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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

Types of Flowcharts

A Flowchart is a graphical representation of process, algorithm, workflow or step-by-step solution of the problem. It shows the steps as boxes of various kinds and connects them by arrows in a defined order depicting a flow. There are twelve main Flowchart types: Basic Flowchart, Business Process Modeling Diagram (BPMN), Cross Functional Flowchart, Data Flow Diagram (DFD), IDEF (Integrated DEFinition) Flowchart, Event-driven Process Chain (EPC) Diagram, Influence Diagram (ID), Swimlane Flowchart, Process Flow Diagram (PFD), Specification and Description Language (SDL) Diagram, Value Stream Mapping, Workflow Diagram. Using the Flowcharts solution from the What is a Diagram area of ConceptDraw Solution Park you can easy and quickly design a Flowchart of any of these types. This solution offers a lot of special predesigned vector symbols for each of these widely used notations. They will make the drawing process of Flowcharts much easier than ever. Pay also attention for the included collection of ready Flowchart examples, samples and quick-start templates. This is business process improvement tools. If you are looking for MS Visio for your Mac, then you are out of luck, because it hasn't been released yet. However, you can use Visio alternatives that can successfully replace its functions. ConceptDraw PRO is an alternative to MS Visio for Mac that provides powerful features and intuitive user interface for the same. Read more

Flowchart on Bank. Flowchart Examples

This sample was created in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the Flowcharts solution from the What is a Diagram area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. This sample shows the Flowchart of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis. This Flowchart describes the decline in housing prices when the housing bubble burst and what it caused on the housing and financial markets. You can also see the Government and Industry responses in this crisis situation. Read more

In searching of alternative to MS Visio for MAC and PC with ConceptDraw PRO

Undoubtedly MS Visio is a powerful and multifunctional tool, but however at times occur the instances, when it turns unable of meeting certain users' requirements. At this cases you may need to use an alternative program software, preferably it will be simple, convenient, and at the same time powerful and professional. In searching the alternative to MS Visio for MAC and PC we recommend you to pay attention for ConceptDraw PRO software, which was developed to satisfy all your drawing needs and requirements. It is a fully-functioned alternative product to MS Visio for both platforms. ConceptDraw PRO software has many advantages, the main among them are the cross-platform compatibility, a reasonable price, widespread ConceptDraw Solution Park with huge variety of different solutions that offer numerous libraries of specialized vector objects, useful examples, samples, and quick-start templates, extensive import / export capabilities, built-in script language, MS Visio support and certainly free technical support. Read more
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How to Draw Physics Diagrams in ConceptDraw PRO

Nothing is more helpful in the study of physics as a visual representation of the physical processes: physics schemes, diagrams and illustrations. Physics charts can be helpful when you learn Physics, perform experiments, or solve any other tasks regarding Physics. ConceptDraw PRO allows you to draw physical diagrams of mechanical, nuclear, optical and electrical processes using the set of vector physics symbols and physics diagram templates. Read more

Exam Preparation Mind Map

Mind Map is a way to effectively visualize the complex knowledge, to simplify and accelerate the learning and teaching processes. In this way Mind Maps are always in demand in a lot of spheres, among them business, education, engineering, software development, and many others. Mind Maps are perfect for illustration the documents, reports, textbooks, websites, education materials, lectures, etc. The ConceptDraw MINDMAP professional software from ConceptDraw Office suite provides a lot of powerful tools for brainstorming and designing colorful and attractive Mind Maps, drawings and charts, which ideally suit for structuring information and its representation in a visual and comprehensive form. To prepare effectively for examination, you need organize yourself and also clearly understand the correct sequence of actions. This Mind Map created in ConceptDraw MINDMAP application illustrates the main items during the exam preparation process. The use of predesigned cliparts lets to make your Mind Maps illustrative, colorful and attractive. Read more

ConceptDraw Arrows10 Technology

Imagine the diagram which is looking smart. That is how ConceptDraw Arrows10 Technology or Smart connectors work. Thanks to auto-routing feature connectors flow around objects. But if you want some background objects that the connectors flow through - that is also possible to do. Read more

Pyramid Chart Examples

Pyramid Charts and Triangle Diagrams are used to visually structure the topics and progressively order the quantitative data. They allow to illustrate hierarchical structure of the topics, proportional, interconnected and containment relations among the topics. The multilevel Pyramids and Triangle diagrams are constructed oriented up or down and divided into several horizontal slices. They are effectively used to represent marketing strategies, social strategies, information systems, market value, etc., to illustrate presentations, websites, documents, reports in business, finances, sales, management, marketing, media, training, consulting, and many other fields. To maximize the efficiency in drawing the Pyramid Charts, use the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Pyramid Diagrams solution from Marketing area, which contains the set of Pyramid Chart examples, samples, templates and vector design elements of triangular diagrams and pyramids with different quantity of levels for various needs. Read more

Venn Diagram

Venn diagrams are illustrations used in the branch of mathematics known as set theory. They show the mathematical or logical relationship between different groups of things (sets). A Venn diagram shows all the possible logical relations between the sets. Read more

Bubble Chart

How to design a Bubble Chart? It’s very easy! All that you need is a powerful software. Never before creation of a Bubble Chart wasn’t so easy as now with tools of Bubble Diagrams Solution from the "What is a Diagram" Area for ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

Example of DFD for Online Store (Data Flow Diagram) DFD Example

Data Flow Diagram (DFD) is a methodology of graphical structural analysis and information systems design, which describes the sources external in respect to the system, recipients of data, logical functions, data flows and data stores that are accessed. DFDs allow to identify relationships between various system's components and are effectively used in business analysis and information systems analysis. They are useful for system’s high-level details modeling, to show how the input data are transformed to output results via the sequence of functional transformations. For description of DFD diagrams are uses two notations — Yourdon and Gane-Sarson, which differ in syntax. Online Store DFD example illustrates the Data Flow Diagram for online store, the interactions between Customers, Visitors, Sellers, depicts User databases and the flows of Website Information. ConceptDraw PRO enhanced with Data Flow Diagrams solution lets you to draw clear and simple example of DFD for Online Store using special libraries of predesigned DFD symbols. Read more

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Examples of subject areas that are well suited to this approach are marketing, business, products promotion, process modeling, market, resource, time, and cost analysis. Circle-Spoke Diagrams are successfully used in presentations, conferences, management documents, magazines, reportages, reviews, reports, TV, and social media. Read more
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network topology diagram software, network icons, network diagram template, networking icons available, how to draw a network diagram Computer Network Diagrams

Computer Network Diagrams solution extends ConceptDraw PRO software with samples, templates and libraries of vector icons and objects of computer network devices and network components to help you create professional-looking Computer Network Diagrams, to plan simple home networks and complex computer network configurations for large buildings, to represent their schemes in a comprehensible graphical view, to document computer networks configurations, to depict the interactions between network's components, the used protocols and topologies, to represent physical and logical network structures, to compare visually different topologies and to depict their combinations, to represent in details the network structure with help of schemes, to study and analyze the network configurations, to communicate effectively to engineers, stakeholders and end-users, to track network working and troubleshoot, if necessary. Read more
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Bubble diagrams have enjoyed great success in software engineering, architecture, economics, medicine, landscape design, scientific and educational process, for ideas organization during brainstorming, for making business illustrations, presentations, planning, design, and strategy development. They are popular because of their simplicity and their powerful visual communication attributes. Read more
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