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.
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:
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.
In addition to saving and loading the project, you can export the diagram as an Image file very easily.
Windows 7, Windows 8-8.1, Windows 10
4.5 or later