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Could somebody help me, please, is it possible to make this layout drawing in XeLaTeX?

Layout drawing

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It is, but it will require some work. Better do it in a program that is made to do this kind of work and include an image. – Caramdir Apr 10 '11 at 15:52
@Caramdir Ok. Thank you. So, my way is DraftSight. :) – filokalos Apr 10 '11 at 15:58
Be sure to export to a vector format, for best results. I see DraftSight supports PDF; try that first. – Emre Apr 10 '11 at 17:39
@Emre Ok. Thank you. :) – filokalos Apr 10 '11 at 18:29
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You could try to do them in tikz or pstricks. It shouldn't be too difficult, but I am not sure if it would be worth the effort especially if you don't know them or/and you are not going to need them in the future.

Inkscape is also an alternative, but (assuming that you are an engineer) a CAD program like the one you suggested would probably be the easiest solution for you - no need to learn something new.

If you need to add annotations at the drawings, in order to use the same fonts with the main text, you can try adding them with tikz

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Thank you. :)))) Ευχαριστώ πολύ. I've tried to make this picture in DraftSight, but it's too difficult for me. So, as you advised I will use Inkscape. Thanks. :)) – filokalos Apr 10 '11 at 19:32
@filokalos You are welcome! In case you are going to need to do a lot of drawings in the future, consider becoming proficient with tikz. Ktikz is going to make it easier. In order to use ktikz with XeLaTeX you have to change the default template for the preamble. – pmav99 Apr 12 '11 at 9:33
Thanks. It's very good, it has also link for templates. I shell try to understand how it works. :) I'm not an engineer - it's for my work in Theologiki sxoli. :) – filokalos Apr 12 '11 at 11:22

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