Influence Diagram Canvas

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Jot down your Decision Problem into a Canvas in the speediest way.

Video Demonstration for Influence Diagram Canvas

The simplest tool to capture a complex problem.

A problem well stated is a problem half-solved

The first step to solve any problem is to define the problem. The 'Influence Diagram Canvas' is a tool that lets you specify a problem well.

Capture fast!

You have a decision problem. You want to jot down the decision problem as fast as you can before you forget any important detail. Do you want to use a complicated software where you need to learn where to find a specific menu or any particular button? If you answer 'NO, then you this Influence Diagram Canvas tool is made for you.

The only goal of this app is to let you capture your idea as fast as possible. There are just four basic Decision Elements. They are "Decision", "Chance" -> (that represents uncertainty), "Objective" and "Deterministic Value".


When you start the application, you get all the elements at the left toolbar. Just drag and drop an element. Double click on an element to edit the text that appears on the node. Connect an element directly by dragging the arrow that shows up after selecting a node.


So, basically, there is nothing to learn about this tool. A regular influence diagram looks like this:

Sample_ Diagram

Pan and Zoom

When your diagram grows bigger, you may need to scale down the diagram to see the overall picture. It is possible to pan and zoom a specific area of the whole diagram.


Expand the Canvas as you need more space


Export the Diagram as an Image

In addition to saving and loading the project, you can export the diagram as an Image file very easily.


Supported Environments

Operating System

Windows 7, Windows 8-8.1, Windows 10

Microsoft .NET Framework

4.5 or later