Recommendations for software engineering programs?
Suggest ERWin by Logic Works or ER/Studio by Embarcadero
Er, if you only want to "draw" the diagrams ERWin or ER/Studio may be overkill. If you want a complete data modelling and application generation tool, these two would be great.
there's also Microsoft Visio, just for drawing things.
Depending on how big "medium" is, a radical suggestion: draw the diagrams with a pen on a piece of paper. Run it through the scanner if you need to embed it in electronic documentation.
Well, Visio always worked for me. Its good for modeling and just drawing things out. I usaly don't mess with a lot of the symbols that are there and try to stick with the basics. That way its easier to read. The only problem with Visio - pretty memory hungry - but i guess that stops you from reading JoelOnSoftware when you should be writing your spec!
You can get Microsoft's VisioModeler as a free download still, until the Viso 2002 full product is released.
SmartDraw's pretty good, and I find it much easier to use than Visio:
Thank you all!
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