How to Open MS Visio® 2013/2016 Files on a Mac®


How to Open MS Visio® 2013/2016 Files on a Mac®

Powerful business graphics and diagramming tools are the norm and not the exception for today’s businesses. For years the de facto standard file format for business has been Microsoft Visio™. Many people involved in visual communication need software tools that will read and write using the Visio file format. With the introduction of Visio 2013 Microsoft has changed the native file format used in earlier versions of Microsoft Visio. ConceptDraw PRO v10 file import and export works round-trip with the new Visio VSDX file format. Read more

How to Edit Grouped Shapes in ConceptDraw PRO on Windows

ConceptDraw PRO allows one to group objects. Grouping shapes, pictures, or objects lets you style, format, rotate, and move them together, as though they were a single object. At the same time, you can edit each of them separately. Read more

How to Edit Grouped Shapes in ConceptDraw PRO on OS X

ConceptDraw PRO offers a range of built-in facilities in order to enable you to quickly edit any diagram or other visualization made using ConceptDraw PRO, or MS Visio. Grouping shapes, pictures, or objects lets you style, format, rotate, and move them together, as though they were a single object. 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

Network Diagram Software LAN Network Diagrams & Diagrams for LAN Physical Office Network Diagrams

Physical LAN Diagrams illustrate the communication schemes of Local Area Networks, the physical network connection of computers and networks arrangement on the small areas - at homes, offices, and other buildings. ConceptDraw PRO is a perfect network diagramming software with samples and examples of WAN and LAN Diagrams, templates and collection of network components libraries. Computer Network Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw PRO Mac and Windows is ideal for IT professionals, network engineers and network designers who need to visualize network architecture, to document LANs physical structure and arrangement, to draw Local Area Network (LAN) diagrams and schematics, WAN diagrams, physical office network diagrams and topologies, wiring drawings, etc. You can design all them easy using the predesigned vector objects of computers and computer network devices, hardware devices, peripheral devices, external digital devices, internet and logical symbols, and many other stencils from the Computer Network Diagrams libraries. ConceptDraw PRO offers a powerful and easy-to-use solution for those who looking for a Visio alternative for Mac. It is a world-class diagramming platform with dynamic presentation power. Read more
How to Draw a Computer Network
How to Draw a Computer Network

UML Diagram Visio

This sample shows the UML Class Diagram that was created in ConceptDraw PRO on the Mac and then was opened for editing in MS Visio. Using the 13 libraries of the Rapid UML Solution for ConceptDraw PRO you can create your own visual vector UML diagrams quick and easy. Read more

Entity Relationship Diagram - ERD - Software for Design Crows Foot ER Diagrams

ER-model is a data model which lets describe the conceptual schemes in a specific subject area. It can help to highlight the key entities and specify relationships that can be established between these entities. During the database design, it is realized the transformation of ER model into certain database scheme based on the chosen data model (relational, object, network, etc.). There are used two notations for ERDs: Crow's Foot and Chen's. Crow's Foot notation proposed by Gordon Everest represents the entity by rectangle containing its name (name must be unique within this model), and relation - by the line which links two entities involved in relationship. The relationship's plurality is graphically indicated by a "plug" on the end of the link, the optionality - by a circle. Entity-Relationship Diagrams based on Crow's Foot notation can be easily drawn using the ConceptDraw PRO. Extended with Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution, it is the best ERD diagrams software with powerful tools and ready design elements for Crow's Foot and Chen notations. Read more
How to Build an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)
How to Build an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)

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

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Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution extends ConceptDraw PRO software with templates, samples and libraries of vector stencils from drawing the ER-diagrams by Chen's and crow’s foot notations. Read more

How to Create Data-driven Infographics

Data-driven infographics are used in wildly disparate areas of business and commerce. To make effective Data-driven infographics, it's useful to have a wide variety of graphical elements — icons, clipart, stencils, charts and graphs — to illustrate your diagram. ConceptDraw Data-driven Infographics solution provides all the tools you need to present data as described by this article — as well as the charts mentioned previously, you can find histograms, divided bar charts, ring charts, line graphs and area charts — meaning you can find the perfect medium for displaying a certain type of data. It allows you to draw data driven infographics quickly and easily using the special templates and vector stencils libraries.It can be used to quickly communicate a message, to simplify the presentation of large amounts of data, to see data patterns and relationships, and to monitor changes in variables over time. Read more

Functional Block Diagram

You need design the Functional Block Diagram and dream to find the useful tools to draw it easier, quickly and effectively? ConceptDraw PRO offers the Block Diagrams Solution from the "What is a Diagram" Area which will help you! Read more

Is ConceptDraw PRO an Alternative to Microsoft Visio?

Visio for Mac and Windows - ConceptDraw as an alternative to MS Visio. ConceptDraw PRO delivers full-functioned alternative to MS Visio. ConceptDraw PRO supports import of Visio files. ConceptDraw PRO supports flowcharting, swimlane, orgchart, project chart, mind map, decision tree, cause and effect, charts and graphs, and many other diagram types. Read more

Target Diagram

Target Diagram is a convenient and visual way of presentation information which is popular and widely used in marketing, business and economics. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Target and Circular Diagrams solution from the Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is ideal for fast and easy drawing a Target Diagram. Read more

Android UI Design

The Android operating system is one of the most popular platforms today. It was developed and now used on smartphones, tablets, netbooks, smartbooks, and many other electronic devices, and combines the reliability, flexibility and ease of use. So, millions of people face daily with Android operating system on their devices, and thus one of important things for the developers of Android applications is developing of convenient and attractive Android UI design. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Android User Interface Solution from the Software Development Area will help you in this. Read more

How to Customize the Default Map Theme

ConceptDraw MINDMAP allows you to customize all kinds of visual aspects of your mind maps, including the the style of topic lines of the default theme for new maps. Read more