A flowchart is a type of diagram used for designing, analyzing, documenting and managing the processes and programs, it lets visually represent an algorithm, workflow or process using the boxes objects to show the steps and connecting them with arrows, and applying a diamond symbol to represent a decision.
The ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a professional software for quick and easy building great looking flowcharts of various types and any degree of complexity. An important role at the simplicity of drawing the flowcharts plays the ConceptDraw's RapidDraw technology which lets to add the objects with just a single click and create professional-looking flowcharts in a few steps.
The vector stencils from the object libraries allow you to use the RapidDraw technology. By clicking on direction arrows one can add new object to flowchart. This technology gives to ConceptDraw users the ability of fast creating visualization for the structural data.
Start new document
Open Flowcharts Rapid Draw library from the Flowcharts solution
Add a first object to page
Place cursor on the object
You will see blue arrows with drop-down object
Pick needed object
New object is added and connected with connector
Note: New object also will have a Rapid Draw functionality
Add new objects using the same method
Note: New object will be added at the same side as a blue arrow points
Continue to draw a flowchart
Flowchart base is ready, let's fill it out
Note: When you work with rapid draw objects, once you reach left or bottom edge of page, its size will double automatically
Zoom in the drawing for your convenience. Use mouse scroll with held Command (Ctrl)
Change size and fill the text in the needed object
Align objects using Align options on the ribbon. All objects will be aligned basing on object highlighted with green
Add text and change size, if needed
Change objects disposition regarding to one another
Change the path of connector using yellow control dots. In this case connector will stick to new trajectory, even if you move connected object
Align objects horizontally
Fill the text
Allign text center using Inspector
Add missing connectors to the objects. Connection points will appear as crosses
Add new connectors, if needed
Connect connector with object's center; in this case, when you move an object, connector will follow the closest path side
Adjust the page size to the drawn flowchart file using the Document Properties - Page Size menu
Select connector and add the text to it
Adjust its angle and object box
Add text to other objects and connectors
Adjust its position with yellow control dot
Select all objects with Command+A
Use Shape menu - Make Same - Size, to equalize it
Select few objects with held Shift button
Select few objects
Open Inspector from ribbon
Set the color and switch off the stroke
Repeat actions for another group of objects
Again, adjust the page size to the File
Change colors and end objects
Change connector's text color
Double click on a page name at Pages inspector
Enter the page's name
Check your document
Adjust objects and connectors, if needed
Revert connectors. if needed
Your Flowchart is ready!
All exporting commands are available at ConceptDraw DIAGRAM from the File menu. You can immediately apply them when your Flowchart is ready.
The possibility of exporting to variety of popular graphical formats (PNG, JPEG, JPG, GIF, TIF, TIFF, BMP, DIB, EMF, SVG) and file formats, such as Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT), Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Microsoft Visio (VDX, VSDX), Adobe Flash (SWF), Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), HTML, opens wide opportunities for you.
Now, you can fast and easy create your Flowcharts with powerful ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software. And thanks to the wide export capabilities effectively collaborate and exchange information with other people, demonstrate your Flowcharts to wide auditory and your colleagues, even if they don't have the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software.
Functional modeling allows to make complex business processes simple. One of the basic methods is IDEF0 and one of the most effective also. To create a business model, use flowchart symbols.
The IDEF0 library, supplied with ConceptDraw IDEF0 Diagrams solution contains 18 IDEF0 basic notation symbols. All symbols are the vector graphic images what means, that one can customize their size preserving the stable quality. Another library of IDEF0 symbols can be find out in the the Business Process Diagrams solution, included to the Business Processes section of ConceptDraw Solution Park. These libraries composed from just vector objects and are totally compatible. You can apply the IDEF0 symbols from both libraries at your flowcharts, if needed.
This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the Flowcharts solution from the Diagrams area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
This sample shows the Flowchart on that it is displayed the process of the determination the permissibility according the Access Copyright license. The diamonds represent the decision points. Inside the diamonds are the questions that need the answer yes/no. It is necessary to answer on the question, make the decision that will determine the next step.
Picture: Copying Service Process Flowchart. Flowchart Examples
Infrastructure is very important part of any district, and educational buildings presence is one of the factors. Another not less important thing is the school design, because it influences the children's’ sense of aesthetics. To develop a harmonic school layout, use a proper software.
This image represents the School layout library that is supplied with ConceptDraw School and Training Plans solution. The library contains a set of vector graphic objects that will be in help while drawing a layout of classroom. Any lecturer desires to organize the layout of the classroom for the best student advantage. Students must be focused and be engaged in the learning process. The classroom places organization is an important element of a students learning. It is significant for a lecturer to set up a classroom layout and change it time to time to support lectures, to invoke disputes or solve any organizational issues. By using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM you can easily plan how to re-arrange the desks in the class room to maintain visual control of your class and build a friendly environment in the classroom.
Picture: Building Drawing Software for Design School Layout
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM Comparison with Omnigraffle Professional and MS Visio. All source ConceptDraw documents are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying, or converting to a variety of formats: PDF file, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio, and many other graphics formats.
Picture: ConceptDraw DIAGRAM Comparison with Omnigraffle Professional and MS Visio
An event-driven process chain diagram is a flowchart used in business process analysis. It evolved from Architecture of Integrated Information Systems (ARIS) and utilised in the business process improvement and analysis. It is also used to facilitate enterprise resource planning.
An EPC diagram is a complex flowchart that shows different business processes through various workflows. The workflows are seen as functions and events that are connected by different teams or people, as well as tasks that allow business processes to be executed.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a software for making EPC diagrams that allows managers visually present business process models for making decisions for business.
The art of arranging furniture and other decorations in space is called interior design. Some sites, like sport fields have tight restrictions in dimensions, but there's still a lot of work for a designer. You can help yourself to design such a plan with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM solution Sport Field Plans that contains elements of sport equipment and recreation plans.
This drawing represents the set of vector graphic objects that compose the Sport fields and Recreation library, supplied by ConveptDraw Sport Fields Plans solution. It can be used for drawing interior designs and layouts of sport fields and recreation zones. By using ConceptDraw with Sport Field Plans solution you can create professional plans for different sport fields: basketball, volleyball, football, tennis, golf, etc. Moreover, the use of this solutions enables making a site plans including green zone, pools, parkings - in short, what makes the recreation area, that usually accompanies sports facilities.
Picture: Interior Design. Sport Fields — Design Elements
When we start to speak about databases, we must always mention database structure visualization. One of the most common ways to do it is to create an entity relationship diagram, and to put appropriate symbols on it. It is important either for database projecting and for its' future maintenance.
Entity Relationship Diagram describes data elements and their relationships within a database. There are a set of special symbols that depict each element of an entity relationship diagram. Entities - represents some stable components such as supplier, employee, invoice, client, etc. Relation symbols show how the entities interact. Attributes define characteristics of the relationships. Attributes can be one-to-one or many-to-many. Physical symbols is used in the physical models. They represent items such as fields, tables, types and keys. ERD physical symbols are the building material for the database. Notation lines are used to illustrate the relationships. The most common method is Crow’s Feet notation. You can use ConceptDraw Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution to represent a database using the Entity-Relationship model.