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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 DIAGRAM 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 DIAGRAM. 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

Types of Flowchart - Overview

When designing a process or an instruction in clear and understandable way, you should consider creating a flowchart. You can avoid spending a lot of time understanding complex concepts as they get clear with different diagrams. The flowcharts are very popular diagram type, they are useful at different fields from the description business processes to the presentation of cooking recipes. Basic Flowchart, Business Process Modeling Diagram, Process Flowchart, Cross Functional Flowchart, Procedure Flowchart, Data Flow Diagram, IDEF Flowchart, SDL Diagram, Workflow Diagram, Document Flowchart, Program Flowchart, Value Stream Map, System Flowchart, Highlight Flowchart, Sales Flowchart are the main types flowchart. The ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is one of the professional applications which has great advantages and using which you can create different types of Flowcharts easy and fast. Try to draw an illustrative and comprehensible diagram in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM describing the processes instead of writing complex long text and make sure how it is convenient. Visio is expensive, and if you use it in a team environment, these costs are compounded. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is an affordable alternative to Visio and luckily, it comes with a team plan. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM can import and export Visio files, so Mac users can collaborate with PC users stuck on Microsoft's software. Read more
How to Simplify Flow Charting
How to Simplify Flow Charting

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 DIAGRAM 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)

Easy Flowchart Software

ConceptDraw the best professional flowchart software that gives users the ability to simply draw any type of flowcharts. 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 DIAGRAM software. Read more

IDEF0 Visio

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM extended with IDEF0 Diagrams solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is a powerful diagramming and vector drawing IDEF0 software. All IDEF0 diagrams created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM are vector graphic documents and can be reviewed, modified and converted to MS Visio XML format. To obtain the IDEF0 Visio documents from ConceptDraw DIAGRAM documents use the wide export possibilities of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM. Read more

UML Tool & UML Diagram Examples

The Unified Modeling Language (abbr. UML) is a general-purpose modeling language widely used in the field of software development, software engineering, education, science, industry, business. In 1997 the UML was approved as a standard by the OMG (Object Management Group) and in 2005 was published as ISO standard by the International Organization for Standardization. UML is widely and succesfully applied for optimization the process of software systems development and business systems analysis. There are used 14 types of UML diagrams, 7 from them depict structural information, another 7 types represent different types of behavior and aspects of interactions. Design of any automated process is easy with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM and unique Rapid UML solution from the Software Development area, which provides numerous UML examples, templates and vector stencils libraries for drawing all types of UML 1.x and UML 2.x diagrams. Use of predesigned UML diagram examples and templates lets you quickly start drawing your own UML diagrams in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software. Read more

Data Modeling Diagram

The vector stencils library Activity diagrams from the solution Rapid UML contains specific data modeling symbols for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software. The Rapid UML solution is contained in the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

Software Diagram Examples and Templates

ConceptDraw Pro is a powerful tool for business and technical diagramming. Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park provides 5 solutions: Data Flow Diagrams, Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD), Graphic User Interface, IDEFO Diagrams, Rapid UML. Read more

Scrum process work items and workflow

Teams working with Scrum methodology use the product backlog items (PBIs), bug work item types (WITs), reports and dashboards. SCRUM Workflow solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software offers collection of samples, variety of predesigned objects, clipart and graphic elements, a set of Scrum process work items and workflow which are developed for agile teams working using Scrum. Read more