Draw Workflow Diagrams in the Fastest Way with 3D Shapes
How long do you think is required to draw a workflow diagram? What is the fastest way to draw a really visualized workflow? Actually, less than five minutes are needed if you use Edraw's predefined 3D shapes. Most importantly, you don't need to draw shapes. You don't need to make connecting lines. And you can align shapes at one click. That is why Edraw can save you tons of time.
3D workflow Diagram Example
Firstly, see how amazing the 3D workflow diagram is.
Then see how fast it is to draw a workflow diagram in Edraw. Only 4 steps needed.
Steps to Draw a Workflow Diagram
Step 1 Open Workflow Symbol Libraries
On the File menu, point to New, point to Flowchart and double click the icon of Workflow Diagram template. A new drawing page will open along with the necessary libraries.
Step 2 Drag and Drop Shapes
Go to the library pane to the left of the canvas. From Workflow Objects / Steps, drag suitable shapes onto the canvas. Double click each shape to insert its name or description. To find a certain shape quickly, enter its name in the search box and then press the green search button.
Step 3 Connect Workflow Shapes
Use arrow shapes/arrow connectors to connect the shapes. The arrow connectors are grouped in the General category. To use them do the followings. Click Libraries. -> Scroll down to choose General. -> Click Arrow Connectors.
They have connections points, one at the arrow head and one at the arrow end. When you move the arrow connector to other shapes, the connection point turns red when it is over another connection point. Use Flip function on Home Menu to change the arrow direction quickly.
Step 4 Align Shapes
If you want to align some shapes vertically to the center, select them and then choose to align them by the middle on Home menu. If you want to align shapes horizontally, choose the align method on the bottom line. Please refer to Fine Tune Workflow Diagrams for detailed guide about final touches.
Standard Built-in 3D Workflow Symbols
All workflow shapes are 3D shapes with connection points and text box. When two shapes are located nearly, you can click the floating action button to generate connectors automatically. Refer to Workflow Chart Symbols and Their Usage page to have a general knowledge about the symbols.