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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 vector stencils library "iPhone interface" contains 119 iPhone UI design elements.
Use it for development of graphic user interface (GUI) for iPhone software applications in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Graphic User Interface solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
iPhone case
iPhone case, iPhone case,
iPhone case, horizontal
iPhone case, horizontal, iPhone case,
Display
Display, display,
Screen
Screen, screen,
Home screen
Home screen, home screen,
Keypad control
Keypad control, keypad, keypad control,
Status bar
Status bar, status bar,
Navigation bar
Navigation bar, navigation bar,
Navigation bar with buttons
Navigation bar with buttons, navigation bar,
Navigation bar with controls
Navigation bar with controls, navigation bar,
Navigation bar with controls
Navigation bar with controls, navigation bar,
Navigation bar with buttons, horizontal
Navigation bar with buttons, horizontal, navigation bar,
Navigation bar with controls, horizontal
Navigation bar with controls, horizontal, navigation bar,
Modal view
Modal view, modal view,
Search bar
Search bar, search bar,
Text field 1
Text field 1, text field,
Text field 2
Text field 2, text field,
Text field, varying
Text field, varying, text field,
Table row
Table row, table view row,
Table view row
Table view row, table view row,
Table view (simple list)
Table view (simple list), table view, list,
Table view (with header)
Table view (with header), table view with header, indexed list,
Action list
Action list, action list, grouped list, table,
Control button
Control button, control button,
Navigational control button
Navigational control button, navigational control button,
Add button
Add button, add button, plus button,
Navigation toolbar
Navigation toolbar, navigation toolbar, toolbar,
Tab bar
Tab bar, tab bar,
Action sheet
Action sheet, action sheet,
Choice button
Choice button, choice button,
Rounded rectangle button
Rounded rectangle button, rounded rectangle button,
Keyboard control
Keyboard control, keyboard,
Keyboard literal button
Keyboard literal button, keyboard literal button,
Keyboard button, pressed
Keyboard button, pressed, keyboard button pressed,
Keyboard label button
Keyboard label button, keyboard label button,
Selection frame 1
Selection frame 1, selection frame,
Selection frame 2
Selection frame 2, selection frame,
Loupe
Loupe, loupe,
Message box 1
Message box 1, message box,
Message box 2
Message box 2, message box,
Progress view
Progress view, progress view,
Progress view
Progress view, progress view,
Progress view
Progress view, progress view,
Player control
Player control, player,
Label button
Label button, label button,
Back button
Back button, back button,
Forward button
Forward button, forward button,
Option button
Option button, option button,
Checkbox
Checkbox, checkbox,
Radio button
Radio button, radio button,
Alert
Alert, alert,
Two-button alert
Two-button alert, alert,
Two-button alert (v 3.0)
Two-button alert (v 3.0), alert,
Up-Down control
Up-Down control, up-down, stepper,
Segmented control
Segmented control, segmented control,
Segmented control
Segmented control, segmented control,
Segmented control
Segmented control, segmented control,
Segmented control
Segmented control, segmented control,
Pop-up menu button
Pop-up menu button, pop-up menu button,
Popup menu
Popup menu, pop-up menu, segmented control,
Clock, white
Clock, white, clock,
Clock, black
Clock, black, clock,
Clock application table
Clock application table,
Date and time picker (1/2 parts)
Date and time picker (1/2 parts), date and time picker,
Date and time picker (3 parts)
Date and time picker (3 parts), date and time picker,
Date and time picker (4 parts)
Date and time picker (4 parts), date and time picker,
Date and time picker (v 3.0)
Date and time picker (v 3.0), date and time picker,
Switch control
Switch control, switch,
System button
System button, system button,
Reply button
Reply button, reply button,
Organize button
Organize button, organize,
Remove button
Remove button, remove,
Refresh button
Refresh button, refresh,
Play button
Play button, play,
FastForward button
FastForward button, fastforward,
Pause button
Pause button, pause,
Rewind button
Rewind button, rewind,
Backward icon
Backward icon, backward,
Forward icon
Forward icon, forward,
Share button
Share button, share,
Camera button
Camera button, camera,
Compose button
Compose button, compose,
Bookmarks button
Bookmarks button, bookmarks,
Search button
Search button, search,
Add button
Add button, add,
Trash button
Trash button, trash,
Bookmarks tab icon
Bookmarks tab icon, bookmarks tab icon,
Contacts tab icon
Contacts tab icon, contacts tab icon,
Downloads tab icon
Downloads tab icon, downloads tab icon,
Favorites tab icon
Favorites tab icon, favorites tab icon, featured, top rated ,
Featured tab icon
Featured tab icon, featured tab icon,
History tab icon
History tab icon, history tab icon,
MostRecent tab icon
MostRecent tab icon, most recent tab icon,
MostViewed tab icon
MostViewed tab icon, most viewed tab icon,
Search tab icon
Search tab icon, search tab icon,
More tab icon
More tab icon, more tab icon,
SMS tab icon
SMS tab icon, sms tab icon,
Mail tab icon
Mail tab icon, mail tab icon,
Charts tab icon
Charts tab icon, charts tab icon,
World clock tab icon
World clock tab icon, world clock tab icon,
Alarm tab icon
Alarm tab icon, alarm tab icon,
Stopwatch tab icon
Stopwatch tab icon, stopwatch tab icon,
Timer tab icon
Timer tab icon, timer tab icon,
Badge
Badge, badge,
Delete button control
Delete button control , delete,
Checkmark
Checkmark, checkmark badge,
Delete button
Delete button, delete button,
Insert
Insert, row insert, plus, add,
Disclosure indicator
Disclosure indicator, disclosure indicator,
Clear button
Clear button, clear, delete badge,
Bookmarks badge
Bookmarks badge, bookmarks,
Badge with varying width 1
Badge with varying width 1, badge,
Badge with varying width 2
Badge with varying width 2, badge,
Badge with varying width 3
Badge with varying width 3,
Activity indicator
Activity indicator, activity indicator,
Network activity indicator
Network activity indicator, network activity indicator,
Page control
Page control, page control, page indicator,
Search badge
Search badge, search,
Slider
Slider, slider,
The vector stencils library "iPhone interface" contains 119 iPhone UI design elements.
Use it for development of graphic user interface (GUI) for iPhone software applications in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Graphic User Interface solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
iPhone case
iPhone case, iPhone case,
iPhone case, horizontal
iPhone case, horizontal, iPhone case,
Display
Display, display,
Screen
Screen, screen,
Home screen
Home screen, home screen,
Keypad control
Keypad control, keypad, keypad control,
Status bar
Status bar, status bar,
Navigation bar
Navigation bar, navigation bar,
Navigation bar with buttons
Navigation bar with buttons, navigation bar,
Navigation bar with controls
Navigation bar with controls, navigation bar,
Navigation bar with controls
Navigation bar with controls, navigation bar,
Navigation bar with buttons, horizontal
Navigation bar with buttons, horizontal, navigation bar,
Navigation bar with controls, horizontal
Navigation bar with controls, horizontal, navigation bar,
Modal view
Modal view, modal view,
Search bar
Search bar, search bar,
Text field 1
Text field 1, text field,
Text field 2
Text field 2, text field,
Text field, varying
Text field, varying, text field,
Table row
Table row, table view row,
Table view row
Table view row, table view row,
Table view (simple list)
Table view (simple list), table view, list,
Table view (with header)
Table view (with header), table view with header, indexed list,
Action list
Action list, action list, grouped list, table,
Control button
Control button, control button,
Navigational control button
Navigational control button, navigational control button,
Add button
Add button, add button, plus button,
Navigation toolbar
Navigation toolbar, navigation toolbar, toolbar,
Tab bar
Tab bar, tab bar,
Action sheet
Action sheet, action sheet,
Choice button
Choice button, choice button,
Rounded rectangle button
Rounded rectangle button, rounded rectangle button,
Keyboard control
Keyboard control, keyboard,
Keyboard literal button
Keyboard literal button, keyboard literal button,
Keyboard button, pressed
Keyboard button, pressed, keyboard button pressed,
Keyboard label button
Keyboard label button, keyboard label button,
Selection frame 1
Selection frame 1, selection frame,
Selection frame 2
Selection frame 2, selection frame,
Loupe
Loupe, loupe,
Message box 1
Message box 1, message box,
Message box 2
Message box 2, message box,
Progress view
Progress view, progress view,
Progress view
Progress view, progress view,
Progress view
Progress view, progress view,
Player control
Player control, player,
Label button
Label button, label button,
Back button
Back button, back button,
Forward button
Forward button, forward button,
Option button
Option button, option button,
Checkbox
Checkbox, checkbox,
Radio button
Radio button, radio button,
Alert
Alert, alert,
Two-button alert
Two-button alert, alert,
Two-button alert (v 3.0)
Two-button alert (v 3.0), alert,
Up-Down control
Up-Down control, up-down, stepper,
Segmented control
Segmented control, segmented control,
Segmented control
Segmented control, segmented control,
Segmented control
Segmented control, segmented control,
Segmented control
Segmented control, segmented control,
Pop-up menu button
Pop-up menu button, pop-up menu button,
Popup menu
Popup menu, pop-up menu, segmented control,
Clock, white
Clock, white, clock,
Clock, black
Clock, black, clock,
Clock application table
Clock application table,
Date and time picker (1/2 parts)
Date and time picker (1/2 parts), date and time picker,
Date and time picker (3 parts)
Date and time picker (3 parts), date and time picker,
Date and time picker (4 parts)
Date and time picker (4 parts), date and time picker,
Date and time picker (v 3.0)
Date and time picker (v 3.0), date and time picker,
Switch control
Switch control, switch,
System button
System button, system button,
Reply button
Reply button, reply button,
Organize button
Organize button, organize,
Remove button
Remove button, remove,
Refresh button
Refresh button, refresh,
Play button
Play button, play,
FastForward button
FastForward button, fastforward,
Pause button
Pause button, pause,
Rewind button
Rewind button, rewind,
Backward icon
Backward icon, backward,
Forward icon
Forward icon, forward,
Share button
Share button, share,
Camera button
Camera button, camera,
Compose button
Compose button, compose,
Bookmarks button
Bookmarks button, bookmarks,
Search button
Search button, search,
Add button
Add button, add,
Trash button
Trash button, trash,
Bookmarks tab icon
Bookmarks tab icon, bookmarks tab icon,
Contacts tab icon
Contacts tab icon, contacts tab icon,
Downloads tab icon
Downloads tab icon, downloads tab icon,
Favorites tab icon
Favorites tab icon, favorites tab icon, featured, top rated ,
Featured tab icon
Featured tab icon, featured tab icon,
History tab icon
History tab icon, history tab icon,
MostRecent tab icon
MostRecent tab icon, most recent tab icon,
MostViewed tab icon
MostViewed tab icon, most viewed tab icon,
Search tab icon
Search tab icon, search tab icon,
More tab icon
More tab icon, more tab icon,
SMS tab icon
SMS tab icon, sms tab icon,
Mail tab icon
Mail tab icon, mail tab icon,
Charts tab icon
Charts tab icon, charts tab icon,
World clock tab icon
World clock tab icon, world clock tab icon,
Alarm tab icon
Alarm tab icon, alarm tab icon,
Stopwatch tab icon
Stopwatch tab icon, stopwatch tab icon,
Timer tab icon
Timer tab icon, timer tab icon,
Badge
Badge, badge,
Delete button control
Delete button control , delete,
Checkmark
Checkmark, checkmark badge,
Delete button
Delete button, delete button,
Insert
Insert, row insert, plus, add,
Disclosure indicator
Disclosure indicator, disclosure indicator,
Clear button
Clear button, clear, delete badge,
Bookmarks badge
Bookmarks badge, bookmarks,
Badge with varying width 1
Badge with varying width 1, badge,
Badge with varying width 2
Badge with varying width 2, badge,
Badge with varying width 3
Badge with varying width 3,
Activity indicator
Activity indicator, activity indicator,
Network activity indicator
Network activity indicator, network activity indicator,
Page control
Page control, page control, page indicator,
Search badge
Search badge, search,
Slider
Slider, slider,

Security Plans

No security system cannot be constructed without detailed security plan, or even a set of plans in some cases. ConceptDraw PRO software offers the Security and Access Plans Solution from the Building Plans Area to help you design the Security Plans for any premises and of any complexity. Read more
The vector stencils library "Concept maps" contains 16 geometrical shapes.
Use it to create your concept maps, mindmaps, idea maps, tree diagrams, omega maps, cluster diagrams and spider diagrams.
The symbols example "Concept maps - Vector stencils library" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Concept Maps solution from the area "What is a Diagram" of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Rectangle
Rectangle, concept map,
Rounded rectangle
Rounded rectangle, concept map,
Stadium
Stadium, concept map,
Oval
Oval, concept map,
Diamond
Diamond, concept map,
Parallelogram
Parallelogram, concept map,
Circle
Circle, concept map,
Star
Star, concept map,
Hexagon
Hexagon, concept map,
Cloud
Cloud, concept map,
Starburst
Starburst, concept map,
Arrow
Arrow, concept map,
Envelope
Envelope, concept map,
Note
Note, concept map,
Callout
Callout, concept map,
Table
Table, concept map,

Technical Flow Chart

Flow chart is a diagrammatic representation of an algorithm and essential part of planning the system. Flow charts are widely used in technical analysis and programming for easy writing programs and explaining them to others. So, one of the most popular type of flow charts is Technical Flow Chart. Technical Flow Chart can be drawn by pencil on the paper, but it will be easier to use for designing a special software. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park will be useful for this goal. Read more
The vector stencils library "Tables" contains 27 shapes of tables. Use it for drawing room design plans, furniture arrangement and layouts in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Floor Plans solution from the Building Plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Square Table 1
Square Table 1, square table, table,
Square Table 2
Square Table 2, square table, table,
Rectangular Table 1
Rectangular Table 1, rectangular table, table,
Rectangular Table 2
Rectangular Table 2, rectangular table, table,
Square Table with Rounded Corners 1
Square Table with Rounded Corners 1, square table, rounded corners,
Square Table with Rounded Corners 2
Square Table with Rounded Corners 2, square table, rounded corners,
Rectangular Table with Rounded Corners 1
Rectangular Table with Rounded Corners 1, rectangular table, rounded corners,
Rectangular Table with Rounded Corners 2
Rectangular Table with Rounded Corners 2, rectangular table, rounded corners,
Oval Table 1
Oval Table 1, oval table, table,
Oval Table 2
Oval Table 2, oval table, table,
Round Table 1
Round Table 1, round table, table,
Round Table 2
Round Table 2, round table, table,
Left Rectangle Table Leaf
Left Rectangle Table Leaf, left rectangle table leaf, rectangle table leaf,
Center Table Leaf
Center Table Leaf, center table leaf, table leaf,
Right Rectangle Table Leaf
Right Rectangle Table Leaf, right rectangle table leaf, rectangle table leaf,
Rectangular Table 3
Rectangular Table 3, rectangular table, table,
Left Oval Table Leaf
Left Oval Table Leaf, left oval table leaf, oval table leaf, table leaf,
Right Oval Table Leaf
Right Oval Table Leaf, right oval table leaf, oval table leaf, table leaf,
Oval Table 3
Oval Table 3, oval table, table,
Corner Table
Corner Table, corner table, table,
Boat Shape Table
Boat Shape Table, boat shape table, table,
90 deg Table
90 deg Table, 90 degree table,
45 deg Table
45 deg Table, 45 degree table,
Glass Square Table 1
Glass Square Table 1, glass square table, glass table,
Glass Square Table 2
Glass Square Table 2, glass square table, glass table,
Glass Square Table 3
Glass Square Table 3, glass square table, glass table,
Glass Oval Table
Glass Oval Table, glass oval table, glass table,

UML Activity Diagram. Design Elements

UML Activity Diagram illustrate the business and operational step-by-step workflow of components in a system and shows the overall flow of control. Read more

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 "UML state machine diagrams" contains 35 symbols for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
"The state diagram in the Unified Modeling Language is essentially a Harel statechart with standardized notation, which can describe many systems, from computer programs to business processes. In UML 2 the name has been changed to State Machine Diagram. The following are the basic notational elements that can be used to make up a diagram:
(1) Filled circle, pointing to the initial state.
(2) Hollow circle containing a smaller filled circle, indicating the final state (if any).
(3) Rounded rectangle, denoting a state. Top of the rectangle contains a name of the state. Can contain a horizontal line in the middle, below which the activities that are done in that state are indicated.
(4) Arrow, denoting transition. The name of the event (if any) causing this transition labels the arrow body. A guard expression may be added before a "/" and enclosed in square-brackets ( eventName[guardExpression] ), denoting that this expression must be true for the transition to take place. If an action is performed during this transition, it is added to the label following a "/" ( eventName[guardExpression]/action ).
(5) Thick horizontal line with either x>1 lines entering and 1 line leaving or 1 line entering and x>1 lines leaving. These denote join/fork, respectively." [State diagram (UML). Wikipedia]
The example "Design elements - UML state machine diagrams" is included in the Rapid UML solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
UML state machine diagram symbols
UML state machine diagram symbols, terminate pseudostate, synch state, subactivity state, sub-machine diagram, state with compartments, simple state, send signal state, receive signal state, note, junction pseudostate, internal behavior, initial state, history pseudostate, frame, fragment, final state, exit point, entry point, composite state, choice pseudostate,

Cross Functional Flowchart Symbols

The excellent possibility to create attractive Cross Functional Flowcharts for step-by-step visualization the operations of a business process flow of any degree of detailing is offered by ConceptDraw’s Cross-Functional Flowcharts solution. The extensive selection of commonly used vector cross functional flowchart symbols allow you to demonstrate the document flow in organization, to represent each team member’s responsibilities and how processes get shared or transferred between different teams and departments. Read more
This vector stencils library contains 47 SysML activity diagram symbols.
Use it to design your SysML activity diagrams using ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
"Activity diagrams are constructed from a limited number of shapes, connected with arrows. The most important shape types:
- rounded rectangles represent actions;
- diamonds represent decisions;
- bars represent the start (split) or end (join) of concurrent activities;
- a black circle represents the start (initial state) of the workflow;
- an encircled black circle represents the end (final state).
Arrows run from the start towards the end and represent the order in which activities happen." [Activity diagram. Wikipedia]
The vector stencils library "Activity diagram" is included in the SysML solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Action
Action, action,
Call behavior action
Call behavior action, call behavior action, action,
Accept event action
Accept event action, accept event action,
Accept time event action
Accept time event action, accept time event action,
Send signal action
Send signal action, send signal action,
Activity
Activity, activity, frame,
Activity final node
Activity final node, initial node, activity final node,
Flow final node
Flow final node, flow final node,
Activity parameter node
Activity parameter node, activity parameter node,
Control operator node
Control operator node, control operator node,
Control operator - frame
Control operator - frame, control operator frame,
Decision/Merge node
Decision/Merge node, decision node, merge node, control node, activity node,
Fork/Join node
Fork/Join node, fork node, join node, control node,
Initial node
Initial node, initial node, control node,
isControl
isControl, isControl node, action,
isStream
isStream, isStream node, action,
isStream 2
isStream 2, isStream node, action,
isStream 3
isStream 3, isStream node, activity parameter node,
Local precondition
Local precondition, local precondition node, action,
Local postcondition
Local postcondition, local postcondition node, action,
NoBuffer
NoBuffer, noBuffer node, action,
Object node
Object node, object node,
Object node 2
Object node 2, pin, object node, action,
Optional
Optional, optional, action,
Optional 2
Optional 2, optional, activity parameter node,
OverWrite
OverWrite, overwrite, action,
Parameter set
Parameter set, parameter set, action,
Parameter set 2
Parameter set 2, parameter set, activity, frame,
Probability
Probability, probability, action,
Probability 2
Probability 2, probability,
Rate
Rate, rate,
Rate 2
Rate 2, rate,
Rate 3
Rate 3, rate,
Rate 4
Rate 4, rate,
Rate 5
Rate 5, rate, activity parameter node,
Rate 6
Rate 6, rate, action,
Control flow
Control flow, control flow, action,
Control flow 2
Control flow 2, control flow, action,
Object flow
Object flow, object flow, action,
Object flow 2
Object flow 2, object flow, action,
Probability path
Probability path, probability,
Rate path
Rate path, rate,
In block definition diagram, activity, association
In block definition diagram, activity, association, block definition diagrams, activity, association, activity, frame, activity,
Activity partition
Activity partition, activity partition, swimlane,
Activity partition - action
Activity partition - action, action, activity partition,
Interruptible activity region
Interruptible activity region, structured activity node, interruptible activity region,
Structured activity node
Structured activity node, structured activity node,

Cross Functional Flowchart

ConceptDraw PRO extended with Cross-Functional Flowcharts Solution from the Business Processes Area is the best software for quick and easy designing Cross Functional Flowchart of any complexity. Make sure in it right now! Read more

IDEF9 Standard

Use Case Diagrams technology. An effective management of changes is significantly facilitated by way of definition and documenting of business-requirements. Read more
The vector stencils library "Concept maps" contains 16 geometrical shapes.
Use it to create your concept maps, mindmaps, idea maps, tree diagrams, omega maps, cluster diagrams and spider diagrams.
The symbols example "Concept maps - Vector stencils library" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Concept Maps solution from the area "What is a Diagram" of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Rectangle
Rectangle, concept map,
Rounded rectangle
Rounded rectangle, concept map,
Stadium
Stadium, concept map,
Oval
Oval, concept map,
Diamond
Diamond, concept map,
Parallelogram
Parallelogram, concept map,
Circle
Circle, concept map,
Star
Star, concept map,
Hexagon
Hexagon, concept map,
Cloud
Cloud, concept map,
Starburst
Starburst, concept map,
Arrow
Arrow, concept map,
Envelope
Envelope, concept map,
Note
Note, concept map,
Callout
Callout, concept map,
Table
Table, concept map,