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How to Draw ER Diagrams

How to Draw ER Diagrams? ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software gives the ability to describe a database using the ERD drawings and ER Diagrams. Entity Relationship diagram depicts database by abstract way.

Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution from the Software Development Area for ConceptDraw Solution Park includes 45 predesigned icons advocated by popular Chen's and Crow’s Foot notations that can be used when describing an enterprise database.

How to Draw ER Diagrams *

Sample 1. How to Draw ER Diagrams

The easiest and fastest way of drawing ER diagrams is to design them on the base of ready-to-use Chen ERD and Crow's Foot ERD templates. They both are represented at ConceptDraw STORE.

ERD Templates

Example 2. ERD Templates

Use the corresponding template and other objects from the ERD Chen's Notation and ERD Crow's Foot Notation libraries to design your Entity-Relationship Diagram in a few minutes.

Entity-Relationship Diagram, Crow's Foot Notation

Example 3. Entity-Relationship Diagram, Crow's Foot Notation

Another way of easy drawing ER diagrams in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is:

  • create new ConceptDraw document,
  • add required objects from the libraries,
  • connect the objects with Smart Connector tool from the Home toolbar,
  • use the Action menus of the objects to change diagram elements,
  • apply Line, Fill, Shadow and Text tools to format diagram objects.

Entity-Relationship Diagram, Chen's Notation

Example 4. Entity-Relationship Diagram, Chen's Notation

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.

Use the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software to demonstrate how to draw ER Diagrams fast, 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 or later users.

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