Create Professional PFDs Quickly
Introduction to PFD (Process Flow Diagram)
The process flow diagram provides a visual representation of the steps and instruments in a process. Constructing a flow diagram is often one of the first activities of a process improvement effort, because of the following benefits:
- Gives everyone a clear understanding of the whole process
- Increases production efficiency
- Helps to identify relationship between different steps
- Facilitates teamwork and communication
- Keeps everyone on the same page
A Shortcut to Nice PFDs - Starting from Built-in Symbols
You don't need to rack your brains to gain sleek-looking process flow diagrams. Just rely on Edraw - an amazing PFD maker accompanied with plenty of predefined shapes. You just need to select what you need and Edraw will do the rest. Select, drag and drop the components you want to use. You can customize existing components and make new ones of course. Pipe shapes can be connected automatically.
These shapes are all in vector format and can be edited very easily. They support flexible scaling between 10% to 400%.With a large number of pre-drawn examples and more than 12000 symbols, drawing couldn't be easier! Click here to know more about process flow diagram symbols.
The Fastest Way to Draw PFDs
Doubtlessly, the fastest way is to get started from readily available templates or examples. Edraw has prepared a host of nice examples for the sake of users. If there is an example similar to your desired one, you may only need to take 3 to 5 minutes to make some modifications.
Steps to Make Polished PFDs
Start Edraw. Select Engineering in the middle panel. Double click the icon of Process Flow Diagram on the right panel. The stencil including a series of built-in process flow diagram symbols opens along with a blank drawing page.
Pick suitable Process Flow Diagram shapes to start making your own drawings. Drag them onto the canvas. These shapes are designed with connection points so when you drag pipes to them, they can be connected automatically.
Note: the pipe shapes are smart ones that have floating action buttons. The pipe radius can be changed easily through the floating button. Select the pipe; hover the cursor over the button and then select the suitable radius.
Users can also easily change types of the instrumentation symbols by clicking the quick action button while designing.