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How should diagramming software work? Is it possible to develop a diagram as quickly as the ideas come to you?

The innovative ConceptDraw Arrows10 Technology included in ConceptDraw PRO is a powerful drawing tool that changes the way diagrams are produced. While making the drawing process easier and faster.

ConceptDraw PRO is a powerful tool that helps you create a process map diagram quickly and easily. Fine-tuning the objects in ConceptDraw PRO allows you to create a really professional finished article. ConceptDraw Arrows10 Technology gives drawing connectors a smart behavior that provides quick and precise placement, allows for easy changes and automatic rearrangement.

You may need to draw diagrams with strictly aligned smart connectors between objects.

Examples would be organization charts, WBS diagrams and so on. So now you can easily align the connectors by using the Snap to Guide feature.

Just pull out the vertical or horizontal guide ruler and start creating a diagram with smart connectors. Connectors automatically snap to the guide. This feature creates diagrams as fast as you think about them.

Sample 1. Value stream mapping diagram example.

ConceptDraw PRO diagramming software provides vector shapes and connector tools for quick and easy drawing diagrams for business, technology, science and education.

Use ConceptDraw PRO enhanced with solutions from ConceptDraw Solution Park to create diagrams to present and explain structures, process flows, logical relationships, networks, design schemes and other visually organized information and knowledge.

Use Product:

  • Diagram Software
  • Business Diagramming Tool
  • Professional Business Graphics Tool
  • Technical Diagramming Tool

Use Technology:

  • Auto-connection mode
  • Connecting objects manually
  • "Tree" mode
  • "Chain" mode
  • Background objects
  • Connection points
  • Connecting groups of objects
  • Auto-routing
  • Connectors text
  • Snap to Guides
  • Quick. Smart. Perfect.



  • MS Windows™ 8
  • MS Windows™ 7
  • MS Windows™ XP

  • Mac OS

  • Mac OS X v10.8
    (Mountain Lion)
  • Mac OS X v10.7

See also Samples:


Functional Block Diagram
You need design the Functional Block Diagram and dream to find the useful tools to draw it easier, quickly and effectively? ConceptDraw PRO offers the Block Diagrams Solution from the "What is a Diagram" Area which will help you!  Read more... →
Functional Block Diagram
Picture: Functional Block Diagram
Related Solution: Block Diagrams

Process Flowchart
When trying to figure out the nature of the problems occurring within a project, there are many ways to develop such understanding. One of the most common ways to document processes for further improvement is to draw a process flowchart, which depicts the activities of the process arranged in sequential order — this is business process management. ConceptDraw PRO is business process mapping software with impressive range of productivity features for business process management and classic project management. This business process management software is helpful for many purposes from different payment processes, or manufacturing processes to chemical processes. Business process mapping flowcharts helps clarify the actual workflow of different people engaged in the same process. This samples were made with ConceptDraw PRO — business process mapping software for flowcharting and used as classic visio alternative because its briefly named "visio for mac" and for windows, this sort of software named the business process management tools. This flowchart diagram shows a process flow of project management. The diagram that is presented here depicts the project life cycle that is basic for the most of project management methods. Breaking a project into phases allows to track it in the proper manner. Through separation on phases, the total workflow of a project is divided into some foreseeable components, thus making it easier to follow the project status. A project life cycle commonly includes: initiation, definition, design, development and implementation phases. Distinguished method to show parallel and interdependent processes, as well as project life cycle relationships. A flowchart diagram is often used as visual guide to project. For instance, it used by marketing project management software for visualizing stages of marketing activities or as project management workflow tools. Created with ConceptDraw PRO — business process mapping software which is flowcharting visio alternative or shortly its visio for mac, this sort of software platform often named the business process management tools.  Read more... →
business process flowcharts, flowchart symbols, process flow diagram, workflow diagram, flowchart maker
Picture: Process Flowchart
Related Solution: Flowcharts

How To Create Restaurant Floor Plan in Minutes
As restaurant industry is growing rapidly nowadays, researches show that almost half of the adults have worked in a restaurant or a cafe. Moreover, many of them dream to start their own someday. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of time to write a business plan and to find a great location, although some know how to create a restaurant floor plan in minutes or how to plan budget effortlessly. Hiring employees can also cause a lot of headache, but this is crucial for further success, because every guest comes to restaurant for a good service and delicious food. It is also worth noting that restaurant concept is also important, because it defines target audience and influences the menu. This diagram represents the floor plan of an ongoing sports-theme establishment - restaurant, cafe, or other food service. A number of widescreen monitors installed along the perimeter provide visitors the opportunity to follow the course of a match from anywhere in the dining room of restaurant or cafe. The most of sports fans believe that food and alcohol is a big part of any sports show. That is why the dining room takes the most space - almost 60% of the total establishment space. Nearly all sports fans consume beverages while watching sports - beer, soda or water at least. Thus, the restaurant floor plan designers added a large lavatory there. Moreover, project developers considered unnecessary the gender division of such delicate place - perhaps they guess that only men are watching football, or believe that alcohol will eliminate the most of gender differences.  Read more... →
Design  Restaurant Floor Plans
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Related Solution: Cafe and Restaurant Plans

Influence Diagram Software
Influence diagram (ID) is a graphical and mathematical representation of the decision. Influence diagrams are widely used in the decision analysis and in the game theory. They are the alternative to the decision tree. The influence diagram gives to analyst the high-level conceptual view that it can use to build the detailed quantitative model. This sample shows the Influence diagram. It is a directed acyclic graph with three types of nodes: Decision node is drawn as a rectangle, Uncertainty node is drawn as an oval, Value node is drawn as an octagon. The nodes are connected with arcs.  Read more... →
Influence Diagram Software
Picture: Influence Diagram Software
Related Solution: Basic Diagramming

MS Visio Look a Like Diagrams
No need for any special drawing skills to create professional looking diagrams outside of your knowledge base. ConceptDraw PRO takes care of the technical details, allowing you to focus on your job, not the drawing. ConceptDraw PRO delivers full-functioned alternative to MS Visio. ConceptDraw PRO supports import of Visio files. ConceptDraw PRO supports flowcharting, swimlane, orgchart, project chart, mind map, decision tree, cause and effect, charts and graphs, and many other diagram types.  Read more... →
Visio Look a Like Diagrams
Picture: MS Visio Look a Like Diagrams

Influence Diagram
This sample shows the Influence Diagram. It was created in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the Basic Diagramming Solution from the Universal Diagramming area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Influence diagram represents the directed acyclic graph with three types of nodes and three types of arcs that connect the nodes. Decision node is drawn as a rectangle, Uncertainty node is drawn as an oval, Value node is drawn as an octagon.  Read more... →
Influence diagram
Picture: Influence Diagram
Related Solution: Basic Diagramming

ConceptDraw Arrows10 Technology
How should diagramming software work? Is it possible to develop a diagram as quickly as the ideas come to you? The innovative ConceptDraw Smart Connectors Technology - This is more than enough versatility to draw any type of diagram with any degree of complexity. Connection points are necessary for diagramming network, flowchart and organizational charts. In ConceptDraw you connect shapes by attaching, or snapping and gluing, connectors to shape connection points.  Read more... →
Common network diargam
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Types of Flowcharts
A flowchart is a simple but very functional tool when it comes to understanding a workflow or to removing unnecessary stages from a process. When drawing flowcharts, keep in mind that there are four common types of flowcharts, like document flowcharts and data flowcharts that show control over a data or document flow over a system. To show controls on a physical level, use system flowcharts. In addition, to show controls in a program, you can draw a program flowchart. This flowchart diagram represents the piece of an article editing process, that involves the author and editor. It was created using the Basic Flowchart notation that consists from the basic flowchart symbols. The start and the end of the process are indicated with "Terminator" symbols. The "Process" symbols show the action steps consisting from making edits and searching for a compromise, when the author does not agree with the suggestions of the editor . The "Process" symbol is the general symbol in process flowcharts. The "Decision" symbol indicates a branching in the process flow. There are two branches indicated by a Decision shape in the current flowchart (Yes/No, Disagree/Agree). This basic flowchart can be used as a repeating unit in the workflow diagram describing the working process of some editorial office.  Read more... →
Types of Flowcharts
Picture: Types of Flowcharts
Related Solution: Flowcharts

Software development with ConceptDraw PRO
When we think about programming, we usually imagine sleepless nights spent on writing kilobytes of code. However, from another point of view, Software development with ConceptDraw PRO makes a programmer's life endlessly easier. This tool is unique to fulfill all your needs in short period of time. Over the recent years object-oriented methodology has become more and more widespread. Thanks to this methodology developers manage to deal with growing complexity of applications. More and more programs are written in such programming languages as C++, Java, Visual Basic and Object Pascal. However, the complexity of the designed systems imposes extended requirements as to design of graphic documentation. ConceptDraw possesses powerful tools for designing of technical documentation for object-oriented projects. The libraries included in the package allow to easily draw class hierarchies, object hierarchies and diagrams of data flows with the use of the most popular notations, including UML and Booch notations. And the library for projecting COM-interfaces will spare developers of ActiveX-servers a headache.  Read more... →
ERD example - Students and teachers database layout
Picture: Software development with ConceptDraw PRO

Cross-Functional Flowchart (Swim Lanes)
When searching for a diagramming tool, we look for a powerful and reliable software that would be easy to use. To mention one, ConceptDraw PRO has all the necessary features to create cross-functional flowcharts (Swim Lanes) quick and effortlessly. You can draw swim lane diagrams in both vertical and horizontal ways. This cross-functional flowchart displays a payroll process. It explains to each participant his role in the process depending on the category, represented with swimlanes. Using this flowchart, every employee can easily find out what he can expect in terms of salary. Generally a cross-functional diagram enables one to take a look at processes with a wider scope and with more precision than simple flowchart. Business process capturing using cross-functional flowcharts can be useful for stakeholders and managers to define clearly the staff's roles and responsibilities.  Read more... →
Swimlane process map diagram - Payroll process
Picture: Cross-Functional Flowchart (Swim Lanes)
Related Solution: Cross-Functional Flowcharts

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