Flowchart Templates

Swim Lane Template Generator

With the FlowBreeze Template Generator, you can ...

  • Create re-usable swim lane templates (aka, cross-functional flowcharts).
  • Make vertical or horizontal swim lanes, in either landscape or portrait layouts.
  • Standardize your title blocks with up to 6 header fields (plus optional logo) and 3 footer fields.
  • Specify the line color, font, and paper size (8-1/2x11, Legal, 11x17, A3, and A4).

Template Designer Screenshots

The Template Generator has three tabs Template Properties, Title Block, and Swim Lanes. On the Template Properties tab you can set the template file info and the template appearance. On the Title Block tab you can set the header and footer from preset layouts, with the option to add your company logo to the template. The settings are preserved between uses. (The Swim Lanes tab is discussed below for each layout type).

Template Generator Properties Tab
Template Generator -
Properties Tab
Template Generator Title Block Tab with Logo
Template Generator -
Title Block Tab with Logo
Template Generator Title Block Tab without Logo
Template Generator -
Title Block Tab without Logo

Vertical Swim Lanes - Sample Input and Output

The Swim Lane tab with a vertical lane layout and a sample output. You can also set the paper size and orientation. Beneath the lane listing, FlowBreeze displays the maximum number of lanes recommened given the page layout and lane direction.

Template Generator Swim Lanes Tab with Vertical Lanes
Swim Lanes Tab with Vertical Lanes
Template Output - Vertical Swim Lanes
Vertical Swim Lanes of a PDCA Cycle

Horizontal Swim Lanes - Sample Input and Output

The Swim Lane tab with a horizontal lane layout and a sample output. The sample shows Value-Added / Non Value-Added swim lanes, a common method of identifying wasteful operations in a process.

Template Generator Swim Lanes Tab with Horizontal Lanes
Swim Lanes Tab with Horizontal Lanes
Template Output - Horizontal Swim Lanes
Horizontal Swim Lanes - Value-Added / Non Value-Added

SIPOC Diagram - Sample Input and Output

A SIPOC diagram is a popular process mapping layout showing the Suppliers, Inputs, Process, Outputs, and Customers.

Template Generator Swim Lanes Tab with SIPOC
Swim Lanes Tab with SIPOC
Template Output - SIPOC Diagram
Template Output - SIPOC Diagram

Title Block with Plain Grid - Sample Input and Output

The plain grid is useful when all you need is a reusable title block.

Template Generator Swim Lanes Tab with Grid
Swim Lanes Tab with Grid
Template Output - Title Block with Grid
Template Output - Title Block with Grid

Samples with Colored Lines

Most of the samples on this page use black lines, but you can also generate colored lines.

Vertical swim lane template
Vertical Swim Lanes - Blue
Horizontal swim lane template
Horizontal Swim Lanes - Red