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Diagram Printing to PDF in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler v4

We recently had to update our printing and PDF technology in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler. An issue arose after making the switch from Java 6 to Java 7. As is likely to happen, not only we’re we able to largely maintain the current feature set, we we’re also able to greatly enhance it.

So we get two nice enhancement with this bug fix.

Page Boundary Lines

I can now easily see where the page will 'break' when printing my diagrams.

I can now easily see where the page will ‘break’ when printing my diagrams.

So drag your objects as needed, save, then print.

If you don’t want to see the lines, you can toggle them on and off via Diagram Context Menu (Right Click) – Show – Page Grid.

File – Print – Print to PDF

A lot of folks use free ‘print to pdf’ print drivers to get what they want in a PDF. Our new printer library gives you this ‘for free’ – and apparently at a much higher quality than many of those free drivers.

File – Print

Be sure to check the box before you hit Print

Be sure to check the box before you hit Print

And here is what is generated:

Multi-page diagrams to PDF

Multi-page diagrams to PDF

If You Want the Entire Diagram on a single PDF Page

Use File – Print Diagram – To PDF File.

Entire diagram on a single PDF page

Entire diagram on a single PDF page

We made this change since the last Early Adopter update, so you won’t be able to play with this until we put a new version up. Sorry for being a tease, but this was too good not to share.