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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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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 ...
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Drawing relationships between elements of a database

I am looking into a feasible way of drawing relationships between Elements from a database. An example: Element x is related to Element Y via the Role "sister". Relationships exist in the form 1:1, ...
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Draw an aircraft with Tikz

I want to draw a plane using the Tikz tool. You will find, attached, a screenshot.
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Draw mechanical springs in TikZ

Currently I am using the following path style to draw springs in TikZ \tikzstyle{spring}=[thick,decorate,decoration={zigzag,pre length=0.1cm,post length=0.1cm,segment length=6}] for example ...
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Nice scientific pictures show off

Task Show off your best scientific illustration ! The main purpose of this question is to share beautiful scientific pictures, preferably with an educational aspect. Content Your post must ...
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Draw a closed liquid-droped shaped curve with TikZ

I am trying to draw a closed liquid-droped shaped curve using TikZ, but I don't know how. I tried to draw it using coordinates but I don't think that this is the solution. I am using ...
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Why draw diagrams using LaTeX when there are open source tools like OpenOffice?

I was looking at recent questions here and was surprized that people were drawing diagrams in LaTeX, when it can be done in SmartDraw, OpenOffice or other programs. Is there any benefit to using LaTeX ...
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How to draw a layered architecture using Latex?

I have a layered architecture to be drawn in a paper. The architecture looks similar to the one below. How to draw something like this? What I have so far: ...
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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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Missing bars in bar chart

I am trying to draw a bar chart in which each independent variable has multiple bars showing its performance in different areas. The problem I am having here is that the bars for the third variable is ...
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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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Fill the area determined by two pgfplots graphs

I need to fill the region determined by two (Gaussian) curves and the right red line (the region is brushed in green in the figure below). I also wonder what is the best way to draw vertical line ...
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How do we Draw a Bird in LaTeX

Yes, it's that time of the month again. It's time for somebody to ask how we can draw X in LaTeX. This time I'm asking the question and X is a bird. The reason why I'm interested in this question is ...
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How to draw the following box using TikZ?

How to draw the following boxes using TikZ? EDIT (22.09.)
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Beginner: Drawing using Tikz

I was quite impressed by the figures generated by TikZ and wanted to try TikZ to generate a few figures (please see the attached image drawn using an external WYSWYG program). When I tried to ...
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Best Drawing software for engineering/scientific illustrations with LaTeX?

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, ...
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Curved waved lines with TikZ

I'm trying to write a code for Feynman diagrams with TikZ (I know it is a common subject in the forum). I found very useful posts. However, I would like to draw a curved waved line ...
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TikZ: Re-arranging the hierarchical diagram

I was quite impressed by the solution given by "cfr" for the question posted here. Can you suggest a method to change the two main children (labelled Projection matrix Theory and Reconstruction ...
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Draw group line error

How draw group line works? I tryed to use this example, but when chaged the index it gives me an error: Undefined control sequence \end{axis} CODE: \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} ...
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How to draw a hierarchical structure with edges?

I would like to show such a structure in my LaTeX document. How can this be done?
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How to draw a 3D hexagonal structure with TikZ?

What is the best way in TikZ to draw a hexagonal stucture in 3D? For example, graphite crystals, honeycombs or stable racks made of hexagonal aligned stiffeners. I already found this nice solution: ...
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How to draw a 3d curved manifold in tikz

I'm trying to draw something like this: How would I go about it in tikZ? For example, how do I draw the curved gray manifold?
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Drawing randomly ragged lines in technical drawings

I am having issues getting started on drawing a randomly ragged line, with finite variation, between two endpoints. The random function which uses variable rnd I think can be used, for instance, ...
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Can I visualize the Bezier control points of a letter … in TeX?

Without knowing anything about fonts, I innocently read an article on Postscript/Truetype Bezier curves. The first picture in the article shows the letter Q, and it's Bezier control points. I'd like ...
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How to create geometry tolerance symbols with TikZ?

I am a beginner in LaTeX, trying to use it for an industrial metrology test report, where I need to use geometry tolerances. I have tentatively made a first one with TikZ, but this is hard coded and ...
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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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Different radii of rounded corners in same draw command in TikZ

Is it possible to use different rounded corners radii on different parts of a draw command? I'm creating a tube that is bent. I'd like the outer radius to be greater than the inner radius. I can of ...
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How to draw a hierarchical diagram in tikz?

How do I draw this diagram in tikz? Any pointers to the relevant libraries and packages are also welcome. In that case, it would be nice if you suggest a help file (similar examples) also?
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Needed tikz examples

I just drew this with GeoGebra, how to draw with tikz?
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How to draw a joining line between two picture tikz-pgf

I'am having draw two tree using the tikz-pgf package \begin{frame} \begin{columns}[c] \begin{column}{2cm} \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=0.5] \tikzstyle{level 1}=[sibling distance=10mm] ...
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qtree items do not have the same baseline

I drew a tree with the qtree package. However, this tree has no consistent baseline. Screenshot: MWE: \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage{qtree} \begin{document} \Tree[.table ...
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How to create a horizontal line over the whole document?

How to create a horizontal line over the whole document exactly at the middle of the paper? I would like this line to be over all other objects previously created and placed, to get the effect of ...
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Drawing cylinder with PSTricks

I am trying to draw a simple cylinder with PSTricks, similar to what is attached. Is there a smart way to do this, or do I just have to manually draw each line? If there is no other way, then it is ...
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Canvas transformation of grid to curvilinear grid

I would like to draw a curvilinear grid/mesh like this (sorry for freehand drawing) I thought the easiest (and most elegant) solution would be to apply a canvas transformation to a regular grid in ...
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Drawing vertical hierarchical n-ary tree in tikz

I am trying to draw a simple vertical tree to represent a hierarchical partition of a graph in communities. I have written some code to draw it in tikz, but I am not very satisfied of the result. My ...
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drawing figure to scale

I have a technical drawing of a mechanical setup which I would like to draw in either TikZ or PSTricks. My experience with these two packages is very limited. A "MWE" of the drawing is shown in the ...
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blocks attached to each other

For my thesis, I often need to write blocks attached to each other. More explicitely, I want to have blocks as in page 13 of http://eprint.iacr.org/2006/392.pdf. EDIT: @morbusg. Is it possible to ...
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Joining parts of equations with lines or arrows

I need to add lines or arrows to show the expansion of possibilities as a problem space expand. For example I'm attempting to produce something like this (with the lines added by hand): I can find ...