February 28, 2007: SkyMark released PathMaker 6.1 for Windows. Steve David, SkyMark's CEO, noted that PathMaker 6.1 includes a nice set of new features, including easy exporting and importing of tools from one project to another, improved action item management, more control of chart options and formatting in the Data Analyst tool, and more flexible installation and license management for network administrators. Mr. David noted that SkyMark had just celebrated the 10th anniversary of PathMaker's launch. The new version is free to all current subscribers, and a 30-day free trial is available, as usual, for people who are new to PathMaker.
October 11, 2005: SkyMark released PathMaker 6.0 for Windows. Xia Jun, SkyMark's Vice-President for R&D, says, "PathMaker 6.0 is a very important new release for us, and for our customers. It represents two years of work by our PathMaker team, and the addition of almost 800 new features. We have covered a lot of ground, emphasizing ease-of-use, easy export to other applications, the movement of data between PathMaker tools, and the addition of more features to each PathMaker tool. " The PathMaker 6.0 release is available for immediate download. The software is free to all PathMaker users with current subscriptions, and will be available for an upgrade price for users of older versions. New users may download a 30-day free trial from the SkyMark site.
August 5, 2003: SkyMark released PathMaker 5.5 for Windows. According to Xia Jun, SkyMark's Vice-President for R&D, PathMaker 5.5 includes a worthwhile set of small feature additions, fixes, and improvements. Mr. Xia said, "PathMaker 5.0 was a major milestone - a powerful, feature-rich, stable, friendly package. PathMaker 5.5 doesn't break new ground, but it is full of little things that customers have been asking for, and will like very much. We wanted to bring it out now, to get the best software to our customers as soon as possible. I highly recommend it."
January 24, 2003: PathMaker 5.0 for Windows is released. There are some 1200 new features and fixes in PathMaker 5. There's a new comparison chart tool, a QFD matrix, a Strategic Initiatives Grid, a Critical-to-Quality Matrix, enhanced formulas in Data Analyst and Forms, robust real-time collaboration and improved interoperability with common office applications. Download upgrades and new free trials today.
February 18, 2002: PathMaker 4.0 for Windows is released. The new software includes a Bubble Chart tool, designed to help track the performance of multiple people or processes over time. One frequent use will be in classrooms, where teachers want to plot test scores week by week, to see if the teaching is effective. Another new feature is the SpellChecker, a 3rd party component from WinterTree Software. PathMaker 4.0 also adds new templates for forms, data analysts, cause and effect diagrams and pathways, and many other improvements. Download upgrades and new free trials today.
November 28, 2001: PathMaker Reader is released. Now licensed PathMaker users can give unlicensed users read-only access to project files. It's a great solution for publishing project results that the whole team can read, even if not everyone has a PathMaker license. Download the Free Reader version from this site.
September 6, 2001: PathMaker 3.0.1 was released. It is an incremental release in the PathMaker 3.0 generation, with several bug fixes and usability improvements. If you are new to PathMaker, PathMaker 3.0.1 is what you want. Existing users should upgrade as soon as practicable. See the downloads page for the service pack.
July 10, 2001: PathMaker 3.0 was released. It contained
more than 600 new features added since PathMaker 2.5, and
represents another major milestone in PathMaker's story.
The Data Analyst has had the most attention, with a major upgrade to the charting module. Now, you can control all sorts of chart options: colors, line weights, palettes, patterns, marker size and shape, backgrounds, label angles, free 3D rotation, and more. You can create live links to databases, and watch your charts update automatically. You can even fill in ranges with dates and formulas automatically.
The Form tool was also upgraded and made more robust. You can now use formulas in form cells. The new FMEA form is one tool that harnesses this capability. The Problem Solving Guide is another new form, a simple but powerful tool that helps you troubleshoot a sitation very quickly.