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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
"The symbols and conventions used in welding documentation are specified in national and international standards such as ISO 2553 Welded, brazed and soldered joints -- Symbolic representation on drawings and ISO 4063 Welding and allied processes -- Nomenclature of processes and reference numbers. The US standard symbols are outlined by the American National Standards Institute and the American Welding Society and are noted as "ANSI/AWS".
In engineering drawings, each weld is conventionally identified by an arrow which points to the joint to be welded. The arrow is annotated with letters, numbers and symbols which indicate the exact specification of the weld. In complex applications, such as those involving alloys other than mild steel, more information may be called for than can comfortably be indicated using the symbols alone. Annotations are used in these cases." [Symbols and conventions used in welding documentation. Wikipedia]
The example chart "Elements of welding symbol" is redesigned using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software from the Wikipedia file: Elements of a welding symbol.PNG.
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The diagram example "Elements location of a welding symbol" is contained in the Mechanical Engineering solution from the Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Welding joint symbol chart
Welding joint symbol chart, field weld, arrow,

Cisco Network Design. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils, symbols and design elements

Cisco is the largest company, which specializes in the field of high technologies, develops and sells network equipment mainly for the large organizations and telecommunication companies. Cisco produces wide variety of devices and equipment, such as routers, switches, gateways, servers, network security devices (firewalls, VPN, IDs, etc.), ATM switches, cable modems and DSL equipment, access points Wi-Fi, products for IP telephony, etc. The first commercially successful multi-protocol router, which enabled for previously incompatible computers to communicate between themselves, is also developed by Cisco company. Cisco is a generally accepted standard, which uses globally recognized Cisco icons for all produced Cisco equipment. ConceptDraw PRO software extended with Cisco Network Diagrams solution from Computer and Network area contains a lot of predesigned Cisco network design elements for professional drawing Cisco network diagrams, visualization computer network topologies, equipment connections and arrangement. Read more
The vector stencils library "Astronomical symbols" contains 58 astronomical symbols and astrological signs of Solar system planets, stars, Sun, Moon, Earth, constellations, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune, comet, Zodiac signs.
"Astronomical symbols are symbols used to represent various celestial objects, theoretical constructs and observational events in astronomy. The earliest forms of these symbols appear in Greek papyri of late antiquity. The Byzantine codices in which the Greek papyri were preserved continued and extended the inventory of astronomical symbols. New symbols were further invented to represent many just-discovered planets and minor planets discovered in the 18th-20th centuries.
All these symbols were once commonly used by professional astronomers, amateur astronomers, and astrologers. While they are still commonly used in almanacs and astrological publications, their occurrence in published research and texts on astronomy is relatively infrequent, with some exceptions such as the Sun and Earth symbols appearing in astronomical constants, and certain zodiacal signs used to represent the solstices and equinoxes." [Astronomical symbols. Wikipedia]
The pictograms example "Design elements - Astronomical symbols" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Astronomy solution from the Science and Education area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Astronomical signs
Astronomical signs, Venus, V, Uranus, U, Taurus, Tau, Sun, Star, Solar radius, Solar mass, Solar luminosity, Solar effective temperature 	, Scorpius, Sco, Saturn, S, Sagittarius, Sgr, Quadrature, Pisces, Psc, Opposition, New moon, Neptune, Moon, or last-quarter moon, Moon, or first-quarter moon, Mercury, Me, Mars, Ma, Leo, Jupiter, J, Gemini, Gem, Full moon, Earth, E, Descending node, Conjunction, Comet, Capricornus, Cap	, Cancer, Cnc, Ascending node, Aries, Ari, Aquarius, Aqr, 9 Metis, 8 Flora, 7 Iris, 6 Hebe, 5 Astraea, 4 Vesta, 37 Fides, 3 Juno, 29 Amphitrite, 28 Bellona, 26 Proserpina, 2 Pallas, 19 Fortuna, 18 Melpomene, 17 Thetis, 16 Psyche, 15 Eunomia, 14 Irene, 134340 Pluto, 13 Egeria, 12 Victoria, 11 Parthenope, 10 Hygeia, 1 Ceres,
The vector stencils library "Internet symbols" contains 11 icons of equipment symbols.
Use these Web shapes for drawing computer network diagrams using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The clipart example "Design elements - Internet symbols" is included in the Computer and Networks solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Internet symbols
Internet symbols, virtual web site, root, hardware firewall, generic firewall, firewall with tunnel, firewall with hole, firewall, WWW server, WWW cluster, Smartcard, secure ID card, Smart key,
The vector stencils library "IDEF3 process schematic symbols" contains 12 shapes: unit of behavior (UOB), links, junctions, .
Use it to design your IDEF3 process schematic diagrams.
"Process schematics tend to be the most familiar and broadly used component of the IDEF3 method. These schematics provide a visualization mechanism for processcentered descriptions of a scenario. The graphical elements that comprise process schematics include Unit of Behavior (UOB) boxes, precedence links, junctions, referents, and notes. The building blocks here are:
- Unit of Behavior (UOB) boxes.
- Links: Links are the glue that connect UOB boxes to form representations of dynamic processes.
- Simple Precedence Links: Precedence links express temporal precedence relations between instances of one UOB and those of another.
- Activation Plots: Activation plots are used to represent activations.
- Dashed Links: Dashed links carry no predefined semantics.
- Link Numbers: All links have an elaboration and unique link numbers.
Activation Semantics for Nonbranching Process Schematics.
- Junctions: Junctions in IDEF3 provide a mechanism to specify the logic of process branching.
- UOB Decompositions: Elaborations capture and structure detailed knowledge about processes.
- UOB Reference Numbering Scheme: A UOB box number is assigned to each UOB box in an IDEF3 Process Description.
- Partial Descriptions: UOB boxes are joined together by links. Because of the description capture focus of IDEF3, it is possible to conceive of UOBs without links to other parts of an IDEF3 schematic.
- Referents: Referents enhance understanding, provide additional meaning, and simplify the construction (i.e., minimize clutter) of both process schematics and object schematics." [IDEF3. Wikipedia]
The shapes example "Design elements - IDEF3 process schematic symbols" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the solution "IDEF Business Process Diagrams" from the area "Business Processes" of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
IDEF3 business process diagram
IDEF3 business process diagram, unit of behavior, UOB, synchronous OR junction, synchronous AND junction, simple precedence link, relational link, opposite direction constraint precedence link, general constraint precedence link, direction constraint precedence link, both directions constraint precedence link, XOR junction, OR junction, OR process, AND junction, AND process,
The vector stencils library "Delay elements" contains 12 symbols of delay elements for drawing electrical schematics and electronic circuit diagrams.
"An analog delay line is a network of electrical components connected in series, where each individual element creates a time difference or phase change between its input signal and its output signal. It operates on analog signals whose amplitude varies continuously. An example is a bucket-brigade device. Other types of delay line include acoustic, magnetostrictive, and surface acoustic wave devices. A series of RC networks can be cascaded to form a delay. A long transmission line can also provide a delay element. The delay time of an analog delay line may be only a few nanoseconds or several milliseconds, limited by the practical size of the physical medium used to delay the signal and the propagation speed of impulses in the medium." [Analog delay line. Wikipedia]
The symbols example "Design elements - Delay elements" was drawn using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Electrical Engineering solution from the Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Delay element symbols
Delay element symbols, delay element,
The vector clipart library "Presentation" design elements contains 45 symbols you can use to design your presentation slides and illustrations using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
"Although some think of presentations in a business meeting context, there are often occasions when that is not the case. For example, a non-profit organization presents the need for a capital fund-raising campaign to benefit the victims of a recent tragedy; a school district superintendent presents a program to parents about the introduction of foreign-language instruction in the elementary schools;an artist demonstrates decorative painting techniques to a group of interior designers; a horticulturist shows garden club members or homeowners how they might use native plants in the suburban landscape; a police officer addresses a neighborhood association about initiating a safety program. ...
A study done by Wharton School Of Business showed that the use of visuals reduced meeting times by 28 percent. Another study found that audiences believe presenters who use visuals are more professional and credible than presenters who merely speak. Other research indicates that meetings and presentations reinforced with visuals help participants reach decisions and consensus more quickly." [Presentation. Wikipedia]
The clip art example "Design elements - Presentation symbols" is included in the Presentation Clipart solution from the Illustration area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Presentation clip art and pictograms
Presentation clip art and pictograms, presentation,

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 PRO 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)
This vector stencils library contains 38 icons of logical symbols.
Use these shapes for drawing logical computer network topology diagrams using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The clipart example "Design elements - Logical symbols" is included in the Computer and Networks solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Logical network topology symbols
Logical network topology symbols, workgroup switch, university , twisted pair line tag, terminal server, telecommuter house PC, speaker, small hub, small business, security management, Cisco, router, relational database, network management appliance, microphone , lock and key, lock, key, house, host, home office, headquarters, government building, fiber optic line tag, coaxial line tag, building, bridge, access server, communications server, Web browser, WAN, SC2200 Signaling Controller, ISDN switch, CSU, DSU, CDDI-FDDI, ATM switch, ATM router, ATM GB Etherswitch, Fast GB Etherswitch, 100BaseT hub,
The vector stencils library "Sales symbols" contains 55 sales process pictograms.
Use it to design your sales flowcharts, workflow diagrams and process charts by the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
"A sales process is an approach to selling a product or service.
... a "sales process" is presented as consisting of eight steps. These are:
(1) Prospecting / initial contact,
(2) Preapproach - planning the sale,
(3) Identifying and cross questioning,
(4) Need assessment,
(5) Presentation,
(6) Meeting objections,
(7) Gaining commitment,
(8) Follow-up." [Sales process. Wikipedia]
The icons example "Design elements - Sales symbols" is included in the Sales Flowcharts solution from the Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Sales icon set
Sales icon set, woman figure, business woman, web page, web form, user, usb flash card, unqualified, disqualified, unlike, time, clock, technician, spreadsheet, server, qualified, like, presentation slide, phone caller, woman, phone caller, man, phone, notes, mobile, man figure, business man, mail, international, globe, importing, full shopping cart, full shopping bag, folder opened, folder closed, exporting, empty shopping cart, empty shopping bag, email, documents, document folder, documents, document, data base, database, customer, woman, woman torso, customer, woman, customer, man, man torso, credit cards, crate, computer monitor, coins, cloud, client computer, clerk, woman, woman torso, clerk, man, man torso, cellphone caller, businessman, business man, business woman, box, banknotes, Visa credit card, PayPal, Master credit card, Discover credit card, China UnionPay credit card, American Express credit card,
The vector stencils library "Azure architecture - Symbols" contains 28 pictograms that can be used in cloud computing architecture diagrams.
Use this icon set to design your Azure architecture diagrams with ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The pictograms example "Design elements - Azure architecture - Symbols" is included in the Azure Architecture solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Cloud architecture diagram symbols
Cloud architecture diagram symbols, video, user enterprise, user, tunnel, tasks, task list or backlog, slider bar, vertical, slider bar, horizontal, not allowed, like, graph, gears, game controller, folder, filter, ellipses, cut and paste, crossout failure, continuous cycle circle, checkmark success, chart, calendar, cable set top TV box, building, bug, audio, attachment, USB,
The vector stencils library "Logic gate diagram" contains 17 element symbols for drawing the logic gate diagrams.
"To build a functionally complete logic system, relays, valves (vacuum tubes), or transistors can be used. The simplest family of logic gates using bipolar transistors is called resistor-transistor logic (RTL). Unlike simple diode logic gates (which do not have a gain element), RTL gates can be cascaded indefinitely to produce more complex logic functions. RTL gates were used in early integrated circuits. For higher speed and better density, the resistors used in RTL were replaced by diodes resulting in diode-transistor logic (DTL). Transistor-transistor logic (TTL) then supplanted DTL. As integrated circuits became more complex, bipolar transistors were replaced with smaller field-effect transistors (MOSFETs); see PMOS and NMOS. To reduce power consumption still further, most contemporary chip implementations of digital systems now use CMOS logic. CMOS uses complementary (both n-channel and p-channel) MOSFET devices to achieve a high speed with low power dissipation." [Logic gate. Wikipedia]
The symbols example "Design elements - Logic gate diagram" was drawn using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Electrical Engineering solution from the Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Logic gate symbols
Logic gate symbols, operational amplifier, gate, open-collector output, gate, Schmitt trigger input, buffer, OR gate, Norton opamp, Norton operational amplifier, NOT gate, inverter, NOR gate, NOT OR, NAND gate, NOT AND, EX-OR gate, exclusive-OR gate, EX-NOR gate, exclusive-NOR gate, AND gate,
The vector stencils library "HR symbols" contains 45 HR process pictograms.
Use it to design your HR flowcharts, workflow diagrams and process charts by the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The icons example "Design elements - HR symbols" is included in the HR Flowcharts solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
HR icon set
HR icon set, сonflict management, сommunication, сareer ladder, сareer, сapital formation, workplace health and safety, workplace culture, workforce planning, winner, timekeeping, time management, time efficiency, talent acquisition, succession management, staff turnover, smart ideas, skill, retention, problem solving, performance management, partnership, organizational culture, motivation and incentives, leadership, job satisfaction, job performance, increase productivity, incentive compensation management, human resource management, human capital, hierarchical organization, headhunting, global HR, education, dress code, conformance, compensation management, business success, business goals, authority and accountability, attract, achievement, absenteeism, absence management, Labor Unions,

Cisco LAN. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols

The ConceptDraw vector stencils library Cisco LAN contains symbols for drawing the computer local area network diagrams. Read more