SDL Flowchart Symbols
SDL diagram is a type of diagram which uses the graphical elements of Specification and Description Language (SDL) for designing the object-oriented diagrams, for modeling state machines in communication, telecommunication, aviation, automotive and medical industries, for creating specifications and descriptions of behavior, data, and inheritance for interactive real-time systems, reactive and distributed systems. SDL diagram is constructed of standard SDL elements (objects) which are designed according to International Telecommunications Union standards.
The SDL diagram consists of three building blocks: system definition which defines the major blocks (nodes) of the system such as clients and servers, block charts which show the details and process diagram which show the processing steps in each block. Arrows connect the objects and show the flow of control. The Start object shows beginning of the diagram.
Drawing the diagrams we try to find in help the powerful software and now we have the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM The ability easily create the SDL diagrams is made possible thanks to unique Specification and Description Language (SDL) Solution from the Industrial Engineering Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. This solution extends ConceptDraw DIAGRAM with 2 libraries - SDL Connectors and SDL Diagrams that contain 71 predesigned SDL flowchart symbols.
Example 1. SDL Diagrams Symbols Library
Turn attention for this enormous collection of predesigned vector objects which let design the SDL diagram of any complexity and degree of detailing in mere minutes.
Example 2. SDL Connectors Symbols Library
Try design your own SDL diagram in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM and make sure that is very easy! With powerful drawing tools of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM you don't need to be an artist, you can concentrate on your work and simply drag and use ready objects developed for you by professional designers.
Example 3. SDL Flowchart Symbols
Follow the next few steps to create the SDL diagram:
- add the objects to your diagram simply dragging them from the SDL Diagrams library to your document page and arrange them;
Example 4. Adding the Objects to SDL Diagram
- add text to the objects - double-click an object to activate the text editing mode and type the text;
Example 5. Adding the Text to Objects
- connect the diagram objects using the connectors from the SDL Connectors library and add to text to connectors the same way you add text to objects, if needed.
Example 6. SDL Architecture
Each SDL diagram designed in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM can be then easy printed to share with colleagues, send via e-mail directly from the program, exported to various formats, including PPT, PDF, MS Visio, HTML, and many other popular graphic formats.
Example 7. Specification and Description Language (SDL) Solution
Owing to the Specification and Description Language (SDL) solution and its powerful tools, the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software is the best for easy drawing the SDL Diagrams to represent telecommunication systems, automotive systems, remote control systems, railway control systems, robotic systems, and more other.
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If you ever tried programming, you could face a lot of problems as a beginner. To help yourself, create a flowchart to follow an algorithm logic. Flowchart represents a program as a sequence of steps depicted in special symbols for each type of action.
This image of the interactive diagram made in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM applying the Live Objects technology. The diagram shows the effect of Selection Sort algorithm. The left part of the chart is the input area. The diagram in the central part of the drawing is a flow chart showing of the selection sort algorithm. The flowchart includes basic flowchart symbols, that represent various stages of algorithm. The flowchart symbols are connected with arrows ended lines, that depict the direction of the process flow. On the right side — the result is displayed.
It’s very simple, convenient and quick to design professional looking Flowcharts of any complexity using the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park which provides a wide set of predesigned objects, templates, samples and Flowchart examples.
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A Process Flow Diagram (PFD) is a diagram which shows the relationships between the main components in a system. Process Flow Diagrams are widely used by engineers in chemical and process engineering, they allows to indicate the general flow of plant process streams and equipment, helps to design the petroleum refineries, petrochemical and chemical plants, natural gas processing plants, and many other industrial facilities.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with powerful tools of Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is effective for drawing: Process Flow Diagram, Flow Process Diagram, Business Process Flow Diagrams.
Picture: Process Flow 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
There are many ways to define the flow of information within a system. Structured-systems analysis method often uses data flow diagrams to show data flow, data storages and data processing visualization. These diagrams are easy to develop and quite useful.
Here is a dataflow diagram presenting an example of the manufacturing process flow. The oval process shapes represent a process that controls data within the current system. The process may produce data or make some action based on data. Data flows are represented by lines. They show the movement of information through the system. The direction of the data flow is depicted by the arrow. The external entities are shown by rectangles. They represent the external entities interacting with the system. The data store objects (unclosed rectangles) are used to show data bases participating in a process flow.
Picture: Data Flow Diagram
The arrangement of tables and seating charts near them have great value in many premises and situations. It is often very convenient to draw a plan before the furniture arrangement. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software offers the Seating Plans solution from the Building Plans area for fast and easy drawing the table seating chart template and samples.
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It is impossible to imagine mechanical engineering without drawings which represent various mechanical schemes and designs. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software supplied with Mechanical Engineering solution from the Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park offers the set of useful tools which make it a powerful Mechanical Drawing Software.
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Both Crow’s Foot and Chen’s notations are used to build database models. Each of them has its’ own features, and if you use a proper entity relationship diagram software, you’ll be able to create diagrams of any notation. Database model with clearly defined entities and relationships between them facilitates further work greatly.
This ERD represents the model of Employee Certification Entity. The entity-relationship diagram is a visual instrument of database software development. It is used to structure data and to define the relationships between structured data groups. This ERD was designed with a help of ConceptDraw Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution. The solution supports the both basic ERD notations used to describe the structure of database: Chen's and Crow’s Foot notations.
Picture: Entity Relationship Software
Data flow diagrams are the graphical tool, used in the visualization of data flow of some data processing systems. It is the valuable process modeling tool. Also designing DFD is the important component of the initial part of any information system development project. The standard symbols are used to represent the interaction of a system components and how various kinds of components influence on data flow. The ConceptDraw Data Flow Diagrams solution is design to assist professional software engineers in making DFDs according to Gane and Sarson, and Yourdon and Coad notations.
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Everything about Bookkeeping: Accounting flowchart process. Which symbols to use, how to make a chart.
Picture: Introduction to bookkeeping: Accounting flowchart process