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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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TEN RELATED HOW TO's:

Taxi Service Data Flow DiagramDFD Example →

This sample shows the Data Flow Diagram of the Taxi Service and interactions between the Clients, Operators and Divers, as well as Orders and Reports databases.Taxi Service Data Flow Diagram<br>DFD Example *
Picture: Taxi Service Data Flow DiagramDFD Example
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Best Multi-Platform Diagram Software →

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a powerful tool for drawing business communication ideas and concepts, simple visual presentation of numerical data in the Mac environment.Best Multi-Platform Diagram Software *
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Flowchart Software →

Describing a workflow or approval process can take hours and be too complicated, especially since there are options to do it quickly and vividly. Diagrams called flowcharts replace long paragraphs of boring text and represent information in a graphic way. You can draw one on paper or you can use flowchart software to do it quickly and scalable. This kind of software is easy to use and you don’t need any special skills to start using it. In addition, there are a lot examples and predesigned templates on the Internet. Flowcharts are a best tool for staking out a huge and complex process into some small readable parts. Surely, flowcharts can be drawn manually but the use of standard symbols that make it clear for a wide audience makes a software tool preferred for this task. The core for a successful flowchart is its simplicity. That is why often before beginning making flowchart through software, people draw the sketch on a piece of paper. Designing an effective flowchart means the combination of the data needed to be shown and the simplicity with which you depict it.Flowchart Software *
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Cross-Functional Flowchart →

There are many tools to manage a process or to illustrate an algorithm or a workflow. Flowcharting is one of those tools. However, it may be difficult to show complex processes that require multiple attributes or several people in a simple flowchart, so a cross-functional flowchart would be a solution for that situation. To create such flowchart, group processes and steps to labeled rows or columns, and divide those groups with horizontal or vertical parallel lines. It is worth mentioning that there are different types of cross-functional flowcharts, like opportunity or deployment flowchart. This diagram shows a cross-functional flowchart that was made for a trading process. It contains 14 processes, distributed through 5 lines depicting the participants who interact with the process. Also there are connectors that show the data flow of information between processes. The cross-functional flowchart displays a detailed model of the trading process, as well as all participants in the process and how they interact with each other. The lines in the flowchart indicates the position, department and role of the trading process participants.Cross-Functional Flowchart
Picture: Cross-Functional Flowchart
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Bar Diagram Math →

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM extended with Divided Bar Diagrams solution from Graphs and Charts area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is the best software for quick and simple drawing the Divided Bar Diagrams and Bar Diagram Math.Bar Diagram Math *
Picture: Bar Diagram Math
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Components of ER Diagram →

It is easy to recreate any informational system structure using diagrams. There are three main components of any ER diagram: entity, attribute and relationship. Basing on these three components, one can define other, less used elements, such as weak entity or relationship, derived attribute, recursive relationship etc. This is the set of graphic elements of ERD Chen's notation. This ERD notation is used to represent an entity–relationship models. It involves the set of geometric forms: rectangles - depicting entities, ovals - representing attributes and diamonds depicting relationships assigned for first-class objects, that can have relationships and attributes of their own. Connections are displayed with arrowed lines. It is known that the Chen's ERD notation is used to show a detailed view of entities and relationships. ConceptDraw Entity-Relationship Diagram solution from the Software Development section of Solution Park provides the ability to create ERD of database structure for software development purposes using the Chen’s notation elements.Components of ER Diagram *
Picture: Components of ER Diagram
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Data Flow Diagrams →

Software development flourishes nowadays. Students have tons of educational information and courses that would fit every taste. And it's no secret that knowing how to draw data flow diagrams is a useful skill for a future software architect. The diagrams help a lot in understanding how to storage data effectively and how data processes within a system. This data flow diagram represents the model of small traditional production enterprise. It was created using Yourdon and Coad notation. The data flow diagram include four main objects: entity, process, data store and data flow. Yourdon and Coad notation uses circles to depict processes and parallel lines to represent data stores. Dataflows are shown as arrowed lines. They are labeled with the description of the data that move through them. Dataflow's role is to deliver the pieces of information. A process's function is to transform. the input data flow into output data flow. ConceptDraw Data Flow Diagrams solution contains the data flow diagram symbols of both Yourdon-Coad and Gane-Sarson notations and a set of handy templates to get started with DFD.Data Flow Diagrams *
Picture: Data Flow Diagrams
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