You can set format for all Workspaces of your model, for each Workspace separately and also for particular objects.
To set format for new models (models that you will create)
To change format of objects in existing models
Right-click the Workspace and select Workspace Format.
To change format of a particular object
Right-click the object on the Workspace and select Format.
Note: If you need to preserve format of a particular object against changes of format of your WS, select the Lock Format option in the Object Format dialog | General tab.
Toad Data Modeler provides you with an useful tool that is capable of automatically organizing your lines in your model diagram.
How to use Line Autolayout
Line Autolayout function tries to find the most optimal result from a set generated number of line variations. Generally, the more variants, the better the result and the more time Line Autolayout takes.
You can select the Simple option and use the slider to set the number of generated variations. Or select the Custom option and enter the maximum number of calculated variants manually.
Note that the bigger the number of variants and shapes on workspace is, the more time the process takes.
|Minimal Distance Between Lines||
Determines the distance between lines on a shape edge.
|Cross Lines||When checked, variants where lines are crossed are preferred.|
|Straight Lines||When checked, variants where lines are straight are preferred.|
Line Autolayout settings
Go to Settings Menu | Options | Graphics | Autolayout tab.
In Lines | Autolayout section you can define the default settings of Line Autolayout function.
To define different colors for attributes on your Workspace
Select Settings | Options | Model section | Physical Model/Logical Model| Entity tab | Attribute Colors area.
TIP: When you point your mouse cursor at a relationship line, parent and child attributes are highlighted on the Workspace. You can set the color at: Settings | Options | Graphics | Colors area | Highlight Color.
The Grid options are available directly from the toolbar or from the View menu.
To show grid and set a grid size