Design Element: Computer and Network
for Network Diagrams
Network computer devices that originate, route and terminate the data are called network nodes. Nodes can include hosts such as personal computers, phones, servers as well as networking hardware. Two such devices can be said to be networked together when one device is able to exchange information with the other device, whether or not they have a direct connection to each other.
Computer networks differ in the transmission medium used to carry their signals, the communications protocols to organize network traffic, the network's size, topology and organizational intent.
Network diagrams visualize schematically computer networks topology, equipment nodes and different types of their logical and physical connections.
ConceptDraw has 1004 vector stencils in the 40 libraries that helps you to start using software for designing own Network Diagrams. You can use the appropriate stencils from Computer and Network Diagrams vector stencils library with 56 3D icon symbols of computer and network devices. Use these equipment shapes for drawing diagrams of computer and telecommunication networks, LAN, MAN and WAN architecture, physical and logical topology, wiring schematic and cabling layout plans.
Example 1. Design Elements — Computer and Network (Mac OS X, Windows) for Network Diagrams.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a powerful diagramming and vector drawing software that allows quick and easy draw the network diagrams.
Example 1. Computer Network Diagrams solution and examples
Computer and Network Diagrams library of vector stencils from ConceptDraw Computer and Networks solution provides the 56 objects of design element for drawing the computer network diagrams.
Use the Computer and Network Diagrams library to create your own computer network diagrams that show LAN and WAN topology, equipment nodes and their logical and physical connections.
TEN RELATED HOW TO's:
Enterprise systems engineers almost every day face the necessity of network diagrams. We should also take into account that Cisco network design is not only limited to computer networks, but, furthermore, you can design telephone networks and much more. You can build an hierarchical model of your network to get better performance and reliability.
This network diagram represents the utilization of Conceptdraw DIAGRAM for network documentation creation. The diagram shows schematically the structure of a node of a large Internet service provider, which is completed on the basis of Cisco equipment. This diagram was designed using the vector library containing the images of Cisco equipment, supplied with Cisco Network Diagrams solution. In total, the solution has more than ten libraries including more than 500 vector icons of Cisco equipment.
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ConceptDraw Wireless Network solution includes several wireless network diagram examples that users can modify and make your own diagram.
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ConceptDraw Pyramid Diagram software allows drawing column charts using predesigned objects or drawing tools. In ConceptDraw Pyramid Diagram software you can find a complete set of column chart tools and objects.
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A cozy atmosphere is crucial for the success of any cafe or restaurant. To provide it, you should use restaurant floor plan software at the stage of design. If your establishment is located conveniently and has a harmonic atmosphere inside it, this is bound to be a success.
This sample Restaurant floor plan illustrates the possibilities of ConceptDraw solution for Cafe and Restaurant plans. It represents the location of the restaurant's main hall with its furnishing as well as a plan of kitchen and toilets. Generally, Cafe and Restaurant Plans solution has a big set vector images of tables, seats, lightening, etc. Using them you will be able to plan the restaurant of your desire with an incredible design and spirit.
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A flowchart is a simple but very functional tool when it comes to understanding a workflow or to removing unnecessary stages from a process. When drawing flowcharts, keep in mind that there are four common types of flowcharts, like document flowcharts and data flowcharts that show control over a data or document flow over a system. To show controls on a physical level, use system flowcharts. In addition, to show controls in a program, you can draw a program flowchart.
This flowchart diagram represents the piece of an article editing process, that involves the author and editor. It was created using the Basic Flowchart notation that consists from the basic flowchart symbols. The start and the end of the process are indicated with "Terminator" symbols. The "Process" symbols show the action steps consisting from making edits and searching for a compromise, when the author does not agree with the suggestions of the editor. The "Process" symbol is the general symbol in process flowcharts. The "Decision" symbol indicates a branching in the process flow. There are two branches indicated by a Decision shape in the current flowchart (Yes/No, Disagree/Agree). This basic flowchart can be used as a repeating unit in the workflow diagram describing the working process of some editorial office.
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The Internet is a giant computer network which connects computers all over the world. It is integral part of human society and business. But the serious question for network engineers, designers, lawmakers and enforcers is the need for protect the Internet networks from the Internet crimes, hacking and attacks. There are quite a number of hardware, software and physical methods of protection against them.
The samples you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the tools of Network Security Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software. They show protection networks with Firewalls and other network security devices.
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Computer and Networks solution provides the libraries with large quantity of predesigned vector objects and the great number of templates and samples that will help design the Cable Networks in a few minutes.
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An orgchart shows how the responsibilities are divided between departments. It’s enough to have just one look on a proper organizational chart template to understand the idea and how it works. To understand how it’s made you should use a diagramming software.
This organizational diagram illustrates the possibilities of using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM to create orgcharts. This sample represents the common project management company. The chart shows the structure of devisions in the company, and the interaction between them. Communication between departments imply a certain structure affiliation and reporting. At the head of the company - President. This diagram was created using ConceptDraw solution for designing Organizational charts of any structure and complexity.
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A flowchart is a powerful tool for examining processes. It helps improving processes a lot, as it becomes much easier to communicate between involved people, to identify potential problems and to optimize workflow. There are flowcharts of different shapes, sizes and types of flowchart vary from quite basic process flowcharts to complex program flowcharts. Nevertheless, all these diagrams use the same set of special symbols like arrows to connect blocks, parallelogram to show data receiving or rectangles for showing process steps.
Basic flowcharts are used to represent a simple process algorithm. A basic flowchart notation consists of rectangles (business processes), arrows (the flow of information, documents, etc.). The same notation is used in items such as the "decision", which allow you to do the branching. To indicate the start of the entire business process and its termination can be used the "Terminator" element. The advantages of Basic Flowchart are simplicity and clarity. With it you can quickly describe the business process steps. Creating of Basic Flowchart does not require any special knowledge, as easily understand by employees with different levels of education and IQ.
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