- Part 1: What is an Architecture Diagram?
- Part 2: System Architecture Diagram
- Part 3: Website Architecture Diagram
- Part 4: Application Architecture Diagram
- Part 5: Software Architecture Diagram
- Part 6: Enterprise Architecture Diagram
- Part 7: Symbols of Architecture Diagram
- Part 8: How to Create an Architecture Diagram
The Architecture diagram can help system designers and developers visualize the high-level, overall structure of their system or application to ensure the system meets their users' needs. You can also use architecture diagrams to describe patterns that are used throughout the design. It's somewhat like a blueprint that can be used as a guide for the convenience of discussing, improving, and following among your team.
System developers need system architecture diagrams to understand, clarify, and communicate ideas about the system structure and the user requirements that the system must support. It's a basic framework used at the system planning phase, helping partners understand the architecture, discuss changes, and communicate intentions.
Example 1: Web Portal Architecture Diagram
Example 2: Website System Architecture Diagram
Website architecture is an approach to designing and planning websites, which involves technical, aesthetic, and functional criteria. Website information architecture uses a hierarchy structure to visualize a website's overall framework, from which you can see the directory structure of the web pages and organization of website content. Website function architecture decomposes functions and demonstrates the hierarchical relationships among the functions and sub-functions.
Example 1: Website Information Architecture Diagram
Example 2: Website Functional Hierarchy Architecture
Applications architecture is the high-level structure of an application system. It's the process of defining a structured solution that meets all the technical and operational requirements while optimizing common quality attributes such as performance, security, and manageability.
Example: CRM Application Architecture Diagram
The Software Architecture Diagram is a crucial step for software and application developers to describe the basic software structure by separating functional areas into layers. It depicts how a typical software system might interact with its users, external systems, data sources, and services.
Example: Flood Control Software Architecture Diagram
The Enterprise architecture is a concept for operating organizational business analysis, planning projects, and implementation. It has a set of principles and practices to guide enterprises throughout the business cycle. Below is an enterprise architecture diagram model.
Example: Projects Enterprise Architecture Diagram
Here is a group of vector, built-in architecture diagram symbols included in EdrawMax.
Step 1: Launch EdrawMax on your computer. Navigate to [Software Development] > [Enterprise Application], and you can open a template or a blank drawing page.
Step 2: As you enter into the workspace of EdrawMax, drag the symbol that you need and drop it onto the canvas. If you need additional symbols, you can search them in the left symbol library. There are also plenty of editing and formatting tools that you can use to modify and style the diagram.
Step 3: When your architecture diagram is complete, you can export it to JPG, PNG, SVG, PDF, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, HTML with just a single click. So you can share your drawings with people who don't use EdrawMax with no need to looking for ways of converting file formats.
Watch the following video to learn to create an enterprise architecture diagram in simple steps!