Block Diagram Maker

Design Better Functioning Systems

Collaborative block diagram maker to easily visualize systems and processes, and document and analyze their functional blocks and relationship.

  • Intuitive visual tools for complex system designing
  • Real-time collaboration to work together with stakeholders
  • Professional shapes and templates to get a head start
Block Diagram Maker
Block Diagram Maker
Design Better Functioning Systems
Collaborative block diagram maker to easily visualize systems and processes, and document and analyze their functional blocks and relationship.
  • Intuitive visual tools for complex system designing
  • Real-time collaboration to work together with stakeholders
  • Professional shapes and templates to get a head start
Block Diagram Maker
Intel
Netflix
Nasa
City
Facebook
National Geographic
Paypal
Amazon
Ebay
Amex

How to make a Block Diagram?

VISUALIZE

Understand and Improve System Designs

Understand and Improve System Designs
  • Quickly model the static nature of a system with intuitive drag-drop tools.

  • Create easy navigation flows to analyze how systems interact with advanced linking.

  • Tackle complex system overviews with industry-standard shapes & components.

Understand and Improve System Designs
Work Together with Cross-Functional Teams
COLLABORATE

Work Together with Cross-Functional Teams

Work Together with Cross-Functional Teams
  • Work with multiple collaborators on creating block diagrams on a shared canvas.

  • Comment with context, have discussions and follow-ups on the same canvas. Async!

  • Track changes stakeholders make to block diagrams with full-version history.

  • Maintain workflows and keep everyone in sync with workspace level status tracking.

SIMPLIFY

Easily Organize Your System Flow

Easily Organize Your System Flow
  • Visually depict detailed systems with ease using premade templates.

  • Create block diagrams in minutes using automatic drawing with Plus Create.

  • Instantly modify block diagrams with context aware shape switching.

  • Export you block diagram in different file formats, such as PDF, PNG or SVG

Easily Organize Your System Flow
INTRODUCING
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Visualize process and user insights with AI templates
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    What is a Block Diagram?

    What is a Block Diagram?

    Block diagrams are high-level flowcharts used to design new systems or to describe and improve existing ones. It has a specialized structure that provides a high-level overview of major system components, key process participants, and important working relationships. Block diagrams are commonly used by people who need to understand, analyze and communicate complex systems, such as engineers, scientists, managers, educators and many others.

    How to Create a Block Diagram Collaboratively on Creately?

    1. Create your workspace

    Begin by opening a Creately workspace. Add your team as collaborators to work together with them on the same workspace. You can use real-time mouse cursors and synced previews to easily track the changes other participants make in the workspace.

    1. Gather information

    Collect all the necessary information about the system or process, including inputs, outputs, and the functions or processes that transform the inputs into outputs. As the team brainstorms, add the ideas using sticky notes on to the canvas.

    1. ​​Create a rough draft

    Use Creately’s purpose built shapes, such as rectangles or circles, to represent the main components of the system or process. Use the Plus Create feature to easily connect shapes with arrows to indicate the flow of data.

    1. Add text and annotations

    Identify and label your inputs and outputs- this refers to the starting points of a process and the resultant action that occurs along the way.

    1. Organize and align the components

    Use layout and alignment tools to arrange the components in a clear and organized way. Choose colors, fonts, and line styles that make the diagram easy to read and understand.

    1. Review and finalize

    Review the block diagram for accuracy and completeness. Make any necessary changes and finalize the diagram. Share the diagram with others, such as team members, and receive feedback and suggestions for improvements with contextual comments right on the diagram itself.

    Easily Visualize Systems with Editable Templates

    Block Diagram of a Computer System

    Block Diagram of a Computer System

    Block Diagram Control System

    Block Diagram Control System

    Block Diagram Reduction

    Block Diagram Reduction

    OPM (Block Diagram)

    OPM (Block Diagram)

    FAQs about Block Diagrams

    What are best practices for making block diagrams?
    • Identify the system which you want to illustrate. Before starting to draw the diagram, define its components, inputs and outputs.
    • Include proper labels. Add labels to every block so that those are easily identified. Make sure you add symbols for each component of the system and indicate their flow with connected arrows.
    • Clearly indicate the inputs and outputs. It is important to label inputs that activate blocks and outputs that end blocks.
    • Accuracy. Collaborate with all relevant stakeholders to ensure that the information in the diagram is accurate.
    How do you make a block diagram for free?
    You can use a Creately workspace to easily create a block diagram. Open a new workspace in Creately, and select a block diagram template which can be customized according to your preference. Easily share your workspace with anyone with a single click. Simply enter your email address to download the diagram for free and share it with the team.
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    Github
    Microsoft
    Google Drive
    Google Sheets
    Google Docs
    Google Slides
    Confluence
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    Why is Creately a Better Block Diagram Maker
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