Entity Developer 3.20 with Support for Multiple Diagrams per Model Released!

January 27, 2011

Devart is glad to present the release of Entity Developer 3.20, a powerful modeling and code generation tool for ADO.NET Entity Framework, LinqConnect, and LINQ to SQL. The new version delivers greatly improved working with large models with ability to create several diagrams per model.

In case of large models containing many entities, the diagram may become too complex to understand and edit. To make your model better understandable, new Entity Developer allows splitting the model into several thematic diagrams, each one having a part of model entities. For example, all entities, related to sales may be placed on one diagram, and production entities - to another diagram.

Managing diagrams is very easy. Model diagrams are displayed in the Diagrams node of the conceptual model in the Model Explorer. Here you can add a new diagram to your model, remove or rename existing model diagrams at any time.

If you generate a model from a database, you can split model into diagrams by schemas or create only one default diagram with all or part of the entities.

Model can have as many diagrams as you need, and each diagram may contain any model entities. When creating a new diagram, you may immediately choose model entities to display on it.

You are welcome to download Entity Developer here.

If you wish to provide feedback on the new version, you can do it in our forums or with contact form. There is also a feedback form, and we are always glad to hear your comments and take into account your development needs.

If you want to share your ideas about new Entity Developer features, you may do it on the UserVoice. See our blog article for more information.