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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
How to Build a Flowchart

Workflow Diagram Examples

ConceptDraw PRO - workflow software extended with the Workflow Diagram solution provides a complete set of samples, templates and features help you to draw diagrams faster. A workflow software you use for drawing workflow diagrams and business process flow diagrams should provide a wide set of examples allows you get closer with workflow diagrams, learn symbols meaning, find appropriate layout and design, and then start drawing your own workflow diagram masterfully. Workflow diagrams used for orchestrating organizational processes between company departments and humans, so critical process diagrams used to train many people to interact must be clear and professional to convey an idea from a view. Thats a reason we created a lot workflow symbols and workflow icons collected them into special Workflow Diagram solution in ConceptDraw Solution Park.
The vector stencils library "Instruments" contains 72 symbols of control instruments and measuring devices: meters and gauges, and callouts, text boxes, and inserts.
Use these shapes to create annotated process flow diagrams (PFD), flow control, manufacturing processes, and distribution system diagrams.
"Process control is an engineering discipline that deals with architectures, mechanisms and algorithms for maintaining the output of a specific process within a desired range.
Process control is extensively used in industry and enables mass production of continuous processes such as oil refining, paper manufacturing, chemicals, power plants and many other industries. Process control enables automation, with which a small staff of operating personnel can operate a complex process from a central control room." [Process control. Wikipedia]
The example "Design elements - Instruments" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Chemical and Process Engineering solution from the Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Process control instrument symbols
Process control instrument symbols , vortex sensor, venturi, flow nozzle, thermometer, strain gauge, pressure, steam traced, steam traced instrument, rotameter, recorder, propeller meter, pressure gauges, pressure gauge, operator box, light, level meter, indicator, discrete instrument, indicator, generic utility, flowmeter, diamond, dashed mid-line, indicator, discrete instrument, correcting element, converter, computer, computer function, PLC, programmable logic control, NOT gate, CRT, shared display, CRT,  shared display, AND gate,  recorder,

Business Process Flowchart Symbols

The business process flowchart symbols used for business process mapping are predefined by Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) and actually have their roots in the data processing diagrams and programming flow charts. Business Process flowchart symbols provide drawing business process flowcharts, diagrams and maps of any complexity.

Types of Flowcharts

A Flowchart is a graphically representation of the process, algorithm or the step-by-step solution of the problem. There are ten types of Flowcharts. Using the Flowcharts solution from the Diagrams area of ConceptDraw Solution Park you can easy and quickly design the Flowchart of any of these types.
How to Simplify Flow Charting
How to Simplify Flow Charting

event-driven process chain diagram, EPC diagram, process chain flowchart Event-driven Process Chain Diagrams

event-driven process chain diagram, EPC diagram, process chain flowchart
Event-driven Process Chain (EPC) Diagram is a type of flowchart widely used for modeling in business engineering and reengineering, business process improvement, and analysis. EPC method was developed within the Architecture of Integrated Information Systems (ARIS) framework.

Taxi Service Data Flow Diagram DFD Example

This sample shows the Data Flow Diagram of the Taxi Service and interactions between the Clients, Operators and Divers, as well as Orders and Reports databases.

Software Work Flow Process in Project Management with Diagram

This sample was created in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the Workflow Diagrams Solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.

This sample shows the Workflow Diagram that clearly illustrates stages a BPM consists of and relations between all parts of business. The Workflow Diagrams are used to represent the transferring of data during the work process, to study and analysis the working processes, and to optimize a workflow.

The vector stencils library "Workflow diagrams" contains 54 symbol icons of workflow diagrams.
Use these clipart to represent information flow, automation of business processes, business process re-engineering, accounting, management, and human resources tasks in industry, business, and manufacturing.
"The term workflow is more commonly used in particular industries, such as printing and professional domains, where it may have particular specialized meanings.
(1) Processes: A process is a more general notion than workflow and can apply to physical or biological processes, for instance; whereas a workflow is typically a process or collection of processes described in the context of work, such as all processes occurring in a machine shop.
(2) Planning and scheduling: A plan is a description of the logically necessary, partially ordered set of activities required to accomplish a specific goal given certain starting conditions. A plan, when augmented with a schedule and resource allocation calculations, completely defines a particular instance of systematic processing in pursuit of a goal. A workflow may be viewed as an (often optimal or near-optimal) realization of the mechanisms required to execute the same plan repeatedly.
(3) Flow control is a control concept applied to workflows, to distinguish from static control of buffers of material or orders, to mean a more dynamic control of flow speed and flow volumes in motion and in process. Such orientation to dynamic aspects is the basic foundation to prepare for more advanced job shop controls, such as just-in-time or just-in-sequence.
(4) In-transit visibility is a monitoring concept that applies to transported material as well as to work in process or work in progress, i.e., workflows." [Workflow. Wikipedia]
The example "Workflow diagram - Business" was drawn using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Workflow Diagrams solution from the Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Business - Work flow chart
Business - Work flow chart, shipping, sales, receiving, quality, production, payment, lorry, delivery, customer service, box, open, box,

Flowchart Components

The ConceptDraw Flowchart component includes a set of samples and templates. This geathered as flowchart maker toolbox which focused on drawing flowcharts of any industry standards.