This is an example of a corporate (enterprise) network with control systems--You can edit this template and create your own diagram.Creately diagrams can be exported and added to Word, PPT (powerpoint), Excel, Visio or any other document.
What is a Network Diagram? A network diagram is a visual representation of network architecture. It maps out the structure of a network with a variety of different symbols and line connections.
It is the ideal way to share the layout of a network because the visual presentation makes it easier for users to understand how items are connected. Network Diagram Symbols A network diagram may include hundreds of different symbols. They can range from a PC to a complex server rack to a cloud-based storage system. The symbols may be brand-specific, generic, or a combination. The network diagramming tools in SmartDraw allow users to modify existing symbols to create a custom library of symbols for their own organization or its customers.
Types and Uses of Network Diagrams A network diagram demonstrates how one computer or system is affiliated with others. This is especially useful when trying to track down problems or when designing a new system. Often the root of a problem can be traced more easily by observing and analyzing how the computers and components in the system are connected. How to Draw a Network Diagram There are many different ways to create a network diagram. While they can be created using pen and paper or a white board, a diagramming tool designed for this purpose is a much more efficient and effective approach. You can drag and drop shapes of network components and connect them with lines to illustrate connections easily. Consider these tips:.
Choose a network: Select the network to illustrate. The diagram could focus on a personal computer, or on an entire company network.
Once a focus has been chosen, set limits on what outside connections will be included so that the diagram remains concise. Add relevant equipment: Begin by placing any involved computers, servers, and other components on the page. Use visual representations and add the names of the components for clarity.
Add any other important components: Add other important components such as internet connections and firewalls. Once again, use visual representations and add text descriptions as needed. Label: Label each of the items on the page to make it easy for anyone to understand what they're looking at. Alternatively, number the items and attach a legend with descriptions to keep the diagram less cluttered. Draw Connecting Lines: Use lines with directional arrows to show how each component is related and connected to another.
Description Using the Network Diagram view, you can review your project tasks and task dependencies as a network diagram (or flowchart). A box (also called a node) represents each task, and a line connecting two boxes represents the dependency between two tasks. By default, the Network Diagram view displays one diagonal line through a task that is in progress and crossed diagonal lines through a completed task.
Best uses Use the Network Diagram view to:. View your schedule in a flowchart format. View the task information in the network diagram boxes. View tasks links to specify the task sequence and to determine start and finish.
Graphically show completed, in-progress, and not-yet-started tasks. View assigned personnel and other resources, such as equipment, to specific tasks. Customization: Application is able to read the following formatting and style customizations made by the project manager for each of the Gantt Chart views in Microsoft® Project and saved in the.mpp file:. Expand or collapse the network diagram to the level you want to see, by showing and hiding the subtasks of summary tasks. Create a combination view to display additional information about the tasks shown in the Network Diagram view or about the resources assigned to those tasks. Tables The Network Diagram view does not make use of any tables.
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Filters The Network Diagram view can use any of the task filters to display only the tasks you want to see. When you select a filter, the Network Diagram view displays the information as defined by that filter's criteria. The default filter is the All Tasks filter.
Zoom in and out You can zoom out to a bigger picture of your project's tasks by displaying at a higher level the sequencing of boxes corresponding and the links between them, or you can zoom in to see in more detail the boxes corresponding to your project's tasks. Additionally you can choose a custom value for the zoom level.