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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

Process Flowchart

The main reason of using Process Flowchart or PFD is to show relations between major parts of the system. Process Flowcharts are used in process engineering and chemical industry where there is a requirement of depicting relationships between major components only and not include minor parts. Process Flowcharts for single unit or multiple units differ in their structure and implementation. ConceptDraw PRO is Professional business process mapping software for making Process flowcharts, Process flow diagram, Workflow diagram, flowcharts and technical illustrations for business documents and also comprehensive visio for mac application. Easier define and document basic work and data flows, financial, production and quality management processes to increase efficiency of your business with ConcepDraw PRO. Business process mapping software with Flowchart Maker ConceptDraw PRO includes extensive drawing tools, rich examples and templates, process flowchart symbols and shape libraries, smart connectors that allow you create the flowcharts of complex processes, process flow diagrams, procedures and information exchange. Process Flowchart Solution is project management workflow tools which is part ConceptDraw Project marketing project management software. Drawing charts, diagrams, and network layouts has long been the monopoly of Microsoft Visio, making Mac users to struggle when needing such visio alternative like visio for mac, it requires only to view features, make a minor edit to, or print a diagram or chart. Thankfully to MS Visio alternative like ConceptDraw PRO software, this is cross-platform charting and business process management tool, now visio alternative for making sort of visio diagram is not a problem anymore however many people still name it business process visio tools. Read more
How To Create a Process Flow Chart (business process modelling techniques)
How To Create a Process Flow Chart (business process modelling techniques)

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
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How to Connect Objects on PC

ConceptDraw PRO provides a few options for drawing connections between objects: Direct Connectors, Smart, Arc, Bezier, Curve and Round Connectors. You can connect objects in your ConceptDraw diagram with proper connectors using the embedded automatic connection modes. This article describes how you can connect objects with connectors and how you can ascribe different types and behaviors. Read more
Arrow 10 Technology
Arrow 10 Technology

How to Draw a Good Diagram of a Business Workflow?

To draw a good diagram of a business workflow you should have a ready-to-use set of pre-designed objects you may drag-and-drop to your document focusing on the workflow structure and meaning, not drawing tools. ConceptDraw PRO with Workflow Diagrams solution provides complete set of design element you may use to draw a good diagram of a business workflow. Read more

How to Build a Flowchart

The ConceptDraw PRO is a professional software for quick creating great looking flowcharts. The vector stencils from object libraries allows you to use RapidDraw technology. By the clicking on direction arrows one can add new object to flowcharts. This technology gives to users the ability to fast creating visualization for the structural data. Learn the basics of flowcharting and see how to build create a flowchart using ConceptDraw automatic drawing tools. Read more

SWOT Sample in Computers

SWOT analysis is an effective method of making the plan for evaluation the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats that are involved in a project. It is actively applied in business sphere and helps define the objective of the project. It lets detect and represent the external and internal causes for the accomplishing the project goals and business purposes, and also plays important role in formation successful and perspective business. ConceptDraw PRO is a perfect diagramming software which nicely suits for SWOT analysis and representation its results in the form of SWOT diagrams of different complexity and design, thanks to the included SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution from Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. This solution contains a lot of specially designed SWOT templates, SWOT matrix samples (SWOT analysis sample, SWOT sample in computers, SWOT matrix for business sphere, SWOT matrix educational, and many others), and also ready SWOT matrix objects that allow users create their own SWOT diagrams in minutes. Read more

UML Activity Diagram

UML Activity Diagram is a type of UML diagrams, which illustrates the business and operational step-by-step workflows of components within a system and shows the overall flow of control. UML Activity Diagram is constructed from a limited number of shapes, connected each other with arrows. The most important shape types are rounded rectangles, diamonds, bars, black circle, encircled black circle. The arrows represent the order in which activities happen and run from the start towards the end. ConceptDraw PRO software enhanced with Rapid UML solution is ideal for software designers and software developers who need to draw the UML Activity Diagrams and other types of UML diagrams. It is convenient to use the appropriate stencils of UML notation from the UML Activity library included to the Rapid UML solution of ConceptDraw Solution Park and containing a lot of specific vector UML objects. Use them to design your own UML Activity Diagrams, make them colorful and attractive with style tools of ConceptDraw PRO software. Read more

AWS Simple Icons for Architecture Diagrams

The AWS Architecture Diagrams solution includes icons, sample and templates for several Amazon Web Services products and resources, to be used when creating architecture diagrams. The icons are designed to be simple so that you can easily incorporate them in your diagrams and put them in your whitepapers, presentations, datasheets, posters or any technical material you like. Read more

IDEF0 standard with ConceptDraw PRO

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. Read more

Entity Relationship Diagram - ERD - Software for Design Crows Foot ER Diagrams

ER-model is a data model which lets describe the conceptual schemes in a specific subject area. It can help to highlight the key entities and specify relationships that can be established between these entities. During the database design, it is realized the transformation of ER model into certain database scheme based on the chosen data model (relational, object, network, etc.). There are used two notations for ERDs: Crow's Foot and Chen's. Crow's Foot notation proposed by Gordon Everest represents the entity by rectangle containing its name (name must be unique within this model), and relation - by the line which links two entities involved in relationship. The relationship's plurality is graphically indicated by a "plug" on the end of the link, the optionality - by a circle. Entity-Relationship Diagrams based on Crow's Foot notation can be easily drawn using the ConceptDraw PRO. Extended with Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution, it is the best ERD diagrams software with powerful tools and ready design elements for Crow's Foot and Chen notations. Read more
How to Build an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)
How to Build an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)

How to Create Presentation of Your Project Gantt Chart

During the planning, discussing and execution of a project you may need to prepare a presentation using project views such as the Gantt Chart, Multiproject Dashboard or Resource Usage View. It’s easy do with ConceptDraw PROJECT! Read more

Circular Arrows

The Circular Arrows Diagrams are very popular in management and marketing. They are the useful way to visualize a sequence of steps, tasks, or events as a circular flow. But how design the Circular Arrows Diagram quick and easy? You will need a powerful software. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is exactly what you need. Extended with Circular Arrows Diagrams solution from the "Diagrams" Area, ConceptDraw PRO is the best for drawing the Circular Arrows Diagrams. Read more

Product Overview

The role of ConceptDraw MINDMAP is to organize and plan idea development and communicate between process participants. Mind maps are convenient to prepare presentations for team and management and send task lists and related information. Read more

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