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How to Create Diagram Using a Template

ConceptDraw PRO template provides a drawing page with preset settings: page size, measurement units and dimensions. Also it includes a collection of libraries related to the particular type of drawing. You can easily access stencil libraries, templates and samples directly from the ConceptDraw STORE. All diagramming solutions that you install appear in the right pane of the ConceptDraw STORE as ready-to-use templates to simplify your work. We advise you to start creating any new document by looking for an appropriate template delivered by  the ConceptDraw STORE.

  1. Run ConceptDraw STORE.
  2. Select the appropriate solution from the solutions list.
  3. Find out the list of template thumbnails on the right panel.
  4. conceptdraw-template
  5. Choose the necessary template and click on it to create a new diagram.
  6. To create your diagram, drag objects from the library onto the drawing page and connect them to one another if needed.
  7. In some cases when you open a template, a wizard helps you get started. For example, the Space Plan template opens with a wizard that helps you set up your space and room information.

Result: You just need to choose an appropriate template and start drawing

How to Create Flowchart Using Standard Flowchart Symbols

A flowchart is a formalized graphic representation of a logic sequence, work or manufacturing process, organization chart, or similar formalized structure. The purpose of a flow chart is to provide people with a common language or reference point when dealing with a project or process. Flowcharts use simple geometric symbols and arrows to define relationships. In programming, for instance, the beginning or end of a program is represented by an oval. A process is represented by a rectangle, a decision is represented by a diamond and an I/O process is represented by a parallelogram. The Internet is represented by a cloud. [Programming glossary on http://whatis.techtarget.com/] Flowcharts are helpful in understanding a complicated process. ConceptDraw PRO allows you to create professional flowchart quickly and easily. The ability to create flowcharts is contained in the Flowcharts solution. The solution provides a set of special tools for creating flowcharts.

  1. Open a ConceptDraw PRO new document and select the Flowchart Rapid Draw library.
  2. Add your first object to the page by dragging it from the library to the document page.
  3. The flowchart should be started and ended with the terminator symbol.
    Flowchart terminator symbol
  4. Use the Decision symbol to ask a question.
    Flowchart decision symbol
  5. The Process symbol is used for activities or action steps.
    Flowchart process symbol
  6. A circle symbol means a cross-reference from one process to another on the same page, or if containing a letter or number, means that this chart connects to another chart on a different page.
    circle-flowchart-symbol
  7. Use the Rapid Draw buttons to add standard flowchart symbols automatically.
  8. Flowchart symbols added with Rapid Draw arrows are connected automatically.

Result: You can quickly map out your business process flow using standard flowchart symbols.

How to Create a UML Diagram Quickly

The possibility to draw  UML diagrams is provided by the Rapid UML Solution. ConceptDraw provides a number of templates for drawing UML diagrams You can download the Rapid UML Solution from the Software Development Area of ConceptDraw’s Solution Park.

  1. Run ConceptDraw STORE and open the Solution Park tab.
  2. Select Rapid UML in the Software Development area, and press Install.
  3. Find out a proper UML diagram in Templates section and click preview image to open it in ConceptDraw PRO.
  4. The UML diagram template comes with vector object libraries that you can use to depict various software models. The Rapid Draw technology is an automatic drawing system designed to make drawing UML diagrams easier than ever.
  5. Select the object in the open template. Directional arrows surround the object. Select the appropriate direction and the object. Rapid Draw will automatically draw and connect the next element in your UML diagram. Thus, you can quickly map out software application structure in just minutes.

Result: Creating UML diagrams is a common approach to software models description and visualization. Use the UML templates in Solution Park for sketching out software models, or for documenting existing ones.