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Concept Maps

Concept Maps

As concept map consists from conception-blocks and links between them, you can use ConceptDraw library objects and add to a document as much objects as you need. ConceptDraw tools let you to edit, group, move objects, change their appearance and add text signs and raster or vector pictures. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Concept Maps Solution from the "What is a Diagram" Area is effective tool for creating professional looking Concept Maps. Read more

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

How to Resize Objects in ConceptDraw PRO

When creating diagram using ConceptDraw PRO, you can select, move, resize and rotate objects. After selecting an object (or objects) in a document, you can change it position, resize it or move an object to the desired position. The sizes of objects in ConceptDraw PRO can be changed by simple dragging, or you can set a particular size of any object. Using ConceptDraw PRO, you can re-size an object on the page using the absolute measurements instead of a mouse. You can make quick work of designing complex drawing using a combination of different-sized items. Read more

Cross-Functional Flowchart (Swim Lanes)

Cross-Functional Flowchart is a type of chart which shows the series of process steps connected by the arrows to depict their order and applies the swim lanes to provide an extra dimension with means of assigning each process step to certain category. Often the category or the functional unit is a stakeholder (department, person, role), resource, project, phase, or any other attribute. Cross-Functional Flowcharts visually illustrate relationships between the business processes and the functional units responsible for this processes. ConceptDraw PRO is a powerful diagramming and vector drawing software for professional design Cross-Functional Flowcharts using the common notation of shapes and swim lanes. Cross-Functional Flowcharts solution included to the Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park provides numerous well-designed vector objects and connector tools for quick, easy and effective organizing information, representing process flows and relationships, and drawing Cross-Functional Flowcharts for business, science, education, technology, etc. Read more

How to Make a Rapid Draw Object in ConceptDraw  PRO

The Rapid Draw technology is an automatic drawing system. It is designed to significantly reduce the time of creating flowcharts and diagrams. Especially those, consisting from some typical entities. You can extend the standard ConceptDraw PRO object libraries with new objects by customizing any item from any library and assigning it with Rapid Draw features. You can quickly create and edit complex drawings using Rapid Draw technology and your self-created objects. Read more

Concept Mapping

Being usually a very complex process that requires a lot of skills, patience, time, and artistic abilities, the concept mapping process now is incredibly easy thanks to the Concept Maps Solution from the "What is a Diagram" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

UML Object Diagram. Design Elements

UML Object Diagram shows the structure of a modeled system at a specific time. ConceptDraw has 393 vector stencils in the 13 libraries that helps you to start using software for designing your own UML Diagrams. You can use the appropriate stencils of UML notation from UML Object library. Read more

Business Tools Perceptual Mapping

This sample shows the Perceptual map. It was created in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the Matrices Solution from the Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Perception Mapping helps organizations measure and transform all aspects of their business, people and culture. Perception Mapping allows to represent the complex relationships graphically, helps identify potential problems of the organization and make the best decisions. Read more

How to Create a Concept Map in ConceptDraw PRO

Graphical technique of knowledge representation in a form of structured networks of concepts (ideas) is called concept mapping. Concept network consists of shapes that represent concepts and connectors representing relationships between concepts. The difference between mind maps and concept maps is that a mind map has only one object depicting a main idea , while a concept map may have several. Concept mapping is used to structure ideas, to communicate complex system of knowledge, to help learning process, etc. ConceptDraw PRO allows you to draw concept maps using the Concept Map solution. Read more

Bubble diagrams in Landscape Design with ConceptDraw PRO

Bubble Diagrams are the charts with a bubble presentation of data with obligatory consideration of bubble's sizes. They are analogs of Mind Maps and find their application at many fields, and even in landscape design. At this case the bubbles are applied to illustrate the arrangement of different areas of future landscape design, such as lawns, flowerbeds, playgrounds, pools, recreation areas, etc. Bubble Diagram helps to see instantly the whole project, it is easy for design and quite informative, in most cases it reflects all needed information. Often Bubble Diagram is used as a draft for the future landscape project, on the first stage of its design, and in case of approval of chosen design concept is created advanced detailed landscape plan with specification of plants and used materials. Creation of Bubble Diagrams for landscape in ConceptDraw PRO software is an easy task thanks to the Bubble Diagrams solution from "What is a Diagram" area. You can use the ready scanned location plan as the base or create it easy using the special ConceptDraw libraries and templates. Read more

Affinity Diagram

The Affinity Diagram, also known as a KJ diagram, is a business tool invented for organization the large quantity of ideas and data. It is a part of Seven Management and Planning Tools, it is usually used right after brainstorming to sort large numbers of ideas into the corresponding groups. The Affinity Diagram helps to represent in a better way the structure of large and complex factors which influence on a problem, divides these factors into the smaller and simpler structures, and helps team members to see the patterns and identify possible solutions to problems they have. The diagrams of this type don't show the causal relationships between the factors, but they are designed to prepare the data for holding further analysis of the cause-effect relationships. Another area of Affinity Diagram usage is contextual inquiry as a way to sort observations and notes from field interviews, support call logs, open-ended survey responses organizing, etc. ConceptDraw MINDMAP software offers you the tools for easy holding brainstorming, generation ideas and creation MINDMAP Affinity Diagram. Read more

How To Make a Concept Map

How to make a Concept Map fast and easy? ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Concept Maps Solution from the "What is a Diagram" Area is the best choice for those who want design professional looking Concept Map in minutes. Read more

Cross-Functional Flowchart

Use of Cross-Functional Flowchart is a clear way of showing each team member’s responsibilities and how processes get shared or transferred between different responsible people, teams and departments. Use the best flowchart maker ConceptDraw PRO with a range of standardized cross-functional flowchart symbols to create the Cross-Functional Flowcharts simply and to visualize the relationship between a business process and the functional units responsible for that process. To draw the most quickly Cross-Functional Flowcharts, Cross Functional Process Maps, or Cross Functional Process Flow Diagrams, start with a Cross-functional flowchart samples and templates from ConceptDraw Solution Park. The ConceptDraw Arrows10 and RapidDraw technologies will be also useful for you in drawing. ConceptDraw PRO supports designing both types - horizontal and vertical Cross-functional flowcharts. A vertical layout makes the accents mainly on the functional units while a horizontal layout - on the process. If you need a Visio alternative in Mac OS X, try ConceptDraw PRO. Its interface is very intuitive and it’s actually much easier to use than Visio, yet somehow it’s just as powerful if not more so. ConceptDraw PRO performs professional quality work and seamless Visio interaction. Read more


Genomics is a section of molecular genetics devoted to the study of genome and genes of living organisms. The human's genome is a totality of inheritable material that is enclosed in a person's cell. The main task of genomics is the establishment of a complete genetic characterization of the whole cell, definition the number of contained genes and their sequences, number of nucleotides in each gene and their sequences, the functions of each gene in relation to the metabolism of an organism. Genomics allows to express the essence of an organism, its potential opportunities, generic and individual differences from other organisms, to anticipate the reaction to the external impacts, knowing the sequence of nucleotides in each of genes and number of genes. Genetic engineering rapidly moves, the new discoveries and achievements in this field occur in incredibly fast pace. This Mind Map represents the list of FAQs about genetic and genomic science, and illustrates how useful are the Mind Maps for structuring information and explaining the complex subjects in a simplified manner. ConceptDraw MINDMAP lets you easy create Mind Map representing the main thesises for any science. Read more