Visio Video (killed the radio star)

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I teach a class at the University of Washington, and in that class I have the students create a few Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs). I’m still looking for a decent tool to do that, since the only ones I know that do a good job are WAY too expensive. Visio is about the best I’ve found for them, and one of the students sent me a link he found for learning and using Visio – very nice. Thanks, Rod!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BYt3wmkgXE&feature=related

By the way, Visio Team – it’s a crime that I have to install all of Enterprise Architect just to get an ERD tool. Break it out of there into it’s own SKU!

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  • For an inexpensive modeling tool look at ModelRight (http://www.modelright.com). IMHO, it is much better than Visio for ERD. It is missing some of the features of the expensive high-end solutions but it is also missing their high-end price tag. There is also a free community edition that may offer enough for you class.

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