# 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 moreGET MY CONCEPTDRAW SOFTWARE

## Mathematics Symbols

ConceptDraw PRO extended with Mathematics solution from the Science and Education area is a powerful diagramming and vector drawing software that offers all needed tools for mathematical diagrams designing. Mathematics solution provides 3 libraries with predesigned vector mathematics symbols and figures: Solid Geometry Library, Plane Geometry Library and Trigonometric Functions Library. Read moreQUICK LINKS

## Mathematics

Mathematics solution extends ConceptDraw PRO software with templates, samples and libraries of vector stencils for drawing the mathematical illustrations, diagrams and charts. Read more

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## Mathematical Diagrams

ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Mathematics solution from the Science and Education area is the best for creating: mathematical diagrams, graphics, tape diagrams various mathematical illustrations of any complexity quick and easy. Mathematics solution provides 3 libraries: Plane Geometry Library, Solid Geometry Library, Trigonometric Functions Library. Read moreQUICK LINKS

The vector stencils library "Bank UML profile diagram" contains 9 shapes for drawing UML profile diagrams.

Use it for object-oriented modeling of your bank information system.

"A profile diagram operates at the metamodel level to show stereotypes as classes with the <> stereotype, and profiles as packages with the <> stereotype. The extension relation (solid line with closed, filled arrowhead) indicates what metamodel element a given stereotype is extending." [Profile diagram. Wikipedia]

This example of UML profile diagram symbols for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is included in the ATM UML Diagrams solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

Use it for object-oriented modeling of your bank information system.

"A profile diagram operates at the metamodel level to show stereotypes as classes with the <

This example of UML profile diagram symbols for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is included in the ATM UML Diagrams solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

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## Scientific Symbols Chart

ConceptDraw PRO is the beautiful design software that provides many vector stencils, examples and templates for drawing different types of illustrations and diagrams.Mathematics Solution from the Science and Education area of ConceptDraw Solution Park includes a few shape libraries of plane, solid geometric figures, trigonometrical functions and greek letters to help you create different professional looking mathematic illustrations for science and education. Read more

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The vector stencils library "Internal block diagram" contains 22 SysML symbols.

Use it to design your internal block diagrams using ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.

"Internal Block Diagram

An internal block diagram is based on the UML composite structure diagram, with restrictions and extensions as defined

by SysML. ...

Property types

Four general categories of properties of blocks are recognized in SysML: parts, references, value properties, and

constraint properties. ... A part or value property is always shown on an internal block diagram with a solid-outline box. A reference property is shown by a dashed-outline box, consistent with UML. Ports are special cases of properties, and have a variety of notations... Constraint properties and their parameters also have their own notations... " [www.omg.org/spec/SysML/1.3/PDF]

The SysML shapes example "Design elements - Internal block diagram" is included in the SysML solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

Use it to design your internal block diagrams using ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.

"Internal Block Diagram

An internal block diagram is based on the UML composite structure diagram, with restrictions and extensions as defined

by SysML. ...

Property types

Four general categories of properties of blocks are recognized in SysML: parts, references, value properties, and

constraint properties. ... A part or value property is always shown on an internal block diagram with a solid-outline box. A reference property is shown by a dashed-outline box, consistent with UML. Ports are special cases of properties, and have a variety of notations... Constraint properties and their parameters also have their own notations... " [www.omg.org/spec/SysML/1.3/PDF]

The SysML shapes example "Design elements - Internal block diagram" is included in the SysML solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

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## Types of Welding in Flowchart

This sample was created in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the Flowcharts solution from the What is a Diagram area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. This sample shows the Flowchart that displays the solid-state welding processes, the types of welding. Read moreQUICK LINKS

The vector stencils library "Bank UML sequence diagram" contains 34 shapes for drawing UML sequence diagrams.

Use it for object-oriented modeling of your bank information system.

"A sequence diagram shows, as parallel vertical lines (lifelines), different processes or objects that live simultaneously, and, as horizontal arrows, the messages exchanged between them, in the order in which they occur. This allows the specification of simple runtime scenarios in a graphical manner.

Diagram building blocks.

If the lifeline is that of an object, it demonstrates a role. Leaving the instance name blank can represent anonymous and unnamed instances.

Messages, written with horizontal arrows with the message name written above them, display interaction. Solid arrow heads represent synchronous calls, open arrow heads represent asynchronous messages, and dashed lines represent reply messages. ...

Activation boxes, or method-call boxes, are opaque rectangles drawn on top of lifelines to represent that processes are being performed in response to the message (ExecutionSpecifications in UML).

Objects calling methods on themselves use messages and add new activation boxes on top of any others to indicate a further level of processing.

When an object is destroyed (removed from memory), an X is drawn on top of the lifeline, and the dashed line ceases to be drawn below it ...

A message sent from outside the diagram can be represented by a message originating from a filled-in circle (found message in UML) or from a border of the sequence diagram (gate in UML)." [Sequence diagram. Wikipedia]

This example of UML sequence diagram symbols for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is included in the ATM UML Diagrams solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

Use it for object-oriented modeling of your bank information system.

"A sequence diagram shows, as parallel vertical lines (lifelines), different processes or objects that live simultaneously, and, as horizontal arrows, the messages exchanged between them, in the order in which they occur. This allows the specification of simple runtime scenarios in a graphical manner.

Diagram building blocks.

If the lifeline is that of an object, it demonstrates a role. Leaving the instance name blank can represent anonymous and unnamed instances.

Messages, written with horizontal arrows with the message name written above them, display interaction. Solid arrow heads represent synchronous calls, open arrow heads represent asynchronous messages, and dashed lines represent reply messages. ...

Activation boxes, or method-call boxes, are opaque rectangles drawn on top of lifelines to represent that processes are being performed in response to the message (ExecutionSpecifications in UML).

Objects calling methods on themselves use messages and add new activation boxes on top of any others to indicate a further level of processing.

When an object is destroyed (removed from memory), an X is drawn on top of the lifeline, and the dashed line ceases to be drawn below it ...

A message sent from outside the diagram can be represented by a message originating from a filled-in circle (found message in UML) or from a border of the sequence diagram (gate in UML)." [Sequence diagram. Wikipedia]

This example of UML sequence diagram symbols for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is included in the ATM UML Diagrams solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

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The vector stencils library "Sequence diagram" contains 32 SysML symbols.

Use it to design your sequence diagrams using ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.

"A sequence diagram shows, as parallel vertical lines (lifelines), different processes or objects that live simultaneously, and, as horizontal arrows, the messages exchanged between them, in the order in which they occur. This allows the specification of simple runtime scenarios in a graphical manner. ...

If the lifeline is that of an object, it demonstrates a role. Leaving the instance name blank can represent anonymous and unnamed instances.

Messages, written with horizontal arrows with the message name written above them, display interaction. Solid arrow heads represent synchronous calls, open arrow heads represent asynchronous messages, and dashed lines represent reply messages. If a caller sends a synchronous message, it must wait until the message is done, such as invoking a subroutine. If a caller sends an asynchronous message, it can continue processing and doesnâ€™t have to wait for a response. Asynchronous calls are present in multithreaded applications and in message-oriented middleware. Activation boxes, or method-call boxes, are opaque rectangles drawn on top of lifelines to represent that processes are being performed in response to the message (ExecutionSpecifications in UML).

Objects calling methods on themselves use messages and add new activation boxes on top of any others to indicate a further level of processing.

When an object is destroyed (removed from memory), an X is drawn on top of the lifeline, and the dashed line ceases to be drawn below it (this is not the case in the first example though). It should be the result of a message, either from the object itself, or another.

A message sent from outside the diagram can be represented by a message originating from a filled-in circle (found message in UML) or from a border of the sequence diagram (gate in UML)." [Sequence diagram. Wikipedia]

The SysML shapes example "Design elements - Sequence diagram" is included in the SysML solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

Use it to design your sequence diagrams using ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.

"A sequence diagram shows, as parallel vertical lines (lifelines), different processes or objects that live simultaneously, and, as horizontal arrows, the messages exchanged between them, in the order in which they occur. This allows the specification of simple runtime scenarios in a graphical manner. ...

If the lifeline is that of an object, it demonstrates a role. Leaving the instance name blank can represent anonymous and unnamed instances.

Messages, written with horizontal arrows with the message name written above them, display interaction. Solid arrow heads represent synchronous calls, open arrow heads represent asynchronous messages, and dashed lines represent reply messages. If a caller sends a synchronous message, it must wait until the message is done, such as invoking a subroutine. If a caller sends an asynchronous message, it can continue processing and doesnâ€™t have to wait for a response. Asynchronous calls are present in multithreaded applications and in message-oriented middleware. Activation boxes, or method-call boxes, are opaque rectangles drawn on top of lifelines to represent that processes are being performed in response to the message (ExecutionSpecifications in UML).

Objects calling methods on themselves use messages and add new activation boxes on top of any others to indicate a further level of processing.

When an object is destroyed (removed from memory), an X is drawn on top of the lifeline, and the dashed line ceases to be drawn below it (this is not the case in the first example though). It should be the result of a message, either from the object itself, or another.

A message sent from outside the diagram can be represented by a message originating from a filled-in circle (found message in UML) or from a border of the sequence diagram (gate in UML)." [Sequence diagram. Wikipedia]

The SysML shapes example "Design elements - Sequence diagram" is included in the SysML solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

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## Process Flow Chart Symbols

Process Flow Chart is a visual diagram which shows the processes and relationships between the major components in a system, and uses for this the special process flow chart symbols: special shapes to represent different types of actions and process steps, lines and arrows to represent relationships and sequence of steps. It often named process flow diagram, it use colored flowchart symbols. It is incredibly convenient to use the ConceptDraw PRO software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "What is a Diagram" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park for designing professional looking Process Flow Charts. Read moreQUICK LINKS

## Bubble diagrams with ConceptDraw PRO

Using ConceptDraw you will be able to create bubble diagrams from the ready ConceptDraw library objects or make your own objects. The created diagram can be saved and edited, objects can be moved and links between them will be automatically repainted after object moving because of using the ConceptDraw connectors. Read moreGET MY CONCEPTDRAW SOFTWARE

## Basic Diagramming

Mathematics is an exact science, which studies the values, spatial forms and quantitative relations. It is a science, in which is built large number of various diagrams, charts and graphs that present the material in a clear, visual and colorful form, help to analyze the information and to make certain conclusions. A diagram is a graphical representation of data using the linear segments or geometric shapes, which allows to evaluate the ratio of several values. Depending on the types of solved tasks are used the diagrams of different kinds. A graph is a diagram that shows quantitative dependencies of various processes using the curves. ConceptDraw PRO is a powerful intelligent and multifunctional vector engine for drawing different Mathematical diagrams and graphs, Mathematical illustrations, complex and simple Diagram mathematics, Flowcharts of equation solving process, Line graphs, Scatter plots, Histograms, Block diagrams, Bar charts, Divided bar diagrams, Pie charts, Area charts, Circular arrows diagrams, Venn diagrams, Bubble diagrams, Concept maps, and many others. Read moreQUICK LINKS

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## How to Draw Geometric Shapes in ConceptDraw PRO

Knowledge of geometry grants people good logic, abstract and spatial thinking skills. The object of study of geometry are the size, shape and position, the 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes. Geometry is related to many other areas in math, and is used daily by engineers, architects, designers and many other professionals. Today, the objects of geometry are not only shapes and solids. It deals with properties and relationships and looks much more about analysis and reasoning. Geometry drawings can be helpful when you study the geometry, or need to illustrate the some investigation related to geometry. ConceptDraw PRO allows you to draw plane and solid geometry shapes quickly and easily. Read moreQUICK LINKS

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