Create a Complex Flowchart
Edraw is intended to aid the designer with creating large and complex flowcharts. If you're creating a complex flowchart, you need the unlimited drawing space, flexible link technology and effective diagram tools that Edraw provides.
Before learning how to create complex flowchart, click here to see the basic flowchart drawing guide. If you already know the basic techniques, continue the article to learn the skills for making complex flowchart.
Auto Extend Page
In Edraw, if a flowchart extends beyond the boundaries
of the size page, the page will extend horizontally or vertically automatically. Of course,
you can also change the drawing page size and the orientation so the page
can contain more flowchart symbols.
Multiple Page Support
You can create multiple flowcharts in different
pages. But all flowcharts are in a same document. Right click the page label then
click the Add Page... item in the pop up menu.
Smart Connection Line
Our flowchart software makes it easy to connect the flowchart shapes by
using smart connectors. If you rearrange the connected shapes, the connectors
stay attached to the shapes and reroute, so you won't waste time redrawing
Click on the "Connector Tool" located at the top left of
the toolbar. Several blue "x" are scattered around the symbol while the
connection line is near the symbol. These are connection points. Click on
the connection point of a symbol. A small line appears. Drag the line to the
connection point of another symbol. The connector is now joining these
two flowchart symbols together.
Link Flowchart Shapes
If the flowchart gets too complex, you can extend it on
several pages. For example, you can link a terminator box that represents
another procedure to that procedure, or a document shape to the actual
While dragging the off-page reference shape to the drawing
pane, a hyperlink setting dialog will pop up. You can choose the page, shape, or
document you want to link to.
Define Flowchart Data
Edraw offers more than flowcharting. It's also a way to
manage process information. Using custom properties, each shape can store
information about the flowchart process. For example, a process shape can store
the cost, duration and price. Select a shape then press 'F4' to open the custom
Managing your flowchart information is as simple as entering your data into the
Complex Flowchart Examples
More Flowchart Resources
How to Draw Flow Chart - Beginners Guide
3 Easy Steps to Create
a Good Flowchart
Use Flowcharts to Clarify and Communicate
Tips for Better Flowchart
Factors Considered in Drawing a Flowchart
Six Elements in Flowcharting