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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

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

ducation infographics and infograms, Business intelligence dashboards, Business intelligence charts and maps, Bubble diagrams and charts, Spray diagrams, Circle-Spoke diagrams and models, Circle diagrams, Circular arrows diagrams, Circular flow diagrams, Education Package

ducation infographics and infograms, Business intelligence dashboards, Business intelligence charts and maps, Bubble diagrams and charts, Spray diagrams, Circle-Spoke diagrams and models, Circle diagrams, Circular arrows diagrams, Circular flow diagrams,
Education Package is a comprehensive set of multifarious graphical solutions from ConceptDraw Solution Park, collected together in help to ConceptDraw PRO users working in a field of science, education and training, which is aimed at improving the quality of education and helping to design with ease variety of interesting and colorful educational materials, diagrams, charts and maps. Use it to present the information and knowledge in an interesting, clear, structured and simple form to achieve a success in education and pedagogy, to maintain the interest of students and pupils throughout the whole learning process, at the lectures, lessons and even during independent work with additional materials, to contribute to better perception of scientific information by listeners during the conferences and reports. Read more
The vector stencils library "Financial lists" contains 18 list elements, including bulleted and numbered lists.
"In typography, a bullet is a typographical symbol or glyph used to introduce items in a list. ...
The bullet symbol may take any of a variety of shapes, such as circular, square, diamond or arrow." [Bullet (typography). Wikipedia]
Use it to design your financial infographics. Read more
Infographic elements
Infographic elements, triangle bullet, square bullet, ring bullet, numbered list, hollow square bullet, diamond bullet, circle bullet, bulleted list, bullet symbol, arrow bullet,

Data Flow Diagram Symbols. DFD Library

Data Flow Diagrams graphically represent the information transfers and process steps of a system. They visually depict how data are processed by a system in terms of inputs and outputs, how occurs the input in a system, how the data flow through an information system and where they are stored, and how occurs output from the system. DFDs give the overview of the system and models the processes aspects, they are maintained with other methods of structured systems analysis. The main goal of DFDs is achievement of understanding between developers and users. For their construction are used two notations - Gane-Sarson and Yourdon, each of them uses its own set of symbols. Data Flow Diagrams solution from Software Development area extends the ConceptDraw PRO software with templates, samples, and predesigned libraries of data flow diagram symbols for both notations, allowing you easy design the process-oriented and data-oriented models, draw the Data Flow Diagrams, Data Flowcharts, Data Process Diagrams, Information Flow Diagrams, Structured Analysis Diagrams, etc. Read more

Types of Flowcharts

A Flowchart is a graphical representation of process, algorithm, workflow or step-by-step solution of the problem. It shows the steps as boxes of various kinds and connects them by arrows in a defined order depicting a flow. There are twelve main Flowchart types: Basic Flowchart, Business Process Modeling Diagram (BPMN), Cross Functional Flowchart, Data Flow Diagram (DFD), IDEF (Integrated DEFinition) Flowchart, Event-driven Process Chain (EPC) Diagram, Influence Diagram (ID), Swimlane Flowchart, Process Flow Diagram (PFD), Specification and Description Language (SDL) Diagram, Value Stream Mapping, Workflow Diagram. Using the Flowcharts solution from the Diagrams area of ConceptDraw Solution Park you can easy and quickly design a Flowchart of any of these types. This solution offers a lot of special predesigned vector symbols for each of these widely used notations. They will make the drawing process of Flowcharts much easier than ever. Pay also attention for the included collection of ready Flowchart examples, samples and quick-start templates. This is business process improvement tools. If you are looking for MS Visio for your Mac, then you are out of luck, because it hasn't been released yet. However, you can use Visio alternatives that can successfully replace its functions. ConceptDraw PRO is an alternative to MS Visio for Mac that provides powerful features and intuitive user interface for the same. Read more
How to Simplify Flow Charting
How to Simplify Flow Charting

UML Notation

Unified Modeling Language (UML) is an open standard, the language of graphic description used for modeling objects in a field of software development and software engineering. It was created for definition, specification, visualization, designing and documenting software systems, as a unification of three object-oriented technologies Booch, OMT and OOSE, and uses the defined graphic notation for creating the visual models of object-oriented software systems. Description of UML consists of two parts, interactive and supplementing each other: UML semantics, which represents a certain metamodel, defines the abstract syntax and semantics of terms of object modeling with UML, and UML notation that is a graphic notation for visual representation of UML semantics. The powerful tools of the Rapid UML solution included to ConceptDraw Solution Park make the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software the best for easy applying the UML notation when creating the visual models of object-oriented software systems and designing different kinds of UML diagrams. Read more
The vector stencils library "Text blocks" contains 38 text blocks including braces quote, blocks with divider line, text columns, list and numbered list elements, inclined list elements, blocks, different shape blocks (arrow, ribbon, circle, rounded rectangle, oval, diamond, parallelogram, leaf, drop), titled text blocks. Use it to add typography elements into your infographics.
The example "Text blocks" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Typography Infographics solition from the area "What is infographics" in ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Typography infographics elements - Text blocks
Typography infographics elements - Text blocks, text column, side panel, text box, text block, list element, text block with divider line, text block, ribbon text block, infographics, circle text block, braces quote,

Business Process Elements: Activities

Create professional business process diagrams using ConceptDraw Activities library with 34 objects from BPMN. Read more