[Talk] Drawing tool help

Luigi luigi.cantoni at auug.org.au
Mon Apr 7 18:36:15 EST 2003

Thanks to the several people have given me advise of programs to try.

I'll have a look at them over the next few weeks and will post a summary
of what I find out.

Thanks again, all I wanted was pointers and that is exactly what I got.
Networking works.


On Mon, 2003-04-07 at 08:34, Luigi wrote:
> What I am looking for is a drawing tool that I can write data out from
> to then process the properties of the objects in the drawing.
> An example will help:
> I wish to draw 4 line in the shape of a box.
> I then wish to out put that data through a process which is feed
> something like:
> Ltop
> Lleft
> Lbottom
> Lright
> Joint-ltop+lright
> Joint-ltop+lleft
> and so on.
> Basically I expect to draw the items and to do that I would have to pick
> one from a set of objects I have set up with my properties. When I out
> put what was drawn the nature of the different objects comes out and I
> can then process them.
> The sort of thing I need to do with the objects is when I have a
> Joint-ltop+lright then that joint will need to have machining of a
> certain type done to it. I will also need to obtain an object of type
> Ltop and one of type Lright so that they can be machined to fit etc.
> I think what I need is something in the cad type tools. I looked at Gimp
> and OpenOffice-draw and I don't think they will do.
> The primary consideration is the out put and my ability to interface to
> that, then will come how good the tool itself is to use. There is no
> existing input data so that is no problem and I have not written any of
> the post processing yet so the tool can really be anything.
> Any suggestion?
> Thanks in advance Luigi.
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