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# Electrical Symbols — Switches and Relays

## Electrical Symbols — Switches and Relays

In electrical engineering, a switch is an electrical component that can break an electrical circuit, interrupting the current or diverting it from one conductor to another. The mechanism of a switch may be operated directly by a human operator to control a circuit (for example, a light switch or a keyboard button), may be operated by a moving object such as a door-operated switch, or may be operated by some sensing element for pressure, temperature or flow. A relay is a switch that is operated by electricity. Switches are made to handle a wide range of voltages and currents; very large switches may be used to isolate high-voltage circuits in electrical substations. 26 libraries of the Electrical Engineering Solution of ConceptDraw PRO make your electrical diagramming simple, efficient, and effective. You can simply and quickly drop the ready-to-use objects from libraries into your document to create the electrical diagram. Read more

## Electrical Symbols — Rotating Equipment

Electrical rotating machines, such as motors and generators, are vital assets for any power plant or large industrial company. An electric motor is an electrical machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. The reverse of this would be the conversion of mechanical energy into electrical energy and is done by an electric generator. In normal motoring mode, most electric motors operate through the interaction between an electric motor's magnetic field and winding currents to generate force within the motor. In certain applications, such as in the transportation industry with traction motors, electric motors can operate in both motoring and generating or braking modes to also produce electrical energy from mechanical energy. 26 libraries of the Electrical Engineering Solution of ConceptDraw PRO make your electrical diagramming simple, efficient, and effective. You can simply and quickly drop the ready-to-use objects from libraries into your document to create the electrical diagram. Read more

## Electrical Symbols — Composite Assemblies

Electronic components have two or more electrical terminals (or leads) aside from antennas which may only have one terminal. These leads connect to create an electronic circuit with a particular function (for example an amplifier, radio receiver, or oscillator). Basic electronic components may be packaged discretely, as arrays or networks of like components, or integrated inside of packages such as semiconductor integrated circuits, hybrid integrated circuits, or thick film devices. 26 libraries of the Electrical Engineering Solution of ConceptDraw PRO make your electrical diagramming simple, efficient, and effective. You can simply and quickly drop the ready-to-use objects from libraries into your document to create the electrical diagram. Read more

## Design elements - Alarm and access control

The vector stencils library Alarm and access control contains 80 symbols of digital proximity equipment, locking hardware, and access control equipment.
"An alarm device or system of alarm devices gives an audible, visual or other form of alarm signal about a problem or condition. Alarm devices are often outfitted with a siren." [Alarm device. Wikipedia]
"An access control point, which can be a door, turnstile, parking gate, elevator, or other physical barrier, where granting access can be electronically controlled. Typically, the access point is a door. An electronic access control door can contain several elements. At its most basic, there is a stand-alone electric lock. The lock is unlocked by an operator with a switch. To automate this, operator intervention is replaced by a reader. The reader could be a keypad where a code is entered, it could be a card reader, or it could be a biometric reader. Readers do not usually make an access decision, but send a card number to an access control panel that verifies the number against an access list. To monitor the door position a magnetic door switch can be used. In concept, the door switch is not unlike those on refrigerators or car doors. Generally only entry is controlled, and exit is uncontrolled. In cases where exit is also controlled, a second reader is used on the opposite side of the door. In cases where exit is not controlled, free exit, a device called a request-to-exit (REX) is used. Request-to-exit devices can be a push-button or a motion detector. When the button is pushed, or the motion detector detects motion at the door, the door alarm is temporarily ignored while the door is opened. Exiting a door without having to electrically unlock the door is called mechanical free egress. This is an important safety feature. In cases where the lock must be electrically unlocked on exit, the request-to-exit device also unlocks the door." [Access control. Wikipedia]
Use the design elements library Alarm and access control for drawing layout floor plans, blueprints, and wiring diagrams of intrusion systems, time and attendance systems, card and code access control security systems, internal and external security control systems using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The shapes library Alarm and access control is included in the Security and Access Plans solution from the Building Plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Alarm and access control symbols
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## Best Diagramming

Need to draw a diagram, process chart, flowchart, organizational chart, graphic design? ConceptDraw can help you to make professional graphic documents quickly. Read more
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## Building Drawing Software for Design School Layout

Classroom is the place where the pupils spend most of time, so it must to attract, arouse the interest, to be comfortable that the pupils wanted to go here and to stay longer. The psychologists say that the look of a class greatly affects the children. The first important characteristic is a color, the correct choice of color palette for the training premise helps adjust pupils and students on the right mood, promotes a thinking, activity, creativity and concentration. The most favorable colors are yellow, peach, beige, they attract attention and stimulate mental activity. As for the desks and other furniture, they should to be safe, quality, and to be arranged taking in account the room's size, lighting and age of pupils. For the primary classes are perfectly suited various illustrations on the walls. Use ConceptDraw PRO building drawing software tools and vector design elements from School and Training Plans solution for development School layouts and floor plans, furniture and equipment plans for School or Training offices, Design plans for classrooms, auditoriums and cabinets. Read more

## How To Create a Workflow Diagram

A workflow diagram is less general notation than a process flow diagram. Workflow as a term can apply to organizational process which involves people, resources, documents, sort of data, for instance; whereas a process is general collection of steps occuring in any sort of activity. That is why process flow diagram can be used as workflow diagram to describe business process, data flow or department interactions. The fastest way to create a workflow diagram is using pre-designed workflow template. ConceptDraw PRO with the Workflow Diagrams solution delivers rich set of workflow diagram templates you may start from. Read more

## Physical Security Plan

ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Security and Access Plans Solution from the Building Plans Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is a powerful software for fast and easy drawing professional looking Physical Security Plan. Read more

## Near-me area networks (NAN). Computer and Network Examples

A Near-me area network (NAN) is a logical communication network. NAN focuses on the communication between wireless devices in the close proximity. All networks designed with ConceptDraw PRO are vector graphic documents and are available for reviewing, modifying, and converting to a variety of formats (image, HTML, PDF file, MS PowerPoint Presentation, Adobe Flash or MS Visio XML). Read more

## Switches and relays - Vector stencils library

The vector stencils library "Switches and relays" contains 58 symbols of electrical contacts, switches, relays, circuit breakers, selectors, connectors, disconnect devices, switching circuits, current regulators, and thermostats for electrical devices.
Use these shapes for drawing electrical diagrams in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Electrical Engineering solution from the Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
SPST
SPDT
DPST
DPDT
Make contact
Break contact
Two way contact
Passing make-contact
Spring return
Stay put
Limit switch
Circuit breaker
Spring return 2
Spring return 3
Limit switch n/o
Limit switch n/c
2 position switch
3 position switch
4 position switch
Manual switch
Pushbutton make
Pushbutton break
Pushbutton 2-circuit
Selector switch
Shorting selector
Proximity limit switch
Time delay make
Time delay break
Time delay make 2
Time delay break 2
Safety interlock
Flow actuated
Liquid level actuated
Liquid level actuated 2
Gas flow actuated
Pressure actuated
Temperature actuated
Thermostat
Temperature switch
Inertia switch
Mercury switch
Mercury switch 2
Fuse
Switch disconnector
Isolator
Change-over contact
Relay contacts
Relay coil
Pilot light
Pilot light, push-to-test
Relay, alternating-current
Relay, magnetically polarized
Relay, slow-operate
Relay, slow-release
Relay
Relay, high speed
Relay, mechanically latched
Relay, permanent
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## Computer Network. Computer and Network Examples

A Computer Network is a telecommunication network containing the set of nodes (computer network devices, such as computers, phones, servers) and allows them exchange the data using the network links. There are many kinds of computer networks. The primary difference is their size, according to the scale they can be classified as: Local area network (LAN), Metropolitan area network (MAN), Global Area Network (GAN), Wide area network (WAN), Storage area network (SAN), Campus area network (CAN), Personal area network (PAN). Computer networks also differ by connection method according to the used hardware technology (Ethernet, Wireless LAN, Optical fiber, HomePNA, Power line communication), by functional relationships that exist between network elements (Client-server, Active Networking, Peer-to-peer), by network topology (Tree computer network, Bus network, Star network, Ring network, Mesh network, etc.). Solutions of Computer and Networks Area from ConceptDraw Solution Park contain powerful drawing tools for easy designing diagrams for any Computer Network from listed diversity. Read more

## Business Package for Management

Package intended for professional who designing and documenting business processes, preparing business reports, plan projects and manage projects, manage organizational changes, prepare operational instructions, supervising specific department of an organization, workout customer service processes and prepare trainings for customer service personal, carry out a variety of duties to organize business workflow. Read more

## Geo Map - Europe - Serbia

The vector stencils library Serbia contains contours for ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software. This library is contained in the Continent Maps solution from Maps area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

## Geo Map — South America — Peru

Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. The history of Peru goes back to the distant past and its divided into several main stages. Geography of Peru is also diverse - there is a desert, as well as the ocean coast, and of course the mountain ranges. The Continent Maps solution from Maps area of ConceptDraw Solution Park provides stencil library Peru, which is made up of well-designed vector shapes delivering easy experience in creating diagrams with ConceptDraw Pro software. All ConceptDraw PRO documents are vector graphic files and are available for reviewing, modifying, and converting to a variety of formats: image, HTML, PDF file, MS PowerPoint Presentation, Adobe Flash, MS Visio (.VDX, .VSDX). Read more

## Personal area (PAN) networks. Computer and Network Examples

Personal area network (PAN) is a network organized on a limited area and used for data transmission between various personal devices, such as computers, tablets, laptops, telephones, different digital and mobile devices, etc. and also for connecting to higher level network and Internet. PAN is used to manage the interconnections of IT devices which surround a single user and generally contains such appliances, as cordless mice, keyboard, phone, and Bluetooth handsets. PANs can be wired with computer buses, or wirelessly connected to the Internet using such network technologies as Bluetooth, Z-Wave, ZigBee, IrDa, UWB, Body Area Network. PANs have a lot of pros and cons, they are expedient, lucrative and handy, but sometimes have bad connection with other networks on the same radio bands, Bluetooth has distance limits and slow data transfer speed, but is comparatively safe. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming software supplied with numerous solutions of Computer and Networks Area included to ConceptDraw Solution Park perfectly suits for designing the Personal Area Networks. Read more