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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 design elements library Doors contains 69 symbols of doors.
The design elements library Windows contains 34 symbols of windows and casements.
"A door is an opening or closing structure used to block off an entrance, typically consisting of an interior side that faces the inside of a space and an exterior side that faces the outside of that space. While in some cases the interior side of a door may match its exterior side, in other cases there are sharp contrasts between the two sides, such as in the case of the vehicle door. In addition, doors typically consist of a panel that swings on hinges or that slides or spins inside of a space." [Door. Wikipedia]
"A window is an opening in a wall, door or vehicle that allows the passage of light and, if not closed or sealed, air and sound. Modern windows are usually glazed or covered in some other transparent or translucent material. Windows are held in place by frames. Many glazed windows may be opened, to allow ventilation, or closed, to exclude inclement weather." [Window. Wikipedia]
Use the shapes libraries Doors and Windows to create house plans, home plans, floor plan layouts and home designs using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The vector stencils libraries Doors and Windows are provided by the Floor Plans solution from the Building Plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Doors and windows symbols
Doors and windows symbols, window, casement, uneven door, sliding glass, revolving door, pocket door, overhead door, opposing door, opening, glider window, garden window, double pocket door, double hung, double door, double bi-fold door, door, by-pass door, bow window, bi-fold door, bay window,
The vector stencils library "Network layout floorplan" contain 34 symbol icons for drawing computer network floor plans and communication equipment and cabling layouts.
"Networking hardware may also be known as network equipment or computer networking devices. Units which are the last receiver or generate data are called hosts or data terminal equipment.
All these terms refer to devices facilitating the use of a computer network. Specifically, they mediate data in a computer network. ...
Typically, networking hardware includes gateways, routers, network bridges, switches, hubs, and repeaters. But it also includes hybrid network devices such as multilayer switches, protocol converters, bridge routers, proxy servers, firewalls, network address translators, multiplexers, network interface controllers, wireless network interface controllers, modems, ISDN terminal adapters, line drivers, wireless access points, networking cables and other related hardware.
The most common kind of networking hardware today is a copper-based Ethernet adapter because of its standard inclusion on most modern computer systems. Wireless networking has, however, become increasingly popular, especially for portable and handheld devices.
Other hardware prevalent in computer networking includes data center equipment (such as file servers, database servers and storage areas), network services (such as DNS, DHCP, email, etc.) as well as devices which assure content delivery." [Networking hardware. Wikipedia]
The shapes example "Design elements - Network layout floorplan" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Network Layout Floor Plans solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Network layout floor plan symbols
Network layout floor plan symbols, window, wall, switch, single outlet, scanner, router, rack mount, printer, modem, hub, floor mounted outlet, duplex outlet, door, bus cable, PC,
The design elements library Doors contains 69 symbols of doors.
The design elements library Windows contains 34 symbols of windows and casements.
"A door is an opening or closing structure used to block off an entrance, typically consisting of an interior side that faces the inside of a space and an exterior side that faces the outside of that space. While in some cases the interior side of a door may match its exterior side, in other cases there are sharp contrasts between the two sides, such as in the case of the vehicle door. In addition, doors typically consist of a panel that swings on hinges or that slides or spins inside of a space." [Door. Wikipedia]
"A window is an opening in a wall, door or vehicle that allows the passage of light and, if not closed or sealed, air and sound. Modern windows are usually glazed or covered in some other transparent or translucent material. Windows are held in place by frames. Many glazed windows may be opened, to allow ventilation, or closed, to exclude inclement weather." [Window. Wikipedia]
Use the shapes libraries Doors and Windows to create house plans, home plans, floor plan layouts and home designs using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The vector stencils libraries Doors and Windows are provided by the Floor Plans solution from the Building Plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Doors and windows symbols
Doors and windows symbols, window, casement, uneven door, sliding glass, revolving door, pocket door, overhead door, opposing door, opening, glider window, garden window, double pocket door, double hung, double door, double bi-fold door, door, by-pass door, bow window, bi-fold door, bay window,
The vector stencils library Alarm and access control contains 80 symbols of digital proximity equipment, locking hardware, and access control equipment.
"An alarm device or system of alarm devices gives an audible, visual or other form of alarm signal about a problem or condition. Alarm devices are often outfitted with a siren." [Alarm device. Wikipedia]
"An access control point, which can be a door, turnstile, parking gate, elevator, or other physical barrier, where granting access can be electronically controlled. Typically, the access point is a door. An electronic access control door can contain several elements. At its most basic, there is a stand-alone electric lock. The lock is unlocked by an operator with a switch. To automate this, operator intervention is replaced by a reader. The reader could be a keypad where a code is entered, it could be a card reader, or it could be a biometric reader. Readers do not usually make an access decision, but send a card number to an access control panel that verifies the number against an access list. To monitor the door position a magnetic door switch can be used. In concept, the door switch is not unlike those on refrigerators or car doors. Generally only entry is controlled, and exit is uncontrolled. In cases where exit is also controlled, a second reader is used on the opposite side of the door. In cases where exit is not controlled, free exit, a device called a request-to-exit (REX) is used. Request-to-exit devices can be a push-button or a motion detector. When the button is pushed, or the motion detector detects motion at the door, the door alarm is temporarily ignored while the door is opened. Exiting a door without having to electrically unlock the door is called mechanical free egress. This is an important safety feature. In cases where the lock must be electrically unlocked on exit, the request-to-exit device also unlocks the door." [Access control. Wikipedia]
Use the design elements library Alarm and access control for drawing layout floor plans, blueprints, and wiring diagrams of intrusion systems, time and attendance systems, card and code access control security systems, internal and external security control systems using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The shapes library Alarm and access control is included in the Security and Access Plans solution from the Building Plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Alarm and access control symbols
Alarm and access control symbols, window contact sensor, weatherproof, horn, siren, wall motion sensor, motion sensor, volumetric capacity detector, vibration sensor, shock sensor, vehicle loop detector, user control keyswitch, user control digital keypad, ultrasonic transceiver, turnstile, transformer, traffic arm, strobe, space detection device, smoke detector, slave tape dialer, slave digital communicator, siren, security window screen, security keypad, security door contact, security control unit, security control panel, security card reader, screen alarm, revolving door, remote zone annunciator, receiver, pushbutton, passive infrared, panic button, overhead door contact sensor, door contact sensor, motion detector, microwave transceiver, master intercom, mains supply power source, magnetic lock, security door alarm, line cut monitor, keypad device, keypad, intercom unit, infrasonic, infrared detector, horn, strobe, horn, siren, heat detector, glass break detector, gas detector, foil on glass detector, foil, floor motion sensor, motion sensor, floor mat, flood sensor, exit device, emergency power, emergency battery, electronic lock, electric door strike, electric door opener, dual technology device, driveway sensor, doorbell, door contact sensor, door chime, door buzzer, dial-up remote equipment, control unit, contact switch surface, contact switch flush, card reader, time, attendance, card reader, keypad, card access reader, card access, carbon monoxide detector, CO detector, camera, keypad, camera, intercom, camera, card reader, camera, biometric access reader, biometric access, beam fence disturbance, PIR field of view,

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 use House Electrical Plan Software

How we can conduct the electricity at house correctly without a plan? It is impossible. The House electrical diagram depicts locations of switches, outlets, dimmers and lights, and lets understand how you will connect them. But design of House Electrical Plan looks a complex task at a glance, which requires a lot of tools and special experience. But now all is simple with all-inclusive floor plan software - ConceptDraw PRO. As a house electrical plan software, the ConceptDraw PRO contains libraries with a large range of professional lighting and electrical symbols, ready-to-use electrical plans samples and examples, and built-in templates for creating great-looking Home floor electrical plans. It is a fastest way to draw Electrical circuit diagrams, Electrical wiring and Circuit schematics, Digital circuits, Electrical equipment, House electrical plans, Satellite television, Cable television, Home cinema, Closed-circuit television when are used the tools of Electric and Telecom Plans Solution from ConceptDraw Solution Park. Files created in Visio for Mac app can be easily imported to ConceptDraw PRO. Also you may import stencils and even libraries. Try for free an alternative to Visio that Apple users recommend. Read more
The design elements library Walls, shell and structure contains 29 symbols of structural elements: walls, rooms, windows, doors, pillars.
Use the vector stencils library Walls, shell and structure to draw the floor plans and other architectural drawings, blueprints, home and building interior design, space layout plans, construction and house framing diagrams using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
"A wall is a horizontal structure, usually solid, that defines and sometimes protects an area. Most commonly, a wall delineates a building and supports its superstructure, separates space in buildings into sections, or protects or delineates a space in the open air. There are three principal types of structural walls: building walls, exterior boundary walls, and retaining walls.
Building walls have one main purpose: to support roofs and ceilings. Such walls most often have three or more separate components. In today's construction, a building wall will usually have the structural elements (such as 2×4 studs in a house wall), insulation, and finish elements or surface (such as drywall or panelling). In addition, the wall may house various types of electrical wiring or plumbing. Electrical outlets are usually mounted in walls.
Building walls frequently become works of art externally and internally, such as when featuring mosaic work or when murals are painted on them; or as design foci when they exhibit textures or painted finishes for effect.
In architecture and civil engineering, the term curtain wall refers to the facade of a building which is not load-bearing but functions as decoration, finish, front, face, or history preservation." [Wall. Wikipedia]
This shapes library Walls, shell and structure is provided by the Floor Plans solution from the Building Plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Wall symbols
Wall symbols, window wall, wall, pocket, wall, slab, room divider, room, rectangular column, column, pilaster, opening, grid, grid origin, grid, grid line, exterior wall, curtain wall, corner pilaster, closet, circular column, column, T-room, L-room,

Windows Azure

The Microsoft Windows Azure platform is a highly flexible cloud-based solution with variety of services which supports not only the execution of .NET applications, but also allows developers to use programming languages like Java, PHP, Node.js, or Python. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software provides the Azure Architecture Solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park with a lot of useful tools which make easier: illustration of Windows Azure possibilities and features, describing Windows Azure Architecture, drawing Azure Architecture Diagrams, depicting Azure Cloud System Architecture, describing Azure management, Azure storage, documenting Azure services. Read more

ERD Symbols and Meanings

Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) is a popular software engineering tool for database modeling and illustration the logical structure of databases, which uses one of two notations - Chen's or Crow’s Foot. Crow's foot notation is effective when used in software engineering, information engineering, structured systems analysis and design. Each of these notations applies its own set of ERD symbols. Crow's foot diagrams use boxes to represent entities and lines between these boxes to show relationships. Varied shapes at the ends of lines depict the cardinality of a given relationship. Chen's ERD notation is more detailed way to represent entities and relationships. ConceptDraw PRO application enhanced with all-inclusive Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution allows design professional ER diagrams with Chen's or Crow’s Foot notation on your choice. It contains the full set of ready-to-use standardized ERD symbols and meanings helpful for quickly drawing, collection of predesigned ERD samples, examples and templates. ConceptDraw Pro is a great alternative to Visio for Mac users as it offers more features and can easily handle the most demanding professional needs. 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 use Appliances Symbols for Building Plan

One of the obligatory documents that is included to design project of home, appartment, office center, or any other premise is the plan of arrangement of different appliances and home appliances. Creation the plan of such kind lets you to preplan the location of appliances, to make sure in convenience of their location and to envisage all nuances. Well thought-out plan helps to avoid mistakes and future reworks, especially in relation to the location of major and large appliances. ConceptDraw PRO software extended with Floor Plans solution offers the perfect set of drawing tools, samples, examples, templates and ready-to-use vector objects that let you easily develop best layouts for your rooms, kitchen, bathroom, laundry, etc. Ready-made symbols of appliances included to the Appliances library are ideal and even indispensible for designing professional building plans and appliances layouts for homes, commercial and office premises. When designing your plans, you can make several variants and choose the best solution. Read more

Accounting Flowchart Symbols

Accounting is a well known and popular tool used for gaining full quantitative information about the finances. The accounting process includes extensive set of activities that begins with transactions and ends with closing of books. It contains all financial information for a given organization, the data about incomes, expenditures, purchases, sales, return, payroll, and many other numerical information. The excellent possibility to create great-looking Accounting Flowcharts is offered by professional ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software. It includes the Accounting Flowcharts solution containing wide variety of predesigned accounting flowchart symbols. All symbols are easy recognizable, commonly used, vector and professionally designed, so are capable effectively save your time and efforts when representing all stages of accounting work process, the flow of data in an organization, accounting procedures and processes, documents, tasks, responsible people, users, components and authorizations. Read more

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

Flowchart Software

Flowchart is a simple diagram, map or graphical schematic representation the sequence of actions within a process. It is ideal for displaying how a process currently flows or can function ideally. The Flowcharts let define the steps and boundaries of a process, uncover problems or miscommunications. The Flowcharts are widely used in education, software development, business, economics, thanks to their visuality they are ideal for presentations, reports, for using on conferences to help the audience comprehend the content better, or easy find flaws in a process flow diagrams. ConceptDraw PRO is professional flowcharts software and feature-rich flowchart maker, which supports Mac OS X and Windows. It contains at ConceptDraw Solution Park a rich set of stencils and professional flowchart symbols for design. It lets create simply professional-looking Flowcharts based on thousand free flowchart templates, colored symbols and examples. ConceptDraw PRO is a 3 times cheaper alternative to MS Visio available for both Mac and PC. It’s is another full featured business and technical diagramming application that can easily take care of Visio files within OS X. Another bonus with ConceptDraw PRO – it's cross-platform. You can work on a document in both OS X and Windows, skipping Visio entirely. Read more