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I used to model databases with Microsoft Office Visio, then export the model to xml and import geodatabase schema to GDB with ArcGIS tools. Since Microsoft no longer support Visio export to xml, what are the alternatives?


Has anyone used Enterprise Architect? Is it convenient for designing Geodatabases for ArcGIS?


I have tried ArcGIS Diagrammer (for ArcGIS 9.2/9.3 or for ArcGIS 10) but it is not so convenient..

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I've added a listing of Esri tools for this purpose here –  Stephen Lead Mar 3 at 0:25

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I'm a big fan of the Toad Data Modeller. Alternately try this from StackOverflow.

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The Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect website has a posting on UML support for ArcGIS Geodatabase Design.

There is a tutorial and a video demonstration explaining how it all works.

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I have been told that using ArcGIS Diagrammer and GDB X-Ray in conjuction with Visio can do most of what would be needed.

GDB X-Ray http://arcscripts.esri.com/details.asp?dbid=15119

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