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Flowchart design. Flowchart symbols, shapes, stencils and icons

Mavericks have always desired to stand apart and gorgeous design is the recipe for that. Any business graphic document will be more understandable if will use an expository color scheme for their parts. Flowchart design makes versatile presenting and explaining the process and gives a fresh view that distinguishes it from black and white flowcharts on a paper. The best design can be accomplished by starting from any of the suitable ConceptDraw examples. Pick one of them and begin to input proper text into each Flowchart shape. Apply fewer colors in the document and don't turn into a rainbow in your diagram, three or four will be enough, also note that the business process flowchart may not contain bright color hues. The next clue is to use identical colors for the same flowchart shape types.

A flowchart is a type of diagram that represents an algorithm, workflow or process, showing the steps as boxes of various kinds, and their order by connecting them with arrows. This diagrammatic:

  • Represents an algorithm or process
  • Illustrates a solution to a given problem
  • Represented Process operations
  • Used in analyzing
  • Used in designing
  • Used in documenting
  • Used in managing a process
  • Used in program in various fields

Flowcharts symbols visualize a process or algorithm of program as step/operation blocks of various shapes connected with arrowed lines showing the process flow direction. For instance, there are important process flow symbols to be used in chart to plan process, to review process or to setup process. Here the standard flowchart symbols library used as for process flow use case as for general flowchart porpose. This graphical library of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM flowchart software.

Flowchart Design

Pic 1. Standard Flowchart Symbols Library

Looking for the right vector elements as the standard flowchart symbols provided by American National Standard Institute (ANSI) especially for creating charts, you can find it all in our Flowcharts library which includes 26 standard symbols.

Flowchart design

Pic 2. Flowchart design elements. Flowchart symbols, shapes, stencils and icons.
(Flowchart Symbols of ConceptDraw flowchart software)

The vector stencils library "Flowcharts Rapid Draw" contains 48 symbols for quick and easy drawing your flowcharts.

Flowchart design elements

Pic 3. Flowchart design elements - Rapid Draw. Flowchart symbols, shapes, stencils and icons.
(Flowchart Symbols of ConceptDraw flowchart software)

The vector stencils library "Swimlane Flowcharts" contains 20 symbols. Use the swimlane shapes for drawing:

  • swimlane diagrams,
  • cross-functional flowcharts,
  • top-down diagrams,
  • information tracking diagrams,
  • process planning diagrams,
  • and structure prediction diagrams.

Flowchart design elements

Pic 4. Flowchart design elements — Swimlane. Flowchart symbols, shapes, stencils and icons.
(Flowchart Symbols of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM flowchart software)


How to do Flowchart Design Using Standard Flowchart Symbols

To create a flowchart in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software, select a flowchart template from Flowcharts solution of the "Diagrams" area. This solution contains all the tools, samples and libraries with vector icons you'll need to build a specific diagram: standard process flow diagram, professional workflow diagram, process flowchart, functional flowchart, process map, process chart, functional process chart, business process model, process model, business flow diagram or any other. Major steps of professional flowchart design usually done with help of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM flowchart software.

  • The flowchart should be started and ended with the terminator symbol.

    Flowchart Design - Terminator

  • Use the Decision symbol to ask a question.

    Flowchart Design - Decision

  • The Process symbol is used for activities or action steps.

    Flowchart Design - Process

  • The Delay symbol is used for indicates a delay in the process.

    Flowchart Design - Delay

  • A Off-page reference symbol means a cross-reference from one process to another on the same page, or if containing a letter or number, means that this chart connects to another chart on a different page.

    Flowchart Design - circle

  • Use the Rapid Draw buttons to add standard flowchart symbols automatically.

    How to design flowchart

  • Flowchart symbols added with Rapid Draw arrows are connected automatically.
  • Changing the style of your Flowchart in just one click.

    Design flowchart

  • Now you're can to share your completed flowchart with others. You can export (HTML, PowerPoint, MS Visio 2010, 2013) your visual result in a single click.

    Share flowchart

Flowchart Example created with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM flowchart software.

Flowchart design

Pic 5. Approval process flowchart

This Flowchart was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the flowcharts solution. It shows the Steps to Partnership Flowchart Design. On this diagram were used the main flowchart symbols. The questions require the answers yes/no, it is necessary to make the decision that will determine the next step.

Use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software with flowcharts Solution to design your own professional looking Flowcharts quick and easy.

Flowchart design for windows and macOS

Pic 6. Design your own professional looking flowchart (Macintosh® and Microsoft®).
(examples of Flowchart Design process with use of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM flowchart software)

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 Flowcharts Solution is available for all ConceptDraw DIAGRAM users.

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Office Layout →

Nowadays, more and more attention is paid to the comfort in the workplace, so that employees might be more motivated. Thus, it can be said with full confidence that office layout plays an important role for employees and influences company reputation. Many worldwide known companies have headquarter offices resembling more of a campus than of an office building. Every organization has its own unique office design ideas, needs and requirements. Each of office position requires a certain type of person who has his own requirements, needs and habits. Office layout should be designed to facilitate its business function. The well-organized office space plays an important role in a workflow enhancement and productivity improvement. This office layout diagram demonstrates a typical cubical office layout. This diagram can be use as a template for cubicle office layout organization. This visual example can help shape ideas and design your office layout conception. You can start with adding your requested office furniture objects into your office floor plan. Plants help to create a healthy indoor environment. You can design an office space that totally fits your needs.Office Layout
Picture: Office Layout
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Entity-Relationship Diagram →

Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) is the world-known way to show the logical structure of databases in visual manner. The best software tool for drawing Entity-Relationship Diagram is ConceptDraw DIAGRAM vector graphics software with Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution from Software Development area which gives the ability to describe a database using the Entity-Relationship model. The vector graphic diagrams produced using this solution can be successfully used in whitepapers, presentations, datasheets, posters, or any technical materials.Entity-Relationship Diagram *
Picture: Entity-Relationship Diagram
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Examples Flowchart →

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software provides the unique Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park with variety of vector objects libraries and collection of examples Flowchart. Each example flowchart included in Flowcharts solution is a real help in drawing process, it can be the good base or perfect source of inspiration.Examples Flowchart *

Picture: Examples Flowchart
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Internal Audit Process →

Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Audit Flowcharts solution from the Finance and Accounting area perfectly suits for the Internal Audit Process. You can make sure this right now!Internal Audit Process *
Picture: Internal Audit Process
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UML Collaboration Diagram Example Illustration →

UML Collaboration Diagram Example Illustration. This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the UML Collaboration Diagram library of the Rapid UML Solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. This sample shows the creation process of the contact list and can be used at the staff training and staff working, at the attraction process the new clients.UML Collaboration Diagram Example Illustration *
Picture: UML Collaboration Diagram Example Illustration
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Design Element: Crows Foot for Entity Relationship Diagram - ERD →

The first thing that usually comes to mind when talking about database models is ER-diagrams, and the ways to create them. The second most recognizable notation is the Crow’s Foot, which visually differs from Chen’s notation. Actually, it doesn’t matter which notation you’ll use for your entity relationship diagram (ERD), but the content is what matters. When designing an Entity-Relationship Diagram one need to use a certain notated symbols that were developed and standardized especially for databases description. First of them - the Chen’s notation had a linguistic origin. It includes rectangle boxes to show entities that may be described as nouns, and the relationships between them described as verbs depicted in a form of diamond. Finally the Chen’s notation was simplified up to the Crow’s Foot notation. It represents a relationship as labeled line. It is precisely this notation is shown in the given figure. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM together with its Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution is designed to support professionals who deals with creating ER diagrams using the element of both - Chen’s and Crow's Foot notations.Design Element: Crows Foot   <br>for Entity Relationship Diagram - ERD *
Picture: Design Element: Crows Foot for Entity Relationship Diagram - ERD
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Horizontal Flowchart →

This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the Flowcharts solution from the Diagrams area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. A Flowchart is a graphically representation of the process, algorithm or the step-by-step solution of the problem. The Flowcharts have one or more starting and ending points. The geometric figures on the Flowcharts represent the steps of the process and are connected with arrows that show the sequence of the actions.Horizontal Flowchart *
Picture: Horizontal Flowchart
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Different Segments of An EPC →

Event-Driven Process Chain Diagrams for improvement throughout an organisation. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM - software that reduces the time needed to create a business process model.Different Segments of An EPC *
Picture: Different Segments of An EPC
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