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Composition Dashboard

Any dashboard can be also called as “dash”, “instrument panel” or “fascia”. Any dashboard is a control panel that can be located directly ahead of any vehicle's driver used for displaying both instrumentation and controls for the vehicle's operation.

Originally the dashboard included an array of simple instrumentation and controls for showing the speed, the oil pressure and the fuel level. The modern dashboard may accommodate many arrays of controls, information, climate control, entertainment systems and gauges.

The so-called “contemporary dashboards” may also include tachometer, odometer, fuel gauge, speedometer, turn indicators, seat belt warning light, gearshift position indicator, engine-malfunction lights and parking-brake warning light. Other features may include indicators for low fuel, low tire pressure and faults in the airbag systems, low oil pressure, glove compartment, cigarette lighter, ashtray, power outlet, heating systems, ventilation systems, lighting controls, safety systems, information systems such as navigation ones and entertainment equipment.

The Composition Dashboard solution is the one that can be used while working in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software creating the dashboards. Making sure the result looks professionally good, the Composition Dashboard solution can be used as it offers the pre-made examples of the Composition Charts as well as Indicators, Pie Charts, Double Divided Bar Charts, Divided Bar Charts, Horizontal Divided Bar Indicator, Mini Pie Chart Indicator and Vertical Divided Bar Indicator.

The Composition Dashboard solution may be used for creating the website dashboards and other composition dashboards by many different specialists such as IT ones, project managers, team leaders and team members, etc.


The samples you see on this page were obtained by connecting a sample data source to templates from the Composition Dashboard solution, to demonstrate some of the solution's capabilities and the results you can achieve.

These documents are vector graphic documents, created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using ConceptDraw Live Objects technology. They are available for modifying, reviewing and/or converting to many different formats, such as MS PowerPoint, PDF file, MS Visio, and many other graphic ones from the ConceptDraw Solution Park or ConceptDraw STORE. The Composition Dashboard solution is available to all ConceptDraw DIAGRAM users to get installed and used while working in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software.

You can download sample data sources for all dashboards to see how changes made to data effect dashboard appearance.

Example 1: Composition Dashboard — Website Dashboard

This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Composition Dashboard solution, and demonstrates the solution's capabilities and the results you can achieve using this solution. All the charts on this page change automatically when the data source changes.

This website performance dashboard contains three pie charts and one double divided bar chart. The pie charts show the percentage composition of feedback, traffic sources and daily visitors by countries. The double divided bar chart shows the percentage composition of traffic from social networks in the last and current year.

Composition Dashboard — Website Dashboard



Meet ConceptDraw Visual Dashboards

What I need to get started

Both ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software and the Composition Dashboard solution can help creating the visual dashboard you need. The Composition Dashboard solution can be found in the Dashboards area of ConceptDraw STORE application that can be downloaded from this site. Make sure that both ConceptDraw DIAGRAM and ConceptDraw STORE applications are installed on your computer before you get started.

How to install

After ConceptDraw STORE and ConceptDraw DIAGRAM are downloaded and installed, you can install the Composition Dashboard solution from the ConceptDraw STORE.

Composition Dashboard solution - Install

Start using

To make sure that you are doing it all right, use the pre-designed symbols from the stencil libraries from the solution to make your drawings look smart and professional. Also, the pre-made examples from this solution can be used as drafts so your own drawings can be based on them. Using the samples, you can always change their structures, colors and data.

Composition Dashboard solution - Start Using

What is Composition Dashboard?

Composition Dashboard uses a single screen to integrate the Composition Charts and Indicators as
  • Pie Charts
  • Divided Bar Charts
  • Double Divided Bar Charts
  • Horizontal Divided Bar Indicator
  • Two Columns Indicator
  • Vertical Divided Bar Indicator
  • Mini Pie Chart Indicator

The libraries Composition Charts and Composition Indicators consist of Live Objects, the special shapes that can change their appearance depending on the external data.

Why to use Composition Charts and Indicators?

Each Composition Chart or Indicator displays your source data to visually communicate Composition Comparison.

Composition Comparison includes three tasks comparison of a percentage of:

  • each component to the total,
  • the components within a single total,
  • the components between a few totals.

You can include Composition Charts and Indicators into your business or technical dashboards to visually communicate the relationship among the components of each total, and to compare the components of a few totals.

Composition Comparison

«In a component comparison, we are interested primarily in showing the size of each part as a percentage of the total.<…> Any time your message contains words such as share, percentage of total, accounted for X percent, you can be sure you’re dealing with a component comparison.»

Gene Zelazny
Say It With Charts: The Executive's Guide to Visual Communication
4th Edition
McGraw-Hill | 2001. P. 21.

To visualize Composition Comparison you can use Pie and Donut Charts and Indicators, Bar and Stacked Column Charts, and Divided Bar Charts and Indicators.