By Don Coates In TrizCon 2017 - Atlantic City 119 downloads
Final Paper - NCFD PaperM.pdf
Improved Method for Drawing Functional Diagrams on the Computer
Donald Coates Ph.D., P.E.
Making functional diagrams on the computer with MicroSoft Word Shapes or similar drawing packages is desirable from a documentation standpoint and from a rapid modification standpoint when compared to drawing them manually. However making the diagrams similar to those done manually is very time consuming by the computer. This new method uses the Tool-Action-Object method as described in some popular books on TRIZ. An example comparing the manual method with the new method is given to show the advantages.