Easy Gear Graphic in PowerPoint

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Learn an easy way to create gear graphic in PowerPoint. Follow our simple step by step instructions to create this concept graphic for your business presentations.

 The easy gear graphic you’ll learn to create is:

Easy gear graphicThis is a rough and ready graphic created with minimum fuss. Above all, it is a simple demonstration of using the basic tools in PowerPoint in creative ways. Let us start creating the graphic from scratch.

Step 1: Draw a circle

Go to auto shapes menu and select the ‘oval’ tool. Draw a perfect circle while holding the ‘Shift’ tab and remove the fill.

Circle ShapeStep 2: Change the line property

Right click on the circle and go to ‘Format shape’ option. Make the line color –black. Go to ‘Line style‘. Change the width to 25 pt. Change the Cap type to ‘Round dot’. This is result…

Change Gear Line PropertyIf you observe closely, the teeth of the gear are not evenly distributed on the left side. To change this, go to ‘Format’ tab in PowerPoint ribbon. Go to ‘Edit shape’ -> Change shape -> Arc. Complete the circular arc as shown below. This ensures that the teeth of the gear are equidistant:
Changing Shape to ArcDraw a circle and fill it with black color to cover the centre part of the gear:

Fill Gear centerDraw another circle to fit the inside of the gear. Fill it with ‘white’ color and add ‘inner shadow’ as shown below:

Final gear graphicYou gear graphic is ready.

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Variations of gear diagram in PowerPoint:

We wish to show you some interesting applications of different types of gears, taken from our ‘PowerPoint charts and diagram templates packs for CEOs’. The two CEO packs have more than 1600 premium charts, graphs, graphics and diagrams to help you visualize every business idea imaginable.

Here is a diagram template that uses gears to represent processes:

Source: PowerPoint Graphics CEO Pack 2

Process represented with Gear from PowerPoint CEO Pack Carrying on the metaphor from the previous diagram, the following diagram template shows blocked processes:

Source: PowerPoint Graphics CEO Pack 2

Blocked Process template from CEO PackThe following diagram template talks about ‘thinking about processes under time deadline’:

Source: PowerPoint Charts CEO Pack

Process Concept from CEO pack 1


Quick Note: It takes a lot of time and effort to create professional quality graphics from scratch. However, most business presenters don’t have the time to create such high quality graphics themselves. That is why we came up with our ‘PowerPoint charts and diagram templates packs for CEOs’.

It is quite easy to use the templates from the CEO packs. Just choose the template that matches your thought. Replace the sample text with your own text and your business slides get ready in no time. Creating professional quality business slides has never been easier.

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Once you learn how to make the gear, you can use it to represent a wide range of concepts.

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