The following screenshots should give a first impression of the main areas of the product. Click on a screenshot to see it at full size. You may have to click on the full size image once it is loaded because your browser may scale the image to fit into the browser window. These are screenshots of the Community Edition.
MySQL Model Overview Page
This screenshot shows the MySQL Model Overview page. It is the central starting point of any MySQL Workbench project and allows the creation and management of diagrams, schemata and their objects, scripts and more.
Each Workbench model can hold several EER Diagrams that visualize different parts of the catalog. The diagram can be freely scaled to fit the screen size.
MySQL Workbench supports sophisticated modeling tools that help you create database schemata most efficiently.
A number of different notation styles are available at your disposal. Aside from the default crow foot style, you can also switch to the classic style or one that has been modeled after Microsoft Access, called the “Connect To Column” style. These two are demonstrated in the next screen shot. But that is still not all MySQL Workbench has to offer. There is also the UML and the IDEF1X style too.
Utilizing a special canvas for drawing EER Diagrams enables for high speed rendering and display effects to highlight important information. For systems capable of providing proper OpenGL support hardware rendering will be enabled in the future, giving even more power to the designer for better user expericence.