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Creating alternate keys with Visio ERD diagrams

I'm trying out Visio for the first time today, creating ERD's. Is it possible to specify alternate keys in addition to PK's in Visio ERD diagrams. I can't see any way to define more than one key on a ...
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Is code commonly generated from UML?

So when I was at university I was educated on the benefits of UML and its future in code development. But from my industry experience, I've found that while we do use diagrams—ranging from ER ...
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What software can be used to create architecture diagrams? [closed]

I use MS Visio for most of my design/architecting work when I need to be able to save the diagram somewhere and edit it later. I'm not the biggest fan of Visio, but it gets the job done (and it's free ...
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Any examples of using Visio to document software?

I have Visio 2010 and want to learn how to use it to document software. Does anyone have examples of what Visio does well? Are there any things that Visio can do, but there are better tools for the ...
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Entity-relationship model diagrams in Visio

I would love to create some database diagrams like this one with Visio but I can't find any templates at all for that kind of notation. The example I linked to was apparently made in Photoshop, which ...
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Can MS Visio Class Diagrams be used to generate classes?

I'm fairly new to Visio, and was wondering if there's a way I could auto-generate the code from Visio diagrams. I was looking to generate either C# classes, SQL statements for building the database ...