Gane Sarson DFD
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 and Lucidchart Pro
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
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
After 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
- This download is digitally signed for your safety and security.
- Please ensure Visio is closed before installing these shapes.
- 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
ZIP file for Visio Online Plan 1.
A zip file for Visio Online Plan 1 containing 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.
- Lucidchart Pro.
- Omnigraffle Pro on the Mac and iPad.
The current version is V2.33
dated 13th August 2020.
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Recent changes and updates
|V2.33||Sep 2020||Added files suitable for use with Microsoft 365 Plan 1 Visio|
|V2.33||Jun 2020||Sign all installation files with new code-signing certificate|
|V2.32||Apr 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
|V2.31||Oct 2019||Create all-in-one installer for all file formats|
The 4 stencils
SSADM Entity Relationship
SSADM Entity Life History