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Version 17 (Johanna Schloetmann, 05/13/2013 03:04 PM) → Version 18/38 (Peter Horster, 05/15/2013 11:06 AM)

h1. Wiki

h2. Release Notes

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.

h2. 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.

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h3. Features

[[Collaboration Features]]
[[Other FreeStyler Features]]

h2. Plugins

* [[Activity]]
UML activity diagram modeling tool
* [[Argumentation]]
* [[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
* [[Discuss]]
A discussion and moderation support plugin
* [[FeedbackLoops]]
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
* [[MindMapping]]
This plugin can be used to create simple MindMaps.
* [[Mobilogue]]
* [[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.
* [[SeeMe]]
Model your socio technical systems using this plugin.
* [[Simple UML / UML]]
Model simple class diagramms
* [[Stochastic Experiments]]
Model, simulate and analyse probability experiments of varying complexity
* [[Stochastic Introduction]]
Model, simulate and analyse elementary probability experiments. This plug-in is an extract of Stochastics Experiments (CoSE) for younger students
* [[System Dynamics]]
Model complex systems with System dynamics within the FreeStyler.