UML 2.5 Diagram Types and Templates

By Zack Kushner on Jul 12, 2016 in Tips and Tricks
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Looking for a quick rundown of the different official UML diagram types along with templates for each? Welcome to Gliffy. We’re here to help. There are, as of UML 2.5, fourteen officially recognized types of UML diagrams. These types get sorted into three buckets: Structure diagrams, Behavior diagrams, and Interaction diagrams (also considered a subset…

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Six Flowchart Types & Templates

By Zack Kushner on Jun 02, 2016 in Tips and Tricks
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Flowcharts are one of the most versatile diagram types. Companies use flow charts to document complex business processes. Software engineers use them to envision data flow. Hipsters post them online to amuse each other with their snarky witticisms. Regardless of your needs, Gliffy’s free online flowchart maker will facilitate the process of creating flowcharts online….

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How to Create a Venn Diagram in Gliffy

By Zack Kushner on Apr 28, 2016 in Tips and Tricks
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Drawing a Venn diagram with Gliffy takes just minutes. Give it a try using the intuitive Gliffy interface and soon you’ll be diagramming like a pro. First add Venn diagram shapes to your Shape Library by clicking ‘More Shapes’ and ticking the Venn Diagram box. From the Venn Diagram Radial section, drag in circles of…

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Top Ten Pro Flowchart Tips

By Zack Kushner on Apr 21, 2016 in Tips and Tricks
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Creating a flowchart online with Gliffy is simple. Turning your creation into a professional-quality example of a flowchart isn’t much harder — you just need to heed our top ten pro flow chart tips. Size Matters A flowchart is most useful when it fits on one page (or screen). If the process you’re plotting is…

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How to Create a Network Diagram with Gliffy

By Zack Kushner on Apr 19, 2016 in Tips and Tricks
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Drawing network diagrams with Gliffy is easy regardless of which type of network topology you’re working with. Take the intuitive Gliffy interface for a quick test drive and soon you’ll be diagramming like a pro. In this example, we’ll plot out a basic network diagram, but these techniques will apply to all network diagram types…

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Venn Diagram Types & Templates

By Zack Kushner on Apr 05, 2016 in Tips and Tricks
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Euler and Venn diagrams come in a few different flavors. To help you get started creating your own diagrams, we’ve assembled this collection of time-saving templates. Just click any image below and it will open in Gliffy all ready for you to personalize and save. Two-Set Diagrams The most basic Venn diagrams feature two overlapping…

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Understanding Flowchart Symbols

By Zack Kushner on Apr 01, 2016 in Tips and Tricks
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Each variety of flowchart shape has its own specific meaning. While you can create a flowchart online using only the most common symbol types, knowing how to make a flowchart using them all can come in handy. We’re here to help. Welcome to Gliffy’s guide to understanding flowchart symbols. Basic Flowchart Shapes A rectangle with…

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Ten Org Chart Pro Tips

By Zack Kushner on Mar 14, 2016 in Tips and Tricks
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Whether you’re looking to build an org chart, a project org chart, an employee diagram, or any other kind of online organizational chart, taking the time to add some precision and polish will ensure your final product looks professional. 10. Neatness Counts It may seem too simple to mention, but aligning and evenly spacing the…

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How to Create UML Diagrams with Gliffy

By Zack Kushner on Mar 04, 2016 in Stories,Tips and Tricks
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Drawing UML diagrams with Gliffy is easy regardless of which type of diagram you want to create. All you need to do is spend a couple of minutes playing with the intuitive Gliffy interface and you’ll be diagramming like a pro. In this UML diagram creation walk-through we’ll assemble a package diagram, but these same…

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How to Create an Org Chart with Gliffy

By Zack Kushner on Feb 23, 2016 in Tips and Tricks
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If you’ve ever looked at a family tree, you’ve seen an example of an organizational chart. These diagrams help you visualize the people (or elements) of your organization and the relationships between them. While most people use org charts to visualize who manages whom in a business, they can illustrate any hierarchical system. You can…

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