Version 5 adds easy convertibility between external-mandatory constraint, Xor constraint, and eXclusion constraint shapes; fixes an issue with previous-stencil Xor shapes (which can still cause a problem for diagrams in which they already appear; for how to fix these, see note in the Readme file); and adds some useful connection-points to the adjustable-arity fact type roles. As of version 3, the help file also includes a new, better discussion of stencil version management, and of installation details.The ORM2_Draw2 Visio stencil for ORM diagrams is an updating and upgrading of the ORM2_Draw Visio stencil which itself resulted from ORM stencil development by various people, including Peter Ritson, Terry Halpin, and Andy Carver. It is an updating in that it updates (for Visio 11, 12, and ff.) the Table shape, and includes the deontic constraints and value-comparison constraints. It is an upgrading in that it adds built-in shadowing (for fact types and object types), built-in text-arrows (for fact types), built-in constraint-connectors, and some adjustable-arity fact types, as well as several relatively minor upgrades and fixes, including a frequency constraint.
Version 1's stencil (.vss) and template (.vst) files were created, based on ORM2_Draw, during the Winter of 2008-9, by Andy Carver with the help and supervision of Dr. Terry Halpin. The files have been tested and used pretty extensively in both Visio 10 and Visio 12. A readme.txt file is included.
Latest ReadMe text-file date: 08 Jan 2010.