Pulpo is a reliable command-line solution that comes in handy whenever you want to generate the graphic model of your ORM (object-relational mapping) definitions.
If you want to modify the created models, you can rely on ORM Designer, that can also export to definitions or can connect with external utilities.
Portable tool for generating ORM models
As previously mentioned, Pulpo is a command-line app that runs in the Command Prompt window, so you need to be familiarized with the correct syntax.
However, if you are not confident in your skills, you can spend some time and analyze the suggested commands so as to discover all the functions. You can experiment with the input and output commands, as well as the modifiers, until you successfully generate and preview a model.
Import ORM definitions and export the graphic model to an image
You basically need to import your project and specify the type of output you are interested in. Pulpo supports several types of source ORM and MVC frameworks, such as Doctrine, Doctrine2, CakePHP, Propel, Symphony, Symphony2 or Zend.
After you selected the source definitions, you can also choose to export the generated model to an image - furthermore, you also get the possibility to specify that you prefer the output image not to feature any borders.
A reliable solution for visualizing ORM models
All in all, Pulpo can be of great use to all those who work with ORM data and want a portable utility for generating their graphic models. Moreover, Pulpo can also help them export the created model as an image that can be later integrated within another project.
On the downside, editing of the generated model is not possible, as it requires a dedicated solution such as ORM Designer.