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
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Powerful business graphics and diagramming tools are the norm and not the exception for today’s businesses. For years the de facto standard file format for business has been Microsoft Visio™. Many people involved in visual communication need software tools that will read and write using the Visio file format. With the introduction of Visio 2013 Microsoft has changed the native file format used in earlier versions of Microsoft Visio. ConceptDraw PRO v10 file import and export works round-trip with the new Visio VSDX file format. Read more
The powerful diagramming and business graphics tools are now not exception, but the norm for today’s business, which develop in incredibly quick temp. But with the abundance of powerful business diagramming applications it is important to provide their compatibility for effective exchange the information between the colleagues and other people who maybe use different software in their work. During many years Microsoft Visio™ was standard file format for the business and now many people need the visual communication software tools that can read the Visio format files and also export to Visio format.
The powerful diagramming and vector drawing software ConceptDraw PRO is ideal from the point of view of compatibility with MS Visio. Any ConceptDraw PRO user who have the colleagues that use MS Visio or any who migrates from Visio to ConceptDraw PRO, will not have any problems. The VSDX (Visio′s open XML file format) and VDX formatted files can be easily imported and exported by ConceptDraw PRO, you can see video about this possibility. Read more
The problem solving and decision-making processes are closely linked and crucial for the business and life. There are many tools and techniques for facilitating and improvement these processes, and also enhancement the quality of accepted decisions. One of them is Fisbone Diagram or Cause and Effect diagram. For its construction, you need first define the problem which you need to solve (existing or potential), write it into rectangular and draw to it a horizontal line - a “fish spine”. Then define general types of possible causes like Persons, Materials, Methods, Machinery, Measurements or Environment, and attach them to “spine”. Start brainstorming the possible reasons of failure and connect them to the branches.
Professional diagramming ConceptDraw PRO MAC OSX software offers the Fishbone Diagrams solution which contains templates, samples, and ready Fishbone design objects. Use of them lets effectively identify the possible causes for an effect, realize successfully cause and effect analysis, and instantly draw Fishbone diagram on Mac software. Read more
ConceptDraw PRO v10 is such a viable alternative for individuals and organizations that are looking for a professional business solution. ConceptDraw PRO v10 file import and export works roundtrip with the Visio 2010-2013 file formats. With the introduction of Visio 2013 Microsoft has changed the native binary file format used in earlier versions of Microsoft Visio. ConceptDraw PRO v10 file import and export works with the new Visio VSDX file format and at the same time supports the improved import of VDX file format. To Import Visio vsd files to ConceptDraw follow the steps described in this article. Read more
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ConceptDraw software has been developed for drawing any type of flowchart. Use RapidDraw - thi is flowchart maker technology for adding new objects to a flowchart quickly. This is technology of fast drawing technique focused on making great-looking flowcharts quickly. To get started using it download flowchart maker ConceptDraw PRO. Read more
MS Visio file with the extention .VDX can be created with the MS Visio 2003-2007. It is a filename extension for the MS Visio XML drawing file format. MS Visio 2010 and earlier versions support reading and writing files in a binary VSD or xml-based VDX file formats. Since MS Visio 2013 drawing files are written in the new VSDX and VSDM file formats. The writing VDX files is no longer supported. If you used MS Visio 2003-2010 before and now is considering to switch to ConceptDraw PRO, maybe this is a good news - ConceptDraw PRO v10 is still supported reading and writing of Microsoft Visio XML file format. Thus replacing the diagramming software , allows to keep all your drawings, created in the old versions of MS Visio. Making business drawings with ConceptDraw PRO is easier than using MS Visio. Moreover, you will be able to use a huge number of business-oriented libraries supplied by ConceptDraw Solution Park. Also, using ConceptDraw you can create your custom objects and supplement libraries to cover your requirements. Read more
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ConceptDraw PRO extended with IDEF0 Diagrams solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is a powerful diagramming and vector drawing IDEF0 software. All IDEF0 diagrams created in ConceptDraw PRO are vector graphic documents and can be reviewed, modified and converted to MS Visio XML format. To obtain the IDEF0 Visio documents from ConceptDraw PRO documents use the wide export possibilities of ConceptDraw PRO. Read more
Great part of modern approaches to the database design are based on the use of different versions of ER-models. The important feature of entity-relationship model is that it can be visually represented as a graphical diagram. ER-models and Entity Relationship Diagrams are so popular due to the simplicity and the presentation clarity. The conceptual basis led to their widespread use in CASE-systems, which support automatic design of relational databases. The typical concepts for ER-models are entity, relation and attribute. Relation is a graphically represented association between two entities, that establishes certain rules and all instances of the linked entity types are subject to these rules. In common ER-model this association is always binary. For representing entity-relationship elements, there are used Crow’s foot and Chen notations.
ConceptDraw PRO is a famous Entity Relationship Diagram software for Mac OSX which gives the ability to describe visually the databases with Chen’s and Crow’s Foot notation icons from Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution. Read more
Visio for Mac and Windows - ConceptDraw as an alternative to MS Visio. ConceptDraw PRO delivers full-functioned alternative to MS Visio. ConceptDraw PRO supports import of Visio files. ConceptDraw PRO supports flowcharting, swimlane, orgchart, project chart, mind map, decision tree, cause and effect, charts and graphs, and many other diagram types. Read more