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Using Visio: Need tips on diagramming logical model only

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I want to diagram the logical model only (at least in this infancy phase of the project). How do I do this in Visio? I don't see an easy way to make simple connections (read: no crows feet or lines with arrows -- just dotted and solid lines for now) without dubbing in at least 1 attribute -- which I don't want to flesh out right now. I want to define related concepts before I clarify these concepts with the defining entities.  Perhaps this is a different sort of diagram and is out of the realm of data diagramming. In any case, I'm not well versed in Visio and can use some direction. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!:-)
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Displaying Crow's Feet is optional in Visio's database modeling solution. It's easy to turn it off by deselecting that option in Database Document Options dialog. (Visio 2010: on the Database tab, in the Manage group, click Display Options)

I don't see an option to turn off the arrowhead on the Relationship shape. However, you can use a different line type that doesn't have any built-in relationship attributes while you're in the "infancy" phase you described. For example, in the Entity Relationship stencil, you'll find a generic "dynamic connector" -- it doesn't display anything other than a simple line.

I am not very familiar with ERD diagrams so I may be off target here, but let me know if this helps or if you need other suggestions.
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Problem solved! Thank you.
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