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Entity Relationship Diagram Symbols

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

UML Sequence Diagram

UML Sequence Diagram can be created using ConceptDraw PRO diagramming software contains rich examples and template. ConceptDraw is perfect for software designers and software developers who need to draw UML Sequence Diagrams. Read more

Entity Relationship Diagram Examples

Creation of Entity-Relationship (ER) model is a visual representation the structure of a business database, where data equates to entities or objects, which are linked by defined relationships expressing dependencies and requirements. By the nature, the ER model is an abstract visualization, a first step in design process towards creating a logical and functional database. ConceptDraw PRO professional software gives the ability to effectively describe a database using the Entity-Relationship model. Included to ConceptDraw Solution Park, the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution contains the set of predesigned vector icons advocated by Chen's and Crow’s Foot notations that both can be used for data modeling and describing a database. Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution includes also helpful templates and incredibly large collection of varied Entity Relationship Diagram examples and samples offered at ConceptDraw STORE. Each of them can be used to develop your own model of a database of arbitrary complexity. Read more

How to Draw ER Diagrams

An Entity Relationship (ER) Diagram is a type of flowchart that illustrates the logical structure of databases, how the different entities, such as people, objects or concepts relate to each other within a given system. How to draw ER Diagrams fast and easy? ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software enhanced with Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution from Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park offers you the powerful abilities of designing the ER Diagrams and ERD drawings without efforts. This solution includes a lot of predesigned icons advocated by popular Chen's and Crow’s Foot notations, which can be used when describing an enterprise database and depicting it by abstract way. Simply drag the required objects to ConceptDraw document, connect them in a desired way and make style settings. But the easiest and fastest way of drawing ERDs is to make them on the base of ready-to-use Chen ERD and Crow's Foot ERD templates, which are both represented at ConceptDraw STORE. Read more

UML Activity Diagram

UML Activity Diagram is a type of UML diagrams, which illustrates the business and operational step-by-step workflows of components within a system and shows the overall flow of control. UML Activity Diagram is constructed from a limited number of shapes, connected each other with arrows. The most important shape types are rounded rectangles, diamonds, bars, black circle, encircled black circle. The arrows represent the order in which activities happen and run from the start towards the end. ConceptDraw PRO software enhanced with Rapid UML solution is ideal for software designers and software developers who need to draw the UML Activity Diagrams and other types of UML diagrams. It is convenient to use the appropriate stencils of UML notation from the UML Activity library included to the Rapid UML solution of ConceptDraw Solution Park and containing a lot of specific vector UML objects. Use them to design your own UML Activity Diagrams, make them colorful and attractive with style tools of ConceptDraw PRO software. Read more

Professional Diagram and Flowchart Software

ConceptDraw PRO is a Mac OS X and Windows platforms professional software to draw your own business process diagrams and flowcharts. Read more

UML Deployment Diagram

UML Deployment Diagram depicts the physical deployment of artifacts on nodes (nodes are the existing hardware components, artifacts are the software components running on each node); and how the different pieces are connected. Use ConceptDraw PRO with UML deployment diagram templates, samples and stencil library from Rapid UML solution to model the physical deployment of artifacts on nodes of your software system. Read more
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A block diagram is a useful tool both in designing new processes, and in improving existing. A block diagram is a type of chart, which is often used in presentations, because of its universality - the graphic blocks can be applied to many processes.The PowerPoint presentation of major process steps and key process participants can be very informative and helpful. Using ConceptDraw PRO, you can easily convert a block diagram to MS PowerPoint presentation. Read more

Ishikawa Diagram

In almost every sphere of life and work the people time to time are faced with the fact that on their way there are certain obstacles and problems. But it is not always possible to identify the true cause of particular problem. To understand the basic causes of problems and eliminate them, it is convenient to use the chart of Kaoru Ishikawa - the technique specially designed for this. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Fishbone Diagrams solution from the Management area can help you with construction the Fishbone Diagram also known as Ishikawa Diagram. Ishikawa Diagram shows factors of Equipment, Process, People, Materials, Environment and Management, all affecting the overall problem in one drawing for the further analysis. It is a well effective way to analyze the business problems you must identify and solve. Read more

UML Use Case Diagrams

ConceptDraw has several examples that help you to start using software for designing UML Use Case Diagrams. Read more

Cause and Effect Diagram

ConceptDraw PRO software extended with Fishbone Diagrams solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is perfect for Cause and Effect Diagram creating. It gives the ability to draw fishbone diagram that identifies many possible causes for an effect or a problem. Causes and Effects are usually grouped into major categories to identify these sources of variation. Causes and Effects in the diagram show relationships among various factor. Fishbone diagram shows factors of Equipment, Process, People, Materials, Environment and Management, all affecting the overall problem. Read more

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The Total Quality Management Diagram solution helps you and your organization visualize business and industrial processes. Create Total Quality Management diagrams for business process with ConceptDraw software. Read more

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Data Flow Diagrams

Data Flow Diagram (DFD) is a special chart type which lets graphically illustrate the "flow" of data through an information system. So the Data Flow Diagrams can be successfully used for visualization of data processing or structured design, for creation an overview of the system, for business process modeling, for exploring the high-level design in terms of data flows and documenting the major data flows. Inclusion of powerful Data Flow Diagrams solution to the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park makes the ConceptDraw PRO a beneficial data flow diagramming software and supplies it with numerous collection of quick-start templates, professionaly designed samples, and extensive range of ready-for-use vector objects consisting the Data Flow Diagrams, Gane-Sarson Notation, and Yourdon and Coad Notation libraries. Use the ConceptDraw PRO application to design easy and quickly the Data Flow Diagrams including the data storages, data flows, external entities, functional transforms, control transforms and signals. Read more

ConceptDraw PRO Network Diagram Tool

Computer network diagrams visually depict the nodes of computer networks and connections between them. Diversity of Network Diagrams includes Wireless network diagrams, Network wiring diagrams, LAN network diagrams, Network WAN diagrams, Network topology diagrams, Network cable diagrams, Logical network diagrams, Network security diagrams, Diagram home network, Network physical diagrams, Activity network diagrams, and many others. To construct any of them it is useful to apply a special software with effective network diagramming tools. ConceptDraw PRO is ideal and powerful network diagram tool. It helps you diagram a network or create Computer network diagrams of various types using specialized and task-specific libraries of network components such as computers, hubs, switches, servers, routers, smart connectors, printers, mainframes, face plates, etc. that simulate network architectures, network design topologies and devices (all these shapes are parts of network diagram tool ConceptDraw PRO). Read more