ERwin Times September 2011

Welcome to the latest edition of our ERwin-centric newsletter.

In this edition, we alert you to our website revamp, report on the ERWorld 2011 on-line event, and look forward to our own user conference in December.

For the technically minded, we have the usual Tips & Tricks and Data Warehouse Corner. Don’t forget that you can benefit from direct input from our experts using our Training and Mentoring Services.

The latest releases of ERwin are r7.3.11 and r8.1.0.  Active maintenance entitles users to a free upgrade to either version.  Contact us for more information.

If you haven’t yet made the move from r7 to r8, why not take a look at our r8 Conversion Course.


  • The New Sandhill Website – Just for ERwin Reset your Bookmarks! The ERwin pages of the website have been revamped and moved to This site is dedicated to ERwin, so you should find it easier to locate all of the ERwin resources you need. If you can’t find the answer to all your ERwin questions here, just ask. We’ll be more than happy ...
  • ERWorld 2011 Round Up The second running of ERWorld (an online event dedicated to the ERwin user community) was held last week. If you missed it, you can still register for the on-demand reruns and catch up on some great presentations. In particular, I would draw your attention to CA ERwin Modeling: Today and Tomorrow by Neil Buchwalter, CA ERwin Product ...

Forthcoming Events

    Tips & Tricks

    • Design Layers Have Changed in ERwin r8 and beyond For those of you who already use design layers, you might want to take note. For those who have never needed to use them in the past, perhaps now is the time to start. First of all, let me start by explaining what design layers are. Design layers were introduced in version 4.0 of ERwin Data Modeler, ...

    Data Warehouse Corner

    • ERwin R8 – Dimensional Modeling Capabilities In this article we’ll discuss how the new Diagramming features in ERwin R8 can help the modeler re-design Subject Area allocation and Diagram utilization. In versions of ERwin prior to R8, the modeler would create Subject Areas to represent subsets of the data for design, engineering or implementation purposes (for instance a phased release). Subject Areas ...

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