Best ERD Tool


Visual Paradigm is an all-in-one database engineering tool that supports both design and database creation. Design database with an intuitive ERD tool. Generate database from ERD. Produce a professional data specification in few clicks.

  • Use case diagram
    Design database in quick with an intuitive ERD tool.
  • Use case diagram
    Enter sample records for entities in ERD.
  • Use case notes editor
    Edit database views in a view editor.

Your Challenges

  • Most of the database design tool supports editing ERD, but lack features for database generation.
  • I don't want separate solutions for system and database design.
  • I need to output my design into a professional database specification that can support our communication and maintenance needs, but many products do not provide a robust reporting feature.

Our Solution

All-in-One ERD tool

  • Visual Paradigm provides a powerful ERD editor that allows you to create ERD in a faster manner. No matter you want to create an entity or any kind of relationship (one to one, one ot many, etc), all you need is to drag and drop!
  • We support all the notations you need to create ERD diagrams. This includes entities, DB stored procedure, function, view and all kinds of relationship connectors.
  • Create conceptual, logical and physical model, and maintain their traceability.

More than a diagramming tool...

  • Generate database from ERD. Reverse ERD from your database.
  • Create patch script for design changes.
  • Generate ORM code to support programming need - No more SQL. All objects! :-)
  • Publish your ERD online so that people approved can view the design online, any time and from anywhere.
  • The comment tool allows people to, not only view the design but to leave comment right on the database model.
  • Versioning system helps to keep revisions for design changes.
  • Built-in visual comparison tool allows the comparison of different phases of database design. You can easily see the rationale behind changes through the commit log. You can even revert and roll back changes.
  • The branch and merge mechanism makes it simple to make independent and isolated changes.
  • Team members can work together on the same design through the collaboration tools. They can commit and update changes without worry about conflicted changes because we our collaboration engine features a smart conflict resolution tool that can detects conflicts and assists you in resolving conflicts.

More than an ERD diagram editor

As an award-winning modeling software, Visual Paradigm supports a wide variety of standards and popular diagram types, supporting your modeling needs from the beginning of your project, to the end.

  • System design: Easily create quality system model. Perform system analysis and design with standards like: UML, SysML, DFD, ERD, ORM Diagram, SoaML.
  • Business design: Visualize business workflow and operations with BPMN BPD. Analyze customer experiences with Customer Journey Map. You can also create EPC, Process Map, Fact Model.
  • Project management: Plan out your project with various project management diagrams and tools: Work Breakdown Structure, Org Chart, Implementation Plan, Transition Plan, Mind Map, Fishbone, Spider Chart, and more.
  • Enterprise Architeture: Visual Paradigm Enterprise is an ArchiMate enterprise architecture tool certified by The Open Group. You can create ArchiMate diagrams with the latest notations, and to create model views with any of the official viewpoints (examples) or user-defined viewpoints.
  • UX design: Create wireframes to visualize screen flow and screen layout, and use wireflow to depict the flow of wireframes. Make the flows alive through the animation tool, which makes your presentation way more effective. Besides, you can run prototype with stakeholder to demonstrate and confirm your work.

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