about engineering drawings with units,dimensions of each component also known as drafting. Technical drawings are drawn by draftsmen using Computer aided software like AUTOCAD etc..

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Draw dimension of a line as a decoration in TikZ

Is it possible to define in TikZ a new decoration or something like that, such that it is possible to write something like: \draw[dim={text,above}] (A) -- (B); \draw[dim={text,below}] (C) -- (D); ...
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How to draw arrows between parts of an equation to show the Math Distributive Property (Multiplication)?

there is a part of my paper where I use the distributive property and it's not that clear for the reader to see (I'm using in proposional logic for a proof). The logic equation (part of) is: (l_{1}) ...
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Drawing a Cube Using Tikz

I'm trying to simply use the example of a cube provided here \begin{tikzpicture}[ back line/.style={densely dotted}, cross line/.style={preaction={draw=white, -, line width=6pt}}] \matrix (m) ...
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How can I create a diagram to compare skyline operation results using LaTeX?

I'm trying to draw this but except for the straight lines in this diagram I'm not able to place other things such as square and circle properly. How can I do this? Help much appreciated. EDIT: ...
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Draw small cross at the center of the page

I want to draw a small cross at the horizontal and vertical center of my page. (at this position I want to glue in a CD). Should I create an image with a cross and center it or draw it directly with ...
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Drawing checkered torus (doughnut)

How to draw a checkered torus (doughnut) in LaTeX? I have seen the example of drawing a torus. But I also need to make a $4 \cross 4$ chess board on it. It'll be more helpful if I can also change the ...
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Lyx edit source code otherwise, How to insert diagrams

Is it possible to edit source code in Lyx? Otherwise, how might I draw diagrams like venn diagrams or graphs
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Is it possible to draw simple diagrams with LaTeX/LyX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way to generate a nice function graph in LaTeX? How to draw Venn diagrams (especially: complements) in LaTeX I wonder instead of images, can I have LaTeX/LyX draw ...
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How to draw orthogonal vectors using TikZ

I have the problem, that I want to draw a vector that is decomposed into two orthogonal parts. A short example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \begin{document} ...
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tikz bug in the automata package? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Strange arrow mark with TikZ edge and anchors. The following code \begin{tikzpicture} \node (q0) [initial,state] {$q_0$}; \node (q1) [state,right ...
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How to typeset dimensional tolerances (mechanical engineering) with LaTeX?

Is there a package which allows to typeset dimensional tolerances as used in mechanical engineering like: ? I have to use them in the text and wonder how to do that best. So I'm searching for a ...
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Dimensioning of a technical drawing in TikZ

Is there is an easy way to mark dimensions in a technical drawing with TikZ? Is there a library or something? Edit I am using XeLaTeX. Update I chose Martin's answer because it serves me well ...