Data flow diagram software
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How to make a data flow diagram
Start with a blank canvas or choose a template
Choose a data flow diagram template from our template gallery to get started quickly or start your data flow diagram from scratch by selecting shapes from our DFD shape library.
Add an external entity
Add an external entity shape to your canvas from the data flow diagram shape library. This shape signals the beginning of the data flow diagram.
Add process and data store symbols as you go
Use the dedicated DFD shapes to designate specific processes in your diagram and assign them a place within the data flow.
Align, format, and style
Click to quickly align your shapes and form a clear, well-spaced flow. Easily add text to lines for additional process referencing, color-code specific shapes or lines, and adjust arrows as needed.
Present, collaborate, and share
Collaborate with stakeholders on your DFD, and then embed your DFD on popular platforms like Jira or Google Docs so that your team has a reference readily available.