Dataflow Diagram (Gane-Sarson/SSADM), Entity-Relationship Diagram
and Entity Life History

Visio shapes stencils and templates
for Microsoft ® Visio ® 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016/2019/Microsoft 365 Visio Online Plan 1 and Plan 2,
Omnigraffle Pro, SmartDraw, MyDraw, ConceptDraw Pro, Lucidchart Pro and Libre Office Draw

30 shapes in 4 stencils of shapes (4 metric and 4 in US units) that can be used to create Gane-Sarson and SSADM dataflow, Entity-Relationship and Entity Life History diagrams. The templates provide a blank drawing canvas and defines the way connections flow on drawings.
All the symbols have connection points at suitable locations.
The Data Store and Process shapes each have shape data (or custom properties in older Visio versions) accessed from the ribbon Data -> Shape Data (in older Visio: menu Shape -> Custom Properties) to allow you to enter and show an optional ID for each shape. The Data Store and Process symbols also have a version which always prompts for the ID and Process name when the shape is dropped on the page. Dataflows may also be named by double-clicking the shape and entering the appropriate text. Dataflows may also be set to be curved, straight or angled from the dataflow right-click menu.


Watch a video of a diagram being created with these shapes

A video on YouTube of a diagram being created with these shapes


Example diagrams

dfd example


Download a free trial containing some demonstration sample shapes

1. Zip file for simple Visio installation or for non-Visio use

ZIP file for Visio 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016/2019 and non-Visio use.

A zip file containing sample stencils and templates in VSS, VSX and VSSX format as well as installation instructions. Unzip this file into your My Documents -> My Shapes folder. Use the stencil format that works best in your version of Visio.
Visio_DFD_demo_sampler.zip   Download   updated: 13th August 2020   size: 118kB

2. MSI installer file for Visio

MSI installer for Visio 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019

unblockAfter downloading this software, look in your downloads folder, right-click on the file and select "Properties". At the bottom of the dialog box will be this message as shown to the right. Ensure "Unblock" is selected.

A Windows installer .msi file for Visio 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 containing sample shapes in Visio stencils and two templates (US and metric) in vss, vsx and vssx format. Use the stencil format that works best in your version of Visio.
Visio_DFD_demo_sampler.msi   Download   updated: 13th August 2020   size: 432kB

MSI file installation instructions

  1. This download is digitally signed for your safety and security.
  2. Please ensure Visio is closed before installing these shapes.
  3. Just run the downloaded installer. Shortcuts to the templates will be added to your desktop, start menu and the Visio start screen. The template and stencils will be found under the category "DFD diagrams".

3. Zip file for Visio Online Plan 1 and Libre Office Draw

ZIP file for Visio Online Plan 1 and Libre Office Draw.

A zip file for Visio Online Plan 1 and Libre Office Drawcontaining sample shapes in Visio documents (US and metric) in vsdx format.
Visio_DFD_plan1_demo_sampler.zip   Download   updated: 12th September 2020   size: 34kB

This software works with:

  • Microsoft Visio 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 or 2019 (any version, Standard, Professional or Premium) and Microsoft 365 Visio Online Plan 1 and Plan 2.
  • ConceptDraw Pro on Mac OSX and Windows.
  • SmartDraw.
  • Lucidchart Pro.
  • MyDraw.
  • Omnigraffle Pro on the Mac and iPad.
  • Libre Office Draw

Version

The current version is V2.33 dated 13th August 2020.

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Gane Sarson/SSADM DFD for Visio

  • Stencils:4
  • Shapes: 30
  • Download size: 1MB

US$ 15.00

  • Save money with multiple licenses. The 10-user license comes with free updates for 3 years.

    Gane Sarson/SSADM DFD for Visio - 3 user license

    US$ 42.00

    Gane Sarson/SSADM DFD for Visio - 5 user license

    US$ 67.50

    Gane Sarson/SSADM DFD for Visio - 10 user license

    US$ 124.50

  • Site licenses. All educational and commercial site licenses come with free updates for 3 years.

    Gane Sarson/SSADM DFD for Visio - Educational/Academic Site Pack

    US$ 150.00

    Gane Sarson/SSADM DFD for Visio - Commercial Site Pack

    US$ 300.00

Information on Educational and Commercial Site licenses.


Recent changes and updates

V2.33Sep 2020 Added files suitable for use with Microsoft 365 Plan 1 Visio and Libre Office Draw
V2.33Jun 2020 Sign all installation files with new code-signing certificate
V2.32Apr 2020 Changed Gane-Sarson and SSADM Process shape's menus for setting the shape ID and Name
Added Gane-Sarson Process shape's menus for setting ID text to left or middle
V2.31Oct 2019 Create all-in-one installer for all file formats


The 4 stencils

Gane Sarson DFD

Gane Sarson DFD

SSADM

SSADM

SSADM Entity Relationship

SSADM Entity Relationship

SSADM Entity Life History

SSADM Entity Life History