instructor: Aaron Zhi Cheng, Section 003

Using ERDPlus to Creat Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD)

Starting from next Friday, September 7, we will learn how to create Entity Relationship diagrams (ERDs) to model databases.

To create ERDs, we will use ERDPlus, a free tool that is quite easy to use. Specifically, we will use the standalone version of ERDPlus (, which allows us to create an ERD within a browser.

There is a short YouTube tutorial (link: that shows you how to create a diagram, and export the diagram as an image which can be placed into a Word document.

Please watch this video on your own before Monday, September 10.

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