dotted lines. Some of the plugins have been enhancend.

This version includes some plugins. This is because of several changes in the general architecture of our tools.

Overview of the Freestyler Modeling Environment

FreeStyler is a cooperative and interactive modeling tool which combines different graphical languages being used to structure the content with hand written input. Predefined shapes are provided representing different input types. They help to distinguish various elements in the elaboration and analysis of an issue. The plug-in concept allows for flexibly exchanging and extending the palettes. The workspace contains pages, which are used to structure a FreeStyler document.

Features

Collaboration Features
Other FreeStyler Features

Plug-ins

  • Activity Diagram
    UML activity diagram modeling tool
  • Argumentation
    Structure and visualize your argumentation with this plug-in.
  • Argunaut
    A plugin emulating the Digalo discussion environment
  • Chat
    A small chat client which can be used to chat with other participants in the same collaboration session.
  • Class Diagram (with code generation)
    Model your class diagram.
  • Discuss
    A discussion and moderation support plugin
  • Genetics
    The genetics plug-in supports modelling inheritance based on the basic principles of classic genetics: Mendelian Genetics.
  • Feedback Loops
    Model your feedback loops with FreeStyler.
  • Finite Automata
    Model and test finite automata with this plugin.
  • Functions
    Let FreeStyler draw your function graphs with this plugin.
  • Graphical Calculator for Products and Sums
    These latter two plugins can be used in conjunction with the Moon Plugin.
  • KV Diagram
    Create a 2-variable karnaugh map.
  • Logic Circuit Simulator
    Build and simulate logic circuits with this plugin.
  • Mind Mapping
    This plugin can be used to create simple MindMaps.
  • Mobilogue
    The Mobile Location Guidance Framework for Learning
  • Moon
    While this plugin was initially used to measure moon craters (together with the calculation plugins) it can easily be used to measure arbitrary lengths on pictures of your choice.
  • Network Simulator
    This plugin simulates basic network functions for educational purposes.
  • Petri Nets
    This plugin can be used to model simple place transition networks.
  • Picture Collections
    This plugin creates a node from every picture you put into a specified folder.
  • QOC
    Document your decision with the QOC approach.
  • Scribbles
    This plugin can be used to scribble notes.
  • SeeMe
    Model your socio technical systems using this plugin.
  • Statechart
    Model simple state diagrams
  • Stochastic Experiments
    Model, simulate and analyse probability experiments of varying complexity.
  • System Dynamics
    Model complex systems with System dynamics within the FreeStyler.

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