Create A Pillar Diagram in Minutes in PowerPoint

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Learn to draw pillar diagram in PowerPoint in 3 easy steps. Include this useful temple diagram in your strategy and consulting presentations.

The simple pillar you will learn to create today is:

PowerPoint Pillar Tutorial

Where is Pillar diagram used?

Roman pillars are typically used as a metaphor for support structures.

The diagram is useful for representing underlying principles of a concept or organizational values that support your strategic vision etc.The diagram is also called as pantheon diagram or temple chart.

Let us learn to create this useful diagram step by step:

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Step 1: Creating the pillars

Use rectangle tool from auto shapes menu and draw 4 rectangular blocks as follows:

4 pillars base tutorial

Select all the four rectangles and Arrange -> Align top and Arrange -> Distribute horizontally.Once done, group them together using ‘Ctrl+G’ option.

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Step 2: Creating the base

Draw a thin horizontal rectangular block as the base below the pillars. Copy the base and paste it on the top to support the structure above. The result will be as follows:

Basic PowerPoint Pillar Diagram

Step 3: Completing the diagram

Draw a thicker rectangle below the base to serve as a platform for the temple. Draw a triangle above the structure to complete the diagram.

Pillar Diagram Template

Select all the shapes and go to Arrange -> ‘Align center’ and ‘distribute vertically’. Your pillar diagram is ready:

Variations of the temple chart:

You may choose to add more steps to the temple or show segmented pillars as follows depending on the concept you want to convey:

Pillar Diagram Variation

You can vary the number of pillars depending on your specific need:

Multiple Pillar Diagrams

As you can see, you can make variations to the diagram in a matter of minutes.

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Making these Pillar Diagrams Professional

If you want to use professional looking Pillar charts for your critical business presentations, we recommend you take a look at our PowerPoint charts & diagrams pack. Here are some samples from the pack:

Pillar Diagram with Gradient Fill from PowerPoint CEO Pack
4 Pillar Diagramf from PowerPoint CEO pack

Source: PowerPoint Pillars from Charts & Diagrams CEO Pack

Here are some creative variations that help you explain your ideas more accurately:

One Pillar Diagram from CEO Pack

Another creative variation from the CEO Pack, to help you express your business ideas :

Creative Pillar Diagram from PowerPoint CEO Pack

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There are tons of useful diagram tutorials in this site that help you enhance your slide design. Please go through them if you’d like to improve your PowerPoint skills.

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