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Idera ER/Studio is a data modeling tool with a modern interface, supporting a wide range of databases. CaseTalk supports the logical data models using a script generator. Generated script can simply be executed inside ER/Studio in order to have the logical model automatically build for you.

Though the FCO-IM method guarantees an higher accuracy for your information model, which leads to less rework after initial release and usage, it also requires you to put in a lot of thinking effort from the very beginning. And though this approach is very supportive for incremental work, beginners tend to think of it as tiresome.

PowerDesigner is a tool used by many data architects. CaseTalk strengthens them by using language, well-documented entities, and tables. However, if your goal is simply to draw a relational diagram, you should perhaps consider using the CaseTalk Viewer.

Denodo is a Data Virtualization environment where the entire process of ETL is reduced to a configurable set of layers containing various views. These views depend on table definitions which reside in source systems. The upper layers of views should represent the business needs and are in need of solid data modeling. These upper layers of views in Denodo are like an interface. The most common usage is in a top-down design where you first define the fields and later associate the implementation(data) of the interface.

The reverse engineering creates an elementary CaseTalk model through a simple ADO connection. The tables, columns, key information, and relations are all created as facts and are made to be verbalized. This way, the database model can be validated as a conceptual model following the regular rules.