What's the best ERD tool for the Mac?
What's the best ERD tool for the Mac? ConceptDraw DIAGRAM 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.
Sample 1. What's the best ERD tool for the Mac
Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution contains also a set of different ERD examples and samples of ERD diagrams. All ERD samples and templates are available from ConceptDraw STORE, you can open them and change something as needed, and thus get already other illustration – your own new ER Diagram.
Example 2. Solution in ConceptDraw STORE
We recommend to start drawing ER Diagrams with ready template. According to the desired notation, you can choose the Chen ERD template or Crow's Foot ERD template from ConceptDraw STORE, and then quickly construct your diagram on its base.
Example 3. ERD Libraries Design Elements
Making E-R Diagram, use actively ready vector objects from the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution libraries: ERD Chen's notation and ERD Crow's Foot notation. You can easy resize any ConceptDraw objects without loss of quality and change their color to make your diagrams more interesting and attractive.
Example 4. Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD), Crow's foot notation.
The following features make ConceptDraw DIAGRAM extended with Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution the best ERD tool for the Mac:
- You don't need to be an artist to draw professional looking diagrams in a few minutes.
- Large quantity of ready-to-use vector objects makes drawing your diagrams quick and easy.
- Extensive collection of pre-designed templates and samples give you a great start for your own diagrams.
- ConceptDraw DIAGRAM 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.
- All ConceptDraw DIAGRAM 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.
- 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.
- If you have any questions, our support is free of charge and always ready to come to your aid.
TEN RELATED HOW TO's:
An onion diagram is a kind of chart that shows the dependencies among parts of an organization or process. The chart displays items in concentric circles, where the items in each ring depend on the items in the smaller rings. The Onion Diagram is able to show layers of a complete system in a few circles.
But how to create Onion Diagram? Now, it's very easy thanks to the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Stakeholder Onion Diagrams Solution from the Management Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Picture: How To Create Onion Diagram
The vector stencils library Crow's Foot Notation from the solution Entity-Relationship Diagrams (ERD) contains specific symbols of the Crow's foot notation such as relationship symbols and entity symbols for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software. The Entity-Relationship Diagrams (ERD) solution is contained in the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Picture: Martin ERD Diagram
Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) is an acknowledged method to visualize the logical structure of databases. Using special symbols described in ERD notations you can depict a database of any complexity.
The vector graphic ER diagrams produced when using ConceptDraw ERD solution can be used in whitepapers, presentations, datasheets, posters, or any technical materials.
Picture: What is Entity-Relationship 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.
Picture: Components of ER Diagram
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.
Picture: Entity Relationship Diagram Examples
When creating ER diagrams, you can apply different color ER diagram styles and also notation styles. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM enhanced with Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution gives the ability to draw visual and attractive ER Diagrams using the style icons from Crow’s Foot notation and Chen's notation professionally designed and offered by ERD Chen's Notation and ERD Crow’s Foot Notation libraries.
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Create value stream maps - for value stream analysis and value stream management, material and information flow mapping, using our quick start templates included with ConceptDraw.
Picture: Best Value Stream Mapping mac Software
This sample was created on the Mac in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the UML State Machine Diagram library of the Rapid UML Solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Picture: UML Diagram for Mac