Devart is glad to announce the release of Entity Developer 3.20 with advanced support for large models.
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.
You are welcome to download and evaluate the new version here.
Here is the complete list of Entity Developer 3.20.74 features:
- Added possibility to split model into several diagrams for better handling of large models
- Implemented possibility to disable automatic recognition of many-to-many associations
- Fixed bug with loading metadata for SQL Server 2000
- Fixed bug with SQL Server default value for Boolean columns (Model First)
- Fixed bug with retrieving metadata from SQL Server databases with case-sensitive collation
- Fixed bug with handling errors when accessing server via an invalid connection
- Fixed bug with generating code for methods returning scalar result in Entity Framework models
- Fixed bug with adding associated tables from the Store part of the model to designer in Entity Framework models
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.
Devart development team