yWorks releases version 5.1 of the yFiles.NET library for visualization of diagrams and networks.
This new version brings new rendering order policies that can make the ownership of labels and ports clearer if nodes overlap, and that can improve perception of the nesting of nodes and edges in groups.
The new version also adds new support for an intuitive lasso selection gesture.
The new Tree Map layout algorithm and the Tabular layout style make it easy to generate tree maps and simple row/column arrangements, respectively. The Orthogonal layout algorithm has been significantly improved to produce much more compact diagrams with less crossings and shorter edges. New support for regular substructures like trees, chains, and cycles has been added.
New support in the Hierarchic layout algorithm allows to arrange user-defined sub-components of a diagram using different layout algorithms to emphasize special sub-structures.