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Architecture Diagrams

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Posted by James Freeman | 04/24/2020
Below is an overview of the architecture diagram. Five types of widely-used architecture diagrams are presented, and each type with beautiful templates.

What is Architecture Diagram?

Architecture diagram can help system designers and developers visualize the high-level, overall structure of their system or application for the purpose of ensuring 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 Architecture Diagram

For system developers, they 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 that can be used at the system planning phase, helping partners understand the architecture, discuss changes, and communicate intentions.

System Architecture Diagram Template

A well-designed system architecture diagram template created with Edraw architecture diagram software is provided below. Click the picture to get access to the download page and save it for the future use.

2D System Architecture Diagram

System Architecture Diagram Template with 3D Style

This web system architecture diagram is made with a 3D style. All the 3D shapes are pre-made by Edraw, you can find them in Common Shape library, or Solid Geometry library.

3D System Architecture Diagram

Website Architecture Diagram

Website architecture is an approach to the design and planning of 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. Click here to see commonly-used diagrams for designing a website.

Website Information Architecture Diagram Template

A website information architecture diagram example is shown here. With Edraw, this diagram can be finished in less than five minutes.

Website Information Architecture

Website Functional Architecture Diagram Template

Click this website functional architecture diagram, you can get the source file from the download page, which is allowed to modify.

Website System Functional Hierarchy Architecture

Application Architecture Diagram

Applications architecture is the high-level structure of an application system. It's the process of defining a structured solution that meets all of the technical and operational requirements while optimizing common quality attributes such as performance, security, and manageability.

CRM Application Architecture Diagram Template

See this application architecture diagram example and gain inspiration for your own architecture diagram design. All the shapes you see in this diagram are pre-made by Edraw. You can use auto Align button to align these objects.

CRM Application Architecture Template

Software Architecture Diagram

Software Architecture Design 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.

Flood Control Software Architecture Diagram Template

Software Architecture Template

Enterprise Architecture Diagram

Enterprise architecture is a concept for operating organizational business analysis, planning projects and implementation. It has a set of principles and practices to guide enterprise throughout business cycle. Below is an enterprise architecture diagram model. Click to view more enterprise architecture diagram templates.

Flood Control Software Architecture Diagram Template

web and EJB projects enterprise architecture diagram

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With extensive reday-made symbols and a straightforward users interface, you can effortlessly create architecture diagrams in minutes.

Architecture Diagram Maker

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  • Effortlessly create over 280 types of diagrams.
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  • Compatible with a variety of file formats, such as MS Office, Visio, PDF, etc.
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Symbols of Architecture Diagram

Here is a group of vector, built-in architecture diagram symbols included in Edraw

Architecture Diagram Symbols

Architecture Diagram Symbols

Watch the following video to learn to create an enterprise architecture diagram!

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