The diagram above describes the different PowerDesigner products and their new capabilities matched for key target markets.

PowerDesigner DataArchitect / DM
DataArchitect/DM is our basic offer consisting of key capabilities directly competitive with CA/Erwin and Embarcadero ER/Studio.

PowerDesigner DataArchitect / RE
DataArchitect/RE has the same features as DataArchitect/DM and adds the Enterprise Repository which includes Project support, the Enterprise Glossary and the Free Portal Reader.

PowerDesigner InformationArchitect
InformationArchitect has all the features of DataArchitect/RE with specific IA features integrated into a single tool, uniquely adding process modeling and conceptual data modeling to the traditional data modeling capabilities, and adding data movement modeling for complete information architecture. No single offering from any competitor matches InformationArchitect’s capabilities and integration.

PowerDesigner Enterprise Architect
EnterpriseArchitect replaces Studio Enterprise as the flagship offering. It has all features of InformationArchitect and adds enterprise architecture models and UML models to extend architecture modeling form the information viewpoint to the business, application and technology viewpoints.

PowerDesigner Portal Composer
Portal Composer offers read & write capabilities to customers with any PowerDesigner repository products. Requires a minimum purchase of at least one seat of one of the following products, DataArchitect/RE, InformationArchitect or EnterpriseArchitect. It is not compatible with the DataArchitect/DM offering.

PowerDesigner Viewer

PowerDesigner Viewer is a free tool that can open, read, and navigate any PowerDesigner model from past or current versions, as well as generate and print reports based on the contents of the models. Download the current version 16.5 here. (708 MB)

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