Searching for a good relational database design tool

I am designing an oracle database for our plant, and I want to use a entity-relationship diagram tool to create it.
I want to design the data diagram with it, and generate creation code and run it to create the DB on our oracle server.
I would appreciate that someone suggest good quality tools that can be used to do entity-relationship diagrams and implement the db not only on oracle, but to SQL server as well, as future designs for other projects may be implemented in SQL server.
A small list of quality tools with their noteworthy features would be greatly appreciated.
Best wishes to all!

For Oracle database, Oracle Designer is the best.
If you want to be able to use it for various databases you might think of:
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