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Diagram

Description

Basic diagram

Basic Diagram

Contains basic geometric shapes, arrow shapes, decorative, and graph shapes for making a general diagram.

Basic Flowchart diagram

Basic Flowchart

Contains flowcharts, top-down diagrams, information tracking diagrams, process planning diagrams, and structure prediction diagrams. Contains connectors and links.

Cross Functional Flowchart diagram

Cross Functional Flowchart

Shows the relationship between a business process and the organizational or functional units, such as departments, that are responsible for steps in that process.

Block diagram

Block

Contains 2-D and 3-D shapes and directional lines for feedback loops and annotated functional decomposition, data structure, hierarchical, signal flow, and data flow block diagrams.

Software Development Lifecycle diagram

SDL

Contains object-oriented diagrams for communications and telecommunications systems and networks, using the Specification and Description Language (SDL). Based on CCITT specifications.

Process Steps diagram

Process

Contains "process steps" shapes to illustrate sequence of steps involved in a process or a procedure. Represents business flow, information flow, material flow, vertical or horizontal lists. Contains arrows to show the direction and captions.

Business Matrix diagram

Business Matrix

Contains business matrix diagrams that show relationships between concepts across two or more dimensions and includes: 2x2 and 3x3 matrixes, SWOT analysis, Ansoff matrix, BCG matrix, position maps, and Quadrant analysis diagrams.

Basic Timeline diagram

Basic Timeline

Contains simple linear and bending timelines with intervals and milestones to illustrate a sequence of events, project plan, and roadmaps or schedules.

Venn diagram

Venn

Uses overlapping shapes to depict possible logical relationships between two or more sets to organize information, show associations, similarities, unions, intersections, differences, containments, and complements.

Cycle Diagram

Cycle

Represents a sequence of stages, tasks, or events in a circular flow. Contains circular, radial, target, circular segments, pie segments, loops and other cyclic diagram shapes.

Pyramid Diagram

Pyramid

Uses triangular, pyramidal or conical shapes to show proportional, interconnected, and hierarchical relationships.

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