How to Draw EPC Diagram Quickly
Event-driven Process Chain
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 processes improvement. Well-designed shapes evolves into a very effective visual diagrams used to represent various segments of the EPC. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM includes tools that are specifically designed to facilitate the process of depicting business processes.
Pic.1 Event Driven Process Chain (EPC) Diagram
The Event-driven Process Chain Diagrams solution extends ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software with EPC templates, samples, and vector shape library for the drawing of EPC diagrams.
How to Draw EPC Diagram
The Event-driven Chain Diagrams solution assists in the planning of resources and improves business processes using EPC flowcharts.
Follow these steps to be successful in creating EPC diagram.
- Launch ConceptDraw DIAGRAM
- Set page orientation: File menu – Page Setup – Horizontal Orientation – Ok.
- Open Event-Driven Process Chain Diagrams (EPC) library from the Libraries panel.
- From the library take necessary objects. Place them on the page.
- Using Control dots adjust size of the objects.
- Add text to objects. Just click the object – Type.
Note: Use yellow diamond to move text inside the object.
- Select all objects (Cmd+A) – Open Inspectors – Text tab.
- Set Font, Font size, Color.
- Holding down Shift button deselect Database and System objects.
- Open Inspectors – Line tab - Deselect Stroke.
- Select Database and System objects.
- Open Inspectors – Line tab –Change color.
- Open Inspectors – Fill tab – Change color of the objects.
- Select all objects excluding Database objects.
- Shape menu – Make same – Size.
- Use Align and Distribute options from the Toolbar to arrange the objects.
- Using Direct and Rounded Conncectors from the Toolbar connect objects in needed direction.
Note: Using Yellow diamonds you may arrange Rounded Connectors.
- Inspectors – Layers tab - Select another layer for Background. Lock previous layer.
- File menu –Document Properties – Page Size – Adjust to Drawing Contents –Ok.
- Open Drawing Shapes library from Libraries panel. Take Rectangle object. Place it on the page.
- Using Control dots make size same as a Page size.
- Send it to Back using the option from the Toolbar.
- Open Inspectors – Line tab – Deselect Stroke.
- Open Inspectors – Fill tab – Change color.
- Inspectors - Layers tab – Go back to Layer 1 - Lock Background layer.
- Now your Drawing is ready.
- You may save it or export to different formats via File Menu.
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