SmartDraw is absolutely the easiest way to make cause & effect diagrams and decision trees in just minutes. Simply select a cause and effect template, input your information, and SmartDraw does the rest, aligning everything automatically and applying professional design themes for professional-quality results every time.
Automated cause & effect diagrams in SmartDraw are easy—just open a blank template like this one
Highlight the labels and type to add text. Add more cause or detail symbols with a click. SmartDraw automatically builds branches and realigns your diagram for you, keeping everything looking neat. Delete or move a cause, and SmartDraw reformats your diagram automatically so that everything is aligned perfectly
Add pictures, notes, documents, and hyperlinks in your diagram. Share your diagram with others using Dropbox®, Google Drive™, OneDrive®, or SharePoint®. Export it to Microsoft Word®, Excel®, PDF, or PowerPoint® with a single click
You and your team can work on the same cause and effect diagram by saving it to a shared SmartDraw folder or by using your favorite file sharing apps like Dropbox®, Google Drive™, Box® or OneDrive®. You can also share files with non SmartDraw users by simply emailing them a link
You can easily insert your completed cause and effect diagram into any Microsoft Office® or Google Workspace™ app. Add your diagram to Word®, PowerPoint®, or Excel®. SmartDraw also integrates with apps in the Atlassian stack: Confluence and Jira.
SmartDraw has dozens of fishbone examples and templates included to help you get started. Modify any existing example or start with a blank template and let SmartDraw help you build one in minutes.
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