Packages such as Wealth Lab average optimization results to a 3d surface plot when there are more than 2 optimization variables. However, a point graph gives much more information by showing the the dispersion of results for > 2 variables (see attached which contained 4 variables). The following company provides a 3d graphing engine which may be a good starting point for an off-the-shelf component: http://www.threedify.com/asdgraph.html. There may be similar packages but I'm currently evaluating the Excel version.
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