Visio Electrical Stencils: Incredible Alternatives For Your Projects

Visio electrical stencils are great for your projects. Have you ever tried to find some even more budget alternatives? Here we gonna check out some of the key Visio electrical stencils alternatives.

Basic Visio Electrical Stencils Alternatives

This category includes all the essential icons for a simple electronic program, or for educational purposes. You can find some elements like the Battery, the Fuse in different types, and the Contact etc. Feel free to drag and drop any of them from the built-in resources library to the drawing canvas.


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Cisco Visio Stencils Alternatives: Great Assistants In Doing Network Projects

Cisco Visio Stencils are quite essential to do many professional network diagram project. Today, we gonna check out some cheaper Cisco Visio stencils alternatives for all the important Cisco sub-categories.

Cisco Visio Stencils Alternatives to Network Topology

The network topology is a useful tool to offer website owners a graphic outline of the logical systems and the device’s status. You can see many dominant Cisco Topology symbols below such as the Trans Path, the Network Management Appliance, the Content Distribution Manager and more.

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Create and Design Your Own Workflow Diagram

We know that workflow diagrams are commonly used in businesses and organizations. Through Edraw, users can create high-quality workflow diagrams with least effort. Below is a simple guide on how to create workflow diagram with Edraw.

Workflow Diagram Overview

Workflow Diagram Example

Workflow Diagram is a visual step-by-step guideline for completing a task or process. A successfully-built workflow chart not only depicts the flow of tasks and the steps to complete a job but also identifies the critical steps and locates problem areas. It works as an invaluable analytical tool to help increase efficiency and avoid bottlenecks.

It enables every member involved in the work to understand the work sequence and what department will be handling what duties. It allows them to better understand not only their job responsibilities but also other members’ roles, which increases accountability.

Learn Simple Steps to Make A Workflow Diagram here.

How to Create a Workflow Diagram

Workflow Diagram Template

Start with the Exact Template

In Edraw, the Workflow Diagram Template helps you easily create workflow diagrams using extensive built-in symbols. Find Workflow template from Business Diagram Category on the starting page and double-click to enter the drawing page. You will discover abundant symbols and easy-to-use tools available for workflow diagrams.

Use Standard Built-in Symbols

Apart from basic flowchart shapes, Edraw also offers a large amount of high-quality built-in workflow symbols, which are categorized in three groups in the library as workflow objects, workflow steps and workflow departments. Besides, numerous illustrations are also available in use. All the symbols are in vector format and allowed for modification. Simply drag and drop any symbol you would like to use from the library pane. If you want to learn more on this part, please visit Workflow Diagram Shapes page for more information.

Workflow Symbols

Basic Steps:

1. Start a blank workflow diagram drawing page:
On the File menu, point to New, point to Business Diagram under Available Templates and double-click the Workflow Diagram template. A new drawing page will open.
2. Add shapes:
Go to the library pane on the left of the canvas. Drag the shapes you need onto the canvas.
3. Edit text:
Double click a shape to edit text.
4. Resize a shape:
Click on the shape once to select the shape, and drag the green control handles to resize the shape.
5. Use floating arrows to connect an adjacent shape:
Hover your mouse over each shape and click one of the arrows that appears along its border to link it to an adjacent shape with a connector.
Connect to Adjacent Shape
6. Change connector style: 
Right-click on a connector and choose to Convert to Right-Angle (Curved/Straight) Connector to directly change the connector style. To change the line color, weight, arrow style and etc., please go to Home tab, Line button for more options. Read Line and Line Ends to learn more about line setting. Please refer to Fine Tune Workflow Diagrams for detailed guide about final touches.
Set Connector Style

7. Print: When a workflow diagram is done, it’s easy to print and share with more people. On the file menu, point to Print to set for print options. You can change settings with fewer clicks and see the print preview in real time. Go to Print Edraw Diagrams for detailed information about printing.

8. Export: Edraw offers support for exporting your diagram to various formats, including Microsoft Office, PDF, and many other graphics formats. On the File menu, point to Export & Send for Export options. Find more instructions on Export Edraw to other Formats.

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Types of Computer Network Diagram — Overview

Do you know all of these network diagram common types? Every network diagram type has specific shapes and examples. Let’s explore them right now.

Basic Network Diagram is used to create simple network designs and network architecture diagrams, using basic network and computer equipment shapes.

3D Network Diagram help create the 3D perspective network diagrams with the built-in oblique connectors.

Detail Network Diagram is commonly used to create detailed physical, logical and network architecture diagrams, using a comprehensive set of network and computer equipment shapes.

Logical Network Diagram is the way that the signals act on the network media or the way that the data passes through the network from one device to the next without regard to the physical interconnection of the devices.

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Linux Network Diagram Software — Diagramming Your Network Better

A professional and smart network diagram software for Linux helps you visualize where your infrastructure is lacking and what needs to be upgraded/replaced.

Brief Introduction to Linux Network Diagram Software

The network diagram software for Linux is a versatile diagramming tool which is affordable in price but powerful in functions. It has a similar interface with Microsoft which helps people get used to it quickly. Drawing, editing and sharing diagrams are pretty easy.

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Network Topology Diagrams, Free Examples, Templates, Software download

What is Network Topology

The physical topology of a network refers to the configuration of cables, computers, and other peripherals. Physical topology should not be confused with the logical topology which is the method used to pass information between workstations. Logical topology was discussed in the Protocol chapter.

Main Types of Network Topologies

In networking, the term “topology” refers to the layout of connected devices on a network. This article introduces the standard topologies of computer networking.

One can think of a topology as a network’s virtual shape or structure. This shape does not necessarily correspond to the actual physical layout of the devices on the network. For example, the computers on a home LAN may be arranged in a circle in a family room, but it would be highly unlikely to find an actual ring topology there.

Star Topology

Many home networks use the star topology. A star network features a central connection point called a “hub” that may be a hub, switch or router. Devices typically connect to the hub with Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) Ethernet.

Compared to the bus topology, a star network generally requires more cable, but a failure in any star network cable will only take down one computer’s network access and not the entire LAN. (If the hub fails, however, the entire network also fails.)

See the illustration of Star Network Topology.

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Create Network Diagram for Excel

Check out a fast and efficient way to create network diagram for Excel, and here is the introduction. Our program helps you make a network diagram instantly and export to Excel file seamlessly. It runs on all major platforms: Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

Creating a network diagram and displaying in Excel is super easy using Edraw. Our network diagram suite includes abundant symbols and templates that are tailored for network diagrams. It uses the easiest drag-and-drop operation, which is extremely fast and straightforward. When it’s done, one more click on the Export button, you can convert your file to Excel XLSX format, with everything showing perfectly. Edraw is working well not only on Windows but also on Mac OS X and Linux systems.

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What’s a Program Flowchart? — Definition & Examples

Program Flowchart Definition

Program flowchart is a diagram which uses a set of standard graphic symbols to represent the sequence of coded instructions fed into a computer, enabling it to perform specified logical and arithmetical operations. It is a great tool to improve work efficiency. There are four basic symbols in program flowchart, start, process, decision, and end. Each symbol represents a piece of the code written for the program.

  • Start event symbol signals the first step of a process.
  • Process is a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end.
  • Decision is the action or process of deciding something or of resolving a question.
  • End event symbol stands for the result of a process.

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Create Flowchart for Excel on Mac

Why Use Flowchart

A flowchart is a visual documentation showing how steps in a progress fit together. Each step in the process is represented by a certain symbol and the symbols are linked together with arrows showing the process flow direction. A flowchart is helpful in understanding, defining and analyzing a process.

How to Create Flowchart

With an extensive collection of accurate, ready-to-use flowchart symbols and templates, you are able to make presentation-quality flowcharts effortlessly, with no prior experience needed. View a more detailed guide on how to draw the flowchart.

Basic Steps:

    1. From the start page, find Flowchart template, and double click to start.
    2. The flowchart symbols library will open automatically on the left, which contains the most commonly used shapes for the flowchart.
    3. Drag useful shapes and drop onto the canvas.
    4. Add more steps by clicking on the floating buttons of the shape.
    5. Choose more shape styles from the floating button on the top right corner of the shape.

Choose Flowchart Shape

Export Flowchart to Excel

Exporting to Excel is just one button click away. The exported flowchart in Excel could still be edited. With one more step, the flowchart is converted to Excel seamlessly. As the picture shows below, it still remains high quality.

Simply go to File tab, click Export button and choose Excel to save your file as XLSX format. It supports Excel 2007, 2010 and 2013 versions.

Export Flowchart to Excel

Edit Flowchart Symbols in Excel

The exported flowchart will remain the vector feature in the MS Excel. You can still edit text, recolor shape, and apply a quick style in MS Excel.

Edit Flowchart Symbols for Excel

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