ER Diagram Styles
When creating ER diagrams, you can apply different color ER diagram styles and also notation styles:
- Chen style
- Crow's foot style
- Martin style
- Bachman style
- Information Engineering Style, and others.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM enhanced with Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution from the Software Development Area for ConceptDraw Solution Park is the best ERD diagramming and vector drawing software. It 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.
Example 1. ER Diagram Styles, ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software (Win, Mac)
Use ConceptDraw professional styling options, the Line, Fill, Shadow and Text tools to format the ER diagram objects and make your own diagram of the preferred style.
Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution offers a lot of ERD samples of different ER diagram styles, and also quick-start ERD templates. All they are professional looking, have the intuitive ER style and are proposed for using from ConceptDraw STORE.
Example 2. Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution
The samples 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 at ConceptDraw STORE.
Use the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM to create your own Entity-Relationship Diagrams of various ERD styles quick, easy and effective.
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.
TEN RELATED HOW TO's:
Creating of Entity-Relationship Diagrams (ERDs) is a complex process that requires convenient, automated tools. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software offers a powerful ER Diagram Tool - the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution from the Software Development Area.
Picture: ER Diagram Tool
The Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution from ConceptDraw Solution Park extends ConceptDraw DIAGRAM vector graphics and diagramming software with the ability to describe a database using the Entity-Relationship (Chen) model. Use it for design your ERDs and verify that ConceptDraw DIAGRAM offers the best ERD diagrams software tools for design element Chen notation.
Picture: Entity Relationship Diagram - ERD - Software for Design Chen ER Diagrams
Structured-systems analysis and design method uses data flow diagrams to represent the process of data flowing through a system. Talking about this might be useless without a proper example of DFD for online store (Data Flow Diagram). This DFD example shows all the distinctness that a diagram can bring into a scattered data structure.
Data flow diagrams are used to show how data is processed within some business processes. Making DFD is a common practice for business process modeling and analysis. This diagram represents the online store business flow. It describes inputs and outputs within online selling process and depicts the interactions between its participants. This DF diagram can be used by system analysts to create an overview of a business, to study and discover its inherent strengths and weak points.
Picture: Example of DFD for Online Store (Data Flow 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
UML Diagram Estate Agency. 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.
This sample shows the work of the estate agency and is used by the estate agencies, building companies, at the trainings of the estate agencies, for understanding the working processes of the estate agencies.
Picture: UML Use Case Diagram Example - Estate Agency
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.
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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 DIAGRAM 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 DIAGRAM 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.
Picture: Drawing ER diagrams on a Mac
The vector stencils library Chen ERD from the solution Entity-Relationship Diagrams (ERD) contains specific symbols of the Chen ERD notation including entity symbols and relationship 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: Chen ERD Diagram
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM extended with Mathematics solution from the Science and Education area is a powerful diagramming and vector drawing software that offers all needed tools for mathematical diagrams designing.
Mathematics solution provides 3 libraries with predesigned vector mathematics symbols and figures:
Solid Geometry Library, Plane Geometry Library and Trigonometric Functions Library.
Picture: Mathematics Symbols