This is the second in a series of articles introducing the database modeling component of Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise Architect.
Part 2 discusses how to use the verbalizer, mark an object type as independent, objectify an association, and add some other ORM constraints to an ORM source model.
Part 1 discussed how to create a new ORM source model, add sentence types, basic internal constraints and examples in the fact editor, drag fact types onto the drawing window from the business rules editor, and save the model. It also explained how to map an ORM model to a logical database model by creating a database model project, adding the ORM source model, and then building the logical model. Finally it showed how to generate the physical database model from the logical model by selecting the target DBMS and generating a DDL script.