Drawing ER diagrams on a Mac
Drawing ER diagrams on a Mac is smooth and easy when you have a software tool well-suited for professional ERD drawing. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software for Mac extended with the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution is the best tool for drawing ER diagrams on a Mac.
Example 1. Drawing ER diagrams on a Mac
Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution from the Software Development Area for ConceptDraw Solution Park specially designed for professional ERD drawing gives you the possibility to design ER diagrams easily on your Mac. Use powerful drawing tools of this solution and 2 libraries with 45 predesigned vector objects:
- ERD Chen's Notation Library
- ERD Crow’s Foot Notation Library
Example 2. ERD Libraries for Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution
To quickly design the E-R Diagram for Mac, you can follow few simply steps:
- drag desired objects from the libraries of Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution to your document,
- connect the objects,
- use the Action button menu in the upper right corner of the object to change it,
- apply Line, Fill, Shadow and Text tools to format your diagram.
Another useful way of drawing in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is to use quick-start Chen ERD template or Crow's Foot ERD template, and change it according to your needs.
Example 3. Drawing ER Diagram
The ER diagrams you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the libraries from Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution. An experienced user spent 10-15 minutes creating each of these samples. You can find them all at ConceptDraw STORE.
Use the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software for quick, easy and effective drawing ER diagrams on a Mac.
All source documents are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying, or converting to a variety of formats (PDF file, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio, and many other graphic formats) from the ConceptDraw STORE. The Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution is available for all ConceptDraw DIAGRAM users.
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ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software offers the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution from the Software Development Area for ConceptDraw Solution Park. How many examples contains the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution! All Entity Relationship Diagram examples were designed and saved for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM users. Now they are available from ConceptDraw STORE.
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The first thing that usually comes to mind when talking about database models is ER-diagrams, and the ways to create them. The second most recognizable notation is the Crow’s Foot, which visually differs from Chen’s notation. Actually, it doesn’t matter which notation you’ll use for your entity relationship diagram (ERD), but the content is what matters.
When designing an Entity-Relationship Diagram one need to use a certain notated symbols that were developed and standardized especially for databases description. First of them - the Chen’s notation had a linguistic origin. It includes rectangle boxes to show entities that may be described as nouns, and the relationships between them described as verbs depicted in a form of diamond. Finally the Chen’s notation was simplified up to the Crow’s Foot notation. It represents a relationship as labeled line. It is precisely this notation is shown in the given figure. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM together with its Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution is designed to support professionals who deals with creating ER diagrams using the element of both - Chen’s and Crow's Foot notations.
Picture: Design Element: Crows Foot for Entity Relationship Diagram - ERD
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