Categories allow you to colorfully distinguish parts of your model. Categories can be assigned to entities, views and relationships.
You would like to graphically distinguish all entities related to Ordering process. Or maybe you want to mark all entities containing personal data of your employees.
Solution: You can simply create a category, select its color and assign it to the appropriate entities. All the entities will share the category color.
To add a category to your model
To assign category to objects
To change notation in your model
In physical model, you can define a Data Warehouse Type for your entities and graphically distinguish Fact and Dimension entities.
By default, the Data Warehouse options are not available and have to be activated in Settings menu.
To display Data Warehouse Type options
Select Settings Menu | Options | Physical Model | Entity tab | Form Settings | check Display Data Warehouse Type and Size.
Data Warehouse Type and Size options then become available in Entity Properties.
In Toad Data Modeler, you can switch between Logical (Captions), Physical (Names) and Full Names view of object names.
Select the display mode on Display Toolbar or in View Menu | Display Mode.