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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
"Classic TQM Tools ...
Flow Charts Pictures, symbols or text coupled with lines, arrows on lines show direction of flow. Flowcharting enables
modeling of processes; problems/opportunities and decision points etc. It develops a common understanding of a process by those in
volved." [whaqualitycenter.org/Portals/0/Tools%20to%20Use/Classic%20Quality%20Tools/Classic%20TQM%20Tools%20R%202-12.pdf]
The vector stencils library TQM diagrams contains 58 symbols for drawing total quality management (TQM) flow charts using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The example "Design elements - TQM diagram" is included in the Total Quality Management (TQM) Diagrams solution from the Quality area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
TQM flow chart symbols
TQM flow chart symbols, work flow loop, transportation, system support, system function, system database, store, storage, storage, selectable process, refinement, procedure, organization function, operation, inspection, operation, off-page reference, multi in/out decision, multi-input, move, metric, issue, interrupt, inspection, measurement, inspection, inbound goods, force-field analysis, fish frame, cause-and-effect, fishbone, feedback arrow, fabrication, external process, external organization, external control, effect, delay, decision, connector, connected issues, cause, category, X-function, 2-part metric, two-part metric, 2-part function, two-part function,
The vector stencils library "TQM diagrams" contains 58 TQM symbols. Use it in business process re-engineering, total quality management, continuous improvement, and quality solutions to draw cause-and-effect diagrams, top-down, and cross-functional process flow charts in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Total Quality Management (TQM) Diagrams solution from the Quality area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Transportation
Transportation, transportation,
Inbound Goods
Inbound Goods, inbound goods,
Storage
Storage, storage,
Procedure
Procedure, procedure,
Operation
Operation, operation,
Operation/ Inspection
Operation/ Inspection, operation, inspection,
Issue
Issue, issue,
Organization Function
Organization Function, organization function,
2-Part Function
2-Part Function, 2-part function, two-part function,
Decision 1 (TQM)
Decision 1 (TQM), decision,
Decision 2 (TQM)
Decision 2 (TQM), decision,
Multi in/out Decision (Multi-Input on right)
Multi in/out Decision (Multi-Input on right), multi in/out decision, multi-input,
Multi in/out Decision (Multi-Input on left)
Multi in/out Decision (Multi-Input on left), multi in/out decision, multi-input,
External Organization
External Organization, external organization,
External Process
External Process, external process,
Inspection/Measurement
Inspection/Measurement, inspection, measurement,
Metric
Metric, metric,
2-part metric
2-part metric, 2-part metric, two-part metric,
System Database
System Database, system database,
System Support
System Support, system support,
System Function
System Function, system function,
Delay
Delay, delay,
Connector (TQM)
Connector (TQM), connector,
Off-Page Reference
Off-Page Reference, off-page reference,
Connected Issues
Connected Issues, connected issues,
Fabrication (black)
Fabrication (black), fabrication,
Fabrication (white)
Fabrication (white), fabrication,
Move (black)
Move (black), move,
Move (white)
Move (white), move,
Store (black)
Store (black), store, storage,
Store (white)
Store (white), store, storage,
Inspection (black)
Inspection (black), inspection,
Inspection (white)
Inspection (white), inspection,
Selectable Process (All White)
Selectable Process (All White), selectable process,
Selectable Process ('Fabrication' Black)
Selectable Process ('Fabrication' Black), selectable process, fabrication,
Selectable Process ('Move' Black)
Selectable Process ('Move' Black), selectable process, move,
Selectable Process ('Store' Black)
Selectable Process ('Store' Black), selectable process, store,
Selectable Process ('Inspection' Black)
Selectable Process ('Inspection' Black), selectable process, inspection,
Work Flow Loop 1
Work Flow Loop 1, work flow loop,
Work Flow Loop 2
Work Flow Loop 2, work flow loop,
Feedback Arrow
Feedback Arrow, feedback arrow,
X-Function - Vertical
X-Function - Vertical, X-function,
X-Function - Horizontal
X-Function - Horizontal, X-function,
Force-Field Analysis
Force-Field Analysis, force-field analysis,
Cause 1
Cause 1, cause,
Cause 2
Cause 2, cause,
Cause 3
Cause 3, cause,
Category
Category, category,
Effect
Effect, effect,
Fish Frame
Fish Frame, fish frame, cause-and-effect, fishbone,
Dynamic Connector
Dynamic Connector,
Result
Result, result,
No Result
No Result, no result,
Branch: Return
Branch: Return,
Branch: No Return
Branch: No Return,
Interrupt
Interrupt, interrupt,
External Control
External Control, external control,
Refinement
Refinement, refinement,

Process Flow Chart

A Process Flow Chart is a type of flowchart which is mostly used in industrial, chemical and process engineering for illustrating high-level processes, major plant processes and not shows minor details. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "What is a Diagram" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is the best way to create Process Flow Chart and other types of flowcharts. Read more

Flowchart

The Flowcharts are widespread in various fields and include the multitude of types. They are dedicated to representation the algorithms, processes, workflows of any complexity in a clear and intuitive format. The Flowcharts are commonly used in software development as a visual tool for illustration algorithms and logic of computer programs, in business for illustration business scenarios, in education, and so on. For drawing the Flowchart are used the special object blocks, among them rectangle or box used to represent an activity or step, rounded box or oval to depict Start / End, diamond to represent the decision point (involves the branching yes/no), circle used to represent the point of connection, parallelogram to represent the Input / Output, and some others. With ConceptDraw PRO including Flowcharts solution it is easy to create professional-looking Flowchart diagrams of any complexity and any degree of detailing. Succeed in drawing the Flowcharts using quick-start templates, predesigned samples and extensive libraries of ready-made flowchart symbols, blocks and icons. Read more

Processing Flow Chart

Processing Flow Chart is a simplified sketch which is used in chemical and process engineering for illustrating general plant streams, major equipments and key control loops.

ConceptDraw PRO enhanced with Flowcharts Solution from the "What is a Diagram" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is a powerful Processing Flow Chart software which will help save lots of your time. Read more

Flow Chart Symbols

ConceptDraw PRO software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "What is a Diagram" Area is a powerful software that will help you design the flowcharts for any business and technical processes, and software algorithms thanks to the predesigned flow chart symbols. Flowcharts solution offers 2 libraries with large collection of vector flow chart symbols: Flowchart Library, Flowcharts Rapid Draw Library that you can use to create your flowcharts quick and easy. Flowchart Solution is number of diagraming stencils including special set of flow chart symbols such as: terminator, process, decision which indicates a decision points between two or more paths in a flowchart, symbol of delay. Major symbols includes symbol of data, document or multiple documents, subroutine, preparation for processing of documents. Also includes symbols: display, manual input, manual loop, loop limit, stored data,connectors and suming junctions, sort and merge operations, symbols of database and internal stor Read more

Process Flow Diagram

A Process Flow Diagram (PFD) is a diagram which shows the relationships between the main components in a system. Process Flow Diagrams are widely used by engineers in chemical and process engineering, they allows to indicate the general flow of plant process streams and equipment, helps to design the petroleum refineries, petrochemical and chemical plants, natural gas processing plants, and many other industrial facilities. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with powerful tools of Flowcharts Solution from the "What is a Diagram" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is effective for drawing: Process Flow Diagram, Flow Process Diagram, Business Process Flow Diagrams. Read more

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

Examples of Flowcharts, Org Charts and More

ConceptDraw PRO covers a broad spectrum of business graphics categories and offers at ConceptDraw STORE enormous online collection of pictorial examples and samples for different thematics and application areas. It is a plentiful source of inspiration and wonderful examples of professionally designed diagrams, flowcharts, UML diagrams, organizational charts, databases, ERDs, network diagrams, business charts, different thematic charts, schematics, infographics and plans developed specially for knowledge workers, engineers, managers, businessmen, marketing specialists, analytics, scientists, students, professors, journalists and also for a large number of other people that every day use various diagrams and drawings in their work and life activity. Each of these examples is a real art, all they are well thought-out and designed without efforts with help of powerful tools of ConceptDraw PRO software. ConceptDraw examples display all variety of tasks, possibilities and results that ConceptDraw Product Line lets achieve fast and easy. ConceptDraw is one of the best Visio alternatives for Mac. It open all Visio formats like .vsdx, .vss, .vdx files and allows you to export files to Visio formats. 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

Sales Process Flowchart Symbols

The most easier way of creating the visually engaging and informative Sales Process Flowchart is to create the new ConceptDraw document and to use the predesigned vector symbols offered in 6 libraries of the Sales Flowchart Solution. There are more than six types of sales process flow diagrams, ConceptDraw PRO software is flowchart maker which include six collections of extended flowchart symbols for effective diagramming. There are main collections of color coded flowchart symbols: Sales Department, Sales Steps, Sales Workflow, Sales Symbols and special set of Sales Arrows and Sales Flowchart. Read more

Cross-Functional Flowchart (Swim Lanes)

Cross-Functional Flowchart is a type of chart which shows the series of process steps connected by the arrows to depict their order and applies the swim lanes to provide an extra dimension with means of assigning each process step to certain category. Often the category or the functional unit is a stakeholder (department, person, role), resource, project, phase, or any other attribute. Cross-Functional Flowcharts visually illustrate relationships between the business processes and the functional units responsible for this processes. ConceptDraw PRO is a powerful diagramming and vector drawing software for professional design Cross-Functional Flowcharts using the common notation of shapes and swim lanes. Cross-Functional Flowcharts solution included to the Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park provides numerous well-designed vector objects and connector tools for quick, easy and effective organizing information, representing process flows and relationships, and drawing Cross-Functional Flowcharts for business, science, education, technology, etc. Read more

Business Process Flowchart Symbols

Business process modeling is known in the corporate world as an excellent tool which can speak. Business process flowcharts, diagrams and maps are used to define the business processes in terms of inputs and outputs, to visually represent and effectively explain complex business processes of an enterprise, and also showcase decisions on a single piece of paper. The process of business process mapping supposes the use of special business process flowchart symbols predefined by Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) and taking their roots from the data processing diagrams and programming flow charts. In other words the BPMN standard notation is a common language used for business process design and implementation, that guarantees a clarity of designed Business Process Flowcharts for all business analysts, technical developers and business managers. The ability to create professionally-looking Business Process flowcharts, maps and diagrams, is provided by powerful ConceptDraw PRO software and the Business Process Mapping solution included to ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

Design Data Flow. DFD Library

Data flow diagram or DFD is a type of diagrams used for graphical representation the "flow" of data through an information system, for effective modeling its process aspects and for visualization the data processing. They are one of the best tools for clearly making an overview of the system that will be developed, for depiction in details what kinds of information will be inputted to the system and outputted from it, where they will be stored, and other details. ConceptDraw PRO software with Data Flow Diagrams solution from Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is powerful in a field of designing the DFDs. Three libraries containing 49 vector DFD shapes and symbols are offered by Data Flow Diagrams (DFD) solution. Use them to design data flow diagrams, information flow diagrams, data flowcharts, data process diagrams, structured analysis diagrams, to create the data-oriented models or process-oriented models, and so on. Pay also attention for the included collection of DFD samples, examples and built-in templates at ConceptDraw STORE. Read more