Entity Relationship Diagram Software


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Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) is one of effective diagramming tools introduced by Peter Chen and applied for system design and analysis, data modeling, software engineering and illustration the database's logical structure.

The world-best Entity Relationship Diagram software suitable for professional ERD drawing is ConceptDraw PRO software extended with the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution. This solution contains all libraries, templates and samples you may need for professional ERD drawing.

Example 1. ConceptDraw PRO - Entity Relationship Diagram Software

Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution offers two libraries with large quantity of vector objects helpful for design the ER diagrams using Chen′s or Crow′s Foot notations:

  • ERD Chen's Notation Library
  • ERD Crow’s Foot Notation Library

ERD Libraries - Components of ER Diagram

Example 2. ERD Libraries - Components of ER Diagram

Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution is a storehouse of effective tools, useful information, and also is replete with beautiful professionally designed ERD samples and templates. They are available for viewing and changing from ConceptDraw STORE. Design easily your own ERDs on their base!

Entity Relationship Diagram Software - ERD Templates

Example 3. Entity Relationship Diagram Software - ERD Templates

The following features make ConceptDraw PRO extended with the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution the most effective Entity Relationship Diagram software:

  1. You don't need to be an artist to draw professional looking diagrams in a few minutes.
  2. Large quantity of ready-to-use vector objects makes drawing your diagrams quick and easy.
  3. Extensive collection of pre-designed templates and samples give you a great start for your own diagrams.
  4. ConceptDraw PRO provides you with the possibility to use the grid, rules and guides. You can easily rotate, group, align, and arrange objects, and use different fonts and colors to make your diagram stand out.
  5. All ConceptDraw PRO documents are vector graphic files and are available for reviewing, modifying, and converting to a variety of formats: image, HTML, PDF file, MS PowerPoint Presentation, Adobe Flash, MS Visio XML.
  6. Using ConceptDraw STORE you can navigate through ConceptDraw Solution Park, managing downloads and updates. You can access libraries, templates and samples directly from ConceptDraw STORE.
  7. If you have any questions, our support is free of charge and always ready to come to your aid.












Use Product:

  • Software Development Tool
  • Diagram Software
  • Technical Diagramming Tool
  • Business Diagramming Tool
  • Professional Business Graphics Tool
  • ERD Diagrams Software
  • Cross Platform Compatibility
  • ConceptDraw PRO native Mac app
  • Easier to use than Microsoft Visio® and more powerful
  • With free support and thousands of templates


Use Solution:

Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD)
  • Describing a database
  • Illustrate the logical structure of databases
  • Chen's notation
  • Crow’s Foot notation
  • Quick-Start ERD templates and samples
  • Entity Relationship Diagram examples
  • ERD vector elements
  • Import/Export Microsoft Visio™
  • Export to graphics files and PDF
  • Export to PPT™
  • Make Presentation


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Drawing ER diagrams on a Mac
Database model is a graphic representation need at the beginning of project development. You won't have any problems with drawing ER diagrams on a Mac anymore with ConceptDraw PRO application. Special libraries that contain all the symbols of both Chen's and Crow’s foot notation allow you to start database modeling within a few minutes. Creating entity-relationship diagrams on Mac is fun and effortless when you use a software designed for professional ERD drawing tailored to specific characteristics of Apple OS X. ConceptDraw PRO is a business diagramming software for those using OS X. The Entity-Relationship Diagrams solution for ConceptDraw has 2 libraries containing about 50 vector icons, depicting ERD symbols of the most popular Chen's and Crow’s Foot Notations. The other valuable component of the solution is a collection of ERDs samples and templates that can be opened on Macs and PCs.  Read more... →
Drawing ER diagrams on a Mac
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What's the best ERD tool for the Mac?
What's the best ERD tool for the Mac? ConceptDraw PRO on Mac OS X supplied with Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution from the Software Development Area for ConceptDraw Solution Park is the best ERD tool! This solution offers for ConceptDraw users so powerful drawing tools, libraries with numerous ERD objects, which will help design ER diagrams of any complexity and any design you want.  Read more... →
What
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Entity Relationship Diagram Software Engineering
While designing a conceptual data model, you should use appropriate software. For instance, ConceptDraw PRO is a user-friendly ER diagram tool that has a lot of samples and templates to facilitate your work. A clear entity-relationship diagram helps to define the relations between system’s components. Software engineering is the section of a computer science engaged to design, realization, and support of complex software products. An ERD is a data modeling method that is widely applied in the software engineering practice. Commonly it is used for developing a structure of a a relational database. An entity relationship diagram is helpful for structuring and organizing databases that can be modeled using a relational structure. An entity relationship diagram is designed to depicts the interrelationships within the sets of entities which are accumulated in the database. Each entity represents a particular component of a data. Thus, ER diagrams depicts the logical structure of databases. ConceptDraw ER Diagrams solution provides software engineers with the professional tool for making entity-relationship diagrams.  Read more... →
Entity Relationship Diagram Software Engineering
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How to Draw ER Diagrams
How to Draw ER Diagrams? With Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution from the Software Development Area for ConceptDraw Solution Park you are able to draw ER diagram with no problem. It includes 45 predesigned icons advocated by popular Chen's and Crow’s Foot notations that can be used when describing an enterprise database.  Read more... →
How to Draw ER Diagrams
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Data Modeling with Entity Relationship Diagram
Data modeling is actively applied in analysis and uses wide set of methods for description the data requirements in a system. One of the most popular and well-known is the ERD method of database modeling. The best ERD tool for the Mac and Windows is ConceptDraw PRO software extended with the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution from the Software Development Area for ConceptDraw Solution Park, which is sharpened for professional ERD drawing and data modeling with Entity Relationship Diagram.  Read more... →
Data Modeling with Entity Relationship Diagram
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Entity Relationship Diagram - ERD - Software for Design Crows Foot ER Diagrams
There are many ways to describe a database structure. One of the most usual is to draw an entity relationship diagram (ERD) using a Crow’s Foot notation to represent database elements. If you don’t want to draw it on paper, you should use an appropriate software. An entity-relationship (ER) diagram is used to show the structure of a business database. ERD represents data as objects (entities) that are connected with standard relationships symbols which Illustrate an association between entities. ERD, there is a wide range of ERD notations used by data bases architects for reflecting the relationships between the data entities. According to the crow’s foot notation relationships are drawn as single labeled lines designating a certain kinds of relationship. Crow foot notation is a most frequently used ERD standard, because of improved readability of diagrams, with a more accurate use of space on the page.  Read more... →
Entity Relationship Diagram Software, Design Elements - Crows Foot (Windows, Macintosh)
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ERD Symbols and Meanings
A database is a data collection, structured into some conceptual model. Two most common approaches of developing data models are UML diagrams and ER-model diagrams. There are several notations of entity-relationship diagram symbols and their meaning is slightly different. Crow’s Foot notation is quite descriptive and easy to understand, meanwhile, the Chen notation is great for conceptual modeling. An entity relationship diagrams look very simple to a flowcharts. The main difference is the symbols provided by specific ERD notations. There are several models applied in entity-relationship diagrams: conceptual, logical and physical. Creating an entity relationship diagram requires using a specific notation. There are five main components of common ERD notations: Entities, Actions, Attributes, Cardinality and Connections. The two of notations most widely used for creating ERD are Chen notation and Crow foot notation. By the way, the Crow foot notation originates from the Chen notation - it is an adapted version of the Chen notation.  Read more... →
Entity Relationship Diagram Symbols and Meaning - crow
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Entity Relationship Diagram Examples
An abstract representation is usually the first thing you will need while developing a database. To understand the ways that databases are structured, you should look through entity-relationship diagram examples and see the notations features and attributes. With an entity-relationship model you can describe a database of any complexity. This Entity-relationship diagram is a tool for software developers. It enables every element of database to be managed, communicated and tested before release. This ERD was created using symbols advocated by Chen's notation. Because of a linguistic origin of the Chen’s notation, the boxes representing entities could be interpreted as nouns, and the relationships between them are in verb form, shown on a diagram as a diamond.  Read more... →
Entity Relationship Diagram Examples
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Components of ER Diagram
It is easy to recreate any informational system structure using diagrams. There are three main components of any ER diagram: entity, attribute and relationship. Basing on these three components, one can define other, less used elements, such as weak entity or relationship, derived attribute, recursive relationship etc. This is the set of graphic elements of ERD Chen's notation. This ERD notation is used to represent an entity–relationship models. It involves the set of geometric forms: rectangles - depicting entities, ovals - representing attributes and diamonds depicting relationships assigned for first-class objects, that can have relationships and attributes of their own. Connections are displayed with arrowed lines. It is known that the Chen's ERD notation is used to show a detailed view of entities and relationships. ConceptDraw Entity-Relationship Diagram solution from the Software Development section of Solution Park provides the ability to create ERD of database structure for software development purposes using the Chen’s notation elements.  Read more... →
Components of ER Diagram
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Entity Relationship Diagram Software for Mac
ER-modeling nowadays is a very popular approach for database design. If you are tired of looking for a good entity relationship diagram Software for Mac, then your search is almost over. ConceptDraw PRO is a great tool for creating diagrams of any complexity with tons of editable samples and templates. This diagram represents the vector library of the Chen’s and Crow’s Foot notation icons for drawing ERD (entity-relationships diagram). ConceptDraw Entity Relationship Diagram solution delivers the ability to visualize databases structure on both Mac and PC. The "bricks" entity-relationships models are the entity, and the relation. An entity is represented by a rectangle comprising the entity name. It means an object, information about which should be available and stored. A relation is intended to show a relations between two entities. There are several types of relations between entities. To show there are a number of different symbols for the types of relationships.  Read more... →
Entity Relationship Diagram Software for Mac
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Compatibility: Apple® OS X 10.10 or later
Microsoft® Windows® 7/8.1/10

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