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Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning

Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning

Flowcharts are the best for visually representation the business processes and the flow of a custom-order process through various departments within an organization. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts solution offers the full set of predesigned basic flowchart symbols which are gathered at two libraries: Flowchart and Flowcharts Rapid Draw. Among them are: process, terminator, decision, data, document, display, manual loop, and many other specific symbols. The meaning for each symbol offered by ConceptDraw gives the presentation about their proposed use in professional Flowcharts for business and technical processes, software algorithms, well-developed structures of web sites, Workflow diagrams, Process flow diagram and correlation in developing on-line instructional projects or business process system. Use of ready flow chart symbols in diagrams is incredibly useful - you need simply drag desired from the libraries to your document and arrange them in required order. There are a few serious alternatives to Visio for Mac, one of them is ConceptDraw PRO. It is one of the main contender with the most similar features and capabilities. Read more
How to Build a Flowchart
How to Build a Flowchart

Flowchart design. Flowchart symbols, shapes, stencils and icons

A flowchart is a type of diagram which represents an algorithm, process or workflow, displays the steps as boxes of various kinds and depicts their order by connecting them with arrows. Any business graphic document will be more colorful and understandable if will use professional-looking and visual diagrams and flowcharts. Flowchart design gives versatile presenting and explaining of the process. ConceptDraw PRO flowchart software enhanced with Flowcharts solution helps effectively make Flowchart Design. Use of predesigned flowchart symbols and bright color palette offers a fresh view and favorably distinguishes the flowcharts designed in ConceptDraw PRO from the black and white flowcharts on a paper. Preferably to use no more than three or four colors and apply identical for the same shape types. The best flowchart design can be achieved by starting with Flowchart template, or any of suitable ready examples or samples offered in ConceptDraw STORE, open one of them and enter the proper text into each Flowchart shape. Each symbol of the flowchart has a definition that can't be changed. This means that all flowcharts shapes can be grouped in according to their meaning. Users with ConceptDraw PRO flowchart software can style groups of symbols with close definitions by color sets chosen from complementary palette. Almost all workflows can be depicted as a flowchart. Colored diagrams are more light for perception of the certain information, this is part of flowchart design. Bright colors need to be used in the key points of Decision symbols, to focus attention on their importance for whole process flow. Read more
Business Process Modeling with ConceptDraw
Business Process Modeling with ConceptDraw "Business Process Diagrams" Solution

Circular Arrow

ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Circular Arrows Diagrams solution from the "Diagrams" Area is a powerful software that will help you design professional looking Circular Arrow Diagrams. Read more

Entity Relationship Diagram Symbols

The semantic modeling method nowadays is successfully applied in database structure design. It is effective method of modeling the data structures, which is based on the meaning of these data. As a tool of semantic modeling, there are used different types of Entity-Relationship Diagrams. Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) is applied to visually and clearly represent a structure of a business database. The main components of ERDs are: entity, relation and attributes. An entity is a class of similar objects in the model, each entity is depicted in the form of rectangle and has the name expressed by a noun. Relation is shown in the form of non-directional line that connects two entities. There are several notation styles used for ERDs: information engineering style, Chen style, Bachman style, Martin Style. The Entity Relationship Diagram symbols used for professional ERD drawing are predesigned by professionals and collected in the libraries of the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution for ConceptDraw PRO software. Read more

Business Process Flowchart Symbols

Business process modeling is known in the corporate world as an excellent tool which can speak. Business process flowcharts, diagrams and maps are used to define the business processes in terms of inputs and outputs, to visually represent and effectively explain complex business processes of an enterprise, and also showcase decisions on a single piece of paper. The process of business process mapping supposes the use of special business process flowchart symbols predefined by Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) and taking their roots from the data processing diagrams and programming flow charts. In other words the BPMN standard notation is a common language used for business process design and implementation, that guarantees a clarity of designed Business Process Flowcharts for all business analysts, technical developers and business managers. The ability to create professionally-looking Business Process flowcharts, maps and diagrams, is provided by powerful ConceptDraw PRO software and the Business Process Mapping solution included to ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

ERD Symbols and Meanings

Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) is a popular software engineering tool for database modeling and illustration the logical structure of databases, which uses one of two notations - Chen's or Crow’s Foot. Crow's foot notation is effective when used in software engineering, information engineering, structured systems analysis and design. Each of these notations applies its own set of ERD symbols. Crow's foot diagrams use boxes to represent entities and lines between these boxes to show relationships. Varied shapes at the ends of lines depict the cardinality of a given relationship. Chen's ERD notation is more detailed way to represent entities and relationships. ConceptDraw PRO application enhanced with all-inclusive Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution allows design professional ER diagrams with Chen's or Crow’s Foot notation on your choice. It contains the full set of ready-to-use standardized ERD symbols and meanings helpful for quickly drawing, collection of predesigned ERD samples, examples and templates. ConceptDraw Pro is a great alternative to Visio for Mac users as it offers more features and can easily handle the most demanding professional needs. Read more
How to Build an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)
How to Build an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)

Flow Chart Symbols

The Flowcharts are incredibly useful and popular tool used in science, business, software development, analytics, engineering, marketing, manufacturing, administration, architecture, government, politics, and many other fields thanks to a variety of existing types of flowcharts. A Flowchart is a visual graphical representation of the process, algorithm, or the set of steps taken for problem's solution. Widely used for designing, visualizing and documenting simple and complex processes and programs, they effectively help to understand the process and to find easier the flaws if they are. Each flowchart type supposes the use of its own set of notations for drawing corresponding diagram, which includes the symbols of process, decision, data, document, data base, termination, initiation processes, processing loops, conditions, etc. It is easily design a Flowchart using the special professional flowchart maker - ConceptDraw PRO diagram software with numerous predesigned flow chart symbols grouped in libraries of Flowcharts solution from ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

Process Flow Chart Symbol

Process Flow Charts are very popular and widely used in chemical and process engineering for representation a general flow of plant processes and equipment. If you need often draw them, the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with tools of Flowcharts Solution will be useful for you. The mostly used set of process flow chart symbols includes the following: Rectangle (box) process flow chart symbol, Rounded rectangle, Circle, Diamond. Read more

The Circular Flow Diagram

ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Target and Circular Diagrams solution from the Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is perfect for the Circular Flow Diagram creating. Read more
The vector stencils library "Circular diagrams" contains 42 templates of circular diagrams: circular arrow diagram, circular motion diagram, arrow ring chart, doughnut chart (donut chart), circle pie chart, diamond pie chart, circle diagram, pie chart, ring chart, loop diagram, block loop diagram, arrow loop circle, crystal diagram, triangular diagram, diamond diagram, pentagon diagram, hexagon diagram, heptagon diagram, cycle diagram (cycle chart), stacked Venn diagram (onion diagram), arrow circle diagram.
Use these shapes to illustrate your marketing and sales documents, presentations, webpages and infographics in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Target and Circular Diagrams solution from the Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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Circular arrow diagram 1
Circular arrow diagram 1, circular arrow diagram, circular motion diagram,
Circular arrow diagram 2
Circular arrow diagram 2, circular arrow diagram, circular motion diagram,
Arrow ring chart
Arrow ring chart, circular arrow diagram, circular motion diagram,
Doughnut chart
Doughnut chart, doughnut chart, pie chart, ring chart, donut chart,
Diamond pie chart
Diamond pie chart, diamond pie chart, circular diagram,
Pie chart
Pie chart, pie chart,
Circle diagram
Circle diagram, circle diagram, circular diagram,
Circle pie chart 2
Circle pie chart 2, circle pie chart, circular diagram, marketing mix diagram,
Circle pie chart 1
Circle pie chart 1, circle pie chart, circular diagram, marketing mix diagram,
Ring chart 1 - 3 elements
Ring chart 1 - 3 elements, doughnut chart, pie chart, ring chart, donut chart,
Ring chart 1 - 4 elements
Ring chart 1 - 4 elements, doughnut chart, pie chart, ring chart, donut chart,
Ring chart 1 - 5 elements
Ring chart 1 - 5 elements, doughnut chart, pie chart, ring chart, donut chart,
Ring chart 1 - 6 elements
Ring chart 1 - 6 elements, doughnut chart, pie chart, ring chart, donut chart,
Ring chart 1 - 7 elements
Ring chart 1 - 7 elements, doughnut chart, pie chart, ring chart, donut chart,
Ring chart 2 - 3 elements
Ring chart 2 - 3 elements, doughnut chart, pie chart, ring chart, donut chart,
Ring chart 2 - 4 elements
Ring chart 2 - 4 elements, doughnut chart, pie chart, ring chart, donut chart,
Ring chart 2 - 5 elements
Ring chart 2 - 5 elements, doughnut chart, pie chart, ring chart, donut chart,
Ring chart 2 - 6 elements
Ring chart 2 - 6 elements, doughnut chart, pie chart, ring chart, donut chart,
Ring chart 2 - 7 elements
Ring chart 2 - 7 elements, doughnut chart, pie chart, ring chart, donut chart,
Crystal diagram - 3 elements
Crystal diagram - 3 elements, crystal diagram, triangular diagram,
Crystal diagram - 4 elements
Crystal diagram - 4 elements, crystal diagram, diamond diagram,
Crystal diagram - 5 elements
Crystal diagram - 5 elements, crystal diagram, pentagon diagram,
Crystal diagram - 6 elements
Crystal diagram - 6 elements, crystal diagram, hexagon diagram,
Crystal diagram - 7 elements
Crystal diagram - 7 elements, crystal diagram, heptagon diagram,
Stacked Venn diagram - 4
Stacked Venn diagram - 4, stacked Venn diagram, onion diagram,
Stacked Venn diagram - 5
Stacked Venn diagram - 5, stacked Venn diagram, onion diagram,
Stacked Venn diagram - 6
Stacked Venn diagram - 6, stacked Venn diagram, onion diagram,
Stacked Venn diagram - 7
Stacked Venn diagram - 7, stacked Venn diagram, onion diagram,
Basic loop diagram
Basic loop diagram, basic loop diagram,
Block loop diagram
Block loop diagram, block loop diagram,
Arrow loop circle
Arrow loop circle, arrow loop circle,
Arrow loop - 3 circles
Arrow loop - 3 circles, arrow loop diagram,
Arrow loop - 4 circles
Arrow loop - 4 circles, arrow loop diagram,
Arrow loop - 5 circles
Arrow loop - 5 circles, arrow loop diagram,
Arrow loop - 6 circles
Arrow loop - 6 circles, arrow loop diagram,
Arrow loop - 7 circles
Arrow loop - 7 circles, arrow loop diagram,
Arrow circle diagram - 3
Arrow circle diagram - 3, arrow circle diagram,
Arrow circle diagram - 4
Arrow circle diagram - 4, arrow circle diagram,
Stacked Venn diagram - 3
Stacked Venn diagram - 3, stacked Venn diagram, onion diagram,
Arrow circle diagram - 5
Arrow circle diagram - 5, arrow circle diagram,
Arrow circle diagram - 6
Arrow circle diagram - 6, arrow circle diagram,
Arrow circle diagram - 7
Arrow circle diagram - 7, arrow circle diagram,