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Simple Drawing Applications for Mac

Simple Drawing Applications for Mac

ConceptDraw gives the ability to draw simple diagrams like flowcharts, block diagrams, bar charts, histograms, pie charts, divided bar diagrams, line graphs, area charts, scatter plots, circular arrows diagrams, Venn diagrams, bubble diagrams, concept maps, and others. 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

Types of Flowcharts

A Flowchart is a graphical representation of process, algorithm, workflow or step-by-step solution of the problem. It shows the steps as boxes of various kinds and connects them by arrows in a defined order depicting a flow. There are twelve main Flowchart types: Basic Flowchart, Business Process Modeling Diagram (BPMN), Cross Functional Flowchart, Data Flow Diagram (DFD), IDEF (Integrated DEFinition) Flowchart, Event-driven Process Chain (EPC) Diagram, Influence Diagram (ID), Swimlane Flowchart, Process Flow Diagram (PFD), Specification and Description Language (SDL) Diagram, Value Stream Mapping, Workflow Diagram. Using the Flowcharts solution from the What is a Diagram area of ConceptDraw Solution Park you can easy and quickly design a Flowchart of any of these types. This solution offers a lot of special predesigned vector symbols for each of these widely used notations. They will make the drawing process of Flowcharts much easier than ever. Pay also attention for the included collection of ready Flowchart examples, samples and quick-start templates. This is business process improvement tools. If you are looking for MS Visio for your Mac, then you are out of luck, because it hasn't been released yet. However, you can use Visio alternatives that can successfully replace its functions. ConceptDraw PRO is an alternative to MS Visio for Mac that provides powerful features and intuitive user interface for the same. Read more
How to Simplify Flow Charting
How to Simplify Flow Charting

UML for Software Engineers

Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a visual modeling language in the field of software engineering. It is an open standard that provides the graphic notations for creating the visual models of object-oriented software systems. UML took in the notations of the Object-modeling technique, Object-oriented software engineering and the Booch method. Read more

Emergency Plan

The Fire Emergency Plan illustrates the scheme of the building and location of the main and fire exits for a safe evacuation, and clearly defines directions to them on the plan. Fire Emergency Plans are constructed on the case of unexpected or emergency situations, fires, hazardous leaks, natural disasters, and other sudden events. They must to be obligatorily on the plain sight at every building and on each floor, at living houses and apartments, schools and universities, medical centers, clinics and hospitals, office buildings, banks, cafes, restaurants, and also at all other public buildings and institutions. The Evacuation plans and Emergency Plans preliminary designed in ConceptDraw PRO software help employees and family members when some emergency events happen and let avoid the accidents and sad consequences, prevent injuries and fatalities, allow reduce damages and speed the work resumption. Start drawing emergency blueprint from floor bounds, then add the inner walls and doors, and finally use bright arrows to visually show evacuation directions to fire exits. ConceptDraw is a serious alternative to Visio. It's a desktop based solution aimed at professional designers working in CAD environments. It is also a good option for those who work between Mac and PC because one license is valid for both. Read more
How to Draw a Floor Plan
How to Draw a Floor Plan

wireless communications, WLAN, wireless solution, wireless networking Wireless Networks

wireless communications, WLAN, wireless solution, wireless networking
The Wireless Networks Solution extends ConceptDraw PRO software with professional diagramming tools to help network engineers and designers efficiently design and create wireless network diagrams that illustrate wireless networks of any speed and complexity. Read more

TOWS Analysis

TOWS Analysis is a variant of the classic business tool - SWOT analysis, but it is directed more outside. It allows you to analyze the internal environment (weaknesses and strengths) and to plan your own changes through the analysis of changes in the external environment (threats and opportunities). ConceptDraw PRO extended with unique SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams Solution from the Management Area is a powerful software for effective TOWS analysis. Read more

project management, planning, meeting, dashboards, teams, presentation, solution park Project Management Area

project management, planning, meeting, dashboards, teams, presentation, solution park
Project Management area provides Toolbox solutions to support solving issues related to planning, tracking, milestones, events, resource usage, and other typical project management functions. Read more
The vector stencils library "IDEF0" contains 26 IDEF0 diagram symbols.
Use it for business process modeling with IDEF0 diagrams.
"The IDEF0 model ... is based on a simple syntax. Each activity is described by a verb-based label placed in a box. Inputs are shown as arrows entering the left side of the activity box while output are shown as exiting arrows on the right side of the box. Controls are displayed as arrows entering the top of the box and mechanisms are displayed as arrows entering from the bottom of the box. Inputs, Controls, Outputs, and Mechanisms are all referred to as concepts.
- Arrow: A directed line, composed of one or more arrow segments, that models an open channel or conduit conveying data or objects from source (no arrowhead) to use (with arrowhead). There are 4 arrow classes: Input Arrow, Output Arrow, Control Arrow, and Mechanism Arrow (includes Call Arrow). See Arrow Segment, Boundary Arrow, Internal Arrow.
- Box: A rectangle, containing a name and number, used to represent a function.
- Context: The immediate environment in which a function (or set of functions on a diagram) operates.
- Decomposition: The partitioning of a modeled function into its component functions.
- Fork: The junction at which an IDEF0 arrow segment (going from source to use) divides into two or more arrow segments. May denote unbundling of meaning.
- Function: An activity, process, or transformation (modeled by an IDEF0 box) identified by a verb or verb phrase that describes what must be accomplished.
- Join: The junction at which an IDEF0 arrow segment (going from source to use) merges with one or more other arrow segments to form a single arrow segment. May denote bundling of arrow segment meanings.
- Node: A box from which child boxes originate; a parent box. See Node Index, Node Tree, Node Number, Node Reference, Diagram Node Number." [IDEF0. Wikipedia]
The shapes example "Design elements - IDEF0" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the solution "IDEF Business Process Diagrams" from the area "Business Processes" of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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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

Design Elements for UML Diagrams

The Rapid UML solution from Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park includes 13 vector stencils libraries for drawing the UML 2.4 diagrams using ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software. Read more