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How to Create A Network Diagram

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Posted by Daniel Belisario | 01/12/2021
In the Template Categories list, click the Network Diagram category. All of the libraries in the network diagram category appear in the central window.

Part 1: What is The Network Diagram?

Network diagrams show what the components of a network are and how they work with each other. Physical network diagrams illustrate the relationship between pieces of hardware in a network, while logical network diagrams show the information flow throughout the network. Commonly used symbols in network diagrams include firewall, cloud, server, router, and signal.

Network diagrams are often used by IT professionals to structure networks for both professional and personal uses. They are useful for understanding how a network is set up, and can be used to identify errors or bugs quickly.

The Basic Network Diagram

Basic network diagrams show the primary pieces of your network and how those pieces are connected. This article describes how to quickly create a basic network diagram in Edraw Max.

Once the process management or improvement activity is underway, you should consider using SIPOC since it's important to get a high-level understanding of the process's scope first. When starting a new process or business, a SIPOC diagram is essential for giving people a high-level overview. For existing business, it helps reacquaint people whose familiarity with a process has faded or become out-of-date due to process changes.

Network Diagram

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Part 2: How to Create A Network Diagram?

There are two ways to create a SIPOC diagram, the one is in general and the other is esier and simpler to make SIPOC diagram in EdrawMax.

How to make a network diagram easily? Using EdrawMax to create your own network diagram in minutes. This article describes how to quickly create a basic network diagram in Edraw Max. If you have had Edraw installed, you can create a more detailed network diagram by using the Detailed Network Diagram templates.

Step 1: Open EdrawMax desktop software or EdrawMax web-based application.

Step 2: Navigate to [New] > [Network] > [Basic Network Diagram] in EdrawMax.

How to Create A Network Diagram

Step 3: Select one basic network diagram template to edit on it or click the [+] sign to start from scratch. Also, you can use massive network diagram symbols and elements from libraries in left menu to customize your network diagram.

How to Create A Network Diagram

Step 4: Once finished your creation, you can export the file in multiple formats, including Graphics, PDF, editable MS Office file, SVG and Visio vsdx file.

How to Create A Network Diagram

Step 5: Besides, you can share your network diagram with others via social media and web page. Or publish your network diagram in EdrawMax template gallery to show your work with others.

How to Create A Network Diagram


Part 3: Network Diagram Maker - EdrawMax

One of the most powerful programs that can compete with Microsoft Visio, EdrawMax is yet another diagramming software available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. The tool has several categories for almost all types of industries, and each category further has numerous templates to choose from, thus saving you a lot of time that you would otherwise waste in structuring a diagram, network diagram for this example, from scratch.

Price: free to use, lifetime plan for individuals, license for team and business.

EdrawMax - All in One drawing tool
  • Create over 280 types of diagrams
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  • Wide variety of options to export diagrams


Part 4: Network Diagram Examples

Following are a few network diagram examples that would help you understand the diagram versatility.

SIPOC Diagram example

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This diagram illustrates how using a Sophos XG firewall device can help businesses protect their network system. A Sophos XG firewall device is perfect for businesses using multiple WAN lines, and can counter attacks by IPS and DDOS. It also helps with protecting the internal network system, establishing web filtering, and blocking encrypted viruses.

SIPOC Diagram example

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This is a basic network diagram that illustrates how each component in a computer network works with each other, in order for a laptop, PC, or server to successfully function.


Part 5: Conclusion

According to this article, there are mainly four parts to illustrate what is network diagram, to tell you how to create a network diagram in EdrawMax, and to show you how easy and helpful EdrawMax tool is, then shows some network diagram examples. Creating a detailed network diagram with Edraw is an effective way to design and document a computer network, like the following illustration.

EdrawMax is an easiest all-in-one diagramming tool, you can create network diagrams and any other type diagrams with ease! With substantial network diagram symbols and cliparts, making network diagrams could be as simple as possible. Also, it supports to export your work in multiple formats and share your work with others. Get started to create your network diagram now!


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