Network Diagramming Software for Design
Basic Network Diagrams
Design Element Basic Network
Network diagrams visualize schematically computer networks topology, equipment nodes and different types of their logical and physical connections. They are used by IT professionals to visually document the topology and design of computer and telecommunication networks.
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 Basic Network library with 51 objects.
Sample 1. Network Diagramming Software
Design Elements — Basic Network (Windows, Macintosh).
ConceptDraw Basic Network library of vector stencils from Computer and Networks solution provides the 51 objects of design element for drawing the computer network diagrams.
Use the Basic Network library to create your own computer network diagrams that show LAN and WAN topology, equipment nodes and their logical and physical connections.
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When talking about engineering, one should define all the terms used, so anybody could understand the topic. Typical network glossary contains definitions of numerous network appliances, types of networks and cable systems. The understanding of basic is crucial for server management, network administration and investigating problems.
The network glossary defines terms related to networking and communications. The most of glossary items has their visual representation in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM libraries of the Computer Network Diagrams solution. This illustration presents a local area network (LAN) diagram. It designed to show the way the interaction of network devices in a local network. The diagram uses a library containing symbols of network equipment, connections and the end-point devices such as network printer, hubs, server, modem and finally computers (PC, mac, laptop). This diagram depicts a physical LAN topology.
Picture: Network Glossary Definition
Talking about companies, that have influenced the entire industry, we should mention Cisco and it’s influence on network design. Nowadays, this equipment has became a kind of standard, and Cisco icons, shapes, stencils, symbols and design elements are easily recognized among others. You can use these icons to develop a network diagram of any complexity.
When dealing with creating a pack of network documentation, system administrator often have to depict a network containing a network equipment of such a well-known manufacturer as Cisco. As Cisco has developed its own production standard icons that are strongly recommended to use in Cisco network diagrams. The best way to draw Cisco Network diagram Cisco certified icons is using ConceptDraw solution for Cisco Network Diagrams. Using Cisco symbols library provided by this solution allows system administrator, or network architect to design a prototype of a new network or document an existing one.
Picture: Cisco Network Design. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils, symbols and design elements
A list of parameters on which networks differ is very long. A large network with a range up to 50 kilometers is called metropolitan area network (MAN), and this type of network can include several local area networks. Metropolitan networks in their turn connect into global area networks.
Here you will see a Metropolitan Area Network (MAN). This is an extensive network which occupies a large territory including a few buildings or even the whole city. The space of the MAN is bigger than LAN, but lower than WAN. MAN comprise a lot of communication equipment and delivers the Internet connection to the LANs in the city area. Computer and Networks solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM provides a set of libraries with ready-to-use vector objects to design various kinds of computer networks.
Picture: Metropolitan area networks (MAN). Computer and Network Examples
Cross-functional (deployment) flowcharts visualize what functional units (people, departments or functional areas) are responsible for the business process operations.
The flowcharts are divided into rows/columns of functional units. Blocks of various shapes represent the process steps, and are placed in rows/columns of the responsible functional units.
Picture: Business Process Flowchart
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM enhanced with Audio, Video, Media solution is a helpful tool for illustration of a CCTV network. It contains library of vector cliparts of video and TV devices and different digital gadgets for drawing such illustrations
Picture: Basic CCTV System Diagram. CCTV Network Diagram Example
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is perfect for software designers and software developers who need to draw Network Layout Diagrams.
Picture: Network Diagramming Software for Design Network Layout Diagrams