Awesome Linux ER Diagram Software with Abundant Examples
An entity-relationship diagram (ERD) is a graphical representation of an information system that illustrates its entities and the relationships between those entities. It is usually used as a high-level logical data model, which is useful in developing a conceptual design for databases.
Brief Introduction of Linux ER Diagram Software
Edraw ER diagram software for Linux is an affordable and easy-to-use alternative to Microsoft Visio, which helps users to simplify complex information through simple, easy-to-understand diagrams.
All-in-One Diagram Software
- Superior file compatibility: Import and export drawings to various file formats, such as Visio
- Cross-platform supported (Windows, Mac, Linux, Web)
Compatible with the most popular Linux distributions such as Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mint, Knoppix, RedHat, Gentoo and More.
Handy Features of ER Diagram Software for Linux
Abundant Built-in ER Diagram Shapes
ER diagram shapes below picture shows are just a tip of iceberg. Users can find more in the left libraries of Edraw Linux ER diagram software. And all the symbols Edraw provided are royalty free, users can easily drag, drop and edit them to fit their different demands.
Simple Steps to Create ER Diagram on Linux Easily
Follow below steps and create you ER diagram on Linux with just a few clicks.
Step 1. Start the software, go to File menu > New > Database, then double click the icon of Chen ERD or Martin ERD to open a new drawing page. Or just get a quick start by clicking the built-in templates.
Step 2. Switch to left libraries, drag ERD shapes you need and drop on the drawing page. Edit the shape sizes and colors one by one or select all shapes and click Same Size to change one time.
Step 3. Connect shapes by dragging proper connectors from left libraries or choose from Connector under Home page.
Step 4. Add contents by double clicking the shapes directly or clicking Text to open a block, then add contents.
Step 5. Navigate to Page Layout and select a theme you like from built-in themes to make the ER diagram more attractive. Background can also be added.
Step 6. Go back to File menu again, click Save to save the diagram as default .eddx; or export it to common formats for convenient sharing.
Benefits of ER Diagram
As is well-known, ER diagram is the graphical representation of the flow of data and information. More and more people apply it in database design because of its following benefits.
- The most important benefit of ER diagram people can not ignore is that it provides a visual representation of the database design.
- It is useful for modeling data and the relationships between the data.
- It is an effective communication tool among users, domain experts and database designers.
- And it is quite flexible to use as other relationships can be derived easily from the already existing ones.
ER Diagram Examples
Here list three ER diagram examples designed by our ER diagram software for Linux. All the examples can be downloaded and edited for free. For any interest, please feel free to download them and customize the contents to create your own ER diagrams.
Chen ERD Example
Pet Store ERD Example
Handbag Business ERD Example
Database Model Diagram Symbols