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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

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 Diagrams 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
How to Simplify Flow Charting
How to Simplify Flow Charting

UML Class Diagram Generalization Example UML Diagrams

This sample was created in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the UML Class Diagram library of the Rapid UML Solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. This sample describes the use of the classes, the generalization associations between them, the multiplicity of associations and constraints. Provided UML diagram is one of the examples set that are part of Rapid UML solution. Read more

How To Create Onion Diagram

An onion diagram is a kind of chart that shows the dependencies among parts of an organization or process. The chart displays items in concentric circles, where the items in each ring depend on the items in the smaller rings. The Onion Diagram is able to show layers of a complete system in a few circles. But how to create Onion Diagram? Now, it's very easy thanks to the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Stakeholder Onion Diagrams Solution from the Management Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
The vector stencils library "Plane geometry" contains 27 plane geometric figures.
Use these shapes to draw your geometrical diagrams and illustrations in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Mathematics solution from the Science and Education area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Circular sector
Circular sector, sector,
Right triangle
Right triangle, right triangle,
Rectangle
Rectangle, rectangle,
Square
Square, square,
Pentagon
Pentagon, pentagon,
Isosceles trapezium
Isosceles trapezium, isosceles trapezium,
Parallelogram
Parallelogram, parallelogram,
Trapezium
Trapezium, trapezium,
Three-pointed star
Three-pointed star, star,
Four-pointed star
Four-pointed star, star,
Five-pointed star
Five-pointed star, star,
Six-pointed star
Six-pointed star, star,
Seven-pointed star
Seven-pointed star, star,
Eight-pointed star
Eight-pointed star, star,
Triangle
Triangle, triangle,
Equilateral triangle
Equilateral triangle, triangle,
Right triangle 2
Right triangle 2, right triangle,
Right triangle, angle box
Right triangle, angle box, right triangle,
Right triangle 3
Right triangle 3, right triangle,
Hexagon
Hexagon, hexagon,
Regular hexagon
Regular hexagon, hexagon,
Regular pentagon
Regular pentagon, pentagon,
Regular heptagon
Regular heptagon, heptagon,
Regular octagon
Regular octagon, octagon,
Rhombus
Rhombus, diamond,
Circle
Circle, circle,
Ellipse
Ellipse, ellipse,

Create Response Charts

Visual navigation through the stages of a response process helps you locate specific actions to be taken via Action Mind Maps. Use ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw MINDMAP for organize the process of response for interactions occurring in social media. Read more

Flow Chart Online

Flow Chart is a great visualization tool for the flow of a process, algorithm or procedure with a lot of benefits. It is convenient to use a powerful software for creating flow charts. Now we have the best flow chart maker online design software - ConceptDraw PRO enhanced with Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

Matrix Organization

Different organizations have different organizational structures. Matrix organization is one of the most popular and widely used type of organizational structure. Use ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with 25 Typical Orgcharts solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park for fast and easy designing matrix organizational chart for your company. Read more

Draw Fishbone Diagram on MAC Software

The problem solving and decision-making processes are closely linked and crucial for the business and life. There are many tools and techniques for facilitating and improvement these processes, and also enhancement the quality of accepted decisions. One of them is Fisbone Diagram or Cause and Effect diagram. For its construction, you need first define the problem which you need to solve (existing or potential), write it into rectangular and draw to it a horizontal line - a “fish spine”. Then define general types of possible causes like Persons, Materials, Methods, Machinery, Measurements or Environment, and attach them to “spine”. Start brainstorming the possible reasons of failure and connect them to the branches. Professional diagramming ConceptDraw PRO MAC OSX software offers the Fishbone Diagrams solution which contains templates, samples, and ready Fishbone design objects. Use of them lets effectively identify the possible causes for an effect, realize successfully cause and effect analysis, and instantly draw Fishbone diagram on Mac software. Read more

Business Board Org Chart

This sample was created in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the Organizational Charts Solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. This sample shows the organizational chart in the field of Architect Engineering. Create your own orgchart professional drawings using ConceptDraw. Read more