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Types of Flowcharts

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

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
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How to Send an Outlook Email From a Mind Map

ConceptDraw MINDMAP v8 supports integration with MS Outlook. The mind map topic can be transformed into MS Outlook message with one click. Read more
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How to Use Mind Map Exchange Solution

Tips on how to share mind maps among people uses different mind mapping software Read more
Mind Map Exchange
Mind Map Exchange
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How to Make a Project Tasks Mind Map from Brainstorm

Start project with creating a mind map, structuring ideas captured during a brainstorming session. Read more
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How to Create an Effective Mind Map Using Topic Types

Tips on how to increase mind map effectiveness using Topic Types functionality, delivered with ConceptDraw MINDMAP. Read more
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How to Use the Effort-Driven Scheduling Method

Effort-driven scheduling is the default method of project scheduling in ConceptDraw PROJECT. Read more
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How to Send Task From a Mind Map to MS Outlook

ConceptDraw MINDMAP v8 supports integration with MS Outlook. The mind map topic can be transformed into MS Outlook message. Read more
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How to Exchange Files with MS Project Users

Ability to exchange project data across different project applications gives users an excellent alternative on the way they manage projects, and assists in the interoperability of project information between team members who have Macintosh and PC computers. Read more
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How the Project Data from Mind Map is Transformed by ConceptDraw PROJECT

The artilce describes some details of the data conversion between ConceptDraw MINDMAP and PROJECT. Read more
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How to Use ConceptDraw Single User License

With ConceptDraw products it is possible to reassign a licenses Read more
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How to Input Data from MS Excel Into a Mind Map

Many people apply Excel documents to store data in the form of hierarchical lists. With ConceptDraw MINDMAP you can easily turn the linear structure of an Excel table in a radial structure of mind map ConceptDraw MINDMAP will create a mind map file (CDMZ) from your Excel (XLS) file. If you keep your information in the Microsoft Excel files, you can import them into ConceptDraw MINDMAP, converting the columns and rows to a hierarchical structured mind map. If you have multiple individual sheets in your Excel workbook, ConceptDraw MINDMAP will turn them into a single multi-page mind map. ConceptDraw MINDMAP lets you import an entire Microsoft® Excel file as well as insert data from the selected cells. Read more
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How to Make SWOT Analysis in a Word Document

A SWOT analysis is a strategic planning tool that helps to identify and compare strengths and weaknesses with opportunities and threats to make a decision and create an action plan. When performing a SWOT analysis, one can create a table split up into four columns so as to list each impacting element side-by-side for comparison, but typically it is conducted using a four-square SWOT analysis template. Using mind map allows you to collect and structure an information involved in SWOT Analysis then, you can export your SWOT mind map into a MS Word document that allows you to present and collaborate your business strategic SWOT analysis matrix in MS Word document.

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How to Open MS Visio® 2013/2016 Files on a Mac®

Powerful business graphics and diagramming tools are the norm and not the exception for today’s businesses. For years the de facto standard file format for business has been Microsoft Visio™. Many people involved in visual communication need software tools that will read and write using the Visio file format. With the introduction of Visio 2013 Microsoft has changed the native file format used in earlier versions of Microsoft Visio. ConceptDraw PRO v10 file import and export works round-trip with the new Visio VSDX file format. Read more
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How to Use Filters

Many of us use mind maps for organizing, structuring or compiling our ideas or projects. Making mind map is the ability to take existing ideas and combine them in new ways. This is much easier to do when you can see all the ideas in front of you. You can capture information by visually connecting short key words and phrases on mind map page. Such efficient use of space means that more information can fit onto a single page or screen, giving you the opportunity to capture and organize number of ideas might fit together. As the volume of data grows and the map expands, the organizing and structuring information become a challenge. ConceptDraw MINDMAP allows you to search and sort the whole mind map's content, including topics, Notes and even Symbols. Read more
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How to Present Mind Maps Created in Different Software

Present mind maps, generated in different mindmapping software using ConceptDraw MINDMAP and a Skype connection. Read more
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How to Determine what Information to be Displayed in the Project Resource List

After you create a project task list it is necessary move to resource planning. You need to determine and assign resources on each task. There are several types of resources defined in ConceptDraw PROJECT: work, material, cost and equipment. The columns of a project Resource List in ConceptDraw PROJECT displays the information you need to capture about each resource in your project. Read more
Getting Started with ConceptDraw PROJECT
Getting Started with ConceptDraw PROJECT
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How to Brainstorm with ConceptDraw MINDMAP

Brainstorming is a way of generating ideas related to a specific theme. Usually brainstorming involves a group of people generating a lot of ideas in a short period of time. The key to brainstorming is putting off the process of evaluating ideas until a later stage. The participants keep a record of their ideas as they come to mind, without thinking them over. Unorthodox and unusual thoughts are welcome, and no criticism or justification is allowed in order to encourage participation. Though one can brainstorm individually, the technique works better in a group, as ideas expressed by one participant trigger more ideas from others, often based on associations, and the participants can benefit from each other’s experience and knowledge. Brainstorming using a software tool has a lot of advantages over the traditional way of capturing ideas like flip-charts or white-boards. The latter have physical size limitations, which constrain the process as the number of ideas grows. Ideas become scattered around the room, making it is easy to overlook important ideas. Further grouping and prioritizing of ideas is inconvenient and requires a lot of effort. ConceptDraw MINDMAP helps to avoid these problems. Read here how to run a Brainstorming session with ConceptDraw MINDMAP Read more
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How to Quickly Make a Project from a Mind Map

ConceptDraw MINDMAP allows you to view your mind map as a Gantt chart. You can do this by opening your map in ConceptDraw PROJECT. It is possible to proceed the same file in both ConceptDraw MINDMAP and ConceptDraw PROJECT. Read more