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ConceptDraw DIAGRAM


What is ConceptDraw DIAGRAM?

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is an on-premise diagramming tool that, according to the vendor, allows users to create designs of any complexity level either on Macintosh or Windows, regardless of the platform being used.Users can install the same license of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM…

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What is ConceptDraw DIAGRAM?

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is an on-premise diagramming tool that, according to the vendor, allows users to create designs of any complexity level either on Macintosh or Windows, regardless of the platform being used. Users can install the same license of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM…

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What is ConceptDraw DIAGRAM?

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is an on-premise diagramming tool that, according to the vendor, allows users to create designs of any complexity level either on Macintosh or Windows, regardless of the platform being used.

Users can install the same license of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM on multiple computers. The vendor also offers a number of add-ons, called "solutions". The product comes with a number of built-in stencils and templates that cover different areas and fields such as:
  • Building Plans
  • Business Infographics
  • Business Processes
  • Business Productivity
  • Collaboration
  • Computer and Networks
  • Dashboards
  • Diagrams
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Food and Beverage
  • Graphs and Charts
  • Health
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Infographics
  • Management
  • Maps
  • Marketing
  • Packages
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Science and Education
  • Software Development
  • Sport
  • Statistical Charts

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM Screenshots

Screenshot of Landscape&Garden PlanScreenshot of Flat Interior DesignScreenshot of PM ScrumScreenshot of Customer Journey MappingScreenshot of Family Tree Diagram: Autosomal Dominant Pedigree ChartScreenshot of Business Process Cross-Functional Flowchart: Stockbridge SystemScreenshot of Business Intelligence Dashboard templateScreenshot of Healthcare Workflow Diagram: StressScreenshot of Cisco Network DiagramScreenshot of AWS Architecture DiagramScreenshot of Spatial DashboardScreenshot of Electrical Engineering: Circuit DiagramScreenshot of Basic Area ChartScreenshot of Project TimelineScreenshot of Org ChartScreenshot of Stakeholder Onion DiagramScreenshot of Neighborhood 3D MapScreenshot of HR FlowchartScreenshot of Chemistry: Gravity Filtration of LiquidsScreenshot of Class UML Diagram for BankScreenshot of IDEF0 Diagram: Application DevelopmentScreenshot of Baseball Defense PositionsScreenshot of Winter Olympics Pictograms

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM Video

The new ConceptDraw DIAGRAM v12 (formerly known as PRO v11) reflects the application’s role in the ConceptDraw OFFICE v5 suite as a powerful business diagramming platform for both Macintosh and Windows.

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ConceptDraw DIAGRAM Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesWorldwide
Supported LanguagesEnglish

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Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.

The most common users of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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ConceptDraw DIAGRAM has been praised by users for its intuitive diagram creation capabilities, making it a valuable tool for both students and professionals. Many reviewers have found the software to be highly useful in creating PowerPoint slide presentations, as well as developing slides, graphics, and illustrations. Users appreciate the convenience of being able to seamlessly open Visio files with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM, making it a preferred alternative. The program is commonly used for diagramming system architecture, conveying requirements and specifications to development teams, and creating status updates and timelines for meetings and marketing materials. Additionally, ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a cost-effective solution for producing documentation such as rack diagrams, network maps, and website wireframes. Its extra solutions libraries allow users to create professional diagrams that can be shared in multiple formats. Overall, users find ConceptDraw DIAGRAM easier to use than Visio, especially with the addition of the cropping tool in version 6. The software's ability to create flowcharts is particularly valued in the design process for projects involving embedded processors and Assembler language.

Nice Collections of Images and Shapes: Several users have mentioned that they appreciate the extensive collections of images and shapes provided by the software. This feature has allowed them to easily create visually appealing diagrams in just seconds.

Intuitive Interface and Low Learning Curve: Many reviewers have found the arrangement of commands in the software to be intuitive, which greatly reduces the learning curve. This user-friendly interface has made it easy for them to quickly and efficiently create various types of diagrams.

Extensive Samples and Examples: The software offers an extensive set of samples and examples, as mentioned by multiple users. These resources have been helpful in understanding the usage of different diagram types. Additionally, with drag and drop creation available for dozens of different diagram types, this software is praised for its user-friendliness.

Pricing Structure: Many users have expressed disappointment with the pricing structure, feeling that they have been charged for additional shapes and images. This approach detracts from the overall value of the software.

Functionality Quirks: Several reviewers have found the overall functionality of the software to be quirky and difficult to use. They specifically mentioned issues with imprecise item movement, making it challenging to position elements accurately. Additionally, working with layers was described as being done in a strange way, further complicating the design process.

Graphics Loading Issues: A significant number of users experienced problems with graphics not loading properly within the software. This issue added frustration to an already complex drag and drop system, making it difficult to create and edit designs seamlessly.

Users have made several recommendations based on their experience with ConceptDraw.

  1. Many users recommend comparing ConceptDraw to Visio to identify the standout features. This comparison can help users determine if ConceptDraw is a better fit for their needs.

  2. Users suggest trying out ConceptDraw for its excellent features. They mention that a free trial period would be helpful in convincing potential users of its capabilities.

  3. Users consider ConceptDraw to be a comprehensive suite for creating fully-featured technical and info-graphics diagrams. They find it useful for various purposes such as company presentations, projects, slides, and designs.

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Jonathan McDowell, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I used ConceptDraw DIAGRAM for entity relationship modeling and it has been great to use. I love that they have so many preconfigured symbols and it is much easier to use than Office Visio Pro. I can also use the program to open Visio files, everything works well! I have no complaints and I think their customer service is great!

I have only used it in a limited capacity for ER Diagrams. I have been the sole user of the program. The only negative is that the downloaded graphics for modeling do not show up only the titles, luckily I know what icon/image I am looking for so it was not a huge deal.
  • Great for ER diagrams
  • Easy, fast, and low-learning curve.
  • Cross compatibility with VIsio!
  • Graphics do not always load which can complicate the drag and drop system.
  • Would like to see more symbols for ER diagrams.
  • Struggled to figure out how to get it to save to a PowerPoint easily. My sizes were always off. More a me problem I think. Ha!
Great for anything that you would use Microsoft Visio for. It is a great software and has a great team behind it. At the end of the day, it will do everything that you need it to and it looks like they are always expanding. I have been surprised by their product and plan to continue to use it in my nonprofit role. If you are hesitant, don't be, it is everything Visio is plus more.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
My projects often contain an embedded processor and Assembler is my usual "go to" language of choice. Being able to easily create a flowchart is an inherent part of the design process since a good flowchart almost writes the code. I settled on using ConceptDraw after trialing quite a few other packages.
  • Intuitive interface.
  • Ease of use.
  • Extensive libraries.
  • Excellent technical support.
  • ConceptDraw Store makes itself a background task when run. Easy enough to remove. But still.
Likelihood to recommend? Overall, absolutely. I'm very satisfied with ConceptDraw and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. I found it very easy to get up and running producing flow chart diagrams. I find it intuitive, flexible and it does what it says. Moreover it's very much an "alive" product with regular updates.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is being used for diagramming system architecture and other software diagramming for conveying requirements and specifications to the development team. Also being used to put together status updates, timelines, and other diagrams used in meetings and marketing materials.
  • Multiple templates
  • Integration with other tools in the suite
  • An extensive set of samples and examples showing the usage of various types of diagrams
  • Getting started in difficult.
  • Can't mix and match portrait and landscape orientation for the pages in a project
  • Grouping of pages into sections is not supported.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is well suited to quickly draw different types of unrelated diagrams. If you are looking for a tool for a specific type of diagram that might have multiple pages and need advanced drawing control, then this is not that suitable.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Documentation is critical for IT infrastructure and ConceptDraw DIAGRAM gives us a great, economical, way to put together rack diagrams, network maps, and even website wireframes for proposals. With all of the extra solutions libraries offered by ConceptDraw it's easy to create professional diagrams that can be shared in multiple formats including PDF, HTML, PowerPoint, Visio, and SVG. I have used Visio before for similar work, and, as a standard user, I find DIAGRAM to be the easier of the two to use and now they they added a cropping tool in v6 I can't think of any extra features I need for this type of program.
  • Drag and drop creation of dozens of different diagram types
  • Info-graphic elements with customizable values
  • Keyboard shortcuts are non-intuitive
  • Re-scaling can be tricky if you don't set the page up correctly at the beginning of your project
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a great all-around drawing, mapping, and visualization product. We bought it as a cheaper option to Visio, but have been consistently impressed with the large set of features and capabilities. To be able to easily create complicated charts and diagrams and then be able to export them straight into HTML for our website has been one of the coolest, and most unexpected, discoveries in purchasing this software.
Gabriel Favero | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Since I had to develop process flow diagrams and P&ID for my undergraduate bachelor, Concept Draw is helping me to achieve great projects. A great benefit is that you will be learning how to create great diagrams intuitively with time. It's a must for any student that has to build diagrams at any point in your career. Also, Concept Draw is very useful for the creation of PowerPoint slide presentations, as well as for the development of slides, graphics, illustrations, etc.
  • They're the only company that could offer a decent product with a fair price for Apple devices, like my Mac.
  • It provides easy development of process flow diagrams and P&ID diagrams.
  • The software has an intuitive arrangement of commands, which reduces the learning curve suffering.
  • They could develop a few webinars to teach some techniques and special commands.
I can't tell a lot about all the usages of CDDiagram, since my main focus is on Chemical Engineering and P&ID application, but they have an enormous variety of libraries. If you are able to find the kind of work you're looking for, I believe you're good to download it and start to improve your Diagrams.
Matt James | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
So, this software appears to want to be Microsoft Visio but it falls a little short. The overall software is very resource-intensive and will slow your computer down to a crawl if you are attempting to multitask. On top of this, there are many glitches in the software where graphics within the software itself do no properly draw/appear on the screen. Now, with that being said, it DOES do a fantastic job in assisting in us drawing floor plans/layouts for the restaurant and bar areas of our business. The graphics/shapes are very clean and crisp but getting them to work together is a little tricky at times.
  • The collections of images and shapes are very nice.
  • Creating an easy "quick and dirty" layout can be done in seconds.
  • They kind of nickel and dime you for shapes and images which is kind of a bummer.
  • The overall functionality is very quirky. Trying to move items is difficult and not very precise.
  • Layers are done very strangely. You can easily add shapes to the wrong layer and trying to get them on the correct layer is a hassle.
  • Something about the software puts a lot of strain on even my most powerful PC.
Eh, this is a kind of a sitting on the fence answer. On one hand, I can't recommend it but on the other, I can. If they fixed the resource-hogging and the weird quirky menus/actions then I would recommend it more. I can not overlook the beautiful and clean layouts and graphics that this software does spit out is just a bumpy ride to get there.
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