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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
"Classic TQM Tools ...
Flow Charts Pictures, symbols or text coupled with lines, arrows on lines show direction of flow. Flowcharting enables
modeling of processes; problems/opportunities and decision points etc. It develops a common understanding of a process by those in
volved." [whaqualitycenter.org/Portals/0/Tools%20to%20Use/Classic%20Quality%20Tools/Classic%20TQM%20Tools%20R%202-12.pdf]
The vector stencils library TQM diagrams contains 58 symbols for drawing total quality management (TQM) flow charts using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The example "Design elements - TQM diagram" is included in the Total Quality Management (TQM) Diagrams solution from the Quality area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
TQM flow chart symbols
TQM flow chart symbols, work flow loop, transportation, system support, system function, system database, store, storage, storage, selectable process, refinement, procedure, organization function, operation, inspection, operation, off-page reference, multi in/out decision, multi-input, move, metric, issue, interrupt, inspection, measurement, inspection, inbound goods, force-field analysis, fish frame, cause-and-effect, fishbone, feedback arrow, fabrication, external process, external organization, external control, effect, delay, decision, connector, connected issues, cause, category, X-function, 2-part metric, two-part metric, 2-part function, two-part function,

Design Data Flow. DFD Library

Data flow diagram or DFD is a type of diagrams used for graphical representation the "flow" of data through an information system, for effective modeling its process aspects and for visualization the data processing. They are one of the best tools for clearly making an overview of the system that will be developed, for depiction in details what kinds of information will be inputted to the system and outputted from it, where they will be stored, and other details. ConceptDraw PRO software with Data Flow Diagrams solution from Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is powerful in a field of designing the DFDs. Three libraries containing 49 vector DFD shapes and symbols are offered by Data Flow Diagrams (DFD) solution. Use them to design data flow diagrams, information flow diagrams, data flowcharts, data process diagrams, structured analysis diagrams, to create the data-oriented models or process-oriented models, and so on. Pay also attention for the included collection of DFD samples, examples and built-in templates at ConceptDraw STORE. Read more

Flowchart

The Flowcharts are widespread in various fields and include the multitude of types. They are dedicated to representation the algorithms, processes, workflows of any complexity in a clear and intuitive format. The Flowcharts are commonly used in software development as a visual tool for illustration algorithms and logic of computer programs, in business for illustration business scenarios, in education, and so on. For drawing the Flowchart are used the special object blocks, among them rectangle or box used to represent an activity or step, rounded box or oval to depict Start / End, diamond to represent the decision point (involves the branching yes/no), circle used to represent the point of connection, parallelogram to represent the Input / Output, and some others. With ConceptDraw PRO including Flowcharts solution it is easy to create professional-looking Flowchart diagrams of any complexity and any degree of detailing. Succeed in drawing the Flowcharts using quick-start templates, predesigned samples and extensive libraries of ready-made flowchart symbols, blocks and icons. Read more

Processing Flow Chart

Processing Flow Chart is a simplified sketch which is used in chemical and process engineering for illustrating general plant streams, major equipments and key control loops.

ConceptDraw PRO enhanced with Flowcharts Solution from the "What is a Diagram" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is a powerful Processing Flow Chart software which will help save lots of your time. Read more

Process Flow Diagram

A Process Flow Diagram (PFD) is a diagram which shows the relationships between the main components in a system. Process Flow Diagrams are widely used by engineers in chemical and process engineering, they allows to indicate the general flow of plant process streams and equipment, helps to design the petroleum refineries, petrochemical and chemical plants, natural gas processing plants, and many other industrial facilities. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with powerful tools of Flowcharts Solution from the "What is a Diagram" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is effective for drawing: Process Flow Diagram, Flow Process Diagram, Business Process Flow Diagrams. Read more

Process Flow Chart

A Process Flow Chart is a type of flowchart which is mostly used in industrial, chemical and process engineering for illustrating high-level processes, major plant processes and not shows minor details. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "What is a Diagram" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is the best way to create Process Flow Chart and other types of flowcharts. Read more
The vector stencils library "DFD, Yourdon and Coad notation" contains 22 DFD elements.
Use it for drawing data flow diagrams (DFD) using Yourdon/DeMarco notation in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Data Flow Diagrams solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Class and object
Class and object, class and object,
Class
Class, class,
Object state
Object state, object state,
Generalization and specialization structure
Generalization and specialization structure,
Whole-part structure
Whole-part structure,
Condition
Condition, condition,
Loop
Loop, loop,
External interactor
External interactor, external interactor,
Data process
Data process, data process,
Multiple process
Multiple process, multiple process,
State
State, state,
Multi-state
Multi-state, multi-state,
Stop state
Stop state, stop state,
Stop state2
Stop state2, stop state,
Process
Process, process,
Process (offset)
Process (offset), process,
Center to center
Center to center,
Center to center #2
Center to center #2,
Loop on center
Loop on center,
Data store
Data store,
Instance
Instance,
Message
Message,

Flowchart by Hapman

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Yourdon and Coad Diagram

The vector stencils library Yourdon and Coad Notation from the solution OOAD contains specific symbols of the Yourdon and Coad notation such as data store symbol, data process symbol, loop symbol for ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software. The OOAD solution is contained in the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
The vector stencils library "Flowchart" contains 26 symbols for drawing flowcharts.
Use these shapes to draw your flow charts in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Flowcharts solution from the area "What is a Diagram" of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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Terminator
Terminator, terminator, start, end,
Process
Process, process, action,
Decision
Decision, decision,
Delay
Delay, delay,
Subroutine
Subroutine, subroutine, predefined process,
Data
Data, data, input, output,
Document
Document, document,
Multiple documents
Multiple documents, multiple documents,
Preparation
Preparation, preparation,
Display
Display, display,
Manual input
Manual input, manual input,
Manual loop
Manual loop, manual loop,
Loop limit
Loop limit, loop limit,
Connector
Connector, connector,
Off-page connector
Off-page connector, off page,
Off-page connector
Off-page connector, off page,
Off-page connector
Off-page connector, off page,
Off-page connector
Off-page connector, off page,
Or
Or, or,
Summing junction
Summing junction, summing junction, summing,
Collate
Collate, collate,
Sort
Sort, sort,
Merge
Merge, merge, store,
Stored data
Stored data, stored data, data storage,
Database
Database, database, disk,
Internal storage
Internal storage, internal storage,
The vector stencils library "Circular diagrams" contains 42 templates of circular diagrams: circular arrow diagram, circular motion diagram, arrow ring chart, doughnut chart (donut chart), circle pie chart, diamond pie chart, circle diagram, pie chart, ring chart, loop diagram, block loop diagram, arrow loop circle, crystal diagram, triangular diagram, diamond diagram, pentagon diagram, hexagon diagram, heptagon diagram, cycle diagram (cycle chart), stacked Venn diagram (onion diagram), arrow circle diagram.
Use these shapes to illustrate your marketing and sales documents, presentations, webpages and infographics in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Target and Circular Diagrams solution from the Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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Circular arrow diagram 1
Circular arrow diagram 1, circular arrow diagram, circular motion diagram,
Circular arrow diagram 2
Circular arrow diagram 2, circular arrow diagram, circular motion diagram,
Arrow ring chart
Arrow ring chart, circular arrow diagram, circular motion diagram,
Doughnut chart
Doughnut chart, doughnut chart, pie chart, ring chart, donut chart,
Diamond pie chart
Diamond pie chart, diamond pie chart, circular diagram,
Pie chart
Pie chart, pie chart,
Circle diagram
Circle diagram, circle diagram, circular diagram,
Circle pie chart 2
Circle pie chart 2, circle pie chart, circular diagram, marketing mix diagram,
Circle pie chart 1
Circle pie chart 1, circle pie chart, circular diagram, marketing mix diagram,
Ring chart 1 - 3 elements
Ring chart 1 - 3 elements, doughnut chart, pie chart, ring chart, donut chart,
Ring chart 1 - 4 elements
Ring chart 1 - 4 elements, doughnut chart, pie chart, ring chart, donut chart,
Ring chart 1 - 5 elements
Ring chart 1 - 5 elements, doughnut chart, pie chart, ring chart, donut chart,
Ring chart 1 - 6 elements
Ring chart 1 - 6 elements, doughnut chart, pie chart, ring chart, donut chart,
Ring chart 1 - 7 elements
Ring chart 1 - 7 elements, doughnut chart, pie chart, ring chart, donut chart,
Ring chart 2 - 3 elements
Ring chart 2 - 3 elements, doughnut chart, pie chart, ring chart, donut chart,
Ring chart 2 - 4 elements
Ring chart 2 - 4 elements, doughnut chart, pie chart, ring chart, donut chart,
Ring chart 2 - 5 elements
Ring chart 2 - 5 elements, doughnut chart, pie chart, ring chart, donut chart,
Ring chart 2 - 6 elements
Ring chart 2 - 6 elements, doughnut chart, pie chart, ring chart, donut chart,
Ring chart 2 - 7 elements
Ring chart 2 - 7 elements, doughnut chart, pie chart, ring chart, donut chart,
Crystal diagram - 3 elements
Crystal diagram - 3 elements, crystal diagram, triangular diagram,
Crystal diagram - 4 elements
Crystal diagram - 4 elements, crystal diagram, diamond diagram,
Crystal diagram - 5 elements
Crystal diagram - 5 elements, crystal diagram, pentagon diagram,
Crystal diagram - 6 elements
Crystal diagram - 6 elements, crystal diagram, hexagon diagram,
Crystal diagram - 7 elements
Crystal diagram - 7 elements, crystal diagram, heptagon diagram,
Stacked Venn diagram - 4
Stacked Venn diagram - 4, stacked Venn diagram, onion diagram,
Stacked Venn diagram - 5
Stacked Venn diagram - 5, stacked Venn diagram, onion diagram,
Stacked Venn diagram - 6
Stacked Venn diagram - 6, stacked Venn diagram, onion diagram,
Stacked Venn diagram - 7
Stacked Venn diagram - 7, stacked Venn diagram, onion diagram,
Basic loop diagram
Basic loop diagram, basic loop diagram,
Block loop diagram
Block loop diagram, block loop diagram,
Arrow loop circle
Arrow loop circle, arrow loop circle,
Arrow loop - 3 circles
Arrow loop - 3 circles, arrow loop diagram,
Arrow loop - 4 circles
Arrow loop - 4 circles, arrow loop diagram,
Arrow loop - 5 circles
Arrow loop - 5 circles, arrow loop diagram,
Arrow loop - 6 circles
Arrow loop - 6 circles, arrow loop diagram,
Arrow loop - 7 circles
Arrow loop - 7 circles, arrow loop diagram,
Arrow circle diagram - 3
Arrow circle diagram - 3, arrow circle diagram,
Arrow circle diagram - 4
Arrow circle diagram - 4, arrow circle diagram,
Stacked Venn diagram - 3
Stacked Venn diagram - 3, stacked Venn diagram, onion diagram,
Arrow circle diagram - 5
Arrow circle diagram - 5, arrow circle diagram,
Arrow circle diagram - 6
Arrow circle diagram - 6, arrow circle diagram,
Arrow circle diagram - 7
Arrow circle diagram - 7, arrow circle diagram,
The vector stencils library "Sales flowchart" contains 62 sales process flow chart symbols.
Use these flow chart icon set to draw your sales flowcharts, workflow diagrams and process charts with the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The sales process flowchart symbols library "Sales flowchart" is included in the Sales Flowcharts solution from the Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Annotation
Annotation, annotation,
Card
Card, card,
Check / audit (diamond)
Check / audit (diamond), check, audit,
Check / audit (square)
Check / audit (square), check, audit,
Collate
Collate, collate,
Comment / note symbol (brace)
Comment / note symbol (brace), brace callout, comment, note,
Communication link
Communication link, communication link,
Compare (diamond)
Compare (diamond), compare,
Compare (square)
Compare (square), compare,
Completed form
Completed form, completed form, document,
Concurrency symbol (fork / join)
Concurrency symbol (fork / join), concurrency symbol,
Conditional selector
Conditional selector, conditional selector,
Control transfer
Control transfer, control transfer,
Database
Database, database,
Data input / output
Data input / output, data input, data output,
Decision
Decision, decision,
Decision indicator - No
Decision indicator - No, decision indicator, no,
Decision indicator - Yes
Decision indicator - Yes, decision indicator, yes,
Delay
Delay, delay,
Direct access storage
Direct access storage, direct access storage,
Disk storage
Disk storage, disk storage,
Display
Display, display,
Divided process (table view)
Divided process (table view), divided process,
Document
Document, document,
Entity (rounded)
Entity (rounded), entity,
Event
Event, event,
Extract
Extract, extract, part, device,
Flow line
Flow line, flow line, arrow, connector,
Internal storage
Internal storage, internal storage,
Junction symbol
Junction symbol, junction symbol,
Lined document
Lined document, lined document,
Lined / shaded process
Lined / shaded process, lined process, shaded process,
Loop limit
Loop limit, loop limit,
Manual file
Manual file, manual file,
Manual input
Manual input, manual input,
Manual operation
Manual operation, manual operation,
Merge
Merge, merge,
Multi document
Multi document, multi document,
Multi process
Multi process, multi process,
Off-page reference - arrow
Off-page reference - arrow, off-page reference,
Off-page reference - incoming
Off-page reference - incoming, off-page reference,
Off-page reference - outgoing
Off-page reference - outgoing, off-page reference,
On-page reference/ Inspection point
On-page reference/ Inspection point, on-page reference, inspection point,
Or
Or, or,
Page
Page, page,
Paper tape
Paper tape, paper tape,
Predefined process
Predefined process, subroutine, predefined process,
Prepare conditional
Prepare conditional, preparation, prepare conditional,
Process step
Process step, process step,
Reference point
Reference point, reference point,
Sequential access storage
Sequential access storage, sequential access storage,
Sort
Sort, sort,
Start (circle)
Start (circle), start,
Start (ellipse)
Start (ellipse), start,
Stickman pictogram
Stickman pictogram, stickman pictogram,
Stored data
Stored data, stored data,
Summary
Summary, summary,
Tagged document
Tagged document, tagged document, document,
Tagged process
Tagged process, tagged process,
Terminal point
Terminal point, terminal point,
Title block
Title block, title block,
Torso pictogram
Torso pictogram, torso pictogram,

Process Flow Maps

What is a Process Flow Map? It is a chart which visually illustrates a business process and how its steps work together. Process Flow Maps help companies define problem areas, inefficient activities for the purpose of further increasing performance and profitability of businesses. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts solution from the "What is a Diagram" area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is efficient and productive software for fast and simple creating professional looking Process Flow Map. Read more
The vector stencils library "HR flowchart" contains 62 flowchart symbols.
Use it to draw your HR flowcharts, workflow diagrams and process charts with the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The flow chart symbols library "HR flowchart" is included in the HR Flowcharts solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Annotation
Annotation, annotation,
Card
Card, card,
Check / audit (diamond)
Check / audit (diamond), check, audit,
Check / audit (square)
Check / audit (square), check, audit,
Collate
Collate, collate,
Comment / note symbol (brace)
Comment / note symbol (brace), brace callout, comment, note,
Communication link
Communication link, communication link,
Compare (diamond)
Compare (diamond), compare,
Compare (square)
Compare (square), compare,
Completed form
Completed form, completed form, document,
Concurrency symbol (fork / join)
Concurrency symbol (fork / join), concurrency symbol,
Conditional selector
Conditional selector, conditional selector,
Control transfer
Control transfer, control transfer,
Data input / output
Data input / output, data input, data output,
Database
Database, database,
Decision
Decision, decision,
Decision indicator - No
Decision indicator - No, decision indicator, no,
Decision indicator - Yes
Decision indicator - Yes, decision indicator, yes,
Delay
Delay, delay,
Direct access storage
Direct access storage, direct access storage,
Disk storage
Disk storage, disk storage,
Display
Display, display,
Divided process (table view)
Divided process (table view), divided process,
Document
Document, document,
Entity (rounded)
Entity (rounded), entity,
Event
Event, event,
Extract
Extract, extract, part, device,
Flow line
Flow line, flow line, arrow, connector,
Internal storage
Internal storage, internal storage,
Junction symbol
Junction symbol, junction symbol,
Lined document
Lined document, lined document,
Lined / shaded process
Lined / shaded process, lined process, shaded process,
Loop limit
Loop limit, loop limit,
Manual file
Manual file, manual file,
Manual input
Manual input, manual input,
Manual operation
Manual operation, manual operation,
Merge
Merge, merge,
Multi document
Multi document, multi document,
Multi process
Multi process, multi process,
Off-page reference - arrow
Off-page reference - arrow, off-page reference,
Off-page reference - incoming
Off-page reference - incoming, off-page reference,
Off-page reference - outgoing
Off-page reference - outgoing, off-page reference,
On-page reference/ Inspection point
On-page reference/ Inspection point, on-page reference, inspection point,
Or
Or, or,
Page
Page, page,
Paper tape
Paper tape, paper tape,
Predefined process
Predefined process, subroutine, predefined process,
Prepare conditional
Prepare conditional, preparation, prepare conditional,
Process step
Process step, process step,
Reference point
Reference point, reference point,
Sequential access storage
Sequential access storage, sequential access storage,
Sort
Sort, sort,
Start (circle)
Start (circle), start,
Start (ellipse)
Start (ellipse), start,
Stickman pictogram
Stickman pictogram, stickman pictogram,
Stored data
Stored data, stored data,
Summary
Summary, summary,
Tagged document
Tagged document, tagged document, document,
Tagged process
Tagged process, tagged process,
Terminal point
Terminal point, terminal point,
Title block
Title block, title block,
Torso pictogram
Torso pictogram, torso pictogram,

Flow Map

A Flow Map is a type of thinking maps which help easy organize and understand information. It consists of the set of boxes and arrows, and visually displays a sequence of events. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "What is a Diagram" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park allows you to draw in a few minutes the Flow Map of any degree of complexity. Read more

Business Process Flowchart Symbols

Business process modeling is known in the corporate world as an excellent tool which can speak. Business process flowcharts, diagrams and maps are used to define the business processes in terms of inputs and outputs, to visually represent and effectively explain complex business processes of an enterprise, and also showcase decisions on a single piece of paper. The process of business process mapping supposes the use of special business process flowchart symbols predefined by Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) and taking their roots from the data processing diagrams and programming flow charts. In other words the BPMN standard notation is a common language used for business process design and implementation, that guarantees a clarity of designed Business Process Flowcharts for all business analysts, technical developers and business managers. The ability to create professionally-looking Business Process flowcharts, maps and diagrams, is provided by powerful ConceptDraw PRO software and the Business Process Mapping solution included to ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

sales process map, sales process flowchart, sales steps, sales process management Sales Flowcharts

The Sales Flowcharts solution lets you create and display sales process maps, sales process workflows, sales steps, the sales process, and anything else involving sales process management. Read more
sales process map, sales process flowchart, sales steps, sales process management
The vector stencils library "Flowchart" contains 26 symbols for drawing the flow charts using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
"Flowcharts are used in designing and documenting complex processes or programs. Like other types of diagrams, they help visualize what is going on and thereby help the viewer to understand a process, and perhaps also find flaws, bottlenecks, and other less-obvious features within it. There are many different types of flowcharts, and each type has its own repertoire of boxes and notational conventions. The two most common types of boxes in a flowchart are:
(1) a processing step, usually called activity, and denoted as a rectangular box;
(2) a decision, usually denoted as a diamond.
A flowchart is described as "cross-functional" when the page is divided into different swimlanes describing the control of different organizational units. A symbol appearing in a particular "lane" is within the control of that organizational unit. This technique allows the author to locate the responsibility for performing an action or making a decision correctly, showing the responsibility of each organizational unit for different parts of a single process. ...
Common alternate names include: flowchart, process flowchart, functional flowchart, process map, process chart, functional process chart, business process model, process model, process flow diagram, work flow diagram, business flow diagram. The terms "flowchart" and "flow chart" are used interchangeably." [Flowchart. Wikipedia]
The example "Design elements - Flowchart" is included in the Flowcharts solution from the area "What is a Diagram" of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Flowchart notation
Flowchart notation, terminator, start, end, summing junction, summing, subroutine, predefined process, stored data, data storage, sort, process, action, preparation, or, off page, multiple documents, merge, store, manual loop, manual input, loop limit, internal storage, document, display, delay, decision, database, disk, data, input, output, connector, collate,