An informal introduction to PowerDesigner Web – 30th of September, 2020

I’m keeping the numbers low for this session, partly to keep it informal, and partly due to platform limitations. I’m pleased to say that it’s now fully booked. I’m sure I’ll repeat it sometime in the near future.

PowerDesigner Web has been around for some time now, exposing the content of the PowerDesigner repository to a wider audience and giving users the ability to create and edit some types of model. With the introduction of PowerDesigner 16.7, the types of model that can be created and edited has grown, and has started to get George interested.

In this session, George  will take you through the background to PD Web and show you some of the interesting features he’s found, focusing mainly on the things you can do in PD Web that you can’t do in the PowerDesigner client application:

  • Reverse-engineering JSON documents and Schemas
  • Productivity aids when editing Conceptual and Physical Data Models
  • Structured data types in the Conceptual Data Model
  • Exporting a diagram to PowerPoint as symbols that can be individually edited
  • A new diagram in the Requirements Model
  • and more

Any #PowerDesigner newbies (in UK?) want some help for free?

If you or your friends / colleagues are new to PowerDesigner, no matter what you’re using it for, there is bound to be something that you’re not sure of the best way of doing, like including existing relationships on a diagram, or preventing the creation of graphical synonyms. Most data modelling tools don’t support graphical synonyms, so you may say “What the Heck?” to yourself when you first see them (they’re the symbols with numbers after the names – there are three symbols here for the SalesOrders table, all linking to the same definition):

Graphical Synonyms - PDM

Anyway, I’d love to know what knowledge is the most useful to PowerDesigner newbies, so here’s my offer:

  • one day of my time FOR FREE to help your newbies with their questions, as long as you don’t mind me documenting those questions

I’m based in Southern England, so there’s an obvious caveat here – I need to be able to travel to your site and back in a day.

If you’re interested, send me a message.

By the way, I’ve just updated my blog post on the topic of including existing relationships on a diagram.