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ConceptDraw WebWave Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — ConceptDraw WebWave

ConceptDraw WebWave is an essential tool on the stage of web site/application prototyping and design, page mocking-up and site-mapping.
$299 EXPIRED
User rating: 481 (90%) 52 (10%) 114 comments

ConceptDraw WebWave was available as a giveaway on August 3, 2007!

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ConceptDraw WebWave is a web-site architecture tool that has been specially developed for professional webdesigners, webmasters, developers, architects and management staff for webdesign companies. The product is an essential tool for web site/application prototyping and design, page mocking-up and site-mapping.

Key features:

  • Website file structure scanner;
  • Powerful drawing tools;
  • Extended export/import;
  • Autoconnectors and Smart objects;
  • MS Visio support;
  • Quick-start wizards;
  • Alpha-channel (transparency) Webpage real behavior imitation;
  • Colors scheme generator;
  • Site prototype builder;
  • Task-specific templates;
  • Collections of ready shapes;
  • Multipage document support...

System Requirements:

Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Publisher:

Computer Systems Odessa

Homepage:

http://www.conceptdraw.com/en/products/webwave/main.php

File Size:

61.5 MB

Price:

$299

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#114

ConceptDraw is a rip-off. It's overpriced (we paid over $1500 for a 5-user license), the support is awful, the interface clumsy, rendering below acceptable (output to PDF looks very bad and cannot be presented in a professional environment) and the continuously announced upgrade promised by their developer in the public support forum (which has since disappeared from their website. I wonder why!!!) for August 2010 finally arrived in early 2011. We were looking forward to upgrading and finally getting all the bugs fixed, but to our horror we were told that the upgrade would cost us another $1300 for the same user group.


This is by far the worst value for money for a digital product I have ever experienced.

Stay away from ConceptDraw. There are better, cheaper and friendlier tools out there.

Reply   |   Comment by Cassius Krendler  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#113

Am I a sad boy or what....some how missed this app, but am hoping for a redo? It is exactly why I began visiting this sight in hope for...can I get a witness?

Mark = "People who missed out: Just make it a habit to visit this page EVERYDAY at a scheduled time :)"

True...very true...

Reply   |   Comment by Kristian  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#112

My post from yestrday also did not get posted...:-(....

I downloaded, installed, and activated and the program works, but I was not given a reg number---I usually save them...The ReadMe says: Keep the serial number in a secure place - you'll need it for updates and technical support. DID ANYONE GET A REG #? We usually do...

Janet

Reply   |   Comment by Janet  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#111

After extracting files to a new folder, I activated, then installed the program into 1 of 4 users on my computer with no problem. I then logged off & logged into a different user. I do this after a giveaway download to see if the full version works for all the users for the computer. If I see that the program is registered there as well and works as the full version, then I need not do anything else. If it's not registered for the other user, then usually clicking Activate solves the problem. If there is no Activate icon, I click on setup and then after it goes through the first part of activating and the install window comes up, I then cancel the rest of the procedure, or let it go through the whole install procedure if needed. I then proceed to do this with each of the rest of the users after logging into each one.

Anyway, after logging into a different user after installing ConceptDraw WebWave, I found that the program was not registered for the other user (and, obviously, the rest of the users as well...except for the user I installed the program with), so I Activated the program within each of the rest of the users. Then after that, it did not say that it needed to be registered anymore, but the weird thing was that for all the users (except for the user I used to install the program) the library of symbols and shapes and stuff was not available and under the drop-down Help menu the first 3 or 4 lines were grayed-out so they could not be used...whereas one of those is for the Manual.

Since I had now already Activated the program in each user, all I had to do to fix the problem was to just go into each user (except, of course, the user I had already installed the program under after Activating it) and reinstall the program.

This is definitely a case where, under each user, Activation needs to be done First, and then Installation is to be done Second. So for those of you who do not have access to the Manual and/or to the objects and shapes library, you might have Activated the program after you had already installed it. Therefore, even though the Giveaway date for the program is over, the registry entries have already been put into your registries, and all you have to do is reinstall the program...since installation needs to be done after Activation for everything to work. If a window comes with an option to uninstall, then uninstall & then reinstall; the Activation registry entries will be retained and the program should then work fine. However, at least on mine, the "Conceptdraw WebWave Help F1" line (above "Manual") remains grayed-out for All the users.

Reply   |   Comment by D  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#110

I didn't get this until today instead of yesterday. So I didn't get a chance to try it. Is that why I had two GOTD in my mail this afternoon?

Reply   |   Comment by EC  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#109

GRRR I check this site everyday! Yesterday was the only time I couldn't I was so busy... Damn I missed out on something useful.. :[

Reply   |   Comment by [Radical]Jake  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#108

People who missed out: Just make it a habit to visit this page EVERYDAY at a scheduled time :)

Reply   |   Comment by mark  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#107

I did not receive the offer for august 3 until 3:41 a.m. august 4

Reply   |   Comment by helon  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#106

I"m with Rob. I didn't receive this by email alert, which I normally do. This is one product that I would have loved to install, but can't because of missing the window. (It was included as part of Aug 4th's email???? I don't get it. REISSUE THIS, PLEASE!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by henry  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#105

Owww, I missed this by 1 day...any chance of a re issue???

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#104

We wanted this software so much!! Great software!! Unfortunately both of us got a whole different thing yesterday!! Strange......

Reply   |   Comment by Iris  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#103

seems to be very useful, i downloaded it yesterday but unfortunately i had no time to install it. and today is not possible to activate it - is there any way how to do it?

thx

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#102

Damn. The email just came in and it is gone, finished.

Reply   |   Comment by Jenny  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#101

Nice software.. got it at the right time .. Thanks G(A)OD!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Raaj  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#100

I bet that a whole lot of those that did manage to download and activate it will feel extremely silly once they try it out and come to the conclusion that they have no clue what so ever how to use it to make the actual site about their, for instance, new grandson

So to the the majority of the 355 thumbs up.... the joke is on you.

Reply   |   Comment by Belgian dude  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#99

With extremely slow speeds in the RSA it took all night to download only to find an error on the registration application (activate.exe) which tells me I must try again later? P*ss off!!

Reply   |   Comment by Gerrie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#98

Great piece of software. It downloaded and installed perfectly and is very user friendly. I do have one question: Is it free to keep or a 30 day trial?

Reply   |   Comment by Connie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#97

Hi,
It is 11:37 here. It states that I have 23 minutes left to download, and I have already done that... however, when I try to activate the software I get the notice that it is no longer the GAOD. I really wanted this software, is there anything that can be done?

thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Donald Giannatti  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#96

Hi,
Does anyone know whether it is possible
to export ConceptDraw site prototype into MS Access?
Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Julia  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#95

This quote from McAfee site advisor really bothers me":

"conceptdraw.com"

"After entering our e-mail address on this site, we received 1.2 e-mails per week. They were somewhat spammy. We received 2 e-mails which contained a virus."

see "http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/conceptdraw.com?suite=false&premium=false&client_ver=ie_2.4.6066.0&client_type=IEPlugin"

Reply   |   Comment by Jack Boyce  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#94

Sorry, I finally found info above. Apparently, a registration number is given on purchase (or on the retail box) and is built into the program, like Windows operating systems and some other software. The registration online requests the number; that is where I entered in GAOTD. Return email from them simply said "thank you for your registration, enjoy...". The Activate.exe before Setup.exe probably did what I did at their website. But now they have my name and email. (No problem. Spam goes to spam folder then I report it!)

Thanks GAOTD! Looking forward to more goodies, specially once your staff vacations are over! Hope you are all rested up when you return and are ready for all of us - complainers and praisers!

Reply   |   Comment by Anonymous  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#93

Possibly useless after the trial is over -- a registration number window never came up! GOAD, what's with this? Did the activate.exe that I ran prior to Setup.exe take care of this?

Reply   |   Comment by Anonymous  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#92

Free or Free Trial? States trial lasts for 30 days. Am I missing something?

Reply   |   Comment by Doug  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#91

This is superb, absolutely superg! Thank you for arranging to have ConceptDraw WebWave as your featured download today!

Reply   |   Comment by Gary V  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#90

#67 - Emperor - Thanks for the info re the tutorials.

Those were actually the .avi files I mentioned in my previous post. Clicking on the link in the star/control panel took me to the ConceptDraw website, which listed four tutorials. I expect these will be of help for experienced designers, but I didn't think they were useful enough for less experienced ones like myself. And, as I mentioned, the two I viewed were hard to watch because the video production was fuzzy.

For those who may find the info helpful, I should add that there is actually more help available for WebWave than I'd thought when I was trialling the program and accessing help that way.

The full list of resources on the ConceptDraw website is at:
http://www.conceptdraw.com/en/support/webwave.php

I wish I'd found this last one (with the lessons for beginners) before! :-) My error!

I do have a couple of suggestions for the ConceptDraw team, (somebody from which is I assume monitoring the feedback here?):

1) Add these 'getting started' lessons to the Control Panel or help menu in the program itself. If they actually are there (and I somehow missed them) I think they should be easier to find. Perhaps a pop up window when starting the program, with a 'do not show this window again' option when the user doesn't need them any more.

2) Revise some of the layout and wording of the lessons themselves. I thought the instructions were pretty clear (and as I said, I'm speaking from a low level of design experience), but I found the text instructions fairly densely arranged and therefore not as useful as they might be for quick reference. I'd like to see these spread out over a few pages per lesson, perhaps in a larger font, so there is little scrolling and easy navigation between the different steps.

3) I believe these lessons should be incorporated into the help files or accessible from the Control Panel within the program itself.

4) Not trying to be picky ... really! :-) ... but there are a few places where grammar or sentence structure in the help files could do with improvement. This isn't really a major hassle - just would help to present a more fully professional image for your product.

Having said all of that, I'm wondering if the help documentation issues I've mentioned mean that the program itself is in early release stage and that this aspect will be enhanced and incorporated more effectively in future releases? (The greyed out F1 help option in particular is something that makes me come to that conclusion. )

Hope the above is of at least a little help. :-)

Cheers
Sue

Reply   |   Comment by Sue  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#89

I have twice today attempted to post a comment, and I get a message that my comment has to be screened first, and the comment never appears.

1. No serial number is provided. Therefore it is not possible to register the program since the registration requires a serial number.

2. Is this a time limited version, even if installed during the 24 hours, or is it a permanent installation.

3. Is there a manual for this complex program or are we to rely only upon the "help" screens? When I try to see the manual indicated under Help, I get a manual for a different ConceptDraw program.

Reply   |   Comment by HJB  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#88

What do you need a registration/ serial number for? If you followed the directions in the readme file that came in the zipped download, then you activated the program before installing it, and that's all there is to it. If you didn't read the readme file, then try running activate.exe now. If that doesn't work, then you might need to uninstall the program, run activate.exe, and reinstall.

Reply   |   Comment by Deborah  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

#72 once you have downloaded it and hit the active button it will come up saying it's registrated no serial number needed.

Reply   |   Comment by Melei  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

I've played with paintshop pro forever but when this came up WOW! Thank GAOTD!!! Easy to follow, lots of fun playing with. Like all say don't delay download today...lol

Reply   |   Comment by Melei  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

Thanks for the great software!!!

Reply   |   Comment by corbinboy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

This is just the perfect software I've been looking for, thanks so much for this!!!

Reply   |   Comment by corbinboy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

=> Anna: when you click on activate.exe, it sets automatically the serial on your system. Then you run the setup and your soft is registred when you launch it. ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by Raoul  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

I downloaded this, but it won't install. Nothing happens! I've downloaded it several times since I first tried, same result. nothing happens.

Oh well!! Have fun for those who enjoy it!
Wendy

Reply   |   Comment by Tzeriah  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

@Anna #72

You run activate (included in the zip) which will register the software for you, then install the software (in that order). The readme file included in the download will fill you in on the details.

Reply   |   Comment by Guy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

This is the most amazing program I have ever seen, and there is nowhere else where I may find a program that offers this many features for free.

I've already started creating a website for a youth group I belong to, a project we have been putting off for months. Not only does this program allow me to create the website in an easy WYSIWYG interface, it also has various export options. I can export what I've created directly to HTML and upload it to a server, where it will be complete and ready to use.

I urge everyone to download this, even if they don't think they ma use it in the future. Even those with experience editing HTML can find use of this program.

Thanks, GAotD, for the best free program I've ever seen!

Reply   |   Comment by IR  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

RE: Kaspersky - damn, it looks like they've finally pulled the free version (just checked) :-/

Reply   |   Comment by Colin Wilson  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

Who mentioned Kaspersky for free...

It's already available - http://www.activevirusshield.com - as part of a web security initiative by AOL - sure, it's a slightly restricted version in that you can't omit files / directories from the scans, but it uses the virus signatures of the full product.

Small note - don't install the toolbars it offers !

Reply   |   Comment by Colin Wilson  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

Thanks #38 and expecially #70 Ron
...so I did't install this $300'program for free,
I preferred to keeping free 61,5 MB!
frank

Reply   |   Comment by frank  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

I installed it. I changed to compatibility mode and run as admin but when I click it, it does not open, nothing happens on Vista Premium. Any help? Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by mary  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

How to get Help working in the program: Go to the installation folder, Help folder, typically "C:\Program Files\CS Odessa\ConceptDraw WebWave\Help", make a copy of "ConceptDraw WebWave Help.chm", and name the copy "WebWave Help.chm". As for the manual, "ConceptDraw VI Manual.pdf", which displays as ConceptDraw V, there isn't a download (even though the Readme says there is); check the online version. The actual size of the update is essentially the same as the GOTD download; it's almost certainly the same code.

If you installed the program correctly, it shouldn't be asking for a serial number. To register CS Odessa GOTD products online, enter "Giveaway of the Day" as the serial number in the web form, and they'll email you an actual serial number (considering the GOTD terms, unclear how useful this is).

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

CS Odessa are great programs as usual. I understand people giving a thumb up without even trying the app. This company always offered us very high quality programs, was quite well-disposed to help us (allowing commercial use of their previous giveaway if I well remember and even offering a licence to a GOATD user who wasn't able to grab it on the giveaway day ! (see here))

I have no crash using it to map an existing web site.

Regarding the serial, it's not a trial version. It means that if not register, it won't launch but merely ask for the reg key.
If you had executed setup first, at your first attempt to launch the application, it would have asked you so.
So if you can actually use the program, then the "activate" module has done its job right :)

Thanks CS Odessa !

Reply   |   Comment by Franck  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

Never mind. I found it. For those who are wondering, after installing the software, you just double-click "Activate" in the folder you unzipped your files to.

Reply   |   Comment by Anna  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

I've seen several people asking about the registration/serial number, but no answer. I didn't get one either. How do I get it?

Reply   |   Comment by Anna  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

I have successfully downloaded and installed it, but see no serial number, nor any indication of trial vs. full version.

BladedThoth reported crashes when mapping his site. My experience was that it seemed to do nothing for quite a while, then when I shrank and restored the window, it started pulling down information from the web. It shows over 1000 lines of information on the html version of the site map. Fully 50%, or more like 80%, are items that are not on my site. It seems to have mapped a site I use to track hits, statcounter.com, including many of their internal links. It has loads of links in the map that are totally meaningless in terms of my site, that are, in fact, nowhere on my site.

The graphical presentation inside the program suffers from similar problems, although it does not seem to have as many items.

The structure it assigns to my site, which is a linearly laid out site with about 11 main pages, does not reflect the organization of the site. It does not resemble the site map in FrontPage.

I admit I did not spend much time with manuals or video tutorials (I also found the videos hard to watch). Nevertheless, Wizards should not need full fluency to use. I just clicked and went. Not happy with the results.

JK

Reply   |   Comment by JKEngineer  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

#26 Frank, the short answer is "NO"
Think of this app as a "sketch pad" for website builders. You can "quickly" layout non working elements on a page, and link pages. The basic idea is two-fold. First, being able to quickly (cheaply, time wise) create something for your client to look at. Second, having this visual aid to use as a reference when building app. Particularly helpful if more than one person is working on the project. (Remember, although the premise of GOD site is personal use only, fundamentally, this program is intended for professional use).

#42 Chris. The date on the download page should be only for the download page itself, not for the app (although there have been a few other GOD downloads that were date limited. They were thoroughly slammed too, violates the assumption most of us are working from). I don't think that using the app as a demo in a classroom exactly qualifies as "personal use", but I suspect the vendor won't object too vigorously.

#45 Helloworld. The GOD site is "honor system". So yes, you could use it for professional/commercial working from the single PC it is installed on, and the vendor is unlikely to know. The idea of the GOD site is to get a download you can try at home, and if you like it you will purchase a copy for commercial use. If you have no personal honor, go ahead and use it for commercial work.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

Does GAOTD use this to manage their staff?

Reply   |   Comment by a person  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

YESSSS!!!! another concept draw!! I've been waiting a long time for this! Thanks GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by seb  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

#61 Sue: In the Start Menu directory entry for this program there is a link to a WebWave help file that is stored in the program's help directory. It includes some tutorials on accomplishing a number of tasks. Perhaps it might be worth another look?

For those interested in using this program with Visio, this same help file does say it is possible to import data from Visio 2002 documents.

Reply   |   Comment by emperor  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

I can't get through the registration process....like #29
I have set up and activated but do not have a serial # to install

????

Ned

Reply   |   Comment by ned  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

Installed w/o errors with Vista (Ultimate); although the installation did seem to take a long time. Also, Help files require running in compatibility mode.

This software could be incorporated into the creation process, at least for the pre-sale client interaction.
@#50: This is primarily for the pre-production stage, rather than actual development era.

Thank you, GaotD. This is why the site works.

It seems there is an unusually high number of 'no' selected for the usefulness of comments today.

Reply   |   Comment by Zanesmurf  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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