Quick Start Guide & Tips and Tricks

Version 1.6.2 Early Access for Linux OS

Moon Modeler is available for Linux OS. Download the AppImage file and execute it on your Linux.
If the installation doesn't start automatically, change the file properties and enable option "Allow executing file as program". Then doubleclick the file and follow instructions.

linux appimage execute installer

What's new in version 1.6

1. Custom data types

Both Moon Modeler and Meteor Modeler allows you to define custom data types. In case you need to use newly introduced data types, define them in Project settings and then use the datatypes in your diagrams.

Definition: You can add new datatypes to your project visually (in a way that is similar to how you define TAGS in various web apps). In case you remove already defined datatype that is used in the project, all fields with the assigned datatype will be updated automatically and will revert to default datatype.

Copy to clipboard: In case you need to use custom datatypes in another project, use the Copy to clipboard button to copy all defined datatypes and in the other project just paste the values to the Add custom data type input field.

Meteor Modeler for Sequelize - Custom data types


Data types

2. Default values for MongoDB and Mongoose

Default values can be specified in Project settings. Whatever you define in section Default values will be used for newly created objects.

Project settings:

MongoDB and default values

New collection detail:

New collection default values

3. Bug fixes

Fixed P1 bug related to movement of objects connected to hidden models/collections/nested types.
The latest version also contains minor bug fixes and improvements.

What's new in version 1.5

1. Export to PDF

Diagrams can be exported to PDF.

Export MongoDB Diagram to PDF

2. Alignment

Standard alignment features.

Align and resize items

3. Resize

Set width or height of selected objects to identical values.

Resize items

4. Display mode dropdown

Change display mode to see metadata, sample data or description.

Display mode dropdown



Sample data

Sample data



5. Selection

Select multiple objects using your mouse cursor.

Object selection

6. Movement

Move all selected objects.