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Program for drawing communication figures

  1. Feb 12, 2016 #1
    I am doing my thesis now and I will write it in Latex. But I need some kind of program to draw figures on communication symbols such as antennas, ADC converters, block diagrams with addition/subtraction/multiplication.

    Probably this can be done in Latex, if so i would need some guidance on this, are there good documents that describe how to do this?

    Otherwise i would be nice to use another program just for drawing figures.
     
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  3. Feb 12, 2016 #2

    jedishrfu

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  4. Feb 12, 2016 #3

    fresh_42

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    I don't know what's possible in LaTeX but visio is a nice program with a lot of templates for figures in various fields.
     
  5. Feb 12, 2016 #4

    jedishrfu

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  6. Feb 12, 2016 #5

    analogdesign

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    I did all the diagrams for my dissertation in Latex using the Circuit_macros based on the m4 macro preprocessor.

    It is a bit of an old-fashioned way of doing things but the figures look great in the end.

    https://ece.uwaterloo.ca/~aplevich/Circuit_macros/

    If I were writing a dissertation today I would use Visio on a PC (that's what I use to draw diagrams for publication now).
     
  7. Feb 12, 2016 #6

    berkeman

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    Another vote for Visio... :smile:
     
  8. Feb 12, 2016 #7

    analogdesign

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  9. Feb 12, 2016 #8

    berkeman

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    Bookmarked! :smile:
     
  10. Feb 12, 2016 #9
    Thanks for all the answers! You guys are awesome.

    I will check out Visio and TinyCAD. Will read more about drawing figures in Latex.
     
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