Version 12 overhauls the ring constraint section, increasing the number of ring constraint shapes to 26 -- thus supporting all the combinations that make logical sense, and that are currently supported by the NORMA tool; fixes a glitch with the connection points on the new link binaries; strengthens the internal structure of the fact type shapes; and makes minor improvements to the context menus of all the constraint shapes.
As of versions 3 and 9, the readme file also includes new, better discussions 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 internal and external frequency constraints.
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: 1 July 2011.