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Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning

Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning

Flowcharts are the best for visually representation the business processes and the flow of a custom-order process through various departments within an organization. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts solution offers the full set of predesigned basic flowchart symbols which are gathered at two libraries: Flowchart and Flowcharts Rapid Draw. Among them are: process, terminator, decision, data, document, display, manual loop, and many other specific symbols. The meaning for each symbol offered by ConceptDraw gives the presentation about their proposed use in professional Flowcharts for business and technical processes, software algorithms, well-developed structures of web sites, Workflow diagrams, Process flow diagram and correlation in developing on-line instructional projects or business process system. Use of ready flow chart symbols in diagrams is incredibly useful - you need simply drag desired from the libraries to your document and arrange them in required order. There are a few serious alternatives to Visio for Mac, one of them is ConceptDraw PRO. It is one of the main contender with the most similar features and capabilities. Read more
How to Build a Flowchart
How to Build a Flowchart

ConceptDraw Arrows10 Technology

You want to connecting objects manually? You don't know how should diagramming software work? Is it possible to develop a diagram as quickly as the ideas come to you? Yes. The innovative ConceptDraw Arrows10 Technology - This is more than enough versatility to draw any type of diagram with any degree of complexity. You can start draw your diagram manually now. Read more

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
How to Build an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)
How to Build an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)
The vector stencils library "HR arrows" contains 57 arrow pictograms.
Use this arrow icon set to draw your HR flowcharts, workflow diagrams and process charts with the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The arrow icons library "HR arrows" is included in the HR Flowcharts solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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Arki arrow
Arki arrow, arki arrow,
Chevron arrow
Chevron arrow, chevron arrow,
Triangle arrow
Triangle arrow, triangle arrow,
Small arrow
Small arrow, small arrow,
Up arrow
Up arrow, up arrow,
Down arrow
Down arrow, down arrow,
Right arrow
Right arrow, right arrow,
Left arrow
Left arrow, left arrow,
Vertical moving arrow
Vertical moving arrow, vertical moving arrow,
Wavy arrow
Wavy arrow, wavy arrow,
Fat arrow
Fat arrow, fat arrow,
Straight arrow
Straight arrow, straight arrow,
Angle arrow
Angle arrow, angle arrow,
Double headed arrow
Double headed arrow, double headed arrow,
Single headed arrow
Single headed arrow, single headed arrow, right arrow,
Elbow arrow
Elbow arrow, elbow arrow,
Crossed arrows
Crossed arrows, crossed arrows,
Turn left arrow
Turn left arrow, turn left arrow,
Turn right arrow
Turn right arrow, turn right arrow,
L-shaped arrow
L-shaped arrow, L shaped arrow,
Corner arrow
Corner arrow, corner arrow,
Diagonal arrow
Diagonal arrow, diagonal arrow,
Split arrow
Split arrow, split arrow,
Arc arrow
Arc arrow, arc arrow,
Bent arrow
Bent arrow, bent arrow,
Go back arrow
Go back arrow, go back arrow,
Double headed semicircle arrow
Double headed semicircle arrow, double headed semicircle arrow,
Counterclockwise arrow
Counterclockwise arrow, counterclockwise rotating arrow,
Sector arrow
Sector arrow, sector arrow,
Clockwise arrow
Clockwise arrow, clockwise rotating arrow,
Arrow fork
Arrow fork, arrow fork,
Merging arrows
Merging arrows, merging arrows,
U-shaped arrow
U-shaped arrow, u shaped arrow,
Semicircle arrow
Semicircle arrow, semicircle arrow,
Circular arrow
Circular arrow, circular arrow,
Looping arrows
Looping arrows, looping arrows,
Refresh arrows
Refresh arrows, refresh arrows,
Double arc arrow
Double arc arrow, double arc arrow,
Curving directional arrow
Curving directional arrow, curving directional arrow,
S-shaped arrow
S-shaped arrow, s shaped arrow,
Short arc arrow
Short arc arrow, short arc arrow,
Long arc arrow
Long arc arrow, long arc arrow,
Turn round arrow
Turn round arrow, turn round arrow,
Rotating arrows
Rotating arrows, rotating arrows,
Turned arrow
Turned arrow, turned arrow,
Curved left arrow
Curved left arrow, curved left arrow,
Curved right arrow
Curved right arrow, curved right arrow,
Cycle arrow
Cycle arrow, cycle arrow,
Arrow loop
Arrow loop, arrow loop,
Moving down arrow
Moving down arrow, moving down arrow,
Moving up arrow
Moving up arrow, moving up arrow,
Dual short arc arrow
Dual short arc arrow, dual short arc arrow,
Recycling arrows
Recycling arrows, recycling arrows,
Interaction arrows
Interaction arrows, interaction arrows,
Lightning arrow
Lightning arrow, lightning arrow,
Ribbon arrow
Ribbon arrow, ribbon arrow,
Circular motion arrows
Circular motion arrows, circular motion arrows,
This IDEF0 diagram example was redesigned from the Wikimedia Commons file: 12 Connections Between Boxes.svg.
"Graphical notation.
IDEF0 is a model that consists of a hierarchical series of diagrams, text, and glossary cross referenced to each other. The two primary modeling components are:
- functions (represented on a diagram by boxes), and
- data and objects that interrelate those functions (represented by arrows).
.... the position at which the arrow attaches to a box conveys the specific role of the interface. The controls enter the top of the box. The inputs, the data or objects acted upon by the operation, enter the box from the left. The outputs of the operation leave the right-hand side of the box. Mechanism arrows that provide supporting means for performing the function join (point up to) the bottom of the box." [IDEF0. Wikipedia]
The example "IDEF0 diagram - Inter-box connections" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the solution "IDEF Business Process Diagrams" from the area "Business Processes" of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
IDEF0 business process diagram
IDEF0 business process diagram, label, joining arrows, curved arrow segment, IDEF0 box, IDEF0,

Block Diagram

The vector stencils libraries: Block Diagrams, Blocks with Perspective, Callouts, Connectors, Raised Blocks from the solution Block Diagrams contain specific block diagram symbols such as arrows, input/output symbols, start/end symbols, processing symbols, conditional symbols, commenting symbols, callouts, connectors, etc. for ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software. The Block Diagrams solution is contained in a "Diagrams" area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Use the libraries from the Block Diagrams solution to draw block diagrams for your business documents, presentations and websites in a few minutes. Read more

Ice Hockey Rink Dimensions

Meeting ice hockey rules one should learn ice hockey rink terms, lines, zones etc. ConceptDraw PRO is an advanced drawing software that allows you produce ice hockey rink depiction of any complexity, from simple sketch drawing to detailed one as on example below. Read more
The vector stencils library "IDEF0" contains 26 IDEF0 diagram symbols.
Use it for business process modeling with IDEF0 diagrams.
"The IDEF0 model ... is based on a simple syntax. Each activity is described by a verb-based label placed in a box. Inputs are shown as arrows entering the left side of the activity box while output are shown as exiting arrows on the right side of the box. Controls are displayed as arrows entering the top of the box and mechanisms are displayed as arrows entering from the bottom of the box. Inputs, Controls, Outputs, and Mechanisms are all referred to as concepts.
- Arrow: A directed line, composed of one or more arrow segments, that models an open channel or conduit conveying data or objects from source (no arrowhead) to use (with arrowhead). There are 4 arrow classes: Input Arrow, Output Arrow, Control Arrow, and Mechanism Arrow (includes Call Arrow). See Arrow Segment, Boundary Arrow, Internal Arrow.
- Box: A rectangle, containing a name and number, used to represent a function.
- Context: The immediate environment in which a function (or set of functions on a diagram) operates.
- Decomposition: The partitioning of a modeled function into its component functions.
- Fork: The junction at which an IDEF0 arrow segment (going from source to use) divides into two or more arrow segments. May denote unbundling of meaning.
- Function: An activity, process, or transformation (modeled by an IDEF0 box) identified by a verb or verb phrase that describes what must be accomplished.
- Join: The junction at which an IDEF0 arrow segment (going from source to use) merges with one or more other arrow segments to form a single arrow segment. May denote bundling of arrow segment meanings.
- Node: A box from which child boxes originate; a parent box. See Node Index, Node Tree, Node Number, Node Reference, Diagram Node Number." [IDEF0. Wikipedia]
The shapes example "Design elements - IDEF0" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the solution "IDEF Business Process Diagrams" from the area "Business Processes" of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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IDEF0 diagram symbols
IDEF0 diagram symbols, text note, straight line segment, reader note, node tree, model note, mechanism feedback, down and under, label, joining arrows, input feedback, down and under, forking arrows, curved arrow segment, control feedback, up and over, IDEF0 node, IDEF0 line arrow segment, IDEF0 box, IDEF0, IDEF standard diagram form, IDEF diagram form,
The vector stencils library "Landmarks" contains 69 landmark symbols of buildings, waterways, scale and directional indicators for labeling transportation and directional maps, road and route maps, street and transit maps, locator and tourist maps.
The pictograms example "Landmarks - Vector stencils library" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Directional Maps solution from the Maps area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Viewpoint, viewpoint,
North arrow
North arrow, North arrow,
North arrow
North arrow, North arrow,
Building, building,
Building, building,
Town house
Town house, house, town house,
Suburban home
Suburban home, suburban home,
Skyscraper, skyscraper,
Town hall
Town hall, town hall,
Public house
Public house, public house,
Petrol station
Petrol station, petrol station,
Gas station
Gas station, gas station,
Factory, factory,
School, school,
Warehouse, warehouse,
Hospital, hospital,
Fire station
Fire station, fire station,
Train station
Train station, train station,
Condos, condos,
Barn, barn,
Motel, motel,
Convenience store
Convenience store, convenience store,
Shopping centre
Shopping centre, shopping centre,
City, city,
Church, church,
Cathedral, cathedral,
National tail train station
National tail train station, national rail train station,
Train railway
Train railway, train railway,
Bus stop
Bus stop, bus stop,
Tramlink, tramlink,
Marina / Ferry dock
Marina / Ferry dock, marina, ferry dock,
Car ferry
Car ferry, ferry, car ferry,
Stop light
Stop light, stop light,
Airport, airport,
Airport, airport,
Underground / Subway / Metro
Underground / Subway / Metro, underground, subway, metro,
Taxi, taxi,
Bicycle parking
Bicycle parking, bicycle parking,
Parking, parking,
Fuel / Gas / Petrol
Fuel / Gas / Petrol, fuel, gas, petrol,
Police, police,
Hospital, hospital,
Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access, wheelchair access,
First aid
First aid, first aid,
Telephone, telephone,
Post office
Post office, post office,
Landmarks and museums
Landmarks and museums, landmark, museum,
University, university,
Shopping, shopping,
Refreshments / Public House
Refreshments / Public House, refreshments, public house,
Restrooms / Toilets
Restrooms / Toilets, restrooms, toilets, WC,
Park, park,
Zoo, zoo,
Information center
Information center, information center,
Stadium 1
Stadium 1, stadium,
Stadium 2
Stadium 2, stadium,
Park, park,
Tree, tree,
Fir-tree, fir-tree,
Ocean, ocean, sea,
Lake, lake,
River, river,
Angled river
Angled river, river,
Forked river
Forked river, river,
Curved river
Curved river, river,
Curved river
Curved river, river,
Flexible river
Flexible river, river,
Bridge, bridge,
Scale, scale,

Bubble diagrams in Landscape Design with ConceptDraw PRO

Bubble Diagrams are the charts with a bubble presentation of data with obligatory consideration of bubble's sizes. They are analogs of Mind Maps and find their application at many fields, and even in landscape design. At this case the bubbles are applied to illustrate the arrangement of different areas of future landscape design, such as lawns, flowerbeds, playgrounds, pools, recreation areas, etc. Bubble Diagram helps to see instantly the whole project, it is easy for design and quite informative, in most cases it reflects all needed information. Often Bubble Diagram is used as a draft for the future landscape project, on the first stage of its design, and in case of approval of chosen design concept is created advanced detailed landscape plan with specification of plants and used materials. Creation of Bubble Diagrams for landscape in ConceptDraw PRO software is an easy task thanks to the Bubble Diagrams solution from "Diagrams" area. You can use the ready scanned location plan as the base or create it easy using the special ConceptDraw libraries and templates. Read more