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ERD Symbols and Meanings

ERD Symbols and Meanings

Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) is a popular software engineering tool for database modeling and illustration the logical structure of databases, which uses one of two notations - Chen's or Crow’s Foot. Crow's foot notation is effective when used in software engineering, information engineering, structured systems analysis and design. Each of these notations applies its own set of ERD symbols. Crow's foot diagrams use boxes to represent entities and lines between these boxes to show relationships. Varied shapes at the ends of lines depict the cardinality of a given relationship. Chen's ERD notation is more detailed way to represent entities and relationships. ConceptDraw PRO application enhanced with all-inclusive Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution allows design professional ER diagrams with Chen's or Crow’s Foot notation on your choice. It contains the full set of ready-to-use standardized ERD symbols and meanings helpful for quickly drawing, collection of predesigned ERD samples, examples and templates. ConceptDraw Pro is a great alternative to Visio for Mac users as it offers more features and can easily handle the most demanding professional needs. Read more

Local area network (LAN). Computer and Network Examples

Local Area Network (LAN) is a network which consists of computers and peripheral devices connected each other and to the local domain server, and covers a little territory or small number of buildings, such as home, school, laboratory, office, etc. LAN serves for few hundreds of users. It includes many cables and wires, and demands to design previously a Network diagram. All local area network devices can use the shared printers and disk storage. ConceptDraw PRO is a perfect network diagramming software with examples of LAN Diagrams, templates and predesigned vector objects. ConceptDraw PRO is the ideal choice for network engineers and network designers who need to draw fast and easy Local Area Network Diagrams, for IT specialists, developers and other IT professionals which need to visualize the communication schemes of LAN and visually document the LAN's physical structure and arrangement in houses, offices and other buildings. Ready-to-use vector objects from Computer Network Diagrams solution will help you design LAN diagrams in minutes. Read more

How To Draw Building Plans

Building Plan is the basis for implementation construction and repair works. Creation of Building Plans is the main purpose of architects and designers. They are required and even obligatory for builders to accurately implement your wishes and ideas during the building, designing or redesigning your home, flat, office, or any other premise. ConceptDraw PRO is a powerful quick building plan software for creating great-looking Office layouts, Home floor plans, Commercial floor plans, Storage building plans, Expo and Shopping mall building plans, School and Training building plans, Cafe or Restaurant plans, Gym and Spa area plans, Sport field plans, House interior designs, Electric and Telecom building plans, Fire and Emergency plans, HVAC plans, Security and Access plans, Plumbing and Piping plans, Plant layouts, etc. Use helpful samples, templates and variety of libraries with numerous building design elements from Floor Plans solution for ConceptDraw PRO software to facilitate design drawing process. Read more

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Plumbing and Piping Plans solution extends ConceptDraw PRO v10.2.2 software with samples, templates and libraries of pipes, plumbing, and valves design elements for developing of water and plumbing systems, and for drawing Plumbing plan, Piping plan, PVC Pipe plan, PVC Pipe furniture plan, Plumbing layout plan, Plumbing floor plan, Half pipe plans, Pipe bender plans. Read more
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Standard Shapes for Value Stream Mapping

ConceptDraw Value Stream Mapping solution extends software with templates, samples and vector shapes for drawing Value Stream Maps (VSM). Read more

Entity Relationship Diagram Symbols

The semantic modeling method nowadays is successfully applied in database structure design. It is effective method of modeling the data structures, which is based on the meaning of these data. As a tool of semantic modeling, there are used different types of Entity-Relationship Diagrams. Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) is applied to visually and clearly represent a structure of a business database. The main components of ERDs are: entity, relation and attributes. An entity is a class of similar objects in the model, each entity is depicted in the form of rectangle and has the name expressed by a noun. Relation is shown in the form of non-directional line that connects two entities. There are several notation styles used for ERDs: information engineering style, Chen style, Bachman style, Martin Style. The Entity Relationship Diagram symbols used for professional ERD drawing are predesigned by professionals and collected in the libraries of the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution for ConceptDraw PRO software. Read more

Data structure diagram with ConceptDraw PRO

Data structure diagram (DSD) is intended for description of conceptual models of data (concepts and connections between them) in the graphic format for more obviousness. Data structure diagram includes entities description, connections between them and obligatory conditions and requirements which connect them. Create Data structure diagram with ConceptDraw PRO. Read more

How To use House Electrical Plan Software

How we can conduct the electricity at house correctly without a plan? It is impossible. The House electrical diagram depicts locations of switches, outlets, dimmers and lights, and lets understand how you will connect them. But design of House Electrical Plan looks a complex task at a glance, which requires a lot of tools and special experience. But now all is simple with all-inclusive floor plan software - ConceptDraw PRO. As a house electrical plan software, the ConceptDraw PRO contains libraries with a large range of professional lighting and electrical symbols, ready-to-use electrical plans samples and examples, and built-in templates for creating great-looking Home floor electrical plans. It is a fastest way to draw Electrical circuit diagrams, Electrical wiring and Circuit schematics, Digital circuits, Electrical equipment, House electrical plans, Satellite television, Cable television, Home cinema, Closed-circuit television when are used the tools of Electric and Telecom Plans Solution from ConceptDraw Solution Park. Files created in Visio for Mac app can be easily imported to ConceptDraw PRO. Also you may import stencils and even libraries. Try for free an alternative to Visio that Apple users recommend. Read more

Electrical Symbols, Electrical Diagram Symbols

When drawing Electrical Schematics, Electrical Circuit Diagrams, Power Systems Diagrams, Circuit and Wiring Diagrams, Digital and Analog Logic Schemes, you will obligatory need the electrical symbols and pictograms to represent various electrical and electronic devices, such as resistors, wires, transistors, inductors, batteries, switches, lamps, readouts, amplifiers, repeaters, relays, transmission paths, semiconductors, generators, and many more. Today these symbols are internationally standardized, so the diagrams designed using them are recognizable and comprehensible by specialists from different countries. Electrical Engineering Solution included to ConceptDraw Solution Park provides 26 libraries with 926 commonly used electrical schematic and electrical engineering symbols making the reality the easy drawing of Electrical diagrams, schematics and blueprints. Now you need only a few minutes to create great-looking Electrical diagram, simply choose required electrical design elements from the libraries, drag them on the needed places at the document and connect in a suitable way. Read more

How To use Appliances Symbols for Building Plan

One of the obligatory documents that is included to design project of home, appartment, office center, or any other premise is the plan of arrangement of different appliances and home appliances. Creation the plan of such kind lets you to preplan the location of appliances, to make sure in convenience of their location and to envisage all nuances. Well thought-out plan helps to avoid mistakes and future reworks, especially in relation to the location of major and large appliances. ConceptDraw PRO software extended with Floor Plans solution offers the perfect set of drawing tools, samples, examples, templates and ready-to-use vector objects that let you easily develop best layouts for your rooms, kitchen, bathroom, laundry, etc. Ready-made symbols of appliances included to the Appliances library are ideal and even indispensible for designing professional building plans and appliances layouts for homes, commercial and office premises. When designing your plans, you can make several variants and choose the best solution. Read more

value stream map, VSM Value Stream Mapping

Value stream mapping solution extends ConceptDraw PRO software with templates, samples and vector stencils for drawing the Value Stream Maps (VSM) in lean manufacturing practice. Read more
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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

Process Flowchart

The main reason of using Process Flowchart or PFD is to show relations between major parts of the system. Process Flowcharts are used in process engineering and chemical industry where there is a requirement of depicting relationships between major components only and not include minor parts. Process Flowcharts for single unit or multiple units differ in their structure and implementation. ConceptDraw PRO is Professional business process mapping software for making Process flowcharts, Process flow diagram, Workflow diagram, flowcharts and technical illustrations for business documents and also comprehensive visio for mac application. Easier define and document basic work and data flows, financial, production and quality management processes to increase efficiency of your business with ConcepDraw PRO. Business process mapping software with Flowchart Maker ConceptDraw PRO includes extensive drawing tools, rich examples and templates, process flowchart symbols and shape libraries, smart connectors that allow you create the flowcharts of complex processes, process flow diagrams, procedures and information exchange. Process Flowchart Solution is project management workflow tools which is part ConceptDraw Project marketing project management software. Drawing charts, diagrams, and network layouts has long been the monopoly of Microsoft Visio, making Mac users to struggle when needing such visio alternative like visio for mac, it requires only to view features, make a minor edit to, or print a diagram or chart. Thankfully to MS Visio alternative like ConceptDraw PRO software, this is cross-platform charting and business process management tool, now visio alternative for making sort of visio diagram is not a problem anymore however many people still name it business process visio tools. Read more

network layout, network floor plan, network visualization, network topologies, network topology mapper Network Layout Floor Plans

Network Layout Floor Plan solution extends ConceptDraw PR software with samples, templates and libraries of vector stencils for drawing the computer network layout floor plans. Read more
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How to Draw a Good Diagram of a Business Workflow?

To draw a good diagram of a business workflow you should have a ready-to-use set of pre-designed objects you may drag-and-drop to your document focusing on the workflow structure and meaning, not drawing tools. ConceptDraw PRO with Workflow Diagrams solution provides complete set of design element you may use to draw a good diagram of a business workflow. Read more