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MacDraw Pro

An earlier Mac drawing program marketed by Apple's Claris subsidiary in the early 1990s. It was an upgrade to the original MacDraw software from Apple and eventually became known as ClarisDraw. The vector-based application included zooming capability and color support and was especially prized for producing technical diagrams, floorplans and elementary CAD work. MacDraw files were a subset of the Claris CAD file format. See Claris.


(Claris Corporation, Santa Clara, CA) A software subsidiary of Apple that was separated from the corporation (although mostly owned by it) in 1988 and then bought back in 1990. In 1998, Apple turned Claris Corporation into FileMaker, Inc., to focus on database and Web software. FileMaker Pro and Claris Home Page were the products retained by FileMaker, but Home Page was discontinued in 2001. For more information, visit See FileMaker.

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