Firstly, let me say that the more that I play with NORMA, the more fascinated I become. The tutorials are clearly written, well paced, and cover an impressive range of the tool's features.
I have come across a very few situations where what I experience - using VS 2010 with Release 17 - doesn't exactly match the behavior described in the tutorials. I would like to know whether my results are typical or if I am missing something. It may simply be a version issue since the tutorials were written before the VS 2010 edition was developed.
On page 22 of the Lab5 tutorial it states that clicking a predicate in the Verbalizer window will select that predicate in the Diagram Spy. I don't experience this behavior - clicking the hyperlink does nothing. I can of course still access the predicate's Properties by locating it manually in one of the diagrams, I just can't use the Verbalizer as a shortcut to locating the predicate.
This is far and away the most significant discrepancy between the tutorials and my experience. The rest are trivial things that seem to suggest that a tutorial's screen shots were based on a more robust model than the one that is being built. For example, on page 23 of the same tutorial, the Gender entity appears shadowed even though this is the first reference of that entity in this lab.
All in all, impressive support for an impressive and FREE tool: thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!