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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
How to Build a Flowchart
How to Build a Flowchart
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How to Convert a Visio Stencils for Use in ConceptDraw PRO

MS Visio provides users with a number of predefined stencils. Standard Visio stencils contain shapes that are basically used to create diagrams. The shapes can range from simple flow chart boxes or lines to more complicated shapes like servers, racks or anything else that needs to be represented in a graphical form. ConceptDraw PRO supports the possibility to open Visio stencils. With the introduction of Visio 2013 Microsoft has changed the native file format used in earlier versions of Microsoft Visio. Thus, when you are looking for professional tool to open and save in the newer Visio 2013 file format on Mac, ConceptDraw PRO v10 is exactly solution for you. ConceptDraw PRO v10 file import and export works round-trip with the new Visio VSDX file format and at the same time supports the improved import of VDX file format. To use Visio stencils created with MS Visio 2010 in your diagrams, created with ConceptDraw PRO, follow the steps described in the following article. Read more

Flowchart design. Flowchart symbols, shapes, stencils and icons

A flowchart is a type of diagram which represents an algorithm, process or workflow, displays the steps as boxes of various kinds and depicts their order by connecting them with arrows. Any business graphic document will be more colorful and understandable if will use professional-looking and visual diagrams and flowcharts. Flowchart design gives versatile presenting and explaining of the process. ConceptDraw PRO flowchart software enhanced with Flowcharts solution helps effectively make Flowchart Design. Use of predesigned flowchart symbols and bright color palette offers a fresh view and favorably distinguishes the flowcharts designed in ConceptDraw PRO from the black and white flowcharts on a paper. Preferably to use no more than three or four colors and apply identical for the same shape types. The best flowchart design can be achieved by starting with Flowchart template, or any of suitable ready examples or samples offered in ConceptDraw STORE, open one of them and enter the proper text into each Flowchart shape. Each symbol of the flowchart has a definition that can't be changed. This means that all flowcharts shapes can be grouped in according to their meaning. Users with ConceptDraw PRO flowchart software can style groups of symbols with close definitions by color sets chosen from complementary palette. Almost all workflows can be depicted as a flowchart. Colored diagrams are more light for perception of the certain information, this is part of flowchart design. Bright colors need to be used in the key points of Decision symbols, to focus attention on their importance for whole process flow. Read more
Business Process Modeling with ConceptDraw
Business Process Modeling with ConceptDraw "Business Process Diagrams" Solution
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How to Convert MS Visio 2003-2010 Custom Library to ConceptDraw PRO

Microsoft Visio allows users to create a new custom stencil to store objects that one want to reuse later or share it with other people. ConceptDraw PRO supports the possibility to open Visio custom stencils and shapes. With the introduction of Visio 2013 Microsoft has changed the native file format used in earlier versions of Microsoft Visio. Thus, when you are looking for professional tool to open and save in the newer Visio 2013 file format on Mac. ConceptDraw PRO v10 is exactly solution for you. Read more
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How To Create a MS Visio Workflow Diagram

A workflow diagram shows a working process as a set of related events that follow each other in a particular order.They are usually created as flowcharts, with shapes that represent steps in the process connected by arrows that indicate the next step. Making a business process diagram involves many elements that can be managed using ConceptDraw PRO. The ability to design workflow diagrams is delivered by the Workflow Diagrams solution. ConceptDraw PRO allows you to easily create workflow diagrams and then make a MS Visio file from your diagrams. Using ConceptDraw PRO, you can export your workflow diagrams to MS Visio VSDX and VDX files. Read more

Cisco Products Additional. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols

The ConceptDraw vector stencils library Cisco Products Additional contains equipment symbols for drawing the computer network diagrams. 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

Cisco Routers. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols

Network infrastructure planning is a very important process in the network construction, and the share of time allocated to this within the scope of the entire project may reach 60-80%. A competent and thorough approach to planning contributes to the quick investment return, and also increases the reliability and flexibility of the final system, reducing the probability of additional costs related to the incorrect implementation. Any planning begins with an analysis of the business requirements to the final system. Basic network parameters, which should be assessed are the scalability, accessibility, cost, speed and safety. Speed and cost are often mistaken for the most important parameters, and the rest of the parameters aren't even remembered. This is not entirely correct. Initially, it is necessary to assess the business plans for the future, because sometimes it is more profitable to invest more money in the beginning. If the business is to develop, then, consequently, demands on Read more

Audit Flowchart Symbols

The audit is a complex process consisting of defined quantity of steps, which have as a final goal the ensuring of success of a certain business project. It includes the independent examination of data, statements and financial performances of an enterprise for a stated purpose. It is convenient to construct the Audit Flowcharts or Audit Diagrams for visual representation and structuring the audit processes. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming software enhanced with Audit Flowcharts solution from the Finance and Accounting area of ConceptDraw Solution Park effectively helps to draw the Audit Diagrams for accounting, finance and money management, the Audit Flowcharts for fiscal information tracking, financial inventories and documenting Six Sigma, the decision making Flow Charts, etc. This solution provides the powerful drawing tools, numerous templates and samples, and large quantity of vector audit flowchart symbols that greatly facilitate the process of representation the audit steps and audit results, and designing efficient and visually appealing Audit Flowcharts. Read more
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How To Create Visio Bubble Chart

ConceptDraw PRO allows you to easily create business charts and diagrams of any complexity, including the bubbles diagram and then make a MS Visio file from your diagram in a few simple steps. Read more