Data Modeling with Entity Relationship Diagram
Data modeling is actively applied in analysis and uses wide set of methods for description the data requirements in a system. One of the most popular and well-known is the ERD method of database modeling, which lets produce conceptual, logical and physical data models of a system representing the levels of abstraction in database design and data modeling. Physical model lets to represent the physical schematic of a database, conceptual and logical data models give the representation of databases on the level of tables.
The best ERD tool for the Mac and Windows is ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software extended with the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution from the Software Development Area for ConceptDraw Solution Park, which is sharpened for professional ERD drawing and data modeling with Entity Relationship Diagram.
Example 1. Data Modeling with Entity Relationship Diagram
Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM has examples, samples and templates, and 2 libraries with numerous quantity of vector objects for fast and easy data modeling with Entity Relationship Diagram.
Example 2. ERD Templates
The vector graphic Entity Relationship Diagrams designed in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM to visualize the logical structure of databases can be a perfect accent for whitepapers, presentations, datasheets, posters, or any technical materials.
Example 3. Entity-Relationship Model Diagram
The samples you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the libraries from Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution and demonstrate the process of data modeling with Entity Relationship Diagram. An experienced user spent 10-15 minutes creating each of these samples.
Use the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software for quick, easy and effective drawing ER diagrams and data modeling.
All source 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 graphic formats) from the ConceptDraw STORE. The Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution is available for all ConceptDraw DIAGRAM users.
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Services UML Diagram. ATM system. This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the UML Use Case Diagram library of the Rapid UML Solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
This sample shows the scheme of the servicing using the ATMs (Automated Teller Machines) and is used at the working of ATM banking systems, at the performing of the banking transactions.
Picture: UML Use Case Diagram Example. Services UML Diagram. ATM system
The UML diagrams in this Solution are divided into three broad categories: Structure Diagrams; Behavior Diagrams; Interaction Diagrams.
The 13 diagrams contained in the Rapid UML Solution offer an essential framework for systems analysts and software architects to create the diagrams they need to model processes from the conceptual level on through to project completion.
Picture: How to create your UML Diagram
UML Timing Diagram as special form of a sequence diagram is used to explore the behaviours of objects throughout a given period of time.
Picture: Timing diagram
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.
Picture: Cross-Functional Flowchart
A model of a system is defined as a set of hierarchical diagrams representing the asynchronous process of data transformation from the moment it is input to the system to the moment it is output to the user. To demonstrate how a process transforms the initial data, you should design a data flow diagram using a DFD Library included in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM Solution Park. Start your diagramming experience now!
You can use this library of symbols related to data flow diagrams (DFD) to design data-oriented or process-oriented models along with data process diagrams. This vector objects library It is a part of ConceptDraw solution designed for data flow diagramming, along with corresponding samples and templates. A data flow diagram is a 2D flowchart that depicts the sequence of particular activities and operations operations and activities which is accompanied by the dynamic flow of some data.
Picture: Design Data Flow. DFD Library
UML Deployment diagram describes the hardware used in system implementations and the execution environments and artifacts deployed on the hardware.
ConceptDraw has 393 vector stencils in the 13 libraries that helps you to start using software for designing your own UML Diagrams. You can use the appropriate stencils of UML notation from UML Deployment library.
Picture: UML Deployment Diagram. Design Elements
When studying a business process or system involving the transfer of data, it is common to use a Data Flow Diagram (DFD) to visualize how data are processed. Being initially used exclusively in regards to the flow of data through a computer system, now DFDs are employed as the business modeling tools. They are applied to describe the business events and interactions, or physical systems involving data storage and transfer. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a powerful Data Flow Diagram software thanks to the Data Flow Diagrams solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Picture: Data Flow Diagram Software