Create a Spider Chart
A spider chart, also known as a radar chart or a star chart because of its appearance, plots the values of each category along a separate axis that starts in the center of the chart and ends on the outer ring.
The Application of Spider Chart
The "spider chart" can be a format commonly used by management consultants to show their clients how an organization compares with those in similar companies. It also can be used as the control of quality improvement to display the performance metrics of any ongoing program. Furthermore, it is also being used in sports to chart players' strengths and weaknesses. So far as we can see, the spider has a broad application area.
How to Make a Spider Chart
Spider chart is very useful and important for us, but how should we create a spider chart? The following procedures will show clearly how to create a spider chart even without any drawing experience.
To select a spider shape you like in the library which is on the left canvas.
Drag and drop the spider shape you have chosen. Move the mouse and find the floating button on the upper right of the diagram. Choose the option "Load Data from File" to load your data.
The arrangement of your data file (text (.txt) file) should be like the example below. Tips: Edraw also supports csv file, text and csv file exported by Excel. If you installed Office Excel, Edraw can load xls and xlsx file.
Double click the option "Set Series Number" from the floating button. Then a small window like the picture below will appear. Type the number you need, then you click "OK".
Repeat the above step to set the axis numbers, ring numbers, max value, etc.
Before mind maps were invented by Tony Buzan, spider diagrams would have been the closest thing to them. Sometimes it can be a bit of a job to create a whole mind map with all the color and jazz if you just want to brainstorm some ideas, and that is where you use spider maps.
Create Spider Charts from Templates
We offer some great spider chart templates so that you can get started in the fastest way.