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UML Flowchart Symbols

The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is an accepted standard, universal modeling language widely used in the field of software engineering and software development. Initially destined for the object-oriented documentation design, now it is used much more widely.

The UML is based on the notations of the Booch method, the object-modeling technique (OMT) and object-oriented software engineering (OOSE), and allows successfully visualize the blueprints and display a graphical view of software system's structure on the UML diagram, applying the common set of notations - UML flowchart symbols.

The UML diagram is a powerful tool which lets visually represent all system's components, the interactions between them and relationships with external user interface. Use of UML flowchart symbols helps easy represent the system's requirements and subsystems, logical and physical elements, structural and behavioral patterns.

There 14 types of UML diagrams, each of them has its own purpose:

  • Class Diagram — diagram which represents the structure of a system showing the objects as classes with attributes, methods, and relationships among them.
  • Component Diagram — diagram that depicts the system's components and how they are connected each other and form larger components and software systems.
  • Composite Structure Diagram — diagram that illustrates the internal structure of a specific class and also collaborations with others classes and outside elements which are possible owing this structure.
  • Deployment Diagram — diagram which models the physical deployment of artifacts (software) on nodes (hardware).
  • Object Diagram — diagram which displays a system's overview at a particular moment of time.
  • Package Diagram — diagram that shows the dependencies between the packages which compose a model.
  • Profile Diagram — diagram which allows to show stereotypes as classes and profiles as packages at the metamodel level.
  • Activity Diagram — diagram that graphically represents the steps in a software process as a workflow.
  • State Machine Diagram — diagram which describes the system composed of a finite number of states and shows the current state of a machine.
  • Use Case Diagram — diagram that depicts the interactions between users and the system, and different use cases in which the user is involved.
  • Communication Diagram — diagram that displays the interactions between the objects in terms of a set of sequenced messages.
  • Interaction Overview Diagram — diagram which describes a workflow through a system, the individual activities can contain the nested interaction diagrams.
  • Sequence Diagram — diagram that depicts objects interactions in a specific time sequence.
  • Timing Diagram — diagram that shows behaviours of a given set of objects throughout a certain period of time.

Part of these UML diagrams are behavior diagrams - they depict behaviors and interactions of various system's components, other part are static structure diagrams - they show the system's physical structure.

Design of UML digrams is often a complex process which requires powerful software, that's why the ability fast and easy create the UML diagrams of any type and complexity offered by ConceptDraw's Rapid UML solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park makes the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software the best choice for UML diagramming.

UML Flowchart Symbols *

Example 1. UML Flowchart Symbols

The Rapid UML solution offers diversity of UML flowchart symbols for each from the existing UML diagrams types - 13 libraries with 393 vector objects from generally accepted UML notation.

UML Activity symbols libraryUML Activity symbols library
UML Class Diagram symbols libraryUML Class Diagram symbols library
UML Communication Diagrams symbols libraryUML Communication Diagrams symbols library
UML Component symbols libraryUML Component symbols library
UML Composite Structure symbols libraryUML Composite Structure symbols library
UML Deployment symbols libraryUML Deployment symbols library
UML Interaction Overview symbols libraryUML Interaction Overview symbols library
UML Object symbols libraryUML Object symbols library
UML Package symbols libraryUML Package symbols library
UML Sequence Diagram symbols libraryUML Sequence Diagram symbols library
UML State Machine Diagram symbols libraryUML State Machine Diagram symbols library
UML Timing symbols libraryUML Timing symbols library
UML Use Case symbols libraryUML Use Case symbols library

Follow the next simple steps to design the UML diagram of any type of UML diagrams without efforts:

  • drag the UML objects from the library which corresponds to your UML diagram type, add the text and arrange them on your document page;

    Adding UML objects

    Example 2. Adding UML objects

  • connect the objects with connectors which appropriate for diagrams of selected type;

    Connecting UML objects

    Example 3. Connecting UML objects

  • add the text and color your diagram;

    UML Collaboration Diagram - Ticket Processing System

    Example 4. UML Collaboration Diagram - Ticket Processing System

  • you can also add the next object and automatically connect it with previous by clicking on its icon from the RapidDraw arrows, which pop up when you bring the mouse cursor over the object.

    Use of RapidDraw feature

    Example 5. Use of RapidDraw feature

The Rapid UML Solution provides also large quantity of predesigned templates and samples for each type of UML diagrams. All they are available from ConceptDraw STORE and can be used as the base for your UML diagrams.

UML Activity Diagram templateUML Activity Diagram template
UML Activity Diagram (Swimlanes) templateUML Activity Diagram (Swimlanes) template
UML Class Diagram templateUML Class Diagram template
UML Communication Diagram templateUML Communication Diagram template
UML Component Diagram templateUML Component Diagram template
UML Composite Structure Diagram templateUML Composite Structure Diagram template
UML Deployment Diagram templateUML Deployment Diagram template
UML Interaction Overview Diagram templateUML Interaction Overview Diagram template
UML Object Diagram templateUML Object Diagram template
UML Package Diagram templateUML Package Diagram template
UML Sequence Diagram templateUML Sequence Diagram template
UML State Machine Diagram templateUML State Machine Diagram template
UML Timing Diagram templateUML Timing Diagram template
UML Use Case Diagram templateUML Use Case Diagram template

Use of template is the easiest way of drawing various diagrams and especially UML diagrams thanks to this multiplicity of professionally developed templates.

Rapid UML Solution

Example 6. Rapid UML Solution

The ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software is the best choice for easy drawing the UML diagrams thanks to the powerful drawing tools, collection of predesigned samples, examples, templates, and UML flowchart symbols.

Export UML Diagram to Visio and PPT

Example 7. Export UML Diagram to Visio, PDF and PPT

Any UML Diagram created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM can be then easy printed to share with colleagues, exported to various popular formats, including PPT, PDF, MS Visio, HTML, and many other graphic formats.


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The activity of any organization is more or less branchy network of processes. The description of these processes is a hard technical task which requires definite methodology and standards. According to the IDEF0 standard any process can be described in the form of a block (Activity Box) which has inputs and outputs. The process consists in transformation of inputs into outputs under the influence of the management and in the presence of necessary resources. Outputs of the given process later on can be either inputs for the next process or resources, or management means.IDEF0 standard with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM *
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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 *
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Process mapping helps with sharing business results and reorganizing workflow. In almost every case, after creating a sales process flowchart the steps that are redundant become obvious for a manager. It's easy to find a flowchart examples that will help in developing one for your business. This sales process flowchart consists of a sequence of steps that represent a simple sale process. Each step is shown graphically by a rectangle representing processing steps or an activity, or a diamond representing a decision. These rectangles are linked by arrows, that indicate the direction of the sales workflow. ConceptDraw Sales Flowcharts solution delivers a the full set of classical flowchart notation symbols, along with sales-related icons and pictograms.Sales Process Flowchart. <br>Flowchart Examples *
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Flowchart Maker →

A flowchart maker is a software showing the interaction, sequence or organization. It also known as flowchart maker or ConceptDraw DIAGRAM standard supplied with different types of symbol collections: standard symbols, branded set and authored. It used strictly for enhancing scientific or business documents with abstract explanatory pictures. Business graphic applications show a special knowledge representations and include many features for creating schematic pictures. These graphic tools are known as flowchart maker or flowchart maker software.Flowchart Maker *
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UML Collaboration Diagram. Design Elements →

UML Collaboration Diagram illustrates how components are wired together to larger components and software systems that shows the structure of arbitrarily complex systems. ConceptDraw has 393 vector stencils in the 13 libraries that helps you to start using software for designing your own UML Diagrams. You can use the appropriate stencils of UML notation from UML Collaboration library with 36 objectsUML Collaboration Diagram. Design Elements *
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ERD Symbols and Meanings →

A database is a data collection, structured into some conceptual model. Two most common approaches of developing data models are UML diagrams and ER-model diagrams. There are several notations of entity-relationship diagram symbols and their meaning is slightly different. Crow’s Foot notation is quite descriptive and easy to understand, meanwhile, the Chen notation is great for conceptual modeling. An entity relationship diagrams look very simple to a flowcharts. The main difference is the symbols provided by specific ERD notations. There are several models applied in entity-relationship diagrams: conceptual, logical and physical. Creating an entity relationship diagram requires using a specific notation. There are five main components of common ERD notations: Entities, Actions, Attributes, Cardinality and Connections. The two of notations most widely used for creating ERD are Chen notation and Crow foot notation. By the way, the Crow foot notation originates from the Chen notation - it is an adapted version of the Chen notation.ERD Symbols and Meanings
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UML Class Diagrams is a type of static structure diagram that is used both for general conceptual modeling of the systematics of the application, and for detailed modeling translating the models into programming code. It describes the structure of a system by showing the: classes of a system, attributes, operations, and the relationships between them. The Rapid UML Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM includes the UML Class Diagram library that helps you to design the UML Class Diagram quick and easy. You can simply and quickly drop the ready-to-use objects from the library into your document to create the UML Class Diagram.UML Class Diagram Constructor *
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