There's been some great new features added to this release and Sue has some webcasts which range from an overview to more detailed webcasts on version control and design rules. These webcasts are all under 15 minutes and are a great way to see what's new int he product.
Also, Here is the quick list of new features that have been added.
The browser navigator supports the ability to have multiple open designs.
Existing physical models automatically appear in the browser.
|Custom Design Rules|
Create user-defined Design Rules.
Group collections of design rules in Design Rule sets.
Build libraries of Design Rules.
Create used defined transformations.
Settings are available at the diagram level
- Show labels (for relationships)
- Add diagram legend
- Straighten all lines
- Show grid
- Resize objects to visible size. (This is useful if you change the View Details settings)
|Import||Importing CA Erwin Data Modeler files has been extended to include the import of Erwin 7.x files.|
Import from Erwin supports the import of Functions, Packages and Stored Procedures to the Physical Model.
Data Dictionary Import supports the import of Functions and Packages.
Importing for Oracle Designer: You can select the checked in branch.
Incremental import of used domains in Designer
Support for the import and DDL generation of packages and functions.
Changed "snapshot" support to "materialized view" support.
Full support for Oracle 11g partitioning (table and materialized view).
|Reporting.||Reporting provided through either:|
- Reporting Repository. Users export the design to the reporting repository and use SQL Developer to run reports.
- Local Reports: Run reports from the tool itself. Reports are word xml documents and as such can be opened in MS Word. These reports include entities tables, domains and glossary.
|Reporting Repository||Support extended to include data types models.|
Integrated version control using Subversion for complete design.
Allows you to compare and merge objects.
Designs added to versioned folders are placed under version control.
Users can see pending incocoming and outgoing changes.
Data Modeler recognizes versioned designs.
Changes made to a versioned design and saved, are revealed in the pending changes dialog.
Collaborative access and support is provided through tight integration with Subversion.