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Posted by Allison Lynch | 02/27/2021
Make a spider chart quickly and easily by importing data. No drawing skill or experience is required with automatic software coming with pre-drawn shapes and examples.

Introduction to Spider Chart

Spider chart is also called radar chart. It displays multivariate data in the form of a two-dimensional chart of more than three variables represented on axes starting from the same point. Spider or radar charts are designed to plot one or more series of values over multiple common quantitative variables by providing an axis for each variable, arranged radially as equi-angular spokes, called radii, around a central point, which gives the plot a star-like appearance and the origin of the name of this plot. Spider or radar charts are a useful way to look at several different factors all related to one item.

The Application of Spider Chart

The "spider chart" can be a format commonly used by management consultants to show their clients the comparison between an organization with other 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.

Spider Chart Software

Spider Chart Software

Edraw offers the easiest way of creating a spider chart. Just use the pre-drawn templates and shapes in the library, you can set the data on the chart, or input a data file, Edraw will automatically generate a spider chart for you. You can apply your own custom-designed themes, to make your chart beautiful and attractive. It can be exported to PDF or other graphic formats.
Video Tutorial - Create a Spider Chart
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How to Make Spider Graphs from Data

Edraw can be applied to construct many kinds of charts. It offers smart templates and data examples of pie chart, column, bar and line chart. Their shapes libraries all contain 2 examples of data file showing the format of data needed. They are located in the upper left corner in the shapes panel. You can copy these data then replace them with your own data. Users can make spider chart by importing data.

  1. 1. Open the template by clicking Spider and Radar icon.
  2. 2. Drag How to Use Spider shape onto the canvas.

Data Arrangement Example

  • 3. Copy the data to a blank text file and replace it with your own data.
  • Data Arrangement Example

  • 4. Save the file.
  • 5. Select the template you need and drag it onto a blank drawing page. Alternatively, you can also open an example.
  • 6. Click floating menu: Load Data from File.
  • 7. Choose the text file created before.
  • Done, it is that simple. Even novice users can handle it easily. There is still one more solution - starting from examples. Here are some examples for your reference.

    Ready-made Spider Chart Examples

    This template is easy to download and use for your own designs. A multiple of formats are supported, allowing flexible share and collaboration.
    View Spider Diagram Symbols
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    A percentage spider chart template is to graph multivariate data in a way that makes their relationships simple to discern.
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