Draw awesome Wheel diagram in PowerPoint within 60 seconds. Use the diagram to convey hub and spoke relationship in your business and strategic presentations.
The PowerPoint Wheel you will learn today is:
Isn’t that an awesome diagram? You will learn to create it by the time you finish reading this article. So, open a blank PowerPoint slide and follow me. But, before that…
Where is Wheel diagram used in presentations?
A Wheel is used to represent hub and spoke relationship. For example, you can use the diagram to represent a role and the associated responsibilities or a core idea and related concepts. You can also use it as a chart to represent 4 quarters of a year or 4 seasons.
You can vary the number of segments, number of layers and number of colors based on your specific requirements.
Let us start creating the diagram right away:
Step 1: Draw the base segment
Use ‘pie’ tool in auto shapes menu to create a quarter segment as follows:
Step 2: Draw the circle
Now make three more copies of the segment and complete the circle as follows:
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You can use Full Screen button at bottom right corner of the video above if required.
Your circle diagram should now look like this:
Group the four segments using ‘Ctrl+ G’ option.
Step 3: Add a layer
Make a copy of the group. Right click on the copy -> Size and Position -> Scale – > Place a check mark on ‘lock aspect ratio’ and enter the value as 70%.
Select both the shapes and Arrange -> Align Center and Align Middle. You will get the following result:
See the power of using Align function here >>
Step 4: Color the segments
Color the segments with lighter and darker tones as shown here:
The result of the shading is as follows:
You can choose to add a white circle in the centre to indicate the hub.
Related: Using Right Colors in PowerPoint.
Variations of wheel diagram in PowerPoint:
You can add more layers or remove layers to suit your need:
You can create the diagram with more space for text and descriptions
You can add elements in the middle or add a border:
You can even create some fancy variations like these:
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