Display modes, display levels, used notation and icons are all configured in this menu.
Zoom In Turns your cursor into a magnifier glass that allows you to zoom in.
Zoom Out Turns your cursor into a magnifier glass that allows you to zoom out.
Zoom Box - Turns your cursor into a magnifier glass that allows you to draw a selection box. The area will be then zoomed in.
Fit to Screen - Sets the display level so the whole diagram can be seen completely.
See Designer and Workspace for more tips on navigation on Workspace.
Show Grid - Shows/hides the Grid.
Snap to Grid - Toggles Snap to Grid function on/off. When on, it helps you to align objects while moving by snapping them to the Grid.
Align Objects to Grid - Aligns already existing objects to the Grid.
Grid Settings - Allows you to set properties of Grid.
Grid Size - Sets the horizontal and vertical distance between points of Grid.
|Move/Pan||Activated the Move/Pan tool. Drag your mouse to move around workspace. Deactivate by right-clicking or pressing ESC.|
Determines which property is shown in object headers - captions/names/full names
In Physical model sets the level of details displayed:
In Logical model determines the objects you want to display:
Allows you to switch between two types of notations used in ER Diagram:
Allows you to use Toad Data Modeler icons or Toad for Oracle icons.
Minimizes all currently opened forms and dialogs.
|Full Screen Mode||Displays Toad Data Modeler in full screen mode (F11).|
The Objects menu is model dependent. Different items appear in different Models.
Adds a new object to the currently selected Workspace.
|Edit||Edits currently selected object.|
|Object Format||Opens Object Format dialog of the currently selected object.|
|Add to New Workspace||Creates new Workspace and adds the selected object to it.|
|Add to Existing Workspace||Adds object to an already existing Workspace.|
|Add to Category||Adds object to new or existing Category.|
|Add to Gallery||Adds object to new or existing Gallery.|
|Delete Object||Deletes selected object from Model.|
|Remove Object from Workspace||
Removes selected object from Workspace.
Contains various options for arranging objects into layers:
Aligns multiple selected objects:
Matches sizes of multiple selected objects:
Offsets selected objects by the same amount:
Layout Menu contains various tools to organize your objects on Workspace.
|Left to Right Autolayout||Automatically organizes all objects from left to right hierarchically.|
|Top to Bottom Autolayout||Automatically organizes all objects from top to bottom hierarchically.|
|Alphabetic/Square Autolayout||Automatically organizes all objects to square shape and sorts them alphabetically.|
Changes relationship and note lines into shapes of letters:
|Optimal Style On Move||As you move the object shapes on Workspace, all lines will automatically change their style to the most optimal one. This function can change the number of break points on lines.|
|Line Autolayout||Automatically tries to reorganize lines on Workspace to the most optimal variant.|
|Fill Relationships||Adds missing relationships between entities in Workspace. The relationships already have to be a part of the Model, this function does not create new ones.|
Moves or hides the relationship captions:
|Align Self-Relationships||Resets Self-Relationship lines into their default position.|
|Unhide Lines||Displays lines hidden behind object shapes.|
The options in the Model menu are model dependent. From here, key features such as Verify model, generate SQL script, generate report, synchronize model etc. can be accessed.
|Workspace | New Workspace||Creates a new Workspace, prompting you to name it and select objects it should contain.|
|Workspace | Edit Workspace||Allows you to edit active Workspace properties such as name and description. You can also select objects that will be shown or hidden in the Workspace.|
|Workspace | Delete Workspace||Deletes Workspace selected from list of currently opened Workspaces.|
|Workspace | Workspace Format||Contains mostly graphical settings that can be changed to your liking.|
|Verify Model||Displays Model Verification dialog which allows you to quickly check for errors in your model and fix them.|
|Generate DDL Script||Allows you to generate SQL code which can be run to create a database identical to your Toad Data Modeler model.|
|Generate Report | Report Wizard||Opens Report Wizard, allowing you to generate customizable HTML, RTF or PDF reports|
|Generate Report | Reports / XSL Transformation||Allows you to generate reports using customized XSL templates.|
|Order of Generated Objects||The generation order of objects during DDL script generation can be changed here.|
|Compare and Generate Report||Opens Model Compare Wizard, showing you the differences between two selected models. You can generate a report by clicking Report button in Compare Tree dialog.|
|Generate Change Script||Opens Generate Change Script Wizard which compares two different models (or a model and a database) and generates a SQL script reflecting all the changes you made in the first model to your target.|
Update Model From Database
|Compares local model with target database and changes the model to match the database.|
|Merge Models | Run||Opens Merge Model Wizard which is able to merge two selected models into one.|
|Merge Models | Simple Merge||Merges two selected models, bypassing a lot of options in Merge Model Wizard.|
|Convert Model | Run||Opens Convert Model Wizard which converts selected model to another database platform or version.|
|Convert Model | Simple Conversion||Converts selected model to another database platform or version, bypassing a lot of options in the Convert Model Wizard.|
|Manage Model Actions||Opens Model Actions tool which contains key model functions.|
|Model Items||Allows you to see all objects in selected object group in and add, edit or delete.|
|To Do||You can create your own tasks and assign them priority and deadline. These are only for organizing your work and they do not have impact on the model itself.|
|Categories||This option allows you to create, edit and delete categories, which are used to graphically organize objects in your model. Each category has a certain color and objects which are part of a category will share its color (e.g. entity headers).|
|Export Dictionary||Exports dictionary types, user data types and domains into .txl file.|
|Import Dictionary||Imports dictionary types, user data types and domains from .txl file.|
|Statistic||Displays information and various statistics about your model and workspaces.|
|Properties||Opens the Model Properties dialog which contains information about the model itself, its description and statistics.|