I'm looking for a software for designing 3D graph (graph with x,y,z axis).

I found OmniGraphSketcher but it seems that it allows me to design only 2D graph.

I don't want to use Matlab because my graph will not be a "mathematical" graph. It would be a graph with text and not dots or line or numbers.

I have to do something like the picture below but in a professional way.

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2 Answers 2


Have a look at the following Software for visualizing X,Y,Z Data as a 3D Scatter and 3D Surface graph:

These are for the most part scientific tools, so don't expect any friendly UI. There are some other tools for *nix and Windows, but the you have to use Wine, Crossover or some VM to use it.

There is also 'ChartDirector' - a Script for PHP, ASP, JSP etc. for usage directly in HTML.

But I am still wondering: if all you want to do is put in some Text on a chart with 3 Axis, wouldn't it be easier for you to draw the graph by hand?

You could Illustrator, InkScape, Sketch or Gliffy

  • Thanks, however I'm afraid that no one of the proposed SW are fine with my request. Because I don't have to make a mathematical graph. Please, see the example picture in the question.
    – Maverik
    Commented Sep 22, 2012 at 12:57
  • At the end I did it with OmniGraffle...
    – Maverik
    Commented Sep 24, 2012 at 18:55

Have you tried the built-in Grapher app in /Application/Utilities ?

  • Thanks! I tried but I wasn't able to design what I want. See the edited question.
    – Maverik
    Commented Sep 22, 2012 at 11:55

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