Easy Cause & Effect Diagrams
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.
See How to Make a Cause and Effect Diagram
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.
Top reasons SmartDraw is ideal for creating cause and effect diagrams:
- Automatic Cause & Effect Formatting
Click simple commands and SmartDraw builds your cause and effect diagram for you, automatically. Add or remove a cause and SmartDraw realigns and arranges all the elements so that your diagram continues to look great.
- Quick-Start Fishbone Templates
Dozens of professionally-designed cause and effect diagram examples will help you get started immediately. Simply choose the fishbone template that is most similar to your project, and customize it to suit your needs.
- Free Support
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