Sunday, January 03, 2010

Version 2.0 of Free 3D Topicscape Student Edition released

With enhancements to make the Student Edition even easier to use, and bring in some benefits first offered in Topicscape Pro 2.0, Topicscape SE has now reached version 2.

-- A new demo shows how multi-parent topics work
-- There's dynamic help for the newly-introduced Halo menu
-- The 2D search results and history list now swings out from the left side when in use, and stows back when not
-- A panel swings out from the right side to help you make customization choices
-- Topic groups now have footprints to make grouping even more apparent
-- Menus can now be operated by hotkeys
-- There are more choices for Association line visibility
-- Choose neighborhood views with a click of a button
-- Adjust the Home view position to your preference
-- See the structure’s meaning with the click of a button

Here's the What’s New page:
and here's the main page of Topicscape SE information:
where you go to download it.

Topicscape SE is for students and gives tham an easy, engaging and motivating way to work on their revision notes and web research, and prepare homework and term papers. It does a two-way import/export from/to FreeMind.

It may not have the full power of Topicscape Pro 2.5 with 2D/3D switching, tagging, use of any file type for occurrences, and wide ranging options for import and export but it’s very useful for study . . . and also fun.

Someone has pointed out that we missed an update in the readme.txt file: This version can work with Windows Vista and XP as well as Windows 7. We'll fix the readme shortly.

Don't forget, it's completely free .....



  1. Hi Argey

    Topicscape looks well worth exploring more so I will add it to the visualization, diagram links at:

    You and your readers may also find Hodges' model of interest as a conceptual springboard for creativity, reflection and innovation:

    Best regards

  2. Hi Peter,

    Thanks for adding Topicscape.

    I was aware of your excellent four-page 'Links' collection under the Hodges rubric, but not the blog - will be checking that out.