Entity relationship diagram (ERD) is a kind of diagram for presenting visually the structure of relational database. In this tutorial, we will show you an easy and effective way to create ER diagram with Mac ER Diagram Software.
On the File menu, point to New.-> Click Database, and then double click the icon of Chen ERD or Martin ERD.
Drag and drop shapes from ERD libraries to the canvas. Drag the green square handles to resize shapes.
You can use Same Size tool under Home tab to make several shapes the same size quickly.
Change a shape's color and outline by choosing any quick style in the Styles group under the Home tab.
Right-click shapes to set the attributes of each object. Every ERD shape has some underlying data, or attributes. These attributes specify the appearance of the shape, as well as additional data associated with the shape. Right-click the shape and click Define Shape Data to view and change the main attributes in the shortcut menu.
There are 2 ways to connect ERD shapes.
You can change the connector type by right-clicking the connector and then clicking the type you want in the shortcut menu.
To add a background, go to Page Layout tab and then:
By changing ER Diagram theme, you can enhance fill, line and text style altogether at 1 click.
Go to Page Layout tab, select another theme.
Click Save on File tab to save as the default format. Choose Save as on File tab to save as other formats.
You can choose to save in local files or save in your Cloud. Saving it in Team Cloud can share it with more people.
Hit Export & Send under File to export the ERD as images, presentation slides and web documents and so on.
If the drawing page is larger than the print paper, the drawing will be printed on more than 1 paper.
To print it on only 1 paper,
click More Print Setup... and then choose Fit to.
Here are some ERD examples. They can help you get inspired and get started quickly.
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