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Brief Description of Common Drawings

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Posted by James Freeman | 12/23/2019
Brief Description of common Drawing types.

Basic Flowchart

A flow chart is an useful tool dealing with common task, to create common flowchart, top-down diagrams, information tracking diagrams, process planning diagrams and structure prediction diagrams.

Cause and Effect Diagram

Cause and Effect Diagram identifies major causes and breaks them down into sub-causes and further sub-divisions (if any). It is usually preceded by cause-and-effect. Also called fishbone diagram (because of its resemblance to a fish skeleton) or Ishikawa diagram.

Cross Functional Flowchart

Cross-Functional Flowchart shows the relationship between a business process and the functional units (such as departments) responsible for that process.

Data Flow Diagram

A Data Flow Diagram (DFD) is a graphical representation of the "flow" of data through an information system, modeling its process aspects. It can also be used for the visualization of data processing structured design.

IDEFO Diagram

IDEFO stands for Integration Definition for Process Modeling, a public-domain methodology used to model business and their processes so they can be understood and improved. IDEFO diagrams typically include these components: Context diagram, Parent/child diagram and Node trees.

Mind Mapping Diagram

Mind Mapping Diagram is used to visually outline information. Mind Mapping can better help to analyze, understand, summarize, recall and generate new ideas, simply through a structure created around a single word or text, and added by associated ideas, words and concepts. Mind maps are considered to be a type of "spider diagram".

SDL Diagram

Specification and Description Language (SDL) Diagrams are used to show specifics of a process. Using many different nodes to show more detail in the process, SDL diagrams are made up of the system definition, blocks, and process.

TQM Diagram

Total Quality Management (TQM) is a comprehensive and structured approach to organizational management that achieves best quality of products and services through using effectively refinements in response to continuous feedback, and through using them effectively in order to deliver best value for the customer, while achieving long term objectives of the organization.

Work Flow Diagram

A Workflow Diagram is a simple form of Flowchart depicting the flow of tasks or actions from one person or group to another. It typically consists of a set of symbols representing actions or individuals connected by arrows indicating the flow from one to another. Workflow Diagrams provide a general overview of any business process which is useful for documenting the workflow of that process.

Charts and Graphs

Charts and Graphs are great because they communicate information visually and easily.

Form Design

HR and PR staff can find a lot of useful templates in Form Design for creating and editing company sheet, envelope samples and name cards etc.

Marketing Charts and Diagrams

Marketing charts and diagrams are used to create drawings for process modeling, benchmarking, simulation and improvement, path routing, time and cost analysis, activity-based costing, product portfolios, scope and marketing mix, production life and adoption cycles, market and resource analysis and pricing matrices.

Directional Map

Directional Map can be used for designing urban planning, accident report, photogram, transportation engineering and description of meeting and activities. It contains transportation and maps transit shapes, such as highways, parkways, intersections, road and street signs, routes, railroad tracks, transit terminals, rivers, and building etc.

Geographic Map

Geographic Map is applied for professional mapping of multi-national occasions.

Office Layout

Office Layout is especially useful for office layout designing. Different templates of Office Layout depicting details from one area to another area in an office will maximize efficiency and planning for user's task.

Organization Chart

Organization chart graphically represents the management structure of an organization, such as department managers and non-management employees within a company. This chart is valuable in that it visualizes a complete organization, by means of the picture it presents.


Personalized Calendar can be both convenient and interesting for users to schedule work and life, replace traditional calendars by freely editing emphasizing attentions and project limits in any day in any month in any year.

Gantt Chart

Gantt Chart is a type of bar chart that illustrates a project schedule from start to finish date of terminal and summary elements of the project. Professional can record task and calculate data in Gantt Chart with relevant task button in Edraw templates.

PERT Chart

PERT Chart refers to Project Evaluation and Review Technique Chart, that is designed to analyze and represent tasks involved in completing a given project.


Timeline is typically a graphic design showing a list of events labeled on points where they would happen. Timeline template provides a linear model representing events in annual planning report and projects development etc.