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.
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Picture: Wireframe Tools
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This drawing illustrates the content of the Fluid Power Equipment library provided by the ConceptDraw Mechanical Engineering solution. The solution is composed from the 8 libraries, containing about 500 elements related to mechanical engineering visualization. it will be helpful for drawing various schemes, charts and blueprints of pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment or other drawing related mechanical engineering. All drawings can be freely resized without loss of quality due to the vector graphics components of its facilities.
Picture: Mechanical Drawing Symbols
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ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park allows you to draw in a few minutes the Flow Map of any degree of complexity.
Picture: Flow Map
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Picture: Interior Design. Sport Fields — Design Elements
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Picture: Database Flowchart Symbols
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Picture: UML Diagram Types List
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This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the UML Use Case Diagram library of the Rapid UML Solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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Picture: UML Use Case Diagram Example. Registration System
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Picture: Types of Flowchart - Overview
In ConceptDraw DIAGRAM it really is sp simple to draw even the most complex cross-functional flowcharts. Use the RapidDraw technology and Cross-Functional libraries in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM for the best results.
Picture: How to Simplify Flow Charting — Cross-functional Flowchart
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Picture: Security Plans