# Tagged Questions

{arc} is about arc drawing in {tikz} or other graphic environments, including {pstricks}

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### Draw an arc using radius and angles up to specific point

I have following code in TiKZ: \documentclass[border=.5cm]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{positioning,calc,decorations.text} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (0, 0) ...
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### TikZ using \tkzMarkAngle in pics

I am trying to draw some Penrose tiling in order to learn more about tikz, and I can now make pics and place them. But I can't label angles: if I use \tkzMarkAngle (which would be ideal) in pics, I ...
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### Semicircle in TikZ using start and end points instead of angles

I need a semicircle in TikX starting at (x1, y1), ending at (x2, y2), assuming that the circle is centered at (cx, cy) and has a radius r. For instance: (x1, y1) = (0.25598, 0.8256) (x2, y2) = (0....
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### Shading the area between arcs with a rainbow

I am trying to shade areas between arcs in a rainbow fashion - and I want to be able to control if the red end is the lower end or at the upper one. MEW: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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### Draw coterminal rotation angles with pstricks

How draw the rotation of coterminal angles at 135 degree with pstricks, as a shown in figure.
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### A problem drawing arcs associated to angles

I need to draw arcs to denote angles inside an equilateral triangle. To do this, I am using the arc function in tikz with the help of the calc package. However, if I use an automatic solution which ...
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### Asymptote: spring along an arc

I wish to know how to draw a spring along an arc using Asymptote Using import spring and drawspring(length,label) can only draw a spring along a straight line. In TikZ this drawing an spring along an ...
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### How can I draw edge bundles with TikZ?

In my job I often draw network diagrams. Connections are usually doubled for safe redundant operation. Also, connections can be bundled for performance reasons, so there may be four connections ...
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### How to draw an arc when the central coordinates are given [duplicate]

I tried the following: \begin{tikzpicture} \coordinate (A) at (4,5); \draw (A) arc (-30:-150:1); \end{tikzpicture} What this does is that it starts the arc from the coordinate A. Is there any ...
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### Specifying an arc without declaring a radius

I am trying to make are crescent shape like that shown below using two arcs. The code that I am using is: \draw (0,0) arc [radius=5cm, start angle=270, end angle=450] node[pos=0](A){A} node[pos=1](B)...
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### adding labels after the arcs with a foreach loop

I have this code that generates a cycle graph with labels in the arcs (reference here): \documentclass[border=2pt,tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{wasysym} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathreplacing,...
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### foreach loop for adding arcs using commands path and edge

i want to know how to use the foreach loop for adding arcs using commands \path and edge. For instance, the following code generates a cycle and the task is to add the arcs not manually: \...
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### Draw arc with start radius different from end radius

I need to draw an arc with a start radius different from the end radius. My drawing is as follow (adapted from one that I found here) and I need fill some regions between the irregular arc and the ...
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### Draw a transparency gradient arc over a rectangle with tikz

Consider the following code: % DOCUMENT TYPE \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} % PACKAGES \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[margin=10pt,...
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### How can I draw this circle with different colour?

I am trying to draw the following picture but I have some difficulties. I code the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor,pict2e}% to allow any radius \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document}...
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### how to add tip for a curve to make it look likes an arrow

I would like to draw a filled arrow around a circle. So far my picture is I need to add tip at the end of the green curve in the above picture. I would like to be able to add tips for either sides....
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### 3D Orbits around Sphere, arc points or orbit coordinates positioning

I have again a question about some 3D tikz problem. Added crosspost at: http://www.latex-community.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=26046 Added german crosspost: http://texwelt.de/wissen/fragen/...
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### How to draw an arc in Tikz that has gaps specifically placed in it

I was wondering how I could draw an arc in Tikz that has small gaps in it in a simple way, like this: Here is working example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{...
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### How to indicate letters conjoined across words?

I'm trying to indicate how verses in Latin are scanned. Part of that is indicating where the breaks between syllables occur. Sometimes a syllable begins with a consonant at the end of one word and ...
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### How to automatically obtain the center of the circle used to draw the arc in TikZ?

The TikZ arc command is a little unusual, since the center of the circle used is not actually specified in the API. The API does not follow standard arc construction. From example, in Mathematica, to ...
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### PGF: draw longitudinal arcs in 3D axis environment

I want to draw a sphere, similar to the first one here: http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/map-projections/ But - of course - different. This is, what I did so far: The dashed lines are behind ...
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### Tikz: Error “dimension too large” when decorating arc [closed]

I'm drawing circles with arrows on in 3D. To do this I'm using decorations, and drawing the circles in halves so that I could change the colours later and draw an arrow penetrating them while keeping ...
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### Strange behaviour of arcs with pgfplots v1.11

This only happened after I updated to latest pgfplots version v 1.11 and used to be compiled with a fine looking result. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \...
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### Specify arc radius in coordinate systems units

This is a follow up on Specify radius of an arc with pgfplots and axis direction cs? If I'd like to change the MWE from there to the following: \pgfplotsset{compat=1.10} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{...
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### Draw a rectangle with rounded ends in TikZ

I want to draw some round-ended rectangles to use as labels, so I thought a filled arc either end would work (silly me :-) \draw [fill](0,0) arc[radius=5pt,start angle= 90,end angle=270]; \draw [fill]...
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### tikz arc with arrow

I am drawing the coordinate system using tikz and I intended to use arrow for the arcs \phi and \theta. But when I use -> in the arc options (resulting a proper arc), inside the graph remains an ...
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### Text following an arc

I'm trying to have a text following an arc path. Instictively, I wrote \draw (90:2) arc node{Some text} (90:210:2); but this returned an error: ! Missing number, treated as zero. I suppose I get ...
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### Tikz arc angle calculation

I am having a serious mental block this afternoon. I have the following code to generate a shape, and I need one more arc to close it and cycle back to the original point. I can't seem to get my mind ...
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### how can I use intersection points to draw a proper arc for my simple instance

I would like to join points (s) and (t) via arc. Could u help me to implement it?! I've tried it by such way \draw (s) arc (t); It is wrong! To say simply I need the correct arc without spreading over ...
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### How to write geometric arcs notation without arcs package?

I've tried some other packages: yhmath and mathdesign, and some codes: \DeclareFontEncoding{FMX}{}{}%%% \DeclareFontSubstitution{FMX}{futm}{m}{n}%%% \DeclareSymbolFont{largesymbols}{FMX}{futm}{m}{n} \...
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### Tikz-Place a rectangle in specific angle

I am trying to place a rectangle on top of an imaginary circle of certain radius, whose center lies in the middle of another rectangle. What I've tried so far is the following \documentclass{article} ...
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### Connecting an arced path in TikZ

I'm trying to draw an octant of a sphere. I'm not an expert on drawing perspective, but I managed that with, among others, the arc command. With the sphere drawn I made some layers, again with the arc ...
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### Specify radius of an arc with pgfplots and axis direction cs?

I'm trying to draw an arc (the top half of a circle of radius 8, centered at (-8,0)) but I can't figure out how to specify the radius in pgfplots's coordinate system. Here's a MWE: \pgfplotsset{...
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### How can I improve the look of an arrowhead at the end of a small-radius arc?

Arrow heads added to arches with small radius look ugly, they do not look symmetrical. Here is an example : \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows.meta} \...
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### How is arc defined in TikZ?

Several questions about how arc is computed: The start and end angles seem to be defined relative to the y axis, yet in the Tikz manual they are defined relative to the x axis. Is this right? Is the ...
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### Problem with Arc

I need to construct an arc depending on a variable. Some lines of the code work some do not. Any ideas? \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \begin{document} \def\BLS{\baselineskip} \begin{tikzpicture}...
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### circle vs arch with shorten — normal or bug?

When I draw arches using arc in pgf, the arch path precisely fits on the path of the corresponding (ie having the same radius) circle (red on black in the attached figure). When I apply shorten to the ...
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### TikZ - Recursive Arc Drawing

I'm trying to make Farey diagrams similar to those seen here (click) or the screenshot as follows, Namely, I'd like an example of the one seen on the top of page 6. From there I hope I can figure ...
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### Combine rounded corners and arc

Is there a way to combine rounded corners and arc? If I try it like this, I always get "additional lines". I need the black shape (without lines on both corners) and the 180 degree rotated version. \...
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### What is the simplest way to align a line with a circle?

Is there a simple way with TikZ to align a line to a circle without manually specifying an arc to join two separate lines like in the example below? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{...
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### dotted or colored arc in \xymatrix

Does not arrows style or color option apply an arc in \xymatrix? Please let me know the way. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[arrow, matrix]{xy} \begin{document} \[ \xymatrix{ A \ar@{.&...
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### Foreshortened Curved Arrow in TikZ

I need to show the rotational symmetries of a tetrahedron, and I've settled on using Sketch-generated TikZ code. I've included \usepackage{tikz}, \usetikzlibrary{arrows} and \usepackage{pstricks} so ...
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### Draw edge on arc

I would like to draw an edge between two nodes which lies on a clip of an circle. For small angles I was able to get some more or less realistic appearance by using bend left and bend right, but for ...
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### How to shade a partial annulus

How can we shade a partial annulus? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (-3.5,0)--(3.5,0) node[right]{$x$}; \draw (0,-3.5)--(0,3.5) node[above]{$y$};...
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### TikZ: Is drawing an arc that either curves to much or isn't long enough

\documentclass[convert = false, tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{intersections} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \coordinate (O) at (0, 0); \coordinate (M) at (4, 0); ...
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### Is there a good tutorial for Asymptote?

I'm trying to do some figures with asymptote, which is new to me and every step is a painful trial an error. I especially need to use the arc command in 3D: path3 arc(triple c, real r, real theta1, ...
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### Where is the error? - TikZ (angles)

In my thesis I'm doing a drawing with TikZ, but I get an error that I do not understand. Consider this code (simplified from the original, but still quite significant): \documentclass[border=.5cm]{...
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### Tikz: Emphasizing part of a drawn path

How can I emphasize the counter clockwise trajectory on ellipse ecc2768 and the clockwise trajectory on ellipse ecc6789? Is there a command that will follow the ellipses from P1 to P2? \...