I will be writing my Master's thesis in Aeronautical Engineering and was wondering about the following:
I will have lots of illustrations such as parts of aircraft, mechanical components, mathematical graphs and diagrams. I am sure you get the idea.
I found info on Metapost, Tikz, Inkscape, xypic, xfig, graphviz although I am not sure which is best at which.
I think Tikz is very good for mathematical/geometric illustrations.
But, what would you suggest for drawing the rest?
Probably we are talking about vector graphic editor such as Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape etc. But which is the best for Latex?
Sorry if my question seems about confusing, but it really represents the state I am in now.