Create an attractive Bridge diagram in PowerPoint to represent your business concepts in a creative and engaging way. Read this tutorial for details.
The PowerPoint Bridge diagram you’ll learn is:
Where to use a Bridge diagram?
A bridge is a metaphor for ‘the factor that helps us in moving from present situation to a new situation’. The diagram can be used in your business and consulting presentations.
Once you create this useful diagram, you can use it as a readymade template to represent the metaphor of ‘connection’ in any of your future presentations. Let us learn how to create the diagram in 3 simple steps.
Step 1: Draw the Basic structure
The first step is to draw two boxes that represent the present and desired situations.
Go to Auto shapes menu and use ‘Rectangle tool’ to create the boxes for the base. You can use ‘Fill picture’ option under ‘Shape fill’ to fill the boxes with ‘Brick texture’. You can use any free image with brick texture by searching on the net or save the following picture to use:
Once you fill in the texture, this is how your diagram will appear once you label the base:
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Step 2: Draw the connecting rails
Draw two lines that connect the two boxes. These will serve as rails for the bridge structure. Vary the thickness of the two lines to get a realistic look.
Step 3: Draw the trusses
The next step is to draw the trusses or arcs of the bridge. You can vary the number of segments based on the number of stages you want to represent in your concept.
Start by drawing a semicircular arc using ‘Block Arc’ tool in Auto shapes menu:
Remove the outline and ‘Fill’ the shape with Chrome II preset color. The steps are: Right click on the shape; go to Format Shape -> Fill -> Gradient Fill -> Preset Colors -> Chrome II.
The result will be as follows:
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Draw a number of parallel lines along the diameter of the semi-circle and fill them with grey color. Here is a closeup of how the arc will appear:
Group the parallel lines ( By pressing Ctrl + G) you have just created and use ‘Send to back’ option. This will give a clean look for the segment. You may add a text box at the top to label the segment.
Group the Arc and parallel lines all together. Make copies of the group and paste them along the connecting rails, with relevant text boxes for each set of arcs:
The last step is to draw a rectangle, fill it with blue and white gradient to represent water. Send the rectangle back to complete the PowerPoint Bridge diagram:
You can create your own variations for the trusses and connectors depending on the idea you want to convey.
Related: Water effect in PowerPoint
Variations for PowerPoint Bridge Diagram:
We wish to show you some interesting variations for the bridge diagram. These diagrams are part of our ‘750+ PowerPoint Charts and Diagrams Templates pack for CEOs’.
Metallic Bridge Diagram Concepts
Creative Bridge Diagrams from CEO Pack
Source: Bridge Diagrams from CEO Pack
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