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Software and Database Design with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

Design and document development of projects using a wide range of pre-drawn shapes, smart connectors and flowchart symbols. Develop visualization solutions with the help of the built-in scripting language.

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a perfect tool for:

  • Designing and planning tasks such as:
    • UML Diagramming
    • Designing and prototyping Graphical User Interface (GUI)
    • Flowcharts, Data flow diagrams
    • Database and ERD Diagramming (Chen ERD, Database Model diagram, Express-G, Martin ERD, ORM Diagrams and more)
    • SSADM Diagrams, Booch Diagrams, Nassi-Shneiderman Diagrams
  • Developing Visualization Solutions
  • Project Planning (Gantt Charts, Timelines, Project Schedules)

Useful Articles:

UML Diagramming

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM includes collections of industry-standard UML diagramming libraries for drawing all types of diagrams: class, object, use case, sequence, collaboration, state chart, activity, component (package), and deployment.

UML Class diagram UML Class-diagram UML_Sequence diagramUML Sequence-diagram UML Use Case diagramUML Use-case-diagram

Designing and prototyping Graphical User Interface (GUI).

Mac Interface Sample

Thanks to Mac OS and Windows library interface elements ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a perfect visual designing tool for project managers and software engineers that make designing and prototyping of dialog boxes, user interfaces a lot easier.

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM has a dizzying array of widget libraries for GUI prototyping that include all graphics for icons, menus, buttons, selection boxes, dialogs, forms, scroll bars, and other design elements... read more

Flowcharts and Data flow diagrams

Data Flow Sample

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a perfect tool for drawing various types of flowcharts and dataflow diagrams such as audit flowcharts, data flow diagrams, cause & effect diagrams, cross-functional flowcharts, Opportunity Flowchart, Deployment Flowchart and Process Flowchart.

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM offers task-specific templates, libraries of flowcharting shapes, smart connectors etc. to illustrate complex processes, procedures and information exchange.

Database and ERD diagramming

Thanks to an extensive set of library objects such as entities, links, items, attributes, users, types, captions, inheritance, references, boundaries, events, clouds etc ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a perfect tool for database design and ERD diagramming.

You can also use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM to draw Chen ERD, Database model diagram, Express-G, Martin ERD, ORD Diagram and a lot more.

Sample Database Layout

With ConceptDraw DIAGRAM you can visually design schemas for leading clients/servers and desktop databases. By graphically showing the relationships between information tables stored in the database a database diagram helps to ensure that the database you are designing is accurate, complete and efficient. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM allows you to visually create Entity Relationship diagrams (ERD) for various database systems.

The software product supports ODBC-compatible databases (Oracle, MS SQL, InterBase, MySQL, MS Access, Firebird and others). The built-in scripting language allows to connect to ODBC-compatible databases and automatically generate the database structure (reverse engineering of the database structure).

Moreover, data flow between tables can also be easily described by creating appropriate Data Flow Diagrams (DFD).

Cross-DBMS target compatibility allows you to design once and use for all.

Creating Visualization Solutions

Using the built-in scripting language, database connectivity, shape parameter table, support of shape custom properties, XML format allows to use ConceptDraw to visualize data from various applications and data sources. With the introduction of ConceptDraw Basic technology ConceptDraw becomes one of the most powerful platforms for your custom visual solutions.

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Microsoft Azure →

Microsoft Azure is widely used cloud platform which was created by Microsoft and now is managed by Microsoft datacenters in 19 regions of the world, and has a wide set of benefits and features. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Azure Architecture Solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is the best for designing various pictorial infographics, illustrations and materials showing the possibilities and work of Microsoft Azure Cloud System and Azure services.Microsoft Azure *
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Business process Flow Chart — Event-Driven Process chain (EPC) diagrams →

Event-Driven Process chain Diagrams for improvement throughout an organisation. Best software for Process Flow Diagram. The Event-driven Process Chain (EPC) Diagrams allows managers to plan processes and resources.Business process Flow Chart — <br>Event-Driven Process chain (EPC) diagrams *
Picture: Business process Flow Chart — Event-Driven Process chain (EPC) diagrams
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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 DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with powerful tools of Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is effective for drawing: Process Flow Diagram, Flow Process Diagram, Business Process Flow Diagrams.Process Flow Diagram *
Picture: Process Flow Diagram
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Accounting Flowchart Purchasing Receiving Payable and Payment →

Accounting flowchart is a pictorial way to represent the flow of data in an organization and the flow of transactions process in a specific area of its accounting or financial department. Accounting Flowcharts solution contains the full set of standardized accounting flowchart symbols which will help you design in minutes various types of Accounting Flowcharts including such popular diagrams which represent the whole accounting process: Purchasing Flowchart, Receiving Flowchart, Voucher Payable Flowchart, Treasurer Flowchart, Payment Flowchart.Accounting Flowchart Purchasing Receiving Payable and Payment *
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Entity Relationship Diagram Software Engineering →

While designing a conceptual data model, you should use appropriate software. For instance, ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a user-friendly ER diagram tool that has a lot of samples and templates to facilitate your work. A clear entity-relationship diagram helps to define the relations between system’s components. Software engineering is the section of a computer science engaged to design, realization, and support of complex software products. An ERD is a data modeling method that is widely applied in the software engineering practice. Commonly it is used for developing a structure of a a relational database. An entity relationship diagram is helpful for structuring and organizing databases that can be modeled using a relational structure. An entity relationship diagram is designed to depicts the interrelationships within the sets of entities which are accumulated in the database. Each entity represents a particular component of a data. Thus, ER diagrams depicts the logical structure of databases. ConceptDraw ER Diagrams solution provides software engineers with the professional tool for making entity-relationship diagrams.Entity Relationship Diagram Software Engineering *
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Physics Symbols →

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Physics solution from the Science and Education area is a powerful software for creating various physics diagrams. Physics solution provides all tools that you can need for physics diagrams designing. It includes 3 libraries with predesigned vector physics symbols: Optics Library, Mechanics Library and Nuclear Physics Library.Physics Symbols
Picture: Physics Symbols
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Activity Network Diagram Method →

Activity Network Diagram - This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the Seven Management and Planning Tools solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. This sample shows the PERT (Program Evaluation Review Technique) chart of the request on proposal. A request for proposal (RFP) is a request of the company or the organization to potential suppliers to submit the business proposals for service or goods that it is interested to purchase. The RFP is represented on the initial procurement stage and allows to define the risks and benefits.Activity Network Diagram Method *
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Line Graph Charting Software →

To design line and scatter charts use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Line Graphs solution from Graphs and Charts area of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM Solution Park. (Line chart, scatter chart, 2d chart).Line Graph Charting Software *
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How To Create Restaurant Floor Plan in Minutes →

As restaurant industry is growing rapidly nowadays, researches show that almost half of the adults have worked in a restaurant or a cafe. Moreover, many of them dream to start their own someday. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of time to write a business plan and to find a great location, although some know how to create a restaurant floor plan in minutes or how to plan budget effortlessly. Hiring employees can also cause a lot of headache, but this is crucial for further success, because every guest comes to restaurant for a good service and delicious food. It is also worth noting that restaurant concept is also important, because it defines target audience and influences the menu. This diagram represents the floor plan of an ongoing sports-theme establishment - restaurant, cafe, or other food service. A number of widescreen monitors installed along the perimeter provide visitors the opportunity to follow the course of a match from anywhere in the dining room of restaurant or cafe. The most of sports fans believe that food and alcohol is a big part of any sports show. That is why the dining room takes the most space - almost 60% of the total establishment space. Nearly all sports fans consume beverages while watching sports - beer, soda or water at least. Thus, the restaurant floor plan designers added a large lavatory there. Moreover, project developers considered unnecessary the gender division of such delicate place - perhaps they guess that only men are watching football, or believe that alcohol will eliminate the most of gender differences.Restaurant Floor Plan
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