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Forward and reverse engineer
Customize the appearance of models
Create new or modify existing object groups
Navigate through model history
Export database models as images
Customize print output


Database modeling

Create new database models or make changes to existing models using the graphical user interface and various customization options

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Forward engineering

Update an existing database from the model leveraging the comparison and synchronization capabilities of ApexSQL Diff

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Reverse engineering

Create a new model from an existing database

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Model history navigation

Instantly revert or redo any changes to the model

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Object grouping

Create new or modify existing object groups using the grouping options

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Diagram layout customization

Customize the appearance of database models by using predefined layouts

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Edge routing customization

Customize the look of relationship connector line edges by using the Edge routing option

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Autosave models

Automatically save model files

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Export model diagrams

Save database models into JPEG, BMP and PNG formats

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Print model diagrams

Configure and customize print output with a variety of options

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ApexSQL Model 2018 – Screenshot tour

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Community Standard Professional
SQL Server version
      SQL Server 2005 - 2017
SQL Server editions
      Azure SQL Database
      Amazon RDS for SQL Server
      SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 2018 R2 2018 R2 2018 R2
      Visual Studio 2018 R2 2018 R2 2018 R2
      Live database
      Proprietary schema snapshot
      Source control project and label 2018 R2
      Partial selections 2018 R2 2018 R2
      PDF 2019 2019
      Proprietary schema snapshot
      Source control project and label (synchronization) 2018 R2
      SQL Script
      Autosave models
      Custom notes 2018 R2 2018 R2
      Custom tasks
      Database modeling
      Diagram layout customization
      Edge routing customization
      Forward engineering
      Model history navigation
      Multiple database modeling 2019 2019
      Object naming standard enforcement 2019 2019
      Object grouping options
      Printing model diagrams
      Reverse engineering
      Schema customization 2019 2019
      GUI themes
      High DPI and 4K resolution support
      Microsoft standard iconography, colors and other visual effects
Free $399 $599

Note: By purchasing Professional edition, we will provide you with a free key of ApexSQL Diff Professional with the same subscription period, so specific features (forward engineering and creating executable custom tasks) can be performed


Schema customization

Add new or edit existing database schemas

Multiple database support

Connect to multiple databases and use them for modeling

Support for Visual Studio integration

Integrate into Visual studio 2017 and earlier

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ApexSQL Model 2018 R2 Q4 ApexSQL Model 2019 R1 2019 Q1
Data modeling
Enforce naming standard for database objects on graph
Schema customization
Multiple database modeling
Partial selections
Cloud and SQL Server support
Azure SQL Database - Managed Instance
Source Control integration
SQL Server Management Studio integration
Visual Studio integration
ApexSQL Model 2018 R2 Q4 ApexSQL Model 2019 R1 2019 Q1

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