This page contains some hints on the use of MySQL Workbench.
I find it easier to hide details of a data model's column types and column flags. The focus in data modeling should be on entities and relationships, and these are easier to see if the diagram is kept compact and can fit on a single screen. Thus, in the Tables portion of the following diagram, I turn off Show Column Types and Show Column Flags.
MySQLWorkbench > Preferences > Diagram
There are two common practices that you might want to adopt when MySQL Workbench generates foreign keys and associative relationships.
MySQLWorkbench > Preferences > Model
This page is part of the promotional and support material for Data Management (sixth edition) by Richard T. Watson