This solution extends the capabilities of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM with templates, samples, and a library of vector stencils for drawing pie and donut charts.
A Pie Chart is a disk divided into sectors. The sector angle is proportional to the represented quantity. Pie charts effectively display proportions. In particular, if the intent is to compare the size of a slice with a whole pie, rather than comparing slices among them, pie charts are very illustrative. Pie Charts are used in statistics, business, and mass media for composition comparison (i.e. to visualize the percentage for the parts of one total).
There are a few samples that you see on this page which were created in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM application by using the Basic Pie Charts solution.
Some of the solution's capabilities as well as the professional results which you can achieve are all demonstrated here on this page.
All source documents are vector graphic documents which are always available for modifying, reviewing and/or
converting to many different formats, such as MS PowerPoint, PDF file, MS Visio, and many
other graphic ones from the ConceptDraw Solution Park or ConceptDraw STORE. The Basic Pie Charts solution is available to all
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM users to get installed and used while working in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software.
Example 1: Basic Donut Chart — Budgeted Appropriations
This example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Basic Pie Charts Library from the Pie Charts Solution. An experienced user spent 5 minutes creating this sample.
A donut (doughnut) chart is similar to a pie chart, but it gives the ability to support multiple statistics at once. In this simple case, the choice of donut chart vs pie chart was based on visual criteria only - leaving the center blank makes this chart lightweight.
Example 2: Basic Pie Chart — Sector Weightings
This example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Basic Pie Charts Library from the Basic Pie Charts Solution. An experienced user spent 15 minutes creating this sample.
This is a typical example of pie chart. It captures attention using a rich color palette. When using this approach, be aware of using too many categories. This can make your pie chart impossible to understand.
Example 3: Basic Pie Chart — Approximate Composition of the Air
This example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Basic Pie Charts Library from the Basic Pie Charts Solution. An experienced user spent 5 minutes creating this sample.
Using pie charts always leaves a free space on your page or slide. You can use this space to add illustrations or text labels provide your audience with additional information which may help your audience understand the subject.
Template 1: Basic Pie Chart
This example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Basic Pie Charts Library from the Basic Pie Charts Solution. An experienced user spent 2 minutes creating this template.
The Basic Pie Charts Solution contains ready-to-use templates with pie charts. You can input your data to an existing template and then redesign it according to your taste.
Both ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software and the Basic Pie Charts solution can help creating the
numerical data you need. The Basic Pie Charts solution can be found in the Graphs and Charts area of ConceptDraw STORE application that can be downloaded from this site.
Make sure that both ConceptDraw DIAGRAM and ConceptDraw STORE applications are installed on your computer before you get started.
How to install
After ConceptDraw STORE and ConceptDraw DIAGRAM are downloaded and installed, you can install the Basic Pie Charts solution from the ConceptDraw STORE.
To make sure that you are doing it all right, use the pre-designed symbols from the stencil libraries from the solution to make your drawings look smart and professional. Also, the pre-made examples from this solution can be used as drafts so your own drawings can be based on them. Using the samples, you can always change their structures, colors and data.