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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

Data Flow Diagram

Data Flow Diagram (DFD) is the part of the Structured Systems Analysis and Design Methodology (SSADM), which is intended for information systems projection and analysis. Data Flow Diagrams allow graphically represent the data flows in information system and analyze the data processing during the structural projection. This type of diagrams lets visually show a work of information system and results of this work, it is often used in connection with human processes and can be displayed as Workflow diagram. Data Flow Diagram visualizes processes and functions, external entities, data depositories, and data flows connecting these elements and indicating direction and data character. Each of these elements used for DFD has its own graphical notation. There are two notations to draw DFDs - Yourdon & Coad and Gane & Sarson. ConceptDraw PRO extended with Data Flow Diagrams (DFD) solution from Software Developmant area is ideal for designing professional looking DFDs, which can be then easily exported in various formats. Read more
The vector clipart library "Arrows" contains 37 arrows which you can easy use in your presentation slides and illustrations.
The clip art example "Arrows - Vector clipart library" was created in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the Presentation Clipart solution from the Illustration area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Moving up
Moving up, presentation, arrow,
Vertical moving
Vertical moving, presentation, arrow,
Moving down
Moving down, presentation, arrow,
Interaction arrows
Interaction arrows, presentation, arrow,
Wavy arrow
Wavy arrow, presentation, arrow,
Circular motion
Circular motion, presentation, arrow,
Goal achievement
Goal achievement, presentation, arrow,
Moving ahead
Moving ahead, presentation, arrow,
Opposite direction
Opposite direction, presentation, arrow,
Motive forces
Motive forces, presentation, arrow,
Arrow backward
Arrow backward, presentation, arrow,
Arrow forward
Arrow forward, presentation, arrow,
Arrow left
Arrow left, presentation, arrow,
Arrow right
Arrow right, presentation, arrow,
Arrow 1
Arrow 1, presentation, arrow,
Arrow 2
Arrow 2, presentation, arrow,
Arrow 3
Arrow 3, presentation, arrow,
Horizontal double arrow
Horizontal double arrow, presentation, arrow,
Connecting arrow
Connecting arrow, presentation, arrow,
Arched down
Arched down, presentation, arrow,
Arched up
Arched up, presentation, arrow,
Circular
Circular, presentation, arrow,
Leftward
Leftward, presentation, arrow,
Rightward
Rightward, presentation, arrow,
Leftward blue
Leftward  blue, presentation, arrow,
Rightward blue
Rightward blue, presentation, arrow,
Arrow backward round
Arrow backward round, presentation, arrow,
Arrow forward round
Arrow forward round, presentation, arrow,
Arrow round
Arrow round, presentation, arrow,
Arrow left rounded square
Arrow left rounded square, presentation, arrow,
Arrow right rounded square
Arrow right rounded square, presentation, arrow,
Arrow 2 rounded square
Arrow 2 rounded square, presentation, arrow,
Arrow 3 rounded square
Arrow 3 rounded square, presentation, arrow,
Arrow forward square
Arrow forward square, presentation, arrow,
Arrow backward square
Arrow backward square, presentation, arrow,
Arrow left (white background)
Arrow left (white background), presentation, arrow,
Arrow right (white background)
Arrow right (white background), presentation, arrow,

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

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
The vector clipart library "Arrows" contains 37 arrows which you can easy use in your presentation slides and illustrations.
The clip art example "Arrows - Vector clipart library" was created in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the Presentation Clipart solution from the Illustration area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Moving up
Moving up, presentation, arrow,
Vertical moving
Vertical moving, presentation, arrow,
Moving down
Moving down, presentation, arrow,
Interaction arrows
Interaction arrows, presentation, arrow,
Wavy arrow
Wavy arrow, presentation, arrow,
Circular motion
Circular motion, presentation, arrow,
Goal achievement
Goal achievement, presentation, arrow,
Moving ahead
Moving ahead, presentation, arrow,
Opposite direction
Opposite direction, presentation, arrow,
Motive forces
Motive forces, presentation, arrow,
Arrow backward
Arrow backward, presentation, arrow,
Arrow forward
Arrow forward, presentation, arrow,
Arrow left
Arrow left, presentation, arrow,
Arrow right
Arrow right, presentation, arrow,
Arrow 1
Arrow 1, presentation, arrow,
Arrow 2
Arrow 2, presentation, arrow,
Arrow 3
Arrow 3, presentation, arrow,
Horizontal double arrow
Horizontal double arrow, presentation, arrow,
Connecting arrow
Connecting arrow, presentation, arrow,
Arched down
Arched down, presentation, arrow,
Arched up
Arched up, presentation, arrow,
Circular
Circular, presentation, arrow,
Leftward
Leftward, presentation, arrow,
Rightward
Rightward, presentation, arrow,
Leftward blue
Leftward  blue, presentation, arrow,
Rightward blue
Rightward blue, presentation, arrow,
Arrow backward round
Arrow backward round, presentation, arrow,
Arrow forward round
Arrow forward round, presentation, arrow,
Arrow round
Arrow round, presentation, arrow,
Arrow left rounded square
Arrow left rounded square, presentation, arrow,
Arrow right rounded square
Arrow right rounded square, presentation, arrow,
Arrow 2 rounded square
Arrow 2 rounded square, presentation, arrow,
Arrow 3 rounded square
Arrow 3 rounded square, presentation, arrow,
Arrow forward square
Arrow forward square, presentation, arrow,
Arrow backward square
Arrow backward square, presentation, arrow,
Arrow left (white background)
Arrow left (white background), presentation, arrow,
Arrow right (white background)
Arrow right (white background), presentation, arrow,
HelpDesk

How to Add Text to a Connector in ConceptDraw PRO

The new ConceptDraw Arrows10 Technology is a powerful diagramming technique that powered the way business drawing created. ConceptDraw PRO gives you some tools for connecting shapes: Direct Connectors, Smart, Arc, Bezier, Curve and Round Connectors.Direct Connectors are direct lines from the point to the point. Smart , Arc, Bezier, Curve and Round Connectors are almost the same as Direct Connectors. However, they automatically move around other objects. You can use Chain, or Tree connection mode for connection of multiple objects with any type of connectors. ConceptDraw PRO allows you to add and move text on a connector the same way that you add and move text on other any object. Read more
The vector stencils library "Progressive disclosure controls" contains 12 icons of Windows 8 progressive disclosure controls.
Use it to design graphic user interface (GUI) prototypes of your software applications for Windows 8.
"With a progressive disclosure control, users can show or hide additional information including data, options, or commands. Progressive disclosure promotes simplicity by focusing on the essential, yet revealing additional detail as needed. ...
Chevrons show or hide the remaining items in completely or partially hidden content. Usually the items are shown in place, but they can also be shown in a pop-up menu. When in place, the item stays expanded until the user collapses it. ...
Arrows show a pop-up command menu. The item stays expanded until the user makes a selection or clicks anywhere.
If the arrow button is an independent control, it receives input focus and is activated with the space bar. If the arrow button has a parent control, the parent receives input focus and the arrow is activated with Alt+down arrow and Alt+up arrow keys, as with the drop-down list control. ...
Plus and minus controls expand or collapse to show container content in place when navigating through a hierarchy. The item stays expanded until the user collapses it. Although these look like buttons, their behavior is in-place.
The associated object receives input focus. The plus is activated with the right arrow key, and the minus with the left arrow key. ...
Rotating triangles show or hide additional information in place for an individual item. They are also used to expand containers. The item stays expanded until the user collapses it.
The associated object receives input focus. The collapsed (right-pointing) triangle is activated with the right arrow key, and the expanded (downward-pointing) triangle with the left arrow key. ...
Like chevrons, additional information is shown or hidden in place. The item stays expanded until the user collapses it. Unlike chevrons, the glyphs have a graphical representation of the action, typically with an arrow indicating what will happen. ... Preview arrows are best reserved for situations where a standard chevron doesn't adequately communicate the control's behavior, such as when the disclosure is complex or there is more than one type of disclosure." [msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dn742409%28v=vs.85%29.aspx]
The icons example "Progressive disclosure controls - Vector stencils library" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Windows 8 User Interface solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Single chevron control - down
Single chevron control - down, progressive disclosure controls,
Single chevron control - up
Single chevron control - up, progressive disclosure controls,
Double chevron control - back
Double chevron control - back, progressive disclosure controls,
Double chevron control - forward
Double chevron control - forward, progressive disclosure controls,
Arrow control button - down
Arrow control button - down, arrow control,
Arrow control button - right
Arrow control button - right, arrow control,
Arrow control - down
Arrow control - down, arrow control,
Arrow control - right
Arrow control - right, arrow control,
Plus control
Plus control, progressive disclosure controls, plus control, expand,
Minus control
Minus control, progressive disclosure controls, minus control, collapse,
Rotating triangle - expand
Rotating triangle - expand, progressive disclosure controls, triangle control,
Rotating triangle - collapse
Rotating triangle - collapse, progressive disclosure controls, triangle control,
HelpDesk

How to Connect Objects in ConceptDraw PRO on PC

ConceptDraw PRO provides a few options for drawing connections between objects: Direct Connectors, Smart, Arc, Bezier, Curve and Round Connectors. You can connect objects in your ConceptDraw diagram with proper connectors using the embedded automatic connection modes. This article describes how you can connect objects with connectors and how you can ascribe different types and behaviors. Read more

Soccer (Football) Diagram Software

Explaining the soccer strategies and techniques is practically impossible without drawing a diagram. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Soccer solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is a very convenient and useful tool for designing the soccer-related diagrams. Read more
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How to Add a Self-Drawn Object to any Library

One of the key elements of ConceptDraw PRO solutions are the libraries, containing a set of associated objects. Using these collections of business oriented vector objects, you can quickly get started making the diagram in the theme you need. The library collection can be supplemented by creating new or editing existing objects. You can create your own unique library just by dragging objects with the mouse. Library objects can be customized and saved for later use. You can change the scaling, color, line weight, label, and even the fill pattern of an object to use in custom drawings and diagrams. Your custom objects even can be searched for the next time you need to use them. Read more

Bubble diagrams with ConceptDraw PRO

Using ConceptDraw you will be able to create bubble diagrams from the ready ConceptDraw library objects or make your own objects. The created diagram can be saved and edited, objects can be moved and links between them will be automatically repainted after object moving because of using the ConceptDraw connectors. Read more

Sales Steps

Helps to create professionally looking and detailed Sales Flowcharts with all sales steps visually represented on them. Use the Sales Flowcharts Solution for ConceptDraw PRO software to create your own Sales Flowcharts of any complexity quickly, easily and effectively to use them successfully in your work activity. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software supplied with unique Sales Flowcharts solution from the Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park allows fast and easy visualize all sales steps of the sales process on a sales process Map or sales process flowchart, and then realize them easily. Read more

Chart Maker for Presentations

Easy charting software comes with beautiful chart templates and examples. This makes it easy to create professional charts without prior experience. Read more

Organogram Software

Organizing process is the process of creating the organizational structure of an enterprise. The organizing process consists of several stages. First, you need to divide the organization into departments, respectively to strategies, and then establish relationships of authority. After that, managing director delegates his rights and authorities. Read more