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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
"Classic TQM Tools ...
Flow Charts Pictures, symbols or text coupled with lines, arrows on lines show direction of flow. Flowcharting enables
modeling of processes; problems/ opportunities and decision points etc. It develops a common understanding of a process by those in
volved." [ Portals/ 0/ Tools%20 to%20 Use/ Classic%20 Quality%20 Tools/ Classic%20 TQM%20 Tools%20 R%20 2-12.pdf]
The vector stencils library TQM diagrams contains 58 symbols for drawing total quality management (TQM) flow charts using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The example "Design elements - TQM diagram" is included in the Total Quality Management (TQM) Diagrams solution from the Quality area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
TQM flow chart symbols
TQM flow chart symbols, work flow loop, transportation, system support, system function, system database, store, storage, storage, selectable process, refinement, procedure, organization function, operation, inspection, operation, off-page reference, multi in/out decision, multi-input, move, metric, issue, interrupt, inspection, measurement, inspection, inbound goods, force-field analysis, fish frame, cause-and-effect, fishbone, feedback arrow, fabrication, external process, external organization, external control, effect, delay, decision, connector, connected issues, cause, category, X-function, 2-part metric, two-part metric, 2-part function, two-part function,
The vector stencils library "TQM diagrams" contains 58 TQM symbols. Use it in business process re-engineering, total quality management, continuous improvement, and quality solutions to draw cause-and-effect diagrams, top-down, and cross-functional process flow charts in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Total Quality Management (TQM) Diagrams solution from the Quality area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Transportation, transportation,
Inbound Goods
Inbound Goods, inbound goods,
Storage, storage,
Procedure, procedure,
Operation, operation,
Operation/ Inspection
Operation/ Inspection, operation, inspection,
Issue, issue,
Organization Function
Organization Function, organization function,
2-Part Function
2-Part Function, 2-part function, two-part function,
Decision 1 (TQM)
Decision 1 (TQM), decision,
Decision 2 (TQM)
Decision 2 (TQM), decision,
Multi in/out Decision (Multi-Input on right)
Multi in/out Decision (Multi-Input on right), multi in/out decision, multi-input,
Multi in/out Decision (Multi-Input on left)
Multi in/out Decision (Multi-Input on left), multi in/out decision, multi-input,
External Organization
External Organization, external organization,
External Process
External Process, external process,
Inspection/Measurement, inspection, measurement,
Metric, metric,
2-part metric
2-part metric, 2-part metric, two-part metric,
System Database
System Database, system database,
System Support
System Support, system support,
System Function
System Function, system function,
Delay, delay,
Connector (TQM)
Connector (TQM), connector,
Off-Page Reference
Off-Page Reference, off-page reference,
Connected Issues
Connected Issues, connected issues,
Fabrication (black)
Fabrication (black), fabrication,
Fabrication (white)
Fabrication (white), fabrication,
Move (black)
Move (black), move,
Move (white)
Move (white), move,
Store (black)
Store (black), store, storage,
Store (white)
Store (white), store, storage,
Inspection (black)
Inspection (black), inspection,
Inspection (white)
Inspection (white), inspection,
Selectable Process (All White)
Selectable Process (All White), selectable process,
Selectable Process ('Fabrication' Black)
Selectable Process ('Fabrication' Black), selectable process, fabrication,
Selectable Process ('Move' Black)
Selectable Process ('Move' Black), selectable process, move,
Selectable Process ('Store' Black)
Selectable Process ('Store' Black), selectable process, store,
Selectable Process ('Inspection' Black)
Selectable Process ('Inspection' Black), selectable process, inspection,
Work Flow Loop 1
Work Flow Loop 1, work flow loop,
Work Flow Loop 2
Work Flow Loop 2, work flow loop,
Feedback Arrow
Feedback Arrow, feedback arrow,
X-Function - Vertical
X-Function - Vertical, X-function,
X-Function - Horizontal
X-Function - Horizontal, X-function,
Force-Field Analysis
Force-Field Analysis, force-field analysis,
Cause 1
Cause 1, cause,
Cause 2
Cause 2, cause,
Cause 3
Cause 3, cause,
Category, category,
Effect, effect,
Fish Frame
Fish Frame, fish frame, cause-and-effect, fishbone,
Dynamic Connector
Dynamic Connector,
Result, result,
No Result
No Result, no result,
Branch: Return
Branch: Return,
Branch: No Return
Branch: No Return,
Interrupt, interrupt,
External Control
External Control, external control,
Refinement, refinement,

Process Flow Chart

A Process Flow Chart is a type of flowchart which is mostly used in industrial, chemical and process engineering for illustrating high-level processes, major plant processes and not shows minor details.
ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is the best way to create Process Flow Chart and other types of flowcharts.


With ConceptDraw PRO it is easy to create professional flowchart diagrams of any complexity. With the use of numerous templates and the extensive libraries of ready-made symbols and blocks; depicting your business processes has never been easier.

Processing Flow Chart

Processing Flow Chart is a simplified sketch which is used in chemical and process engineering for illustrating general plant streams, major equipments and key control loops.

ConceptDraw PRO enhanced with Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is a powerful Processing Flow Chart software which will help save lots of your time.

Flow Chart Symbols

ConceptDraw PRO software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area is a powerful software that will help you design the flowcharts for any business and technical processes, and software algorithms thanks to the predesigned flow chart symbols. Flowcharts solution offers 2 libraries with large collection of vector flow chart symbols: Flowchart Library, Flowcharts Rapid Draw Library that you can use to create your flowcharts quick and easy. Flowchart Solution is number of diagraming stencils including special set of flow chart symbols such as: terminator, process, decision which indicates a decision points between two or more paths in a flowchart, symbol of delay. Major symbols includes symbol of data, document or multiple documents, subroutine, preparation for processing of documents. Also includes symbols: display, manual input, manual loop, loop limit, stored data,connectors and suming junctions, sort and merge operations, symbols of database and internal stor

Process Flow Diagram

A Process Flow Diagram (PFD) is a diagram which shows the relationships between the main components in a system. Process Flow Diagrams are widely used by engineers in chemical and process engineering, they allows to indicate the general flow of plant process streams and equipment, helps to design the petroleum refineries, petrochemical and chemical plants, natural gas processing plants, and many other industrial facilities.
ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with powerful tools of Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is effective for drawing: Process Flow Diagram, Flow Process Diagram, Business Process Flow Diagrams.

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

Examples of Flowcharts, Org Charts and More

ConceptDraw examples covers a broad spectrum of business graphics categories. We separated all the graphic documents on application areas and had produced multiple solutions for each of them. ConceptDraw provides a wide variety of examples such as flowcharts, organizational charts, business charts, UML diagrams, database and ERD, directional map, network diagrams and lots more. Each solution accommodates 10+ examples that shows specific application cases of a diagram. ConceptDraw STORE is an application for downloading solutions with examples, templates and stencil libraries. Please choose any examples you are interested in, alternatively download them for free; you will need to install ConceptDraw to view them. As you will see, ConceptDraw is very powerful, you can use more than 10000 symbols, examples, and many pre-drawn templates, to create your own spectacular flowcharts, business diagrams, network diagrams and lots more, effortlessly, and in no time at all.
What is ConceptDraw OFFICE
What is ConceptDraw OFFICE

Accounting Flowchart Symbols

The excellent possibility to create professional-looking Accounting Flowcharts is offered by powerful ConceptDraw PRO software and its Accounting Flowcharts solution. This solution contains wide variety of predesigned accounting flowchart symbols commonly used when representing the flow of data, documents, tasks and people responsible for performance each stage of accounting work process.

Sales Process Flowchart Symbols

The most easier way of creating the visually engaging and informative Sales Process Flowchart is to create the new ConceptDraw document and to use the predesigned vector symbols offered in 6 libraries of the Sales Flowchart Solution. There are more than six types of sales process flow diagrams, ConceptDraw PRO software is flowchart maker which include six collections of extended flowchart symbols for effective diagramming. There are main collections of color coded flowchart symbols: Sales Department, Sales Steps, Sales Workflow, Sales Symbols and special set of Sales Arrows and Sales Flowchart.

Cross-Functional Flowchart (Swim Lanes)

ConceptDraw PRO diagramming software provides vector shapes and connector tools for quick and easy drawing diagrams for business, technology, science and education.
Use flowchart maker of ConceptDraw PRO enhanced with solutions from ConceptDraw Solution Park to create diagrams to present and explain structures, process flows, logical relationships, networks, design schemes and other visually organized information and knowledge.

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.

Design Data Flow. DFD Library

Three DFD libraries, 49 vector shapes. Use these DFD symbol libraries to design the process-oriented models, data-oriented models, data flowcharts, data process diagrams, structured analysis diagrams, and information flow diagrams.