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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)
The vector stencils library "Computer network" contains 51 symbols of computer network devices and equipment for drawing computer network diagrams.
"Network Mapping Software.
A number of software tools exist to design computer network diagrams / or generate visual maps of networks, servers, storage, services, data centers, and other peripherals. Broadly, there are two types of software tools - those that help create diagrams manually and those that generate them using automated / semi-automated approaches.
Type of Software.
(1) Manual - allows users to design and draw logical and physical topology diagrams by manually placing icons and connections.
(2) Automated - generate topology diagrams / maps by traversing the network and automatically discovering resident devices or by importing network data." [Comparison of network diagram software. Wikipedia]
ConceptDraw PRO is the software for manual design of computer network diagrams. The solutions of the Computer and Networks area in ConceptDraw Solution Park extend ConceptDraw PRO with vector stencils libraries, templates and examples for creating the computer network diagrams.
The symbols example "Computer network - Vector stencils library" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Computer and Networks solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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Laptop
Laptop, laptop computer,
Desktop computer
Desktop computer, desktop PC,
Firewall
Firewall, firewall,
Bus
Bus, bus,
Ethernet
Ethernet, Ethernet,
Star network
Star network, star,
FDDI Ring
FDDI Ring, FDDI ring,
Token-ring
Token-ring, Token-ring,
Comm-link
Comm-link, Comm-link,
Modem
Modem, modem,
Laser printer
Laser printer, laser printer,
Inkjet printer
Inkjet printer, inkjet printer,
Image scanner
Image scanner, scanner,
City
City, city,
Ethernet hub
Ethernet hub, hub,
Wireless router
Wireless router, wireless router,
Network switch
Network switch, switch,
iPod Classic
iPod Classic, iPod Classic,
iPhone/ iPod Touch
iPhone/ iPod Touch, iPhone, iPod Touch,
Xserve RAID
Xserve RAID, Xserve RAID,
XServe
XServe, XServe,
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Apple Thunderbolt Display, Apple display,
Data store
Data store, data,
Mac Pro
Mac Pro, Mac Pro,
iMac
iMac, iMac desktop,
RAID
RAID, RAID drive,
Mainframe
Mainframe, mainframe,
Rack-mountable server
Rack-mountable server, server,
Server
Server, server,
PDA
PDA, PDA,
Cloud
Cloud, cloud,
Computer monitor
Computer monitor, monitor,
Workstation
Workstation, workstation,
Router
Router, router,
IP Phone
IP Phone, IP phone,
Fax
Fax, fax,
Mobile phone
Mobile phone, cell phone,
Smartphone
Smartphone, smartphone,
Compact Disk
Compact Disk, compact disk,
Mouse
Mouse, mouse,
Apple Wireless Mouse
Apple Wireless Mouse, Apple wireless mouse,
Computer keyboard
Computer keyboard, keyboard,
Apple Keyboard
Apple Keyboard, Apple keyboard,
Radio tower
Radio tower, radio tower,
Satellite dish
Satellite dish, satellite dish,
Satellite
Satellite, satellite,
Webcam
Webcam, webcam,
AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme, AirPort Extreme,
Airport Express
Airport Express, Airport Express,
MacBook
MacBook, MacBook,
iPhone 4
iPhone 4, iPhone 4,
This hotel computer reservations system cycle process chart example was redesigned from the Wikimedia Commons file: По-запросу.jpg.
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"A computer reservations system or central reservation system (CRS) is a computerized system used to store and retrieve information and conduct transactions related to air travel, hotels, car rental, or activities. ...
Modern GDSes typically allow users to book hotel rooms, rental cars, airline tickets as well as activities and tours." [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_reservations_system]
The cycle process diagram example "Hotel reservation system" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Sales Flowcharts solution from the Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Hotel computer reservation system - Cycle process diagram
Hotel computer reservation system - Cycle process diagram, user, straight arrow, manual filling, landing page, email, diagonal arrow, clerk, man, man torso, call - taker, woman,

entity-relationship diagram, ER-diagram, database ERD Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD)

entity-relationship diagram, ER-diagram, database ERD
Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution extends ConceptDraw PRO software with templates, samples and libraries of vector stencils from drawing the ER-diagrams by Chen's and crow’s foot notations. Read more

Example of DFD for Online Store (Data Flow Diagram) DFD Example

Data Flow Diagram (DFD) is a methodology of graphical structural analysis and information systems design, which describes the sources external in respect to the system, recipients of data, logical functions, data flows and data stores that are accessed. DFDs allow to identify relationships between various system's components and are effectively used in business analysis and information systems analysis. They are useful for system’s high-level details modeling, to show how the input data are transformed to output results via the sequence of functional transformations. For description of DFD diagrams are uses two notations — Yourdon and Gane-Sarson, which differ in syntax. Online Store DFD example illustrates the Data Flow Diagram for online store, the interactions between Customers, Visitors, Sellers, depicts User databases and the flows of Website Information. ConceptDraw PRO enhanced with Data Flow Diagrams solution lets you to draw clear and simple example of DFD for Online Store using special libraries of predesigned DFD symbols. Read more
Steps to Creating a Sales Process Flow Chart
Steps to Creating a Sales Process Flow Chart

Accounting Flowchart Symbols

Accounting is a well known and popular tool used for gaining full quantitative information about the finances. The accounting process includes extensive set of activities that begins with transactions and ends with closing of books. It contains all financial information for a given organization, the data about incomes, expenditures, purchases, sales, return, payroll, and many other numerical information. The excellent possibility to create great-looking Accounting Flowcharts is offered by professional ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software. It includes the Accounting Flowcharts solution containing wide variety of predesigned accounting flowchart symbols. All symbols are easy recognizable, commonly used, vector and professionally designed, so are capable effectively save your time and efforts when representing all stages of accounting work process, the flow of data in an organization, accounting procedures and processes, documents, tasks, responsible people, users, components and authorizations. Read more

Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) with ConceptDraw PRO

Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) is applied for detailed description of structures and high-level (conceptual) design databases using the Chen's and Crow's Foot notations. An ERD represents a diagram constructed mainly of rectangular blocks (for entities, data) linked with relationships. The links between the blocks are used to describe relations between the entities. There are three types of relationships: one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many. Use the specialized ERD software - ConceptDraw PRO to create the Entity-Relationship Diagrams (ERDs) of any degree of complexity with Chen's and Crow's Foot notations. Draw them easily applying the powerful built-in tools and libraries of predesigned ERD vector objects from Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. You can also start with one of ready template or sample included to this solution. Designing the ERDs in ConceptDraw PRO you can easy move the objects within a diagram with saving the relationships between them. Read more
How to Build an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)
How to Build an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)

How To Create Restaurant Floor Plan in Minutes

Developing Floor Plans, Design Drawings, Plans of Furniture Placement for restaurants and cafes is one of the most responsible and important steps at their construction and designing. Selection of favorable design, the right style of furniture and decors largely determine the success and atmosphere of the institution. The restaurant floor planner ConceptDraw PRO is a perfect choice for architects and designers. Enhanced with Cafe and Restaurant Floor Plans solution it offers a lot of extensive vector symbol libraries and building plan elements for drawing Restaurant floor plans, Restaurant layouts, Restaurant furniture layouts, Cafe floor plans, Bar area floor plan, Fast food restaurant plan, etc. With ConceptDraw PRO you don't need to be an artist to create great-looking restaurant floor plan drawings in minutes, all needed drawing tools are delivered by Building Plans area solutions. Construct your own general plan of restaurant's premises, choose the furniture for your taste from the Cafe and Restaurant Floor Plans solution libraries and arrange it on the plan as you desire fast and easy. ConceptDraw PRO has many of the features found in Visio for Mac such as Drawing, Connection, Shape and Editing Tools. Read more
What is ConceptDraw PRO
What is ConceptDraw PRO
Planning scheme for the construction of a synthetic object.
"Computer-generated imagery (CGI) ... is the application of computer graphics to create or contribute to images in art, printed media, video games, films, television programs, commercials, and simulators. The visual scenes may be dynamic or static, and may be two-dimensional (2D), though the term "CGI" is most commonly used to refer to 3D computer graphics used for creating scenes or special effects in films and television." [Computer-generated imagery. Wikipedia]
The flow chart example "Synthetic object construction" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Flowcharts solution from the area "What is a Diagram" of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Flowchart - Synthetic object construction
Flowchart - Synthetic object construction, process, manual operation, manual input, decision, data,
Used Solutions

Network Glossary Definition

The network glossary contains a complete list of network, computer-related and technical terms in alphabetic order, explanations and definitions for them, among them there are words well known for you and also specific, rare-used, uncommon or newly introduced terms. This specialized glossary, also known as a vocabulary, is the best in its field and covers in details the various aspects of computer network technologies. This glossary was developed by specialists using the practical experience and many useful sources to help the ConceptDraw users in their work, you can read and learn it from the screen on-line or print, it can be also used as a perfect educational guide or tutorial. ConceptDraw PRO software extended with Computer and Networks solution is easy to draw various types of Network diagrams, Network topology diagrams, Computer networking schematics, Network maps, Cisco network topology, Computer network architecture, Wireless networks, Vehicular networks, Rack diagrams, Logical, Physical, Cable networks, etc. Desktop ConceptDraw PRO Software is a good Visio for Mac Os X replacement. It gives you rich productivity and quality of the produced diagrams. Read more
How to Draw a Computer Network
How to Draw a Computer Network
HelpDesk

How to Create an IDEF0 Diagram for an Application Development

IDEF0 methods are intended to model the functions of a process, creating a graphical model that displays: what controls the function, who makes it, what resources are used and how they are connected with other functions. The IDEF0 tool is used to model the decisions, actions, and activities of a software system during the development process . IDEF0 diagram graphically depicts a model of a desired version of the application. ConceptDraw PRO allows you to create and communicate the IDEF0 diagrams of any complexity. Read more
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How to Resize Objects

When creating diagram using ConceptDraw PRO, you can select, move, resize and rotate objects. After selecting an object (or objects) in a document, you can change it position, resize it or move an object to the desired position. The sizes of objects in ConceptDraw PRO can be changed by simple dragging, or you can set a particular size of any object. Using ConceptDraw PRO, you can re-size an object on the page using the absolute measurements instead of a mouse. You can make quick work of designing complex drawing using a combination of different-sized items. Read more

Home Remodeling Software. Home Plan Examples

Being the ready to renovate the house, to rebuild or replan the flat or any other building or premises, to change something in design of your home, to rearrange the furniture or interior objects, what will you do first? The most reasonable is to start with the development of the plan of new design and creation the list of works for its implementation, to avoid receiving of the unexpected result and the necessity to remake again, if some details were not taken into account for any reasons. And equally important is the need to select the most convenient software with powerful drawing tools to create the plan. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software enhanced with Floor Plans solution from the Building Plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is the best building design and home remodeling software, that offers a lot of Home design samples, examples, built-in templates and pre-designed vector stencils for quick and easy designing professional looking Home Plans and Home Remodeling Plans. Read more