Google came up with Toad Data Modeler and other software.
You once recommended Heidi and I use it since.
So I was hoping to not have to install and uninstall a few trial versions until I find a good one, you (or someone else) might suggest a good ER modeling tool.
I am on HeidiSQL 126.96.36.19903 and the point and click dropdowns seem tedious to me.
and when it comes time to "forward engineer" the model into actual CREATE TABLE statements, i use a plain old text editor and type everything in myself (okay, to be honest, i use a lot of snippets and search/replace)