Apr 14, 2007 03:14 PM|ask_Scotty|LINK
Hello my friend,
Besides price, there are a few minor differences in 2003 Pro and 2003 Architect, but there is one major difference that got in my way in the past. You can use Microsoft Visio for software design, besides other types of design, and create database diagrams
and object hierarchies from case diagrams.
You can then use your database diagram in Visio and create an actual database from it, or have Visio look at an existing database and automatically create the diagram. Similarly, you can take a Visio object diagram and Visio will create the vb/c# code for
you based on your design. This is a good way of separating out the design from the implementation, or producing good-quality diagrams from your existing code/structure.
You cannot do all of this without the Architect version. Besides this, I was always able to get away with using just the Professional version when using 2003. Do not consider any version below Professional for corporate development.