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How does one draw shapres like this on a computer ?

  1. Jul 4, 2006 #1
    how does one draw shapres like this on a computer ??

    how does one draw shapres like this on a computer ??

    is anyone here any good with MS word i need to draw something like this preferably in word but if there is other software that can do it im willing to consider it especially if it looks like this.

    i need to do the shading too



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  3. Jul 4, 2006 #2
    the urls don't work for me...try giving a full url
  4. Jul 4, 2006 #3
    Didn't get to see the URL's you posted but based on the fact you were asking if anyone knew MS Word well enough to help you draw something I'm betting you require more complexity than simple squares and circles.

    Firstly, for drawing MS word is about as useful as a cardboard oven, what might be of more use is some *free* vector drawing software such as http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/software/DrawPlus/default.asp If money was no object I'd advise you got yourself a copy of Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw but these are specialist packages and cost a fair bit...you might not get your money's worth.
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  7. Jul 4, 2006 #6
    so sorry guys crap posting heres some jps of what i need and i dont have a clue :(

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  8. Jul 4, 2006 #7
    thanks althought some of those software progs seem a little advanced :(
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    Hello dirac1,

    I don't know how experienced you are in using such programs, but it shouldn't be too hard to learn. Here's one part of a tutorial for the program I mentioned: http://www.inkscape.org/doc/shapes/tutorial-shapes.html

    In my opinion it is very well written and many examples are included as well. This can help to give you an idea of which results are possible and how much time you would have to spend to achieve them.


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    Are you looking for a graphics program? Or a graph-rendering program?
  11. Jul 4, 2006 #10
    For simple diagrams, Dia is easy to use. For geometric stuff, KSEG is good. And for graphing stuff, gnuplot works. I've attached a screenshot of each of these "in action" (not really, I just wanted to take a screenshot :wink:).

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    Can you just not plot them, eg. in Matlab?

    For simple line diagrams, I use xfig.
  14. Jul 7, 2006 #13
    M$-Paint? :)
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