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# Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning

Flowchart Symbols and Meaning - Provides a visual representation of basic flowchart symbols and their proposed use in professional workflow diagram, standard process flow diagram and communicating the structure of a well-developed web site, as well as their correlation in developing on-line instructional projects. See flowchart's symbols by specifics of process flow diagram symbols and workflow diagram symbols.
How to Build a Flowchart

## ERD Symbols and Meanings

Crow's foot notation is used in Barker's Notation, Structured Systems Analysis and Design Method (SSADM) and information engineering. Crow's foot diagrams represent entities as boxes, and relationships as lines between the boxes. Different shapes at the ends of these lines represent the cardinality of the relationship.
The Chen's ERD notation is still used and is considered to present a more detailed way of representing entities and relationships.
To create an ERD, software engineers mainly turn to dedicated drawing software, which contain the full notation resources for their specific database design - ERD symbols and meanings. CS Odessa has released an all-inclusive Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution for their powerful drawing program, ConceptDraw DIAGRAM.
How to Build an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)
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## How to Create Flowchart Using Standard Flowchart Symbols

Flowcharts are used to display an algorithm for consistent execution of certain steps. A flowchart is probably the easiest way to make a graphical representation of any process. Flowcharts use the set of standard geometric symbols and arrows to define relationships. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM allows you to create professional flowchart quickly and easily. The ability to create flowcharts is contained in the Flowcharts solution. The solution provides a set of special tools for creating flowcharts.

## What Is a Circle Spoke Diagram

What Is a Circle Spoke Diagram? It is a diagram which have a central item surrounded by other items in a circle. The Circle Spoke Diagrams are often used to show the features or components of the central item in marketing and management documents and presentations. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM extended with Circle-Spoke Diagrams Solution from the "Diagrams" Area is the best software for creating Circle-Spoke Diagrams.

## Entity Relationship Diagram Symbols

Creating an entity-relationship (ER) model is to visually represent the structure of a business database, where data equates to entities (or objects) that are linked by defined relationships expressing dependencies and requirements. By nature it is an abstract visualization, the first step in the design process towards creating a logical and functional database.
ERD symbols used for professional ERD drawing are collected in libraries from the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM.

## The Circular Flow Diagram

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM 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.

## Definition Flowchart

A flowchart is a type of diagram that represents an algorithm, workflow or process, showing the steps as boxes of various kinds, and their order by connecting them with arrows.
This definition flowchart gives a clear answer for the question "What is a flowchart?". It is convenient to use a powerful ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park to design flowcharts of various types which will additionally illustrate a definition flowchart.

## Donut Chart

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software offers the Pie Charts solution from the Graphs and Charts area which includes the tools for quick and easy designing any kind of Donut Chart.

## Circle Diagrams

The Circle Diagrams are the diagrams which represent the central element surrounded by other items in a circle. This type of diagram is very popular and widely used in marketing and management, for process modeling, market, resource, time and cost analysis, for visualization causes and effects. If you dream to design the Circle Diagrams quick and easy – the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software extended with Circle-Spoke Diagrams Solution from the "Diagrams" Area is exactly what you need.

## Funnel Diagram

Funnel diagram can be also known as a funnel chart being similar to a stacked percent bar chart. This drawing is a type of chart that can be often used in order to represent the stages in some sales process. It can be also used for showing the amount of potential revenue for each of the described stages.

In order to make a funnel diagram, the Funnel Diagrams solution can be used while working in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software. Having the pre-made design elements as well as the examples of funnel diagrams, the Funnel Diagrams solution allows any ConceptDraw DIAGRAM user to make their own unique as well as professionally-looking drawings.

## Circle Spoke Diagram Template

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software offers the Circle Spoke Diagram Template included in the Circle-Spoke Diagrams Solution from the "Diagrams" Area. Use of ready template is the easiest way of drawing professional looking Circle-Spoke Diagrams.

## 2 Circle Venn Diagram. Venn Diagram Example

Using the ready-to-use predesigned objects, samples and templates from the Venn Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM you can create your own professional looking Venn Diagrams quick and easy.

## Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning

The vector stencils library "Welding" contains 38 welding joint symbols to identify fillets, contours, resistance seams, grooves, surfacing, and backing.
Use it to indicate welding operations on working drawings in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Mechanical Engineering solution from the Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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Text block
Fillet
Slot / plug
Stud
Resistance seam
Backing
Surfacing
Flange corner
Flange edge
Square groove
V-groove
Bevel groove
U-groove
J-groove
Flare V groove
Flare bevel groove
Scarf
Melt through weld
Field weld
Backing / spacer
Insert
Arrow with bend
Arrow with bend, tail
Arrow with bend, circle
Arrow with bend, circle, tail
Arrow
Arrow, tail
Arrow, circle
Arrow, circle, tail
Spot
Projection weld
Contour, concave
Contour, convex
Contour, flush
Contour angled, concave
Contour angled, convex
Contour angled, flush
Square butt weld
Closed square butt weld
Single-bevel butt weld
Double-bevel butt weld
Single-V butt weld
Double-V butt weld
Single-J butt weld
Double-J butt weld
Single-U butt weld
Double-U butt weld
Flange butt weld
Tee butt weld
Flare butt weld
Square butt joint
Single V preparation joint
Lap joint
T-joint
Butt weld
Butt weld, single-V
Bilateral lap weld
Tee weld
Angular weld
Mechanical weld
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## Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning

The vector stencils library "UML activity diagrams" contains 37 symbols for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
"Activity diagrams are constructed from a limited number of shapes, connected with arrows. The most important shape types:
(1) rounded rectangles represent actions;
(2) diamonds represent decisions;
(3) bars represent the start (split) or end (join) of concurrent activities;
(4) a black circle represents the start (initial state) of the workflow;
(5) an encircled black circle represents the end (final state).
Arrows run from the start towards the end and represent the order in which activities happen.
Hence they can be regarded as a form of flowchart. Typical flowchart techniques lack constructs for expressing concurrency. However, the join and split symbols in activity diagrams only resolve this for simple cases; the meaning of the model is not clear when they are arbitrarily combined with decisions or loops." [Activity diagram. Wikipedia]
The example "Design elements - UML activity diagrams" is included in the Rapid UML solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
UML activity diagram symbols
Used Solutions

## 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 DIAGRAM 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.

## Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning

The vector stencils library "Bank UML activity diagram" contains 32 shapes of UML activity diagram.
Use it for object-oriented modeling of your bank information system.
"Activity diagrams are constructed from a limited number of shapes, connected with arrows. The most important shape types:
* rounded rectangles represent actions;
* diamonds represent decisions;
* bars represent the start (split) or end (join) of concurrent activities;
* a black circle represents the start (initial state) of the workflow;
* an encircled black circle represents the end (final state).
Arrows run from the start towards the end and represent the order in which activities happen.
Activity diagrams may be regarded as a form of flowchart. Typical flowchart techniques lack constructs for expressing concurrency. However, the join and split symbols in activity diagrams only resolve this for simple cases; the meaning of the model is not clear when they are arbitrarily combined with decisions or loops.
While in UML 1.x, activity diagrams were a specialized form of state diagrams, in UML 2.x, the activity diagrams were reformalized to be based on Petri net-like semantics, increasing the scope of situations that can be modeled using activity diagrams. These changes cause many UML 1.x activity diagrams to be interpreted differently in UML 2.x." [Activity diagram. Wikipedia]
This example of UML activity diagram symbols for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is included in the ATM UML Diagrams solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
UML activity diagram symbols
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## 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 DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software is exactly what you need. Extended with Circular Arrows Diagrams solution from the "Diagrams" Area, ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is the best for drawing the Circular Arrows Diagrams.

## Process Flow Chart Symbols

Process Flow Chart is a visual diagram which shows the processes and relationships between the major components in a system, and uses for this the special process flow chart symbols: special shapes to represent different types of actions and process steps, lines and arrows to represent relationships and sequence of steps. It often named process flow diagram, it use colored flowchart symbols.
It is incredibly convenient to use the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park for designing professional looking Process Flow Charts.

## Context Diagram Template

This template shows the Context Diagram. It was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the Block Diagrams Solution from the “Diagrams” area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
The context diagram graphically identifies the system. external factors, and relations between them. It’s a high level view of the system. The context diagrams are widely used in software engineering and systems engineering for designing the systems that process the information.

## Concept Maps

As concept map consists from conception-blocks and links between them, you can use ConceptDraw library objects and add to a document as much objects as you need. ConceptDraw tools let you to edit, group, move objects, change their appearance and add text signs and raster or vector pictures.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Concept Maps Solution from the "Diagrams" Area is effective tool for creating professional looking Concept Maps.