ER Diagram Visio Alternative for Mac

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You don't need to empty your pocket for Visio any more. Productive and popular app doesn't necessary be expensive. Here is an cheap and productive Visio alternative for Windows as well as Mac system. To benefit Mac users, Edraw has newly released a Mac version allowing users to create entity relationship diagram easily on Mac OS X system.

ER Diagram Visio Alternative

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Download ER Diagram Software to Create ER Diagram on Mac:

Visio Like ER Diagram Software

Try this vector based diagramming software containing similar features with Visio that helps easily design ER diagram with ready-made symbols and templates. The ER diagram symbols are comprehensive, accurate, and with a customizable capability available to be edited. With this Visio like tool, users can develop professional ER diagram in a way faster than you think.

Features Comparison Between Visio and Edraw

Overall Comparison
Drawing Types
Examples and Templates
About 20 examples
More than 800 examples
$299 +
$99 +
Not Free
Free Upgrade for Lifetime License
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ER Diagram Feature Comparison
Built-in Symbols for ER diagram
Drag-and-drop Based
Layers & Background
Glue Connector with Shape
Smart Guides
Auto Align and Spacing
Multiple Connector Styles
Connection Points
Edit Text on Connector
Support Multiple Pages
Canvas Expandable
Export to PNG, JPEG, SVG, BPM, Html, PDF
Export to Editable Word/PPT/Excel
Attach File
Insert and Edit Table
Insert Table
Cloud Collaboration
Team Collaboration
Style Tools and Graphic Tools Comparison
Text and Paragraph Formatting
Quick Style
Text Box Tool
Quick Color Palette
Set Default Connector Style
Set Default Connectors
Built-in Clip Arts
Search Symbols
Draft New Symbols
Draft Symbols

Guidelines for Drawing ER Diagram on Mac

Creating an entity relationship diagram requires only a few steps. Follow the instruction below.

  1. Start Edraw, from the Available Templates, find Database. Choose an ER diagram type and start.
  2. The ER diagram symbols library will open automatically on the left, which contains the most common symbols for ER diagram.
  3. Drag a suitable shape for each entity or primary business concept relevant to your model.
  4. Model the relationship between each by using Connector tool to link related entities. Connect shapes and style the shapes as you like.
    connect er shapes
  5. Double click each shape or line to label the entity or relationship using text or a numeric notation.
  6. Lay out your ER diagram by using grid lines and quick Align and Distribute buttons.
  7. Apply a theme for professional quality result.
  8. Review your model with business and technical stakeholders.
  9. Export your diagram to a needed format.

ER Diagram Examples

Employment System ER Diagram
Simple Chen ERD
Herbal Company ER Diagram
Employment System
ER Diagram
Simple Chen ERD
Herbal Company
ER Diagram

Use the Software as Other Visio Alternatives for Mac:

More drawing types are available for this Visio alternative, such as flowchart, network diagram, floor plan, p&id, UML diagram, infographics, electrical diagram, science illustration, wireframe, and so on.

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EdrawMax is an advanced all-in-one diagramming tool for creating professional flowcharts, org charts, mind maps, network diagrams, UML diagrams, floor plans, electrical diagrams, science illustrations, and more. Just try it, you will love it!