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How to Set Line Jumps for Smart Connectors in ConceptDraw PRO


How to Set Line Jumps for Smart Connectors in ConceptDraw PRO

Connecting objects in ConceptDraw PRO is an easy task. You can use Chain, or Tree connection mode for automatic connection of multiple objects. Besides the automatic connection modes, ConceptDraw PRO offers few options to connect objects manually: Direct, Arc, Bezier, Smart, Curve and Round Connectors. You can make them square, arched or angled and also set vertical or horizontal orientation Thus, you can control how the jumps and orientation occurs on smart connectors. When two smart connectors cross each other you can control how the two intersecting lines look. Read more

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 Change the Form and Color of a Topic’s Line in Your Mind Map

You can completely customize the style of your mind maps, including the style of topic lines and outlines. This article describes how to change the form and color of a topic’s line in your mind map. 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 stencils library "Lamps, acoustics, measuring instruments" contains 35 element symbols of lamps, acoustic components, electrical measuring instruments.
Use these shapes for drawing electrical schematics and electronic circuit diagrams in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Electrical Engineering solution from the Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Ammeter, indicator, meter, ammeter,
Frequency meter
Frequency meter, indicator, meter, frequency meter,
Voltmeter, indicator, meter, voltmeter,
Galvanometer, indicator, meter, galvanometer,
Oscilloscope, indicator, meter, oscilloscope,
Synchroscope, indicator, meter, synchroscope,
Thermometer, indicator, meter, thermometer,
Wavemeter, indicator, meter, wavemeter,
Standard bell with 1 line input
Standard bell with 1 line input, bell,
Single-stroke bell with 1 line input
Single-stroke bell with 1 line input, bell,
Siren with 1 line input
Siren with 1 line input, bell, siren,
Standard bell with 2 lines input
Standard bell with 2 lines input, bell,
Bell with 2 lines input
Bell with 2 lines input, bell,
Bell with 1 line input
Bell with 1 line input, bell,
Single-stroke bell with 2 lines input
Single-stroke bell with 2 lines input, bell,
Siren with 2 lines input
Siren with 2 lines input, bell, siren,
Buzzer with 1 line input
Buzzer with 1 line input, buzzer,
Buzzer with 2 lines input
Buzzer with 2 lines input, buzzer,
Buzzer with 2 lines input
Buzzer with 2 lines input, buzzer,
Buzzer with 1 line input
Buzzer with 1 line input, buzzer,
Indicating lamp with 1 line input
Indicating lamp with 1 line input, lamp, indicating lamp,
Non-indicating lamp with 1 line input
Non-indicating lamp with 1 line input, lamp, non-indicating lamp,
Indicating lamp with 2 lines input
Indicating lamp with 2 lines input, lamp, indicating lamp,
Non-indicating lamp with 2 lines input
Non-indicating lamp with 2 lines input, lamp, non-indicating lamp,
Signal lamp
Signal lamp, lamp, signal lamp,
Lamp, lamp,
Fluorescent lamp 2 terminal
Fluorescent lamp 2 terminal, fluorescent lamp,
Fluorescent lamp 4 terminal
Fluorescent lamp 4 terminal, fluorescent lamp,
Speaker, speaker,
Speaker with microphone
Speaker with microphone, speaker, microphone,
Microphone, microphone,
Capacitor microphone
Capacitor microphone, microphone, capacitor,
Push-pull microphone
Push-pull microphone, microphone, push-pull,
Microphone with 1 line
Microphone with 1 line, microphone,
Microphone with 2 lines
Microphone with 2 lines, microphone,

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

Electrical Symbols — Lamps, Acoustics, Readouts

Wiring and circuit diagrams use special symbols recognized by everyone who uses the drawings. The symbols on the drawings show how components like resistors, capacitors, inductors, switches, lamps, acoustic devices, measuring devices and other electrical and electronic components are connected together. 26 libraries of the Electrical Engineering Solution of ConceptDraw PRO make your electrical diagramming simple, efficient, and effective. You can simply and quickly drop the ready-to-use objects from libraries into your document to create the electrical diagram. Read more
The centre line divides the ice in half crosswise. It is used to judge icing, meaning that if a team sends the puck across the centre line (red line), blue line and then across the goal line (that is to say, shoots or dumps the puck past the goal line from behind their own side of the centre line) it is said to be icing. ...
Faceoff spots and circles.
There are 9 faceoff spots on a hockey rink. Most faceoffs take place at these spots. There are two spots in each end zone, two at each end of the neutral zone, and one in the centre of the rink.
There are faceoff circles around the centre ice and end zone faceoff spots. There are hash marks painted on the ice near the end zone faceoff spots. The circles and hash marks show where players may legally position themselves during a faceoff or in game play. ...
Spot and circle dimensions.
Both the center faceoff spot and center faceoff circle are blue. The spot is a solid blue circle 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter. Within the spot is a center, a circle 30 feet (9.1 m) in diameter, painted with a blue line 2 inches (5.1 cm) in width.
All of the other faceoff spots have outlines 2 inches (5.1 cm) thick, forming a circle 2 feet (0.61 m) in diameter measured from the outsides of the outlines, and are filled in with red in all areas except for the 3 inches (7.6 cm) space from the tops and bottoms of the circles, measured from the insides of the outline. ...
Goal posts and nets.
At each end of the ice, there is a goal consisting of a metal goal frame and cloth net in which each team must place the puck to earn points. According to NHL and IIHF rules, the entire puck must cross the entire goal line in order to be counted as a goal. ...
Goal area.
The crease is a special area of the ice designed to allow the goaltender to perform without interference. In most leagues, goals are disallowed if an attacking player enters the goal crease with a stick, skate, or any body part before the puck. For the purposes of this rule, the crease extends vertically from the painted lines to the top of the goal frame. ...
Goaltender trapezoid.
During the 2004-05 American Hockey League (AHL) season, an experimental rule was implemented for the first seven weeks of the season, instituting a goaltender trap zone, more commonly called the trapezoid in reference to its shape. Under the rule, it is prohibited for the goaltender to handle the puck anywhere behind the goal line that is not within the trapezoidal area. If they do so they are assessed a minor penalty for delay of game. ...
Referee's crease.
The referee's crease is a semicircle ten feet in radius in front of the scorekeepers bench." [Ice hockey rink. Wikipedia]
The diagram template "Ice hockey rink view from long side" for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is included in the Hockey solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Ice hockey rink diagram template
Ice hockey rink diagram template, hockey field, hockey field diagram, hockey field layout,
Used Solutions

Process Flowchart

The main reason of using Process Flowchart or PFD is to show relations between major parts of the system. Process Flowcharts are used in process engineering and chemical industry where there is a requirement of depicting relationships between major components only and not include minor parts. Process Flowcharts for single unit or multiple units differ in their structure and implementation. ConceptDraw PRO is Professional business process mapping software for making Process flowcharts, Process flow diagram, Workflow diagram, flowcharts and technical illustrations for business documents and also comprehensive visio for mac application. Easier define and document basic work and data flows, financial, production and quality management processes to increase efficiency of your business with ConcepDraw PRO. Business process mapping software with Flowchart Maker ConceptDraw PRO includes extensive drawing tools, rich examples and templates, process flowchart symbols and shape libraries, smart connectors that allow you create the flowcharts of complex processes, process flow diagrams, procedures and information exchange. Process Flowchart Solution is project management workflow tools which is part ConceptDraw Project marketing project management software. Drawing charts, diagrams, and network layouts has long been the monopoly of Microsoft Visio, making Mac users to struggle when needing such visio alternative like visio for mac, it requires only to view features, make a minor edit to, or print a diagram or chart. Thankfully to MS Visio alternative like ConceptDraw PRO software, this is cross-platform charting and business process management tool, now visio alternative for making sort of visio diagram is not a problem anymore however many people still name it business process visio tools. Read more

Geo Map — Europe — France

The vector stencils library France contains contours for ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software. This library is contained in the Continent Maps solution from Maps area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

draw line graph, draw line chart Line Graphs

How to draw a Line Graph with ease? The Line Graphs solution extends the capabilities of ConceptDraw PRO v10 with professionally designed templates, samples, and a library of vector stencils for drawing perfect Line Graphs. Read more
draw line graph, draw line chart

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
"A chart can take a large variety of forms, however there are common features that provide the chart with its ability to extract meaning from data.
Typically the data in a chart is represented graphically, since humans are generally able to infer meaning from pictures quicker than from text. Text is generally used only to annotate the data.
One of the more important uses of text in a graph is the title. A graph's title usually appears above the main graphic and provides a succinct description of what the data in the graph refers to.
Dimensions in the data are often displayed on axes. If a horizontal and a vertical axis are used, they are usually referred to as the x-axis and y-axis respectively. Each axis will have a scale, denoted by periodic graduations and usually accompanied by numerical or categorical indications. Each axis will typically also have a label displayed outside or beside it, briefly describing the dimension represented. If the scale is numerical, the label will often be suffixed with the unit of that scale in parentheses. ...
Within the graph a grid of lines may appear to aid in the visual alignment of data. The grid can be enhanced by visually emphasizing the lines at regular or significant graduations. The emphasized lines are then called major grid lines and the remainder are minor grid lines.
The data of a chart can appear in all manner of formats, and may include individual textual labels describing the datum associated with the indicated position in the chart. The data may appear as dots or shapes, connected or unconnected, and in any combination of colors and patterns. Inferences or points of interest can be overlaid directly on the graph to further aid information extraction.
When the data appearing in a chart contains multiple variables, the chart may include a legend (also known as a key). A legend contains a list of the variables appearing in the chart and an example of their appearance. This information allows the data from each variable to be identified in the chart." [Chart. Wikipedia]
The vector stencils library "Time series charts" contains 10 templates: 3 column charts, 3 bar charts, 2 line graphs and 2 dot plots. All these charts are Live Objects displaying the data from external data source files.
Use these chart templates to design your business performance digital dashboards using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The example "Design elements - Time series charts" is included in the Time Series Dashboard solution from the area "What is a Dashboard" of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Time series charts
Time series charts, line chart, line graph, dot plot, dot chart, column chart, bar chart, bar chart, bar graph,
"Football games are played on a rectangular field that measures 120 yards (110 m) long and 53.33 yards (48.76 m) wide. Lines marked along the ends and sides of the field are known respectively as the end lines and side lines, and goal lines are marked 9 yards (8.2 m) outward from each end line. Weighted pylons are placed on the inside corner of the intersections of the goal lines and end lines.
White markings on the field identify the distance from the end zone. Inbound lines, or hash marks, are short parallel lines that mark off 1 yard (0.91 m) increments. Yard lines, which run the width of the field, are marked every 5 yards (4.6 m). A line one yard wide is placed at each end of the field. This line is marked at the center of the two-yard line in professional play and at the three-yard line in college play. Numerals that display the yard lines in multiples of ten are placed along both sides of the field.
Goalposts are at the center of the plane of each of the two end lines. The crossbar of these posts is ten feet (3 meters) above the ground, with vertical uprights at the end of the crossbar 18 feet 6 inches (6 m) apart for professional and collegiate play and 23 feet 4 inches (7 m) apart for high school play. The uprights extend vertically 10 yards on professional fields, a minimum of 10 yards on college fields, and a minimum of ten feet on high school fields. Goal posts are padded at the base, and orange ribbons are normally placed at the tip of each upright." [American football. Wikipedia]
The diagram example "Horizontal colored football field" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
American football field diagram
American football field diagram, horizontal colored football field,
Used Solutions

How to draw Metro Map style infographics? (New York)

How to draw Metro Map style infographics of New York subway. New York Subway has a long history starting on October 27, 1904. Since the opening many agencies have provided schemes of the subway system. At present time are 34 lines in use. This page present New York City subway map construct with Metro Map Solution in Conceptdraw PRO software. This is a one-click tool to add stations to the map. It lets you control the direction in which you create new stations, change lengths, and add text labels and icons. It contains Lines, Stations, and Landmarks objects Read more