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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
The vector stencils library "Sales flowchart" contains 62 flow chart symbols.
Use it to design your sales flowcharts, workflow diagrams and process charts by the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
"Flowcharts are used in designing and documenting simple processes or programs. Like other types of diagrams, they help visualize what is going on and thereby help understand a process, and perhaps also find flaws, bottlenecks, and other less-obvious features within it. There are many different types of flowcharts, and each type has its own repertoire of boxes and notational conventions. The two most common types of boxes in a flowchart are:
(1) a processing step, usually called activity, and denoted as a rectangular box,
(2) a decision, usually denoted as a diamond." [Flowchart. Wikipedia]
The shapes example "Design elements - Sales flowchart" is included in the Sales Flowcharts solution from the Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Flowchart symbols
Flowchart symbols, torso pictogram, title block, terminal point, tagged process, tagged document, summary, subroutine, predefined process, stored data, stickman pictogram, start, sort, sequential access storage, reference point, process step, preparation, prepare conditional, paper tape, page, or, on-page reference, inspection point, off-page reference, multi process, multi document, merge, manual operation, manual input, manual file, loop limit, lined process, shaded process, lined document, junction symbol, internal storage, flow line, arrow, connector, extract, part, device, event, entity, document, divided process, display, disk storage, direct access storage, delay, decision indicator, yes, decision indicator, no, decision, database, data input, data output, control transfer, conditional selector, concurrency symbol, completed form, document, compare, communication link, collate, check, audit, card, brace callout, comment, note, annotation,
The vector stencils library "HR flowchart" contains 62 flow chart symbols.
Use it to design your HR flowcharts, workflow diagrams and process charts by the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
"Flowcharts are used in designing and documenting simple processes or programs. Like other types of diagrams, they help visualize what is going on and thereby help understand a process, and perhaps also find flaws, bottlenecks, and other less-obvious features within it. There are many different types of flowcharts, and each type has its own repertoire of boxes and notational conventions. The two most common types of boxes in a flowchart are:
(1) a processing step, usually called activity, and denoted as a rectangular box,
(2) a decision, usually denoted as a diamond." [Flowchart. Wikipedia]
The shapes example "Design elements - HR flowchart" is included in the HR Flowcharts solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Flowchart symbols
Flowchart symbols, torso pictogram, title block, terminal point, tagged process, tagged document, summary, subroutine, predefined process, stored data, stickman pictogram, start, sort, sequential access storage, reference point, process step, preparation, prepare conditional, paper tape, page, or, on-page reference, inspection point, off-page reference, multi process, multi document, merge, manual operation, manual input, manual file, loop limit, lined process, shaded process, lined document, junction symbol, internal storage, flow line, arrow, connector, extract, part, device, event, entity, document, divided process, display, disk storage, direct access storage, delay, decision indicator, yes, decision indicator, no, decision, database, data input, data output, control transfer, conditional selector, concurrency symbol, completed form, document, compare, communication link, collate, check, audit, card, brace callout, comment, note, annotation,

Cross Functional Flowchart Symbols

The excellent possibility to create attractive Cross Functional Flowcharts for step-by-step visualization the operations of a business process flow of any degree of detailing is offered by ConceptDraw’s Cross-Functional Flowcharts solution. The extensive selection of commonly used vector cross functional flowchart symbols allow you to demonstrate the document flow in organization, to represent each team member’s responsibilities and how processes get shared or transferred between different teams and departments. Read more

Swim Lane Flowchart Symbols

Use the set of special professionally developed swim lane flowchart symbols - single, multiple, vertical and horizontal lanes from the Swimlanes and Swimlanes BPMN 1.2 libraries from the Business Process Diagram solution, the Swim Lanes library from the Business Process Mapping solution as the perfect basis for your Swim Lane Flowcharts of processes, algorithms and procedures. Read more
The vector stencils library "Sales flowchart" contains 62 sales process flow chart symbols.
Use these flow chart icon set to draw your sales flowcharts, workflow diagrams and process charts with the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The sales process flowchart symbols library "Sales flowchart" is included in the Sales Flowcharts solution from the Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Annotation
Annotation, annotation,
Card
Card, card,
Check / audit (diamond)
Check / audit (diamond), check, audit,
Check / audit (square)
Check / audit (square), check, audit,
Collate
Collate, collate,
Comment / note symbol (brace)
Comment / note symbol (brace), brace callout, comment, note,
Communication link
Communication link, communication link,
Compare (diamond)
Compare (diamond), compare,
Compare (square)
Compare (square), compare,
Completed form
Completed form, completed form, document,
Concurrency symbol (fork / join)
Concurrency symbol (fork / join), concurrency symbol,
Conditional selector
Conditional selector, conditional selector,
Control transfer
Control transfer, control transfer,
Database
Database, database,
Data input / output
Data input / output, data input, data output,
Decision
Decision, decision,
Decision indicator - No
Decision indicator - No, decision indicator, no,
Decision indicator - Yes
Decision indicator - Yes, decision indicator, yes,
Delay
Delay, delay,
Direct access storage
Direct access storage, direct access storage,
Disk storage
Disk storage, disk storage,
Display
Display, display,
Divided process (table view)
Divided process (table view), divided process,
Document
Document, document,
Entity (rounded)
Entity (rounded), entity,
Event
Event, event,
Extract
Extract, extract, part, device,
Flow line
Flow line, flow line, arrow, connector,
Internal storage
Internal storage, internal storage,
Junction symbol
Junction symbol, junction symbol,
Lined document
Lined document, lined document,
Lined / shaded process
Lined / shaded process, lined process, shaded process,
Loop limit
Loop limit, loop limit,
Manual file
Manual file, manual file,
Manual input
Manual input, manual input,
Manual operation
Manual operation, manual operation,
Merge
Merge, merge,
Multi document
Multi document, multi document,
Multi process
Multi process, multi process,
Off-page reference - arrow
Off-page reference - arrow, off-page reference,
Off-page reference - incoming
Off-page reference - incoming, off-page reference,
Off-page reference - outgoing
Off-page reference - outgoing, off-page reference,
On-page reference/ Inspection point
On-page reference/ Inspection point, on-page reference, inspection point,
Or
Or, or,
Page
Page, page,
Paper tape
Paper tape, paper tape,
Predefined process
Predefined process, subroutine, predefined process,
Prepare conditional
Prepare conditional, preparation, prepare conditional,
Process step
Process step, process step,
Reference point
Reference point, reference point,
Sequential access storage
Sequential access storage, sequential access storage,
Sort
Sort, sort,
Start (circle)
Start (circle), start,
Start (ellipse)
Start (ellipse), start,
Stickman pictogram
Stickman pictogram, stickman pictogram,
Stored data
Stored data, stored data,
Summary
Summary, summary,
Tagged document
Tagged document, tagged document, document,
Tagged process
Tagged process, tagged process,
Terminal point
Terminal point, terminal point,
Title block
Title block, title block,
Torso pictogram
Torso pictogram, torso pictogram,

Data structure diagram with ConceptDraw PRO

Data structure diagram (DSD) is intended for description of conceptual models of data (concepts and connections between them) in the graphic format for more obviousness. Data structure diagram includes entities description, connections between them and obligatory conditions and requirements which connect them. Create Data structure diagram with ConceptDraw PRO. Read more
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How to Create a CCTV Diagram in ConceptDraw PRO

CCTV (Closed circuit television) diagram is used to depict a system of video monitoring. The CCTV diagram provides video cameras placement strategy. CCTV diagram should include the scheme of strategic placement of video cameras, which capture and transmit videos to either a private network of monitors for real-time viewing, or to a video recorder for later reference. CCTV is commonly used for surveillance and security purposes. Using ConceptDraw PRO with the Security and Access Plans Solution lets you create professional looking video surveillance CCTV system plans, security plans, and access schemes. Read more
The vector stencils library "Sales flowchart" contains 62 sales process flow chart symbols.
Use these flow chart icon set to draw your sales flowcharts, workflow diagrams and process charts with the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The sales process flowchart symbols library "Sales flowchart" is included in the Sales Flowcharts solution from the Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Annotation
Annotation, annotation,
Card
Card, card,
Check / audit (diamond)
Check / audit (diamond), check, audit,
Check / audit (square)
Check / audit (square), check, audit,
Collate
Collate, collate,
Comment / note symbol (brace)
Comment / note symbol (brace), brace callout, comment, note,
Communication link
Communication link, communication link,
Compare (diamond)
Compare (diamond), compare,
Compare (square)
Compare (square), compare,
Completed form
Completed form, completed form, document,
Concurrency symbol (fork / join)
Concurrency symbol (fork / join), concurrency symbol,
Conditional selector
Conditional selector, conditional selector,
Control transfer
Control transfer, control transfer,
Database
Database, database,
Data input / output
Data input / output, data input, data output,
Decision
Decision, decision,
Decision indicator - No
Decision indicator - No, decision indicator, no,
Decision indicator - Yes
Decision indicator - Yes, decision indicator, yes,
Delay
Delay, delay,
Direct access storage
Direct access storage, direct access storage,
Disk storage
Disk storage, disk storage,
Display
Display, display,
Divided process (table view)
Divided process (table view), divided process,
Document
Document, document,
Entity (rounded)
Entity (rounded), entity,
Event
Event, event,
Extract
Extract, extract, part, device,
Flow line
Flow line, flow line, arrow, connector,
Internal storage
Internal storage, internal storage,
Junction symbol
Junction symbol, junction symbol,
Lined document
Lined document, lined document,
Lined / shaded process
Lined / shaded process, lined process, shaded process,
Loop limit
Loop limit, loop limit,
Manual file
Manual file, manual file,
Manual input
Manual input, manual input,
Manual operation
Manual operation, manual operation,
Merge
Merge, merge,
Multi document
Multi document, multi document,
Multi process
Multi process, multi process,
Off-page reference - arrow
Off-page reference - arrow, off-page reference,
Off-page reference - incoming
Off-page reference - incoming, off-page reference,
Off-page reference - outgoing
Off-page reference - outgoing, off-page reference,
On-page reference/ Inspection point
On-page reference/ Inspection point, on-page reference, inspection point,
Or
Or, or,
Page
Page, page,
Paper tape
Paper tape, paper tape,
Predefined process
Predefined process, subroutine, predefined process,
Prepare conditional
Prepare conditional, preparation, prepare conditional,
Process step
Process step, process step,
Reference point
Reference point, reference point,
Sequential access storage
Sequential access storage, sequential access storage,
Sort
Sort, sort,
Start (circle)
Start (circle), start,
Start (ellipse)
Start (ellipse), start,
Stickman pictogram
Stickman pictogram, stickman pictogram,
Stored data
Stored data, stored data,
Summary
Summary, summary,
Tagged document
Tagged document, tagged document, document,
Tagged process
Tagged process, tagged process,
Terminal point
Terminal point, terminal point,
Title block
Title block, title block,
Torso pictogram
Torso pictogram, torso pictogram,

UML Use Case Diagram. Design Elements

UML Use Case Diagrams are used to illustrate the structure of arbitrarily complex systems and illustrates the service consumer - service provider relationship between components. Read more

Interior Design Site Plan - Design Elements

Site plans are large scale drawings that illustrate a lot of useful information, such as location of buildings on the surrounding territories, topography of the site, roads, footpaths, paved and hardstandings areas, ramps, parking areas, fencing, walls and gates, landscape elements, trees and plants, layout of external lighting and service runs, adjoining and adjacent structures, surrounding streets, and many other details. On each Site plan are also designated the scale, dimensions, site boundaries, key materials, and other additional notes. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and interior design software extended with Site Plans solution from Building Plans area contains Parking and Roads, Site Accessories, Trees and Plants libraries with numerous collection of ready-to-use vector design elements for drawing detailed Site plans, Site design plans, Structural site plans, Landscape drawings for any locality and of any complexity without efforts. This software will be also useful for planning the parks, creation yard layouts, development residential and commercial landscape designs. Read more

Cisco Network Topology. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols

Cisco Network Topology represents the arrangement of worldwide recognized and standardized Cisco network symbols, icons, shapes, and stencils which help visualize the schemes of computer networks. Any equipment used in Cisco networks is also named a node and network topology diagram represents the scheme of connection the used nodes. Cisco Network Diagram illustrates how the signals enter on the networked devices and how the data spread within a network from one device to another. These diagrams are useful for engineers while constructing computer networks and working with them. Cisco Network Diagrams solution included to Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park contains quick-start templates, professionally designed samples and examples, and numerous libraries with a lot of predesigned vector design elements, icons, and shapes of Cisco equipment, components, devices, links which provide for ConceptDraw PRO users a perfect possibility of simple and quick drawing Cisco Network Diagrams and Schematics, Network Designs and Maps of any complexity. Read more

Building Drawing Software for Design Seating Plan

A Seating Plan is a scheme that illustrates the arrangement of seats on the plan of specific place. The seats can be located separately or grouped in rows like in stadiums. Usually they are numerated allowing spectators to choose them beforehand and have a guaranteed seat. It is especially useful for cinemas and theaters, where the places differ according to their price range. When all seatings are equal, it is used the open seating scheme and each client can choose any free seat. Each of these seating systems has many own advantages, it is also possible to mix them. Seating Plans, Schemes and Drawings are popular and widely used for purchase and sale the entering tickets to theatres, cinemas, stadiums, trains, airplanes, etc. They are also useful for beforehand planning and assignment the seats on weddings, banquets, and other events. ConceptDraw PRO enhanced with Seating Plans solution offers the helpful building drawing software tools for design Seating Plan using the predesigned templates and vector elements of doors, windows, walls, seats, etc. Read more
This vector stencils library contains 195 cloud computing icons.
Use it to design cloud computing infographic and diagrams with ConceptDraw PRO software.
"Cloud computing, also on-demand computing, is a kind of Internet-based computing that provides shared processing resources and data to computers and other devices on demand. It is a model for enabling ubiquitous, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services), which can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort. Cloud computing and storage solutions provide users and enterprises with various capabilities to store and process their data in third-party data centers.
Cloud computing has become a highly demanded service or utility due to the advantages of high computing power, cheap cost of services, high performance, scalability, accessibility as well as availability." [Cloud computing. Wikipedia]
The vector stencils library "Cloud clipart" is included in the Cloud Computing Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Access point
Access point, access point,
Airport
Airport, airport,
Alert
Alert, Alert, bell,
Banknote
Banknote, banknote,
Banknote bundle
Banknote bundle, banknote bundle,
Banknote bundles
Banknote bundles, banknote bundles, banknote bundle,
Backup
Backup, backup,
Bar chart
Bar chart, bar chart icon,
Big data
Big data, big data,
Book (closed)
Book (closed), book,
Book (open)
Book (open), open book,
Books
Books, books,
Box, close
Box, close, box close,
Box, open
Box, open, box open,
Braces
Braces, braces,
Brackets
Brackets, brackets,
Bug
Bug, bug,
Building
Building, building,
Bus
Bus, bus,
Cable connection
Cable connection, cable connection,
Calculator
Calculator, calculator,
Calendar
Calendar, calendar,
Car
Car, car,
CD/DVD
CD/DVD, CD, DVD,
Check list
Check list, checklist, check list,
Check mark
Check mark, check mark,
Clock
Clock, clock,
Cloud
Cloud, cloud,
Cloud computing
Cloud computing, cloud computing, cloud,
Cloud database
Cloud database, cloud database, cloud,
Cloud hosting
Cloud hosting, cloud hosting, cloud,
Cloud storage
Cloud storage, cloud storage, cloud,
Code
Code, code,
Coffee cup
Coffee cup, coffee cup,
Coin
Coin, coin,
Coins stack
Coins stack, coins stack,
Coins stacks
Coins stacks, coins stacks,
Communication
Communication, communication,
Computer terminal
Computer terminal, computer terminal, ATM machine, info kiosk,
Console
Console, console,
CPU
CPU, CPU,
Credit card
Credit card, credit card,
Cubes
Cubes, cubes,
Dashboard
Dashboard, dashboard,
Database
Database, database,
Databases
Databases, databases,
Datacenter
Datacenter, datacenter,
Dialog box
Dialog box, dialog box,
Dialog boxes
Dialog boxes, dialog boxes,
Document
Document, document,
Documents
Documents, documents, document,
Dollar sign
Dollar sign, dollar sign,
Download
Download, download, cloud,
Earth
Earth, Earth, planet,
Email
Email, email,
Equal sign
Equal sign, equal sign,
Ethernet jack
Ethernet jack, ethernet jack,
Ethernet plug
Ethernet plug, ethernet plug,
Euro sign
Euro sign, euro sign,
Exclamation mark
Exclamation mark, exclamation mark,
Eye
Eye, eye,
Feed symbol
Feed symbol, feed symbol,
Feedback
Feedback, feedback,
File
File, file,
Files
Files, files,
Filter
Filter, filter, funnel,
Firewall
Firewall, firewall,
Flash drive
Flash drive, flash drive,
Folder
Folder, folder,
Folders
Folders, folders, folder,
Gamepad
Gamepad, gamepad,
Gauge
Gauge, gauge, speedometer,
Gear
Gear, gear,
Gears, 2
Gears, 2, gears,
Gears, 3
Gears, 3, gears,
Globe
Globe, globe,
Hacker
Hacker, hacker,
Hard drive
Hard drive, hard drive,
Heart
Heart, heart,
Heart rhythm
Heart rhythm, heart rhythm,
Home
Home, home,
Hosting
Hosting, hosting,
Hotel
Hotel, hotel,
House
House, house,
Image
Image, image, picture,
Info
Info, info,
IP phone
IP phone, IP phone,
Jet
Jet, Jet plane,
Key
Key, key,
Keyboard
Keyboard, keyboard,
Laptop
Laptop, laptop,
Lego
Lego, lego,
Letter
Letter, letter,
Light bulb
Light bulb, light bulb,
Lightning
Lightning, lightning,
Line chart
Line chart, line chart icon,
Linux penguin
Linux penguin, Linux penguin,
List
List, list,
Load balancer
Load balancer, load balancer,
Location mark
Location mark, location mark,
Lock, close
Lock, close, lock close,
Lock, open
Lock, open, lock open,
Lock and key
Lock and key, lock close, lock and key,
Log
Log, log,
Login
Login, login,
Logout
Logout, logout,
Magnifying glass
Magnifying glass, magnifying glass,
Mail
Mail, mail,
Map
Map, map,
Memory (RAM)
Memory (RAM), memory, RAM,
Microphone
Microphone, microphone,
Minus sign
Minus sign, minus sign,
Mobile phone
Mobile phone, mobile phone,
Monitor
Monitor, monitor,
Mouse
Mouse, mouse,
Movie
Movie, movie,
Music
Music, music,
Music player
Music player, music player,
Network
Network, network,
Network bus
Network bus, network bus,
Newspaper
Newspaper, newspaper,
NIC (Network interface controller)
NIC (Network interface controller), NIC, network interface controller,
Not found (Error 404)
Not found (Error 404), not found, error 404,
Notebook
Notebook, notebook,
Office printer
Office printer, office printer,
Operator
Operator, operator,
Page
Page, page,
Pages
Pages, pages,
PC
PC, pc, desktop computer,
Pencil
Pencil, pencil,
Photo
Photo, photo, picture,
Photo camera
Photo camera, photo camera,
Pie chart
Pie chart, pie chart icon,
Platform
Platform, platform,
Plus sign
Plus sign, plus sign,
Pound sign
Pound sign, pound sign,
Printer
Printer, printer,
Puzzle
Puzzle, puzzle,
Puzzles, 2x2
Puzzles, 2x2, puzzles,
Puzzles, 3x3
Puzzles, 3x3, puzzles,
Question sign
Question sign, question sign,
Rackmount server
Rackmount server, rackmount server,
Router
Router, router,
Safe
Safe, safe,
Satellite
Satellite, satellite,
Satellite antenna
Satellite antenna, satellite antenna,
Schedule
Schedule, schedule,
Sensor
Sensor, sensor,
Server
Server, server tower case,
Server rack
Server rack, server rack, rackmount server,
Shield
Shield, shield,
Ship
Ship, ship,
Shopping bag
Shopping bag, shopping bag,
Shopping basket
Shopping basket, shopping basket,
Shopping cart
Shopping cart, shopping cart,
Sign up
Sign up, sign up, pencil,
Smartphone
Smartphone, smartphone,
Social network
Social network, social network,
Software box
Software box, software box,
Sound
Sound, sound, dynamic,
Spider
Spider, spider,
Spreadsheet
Spreadsheet, spreadsheet,
SSD
SSD, SSD,
Star
Star, star,
Stars, 5
Stars, 5, stars, star,
Stethoscope
Stethoscope, stethoscope,
Stickman
Stickman, stickman,
Stickmen
Stickmen, stickmen, stickman,
Suitcase
Suitcase, suitcase,
Support
Support, support,
Switch
Switch, switch,
Syringe
Syringe, syringe,
Tablet computer
Tablet computer, tablet computer,
Tools
Tools, tools,
Train
Train, train,
Truck
Truck, truck,
Truck 2
Truck 2, truck,
TV
TV, tv,
Umbrella
Umbrella, umbrella,
Upload
Upload, upload, cloud,
User man
User man, user man,
User woman
User woman, user woman,
User profile
User profile, user profile, account, user man,
Video
Video, video,
Video camera
Video camera, video camera,
Video mail
Video mail, video mail, video,
Virtual disk
Virtual disk, virtual disk,
Virus
Virus, drawing shapes, computer virus,
Wallet
Wallet, wallet,
Web camera
Web camera, web camera,
Wifi antenna
Wifi antenna, wifi antenna,
Wireless
Wireless, wireless,
Wrench
Wrench, wrench,
X cross symbol
X cross symbol, X cross symbol,
Yen sign
Yen sign, yen sign,

Cisco Optical. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols

The ConceptDraw vector stencils library Cisco Optical contains symbols for drawing the computer network diagrams. Read more