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How to Create QFD Diagram

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Posted by James Freeman | 12/23/2019
This tutorial explains how to create a Quality Function Deployment (QFD) diagram with Edraw Project Management software, with which you can have a better understanding of the building process and work more effectively.

QFD is short for Quality Function Deployment, which is a tool helps improve your existing process by focusing your energy and your attention on efforts that will ensure the greatest result. It works by first identifying and prioritizing customer requirements and expectations, and then developing a design quality to satisfy the customer. Edraw offers the easiest way to create a QFD diagram.

Click the following link to view the video tutorial: Video Tutorial - How to Create a QFD Diagram

Start to Create a QFD Diagram

QFD Template

Open Edraw, on the start page find Project Management category and double click QFD template to get into the drawing page.

QFD Diagram Symbols

House of Quality Symbols

On the left of the drawing page, you can find all the shapes and symbols for QFD Diagram in the library.

Drag a Pre-made Matrix Shape to Start Drawing

Drag a Matrix Shape

Simply drag a matrix shape from the library, and drop on the drawing page. You can also drag a complete QFD template.

Add or Remove Rows and Columns

Add or Remove Rows and Columns

Click the shape and you will see a floating button, through which you can add or remove rows and columns.

Change the Shape Size

Change the Shape Size

1. Click the shape, and the green and yellow handles will show up.
2. Drag green handles you can change the size of the shape.
3. There are two yellow control handles, through the one on the top you can change the height and tilt angle of the upper part, while through the one in the middle you can change the size of the columns.

Edit Labels of Rows and Columns

Add text

Add text to the rows and columns labels by double clicking the boxes and typing.

Add Symbols

Dynamic Symbos
Symbols Glue to the Matrix
Symbol List

The symbols are dynamic, which can be snapped and glued with the matrix together.
1. Drag a required symbol from the library and approach to the matrix shape, and each box will appear a blue X.
2. When the symbol gets to the right position, the blue X will turn red. Release your mouse, and the symbol will be glued with the box.
3. Each symbol has more than one styles inside, you can click the symbol and choose more options through the floating button.
4. The color of the symbol is changeable. Select a symbol and go to Home menu, Fill button to change the color. Read Fills, Shadows and Patterns to learn more about the fill function.

Here are some complete examples of QFD created by Edraw.

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