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Drawing logic circuits using circuit_macros

I am trying to draw a circuit logic diagrams using circuit_macros and it is not straightforward for me. I just read the manual of circuit_macros and then some of the publicly available examples at ...
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Drawing example circuits with circuit_macros

At Circuit_macro examples, Version 8.9.3 webpage, example codes are shared with the outputs. I am trying to draw transformers, especially the one on the following picture: Then, I copied the code of ...
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Radix 2 FFT Butterfly Method in Latex

I want to use Latex to design the Radix 2 Butterfly Method to look like the (very poorly drawn) image below. I'm aware there's a similar question here to what I'm looking for, but it's not exactly ...
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Properly installing circuit_macros on a Windows PC

I want to use circuit_macros, a tool for creating circuit diagrams using M4 macros written by Dwight Aplevich. I am using Windows and face problems since most of the avalaible documentation are for ...
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Drawing mesh currents in circuitikz

My problem is that I don't know how to draw the circular-like shaped mesh currents in circuits. The following messy currents were generated with MS Paint. Any help would be much appreciated. \...
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Drawing a gas turbine scheme and center the picture

this is my first time using tikz but i'm afraid i didnt really get how to properly use it (i keep making a mess getting errors everywhere), so i was hoping you guys could help me drawing this scheme ...
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TikZ: Can one combine two nodes with different location on one path into one node?

This question continues my another. My code: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \tikzset{ signal/.style = coordinate, sum/.style = { ...
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TikZ: How to add an arrow tip to an arc drawn with the pic syntax?

This question continues my another. My code: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{stanli} \usetikzlibrary{ angles, quotes } \begin{document} \...
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TikZ: How to automatically draw a rectangle in a rectangle?

This question continues my another. My code: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \tikzset{ signal/.style = coordinate, non linear block/.style =...
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How can one align input tex-files (written with TikZ) by a defined point?

My code: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{stanli} \usetikzlibrary{angles, quotes } \newcommand*\coordinateSystem{\draw [<->] (...
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How can one move the arc in the every pic quotes construction in TikZ?

My code: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{stanli} \usetikzlibrary{angles, quotes} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} %the points \point{begin}{0}{0}; \point{end}{5}{0}; %the ...
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How to draw over an picture in TikZ?

My code: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{stanli} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} %the points \point{above}{0}{5}; \point{above_middle}{0}{4}; \point{below_middle}{0}{1}; ...
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How one can automatically draw a line in a rectangle?

This question continues my another. My code: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[auto, signal/.style =...
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How to place nodes (in TikZ) with different height on two lines, so that the node have the same distance?

This is my modified code from here: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[auto, node distance = 3cm, signal/....
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How can one accent with TikZ the space between curved lines?

This question continues my another. I solved this task (lines 31 to 42) with braces from the decorations.pathreplacing library of TikZ. My code: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{stanli} \...
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Can I represent the beam deflection curve with the stanli package?

With the stanli package one can easy and fast draw beam schemes. But I missing a possibility to draw a deflection curve of the beam. Maybe I overlooked something in the manual. Anyway, I solved it ...
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Filling a form having different line styles with a pattern

I want to make a small technical drawing in tikz. Cuts in technical drawings are shown with a handwritten line which is realized with the "pencildraw" (derived from another question here). The rest ...
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Replicating engineering computation pad

Motivation: I am starting some engineering courses, and we are required to work out our problems on engineering computation pads. I find that a majority of the time I spend on my homework problems is ...
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How can I produce the symbols representing sign conventions for forces and moments in mechanical equilibrium equations?

Engineering texts often use a straight or curved arrow paired with a "plus" sign to indicate the sign convention for forces and moments at the beginning of an equilibrium equation. For example, see ...
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How to create Surface finish texture symbols with TikZ?

Relate to How to create geometry tolerance symbols with TikZ? I want flexibility, adaptive control by parameter, thanks for your answer. 20160627 update start: For example \RF{a=Rz1.6,b=xx,c=xx,d=...
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Plotting in latex

I have to produce few charts a week and finding very hard/time consuming typing in code for plots using Tikz. Graphs i have to produce are simple,most of the time linear or exponential and does not ...
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What bibliography style(s) (for bibtex) to use for a french computer science (engineering) thesis?

I want an author-date style which has a french version possibly for now I have \bibliography{my-bib-file} \bibliographystyle{apalike} Thanks a lot
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How to format N+1 (as in engineering redundancy) [closed]

What is the best way to format "n+1" as in the engineering redundancy term. For example, a computer has 2 power supplies so that either can fail and the system keeps running. That would be n+1 (one ...
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How can I draw engineer dimensioning diagrams?

How can I draw engineer dimensioning diagrams in LaTeX? For instance, What I currently do is drawing the diagram in MS Visio, save as a pdf file and then embed it into LaTeX. (It is not easy to type ...
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Thesis Template

I'm currently trying to setup a template like from Siarhei Khirevich's site. The person responsible for setting up the site has done a great job of giving advice on how to set up your template, but ...
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How to combine engineering notation from siunitx with pgfplotstable

I'm trying to get engineering notation (i.e. scientific notation in which the powers of ten must be multiples of three) in my tables produced by pgfplotstable. Because pgfplotstable does not support ...
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Engineering notation (scientific) as tick labels with pgfplots (maybe via siunitx)?

I would like to have numbers on the ticks labels formatted in engineering notation -- but unlike in How to control pgfplots axis scaling for engineering notation (multiple of 3 exponent)?, I would ...
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Structural analysis best package

Which is the best package to draw up structural analysis problems. I need beam or truss, constraints, displacements, springs, loads, thermal actions and so on. Something like this picture: http://...
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technical drawing with automatic re-shaping from list

I would like to know which program will suit my needs. I want to do technical drawings for direct use in (wood) workshop, specifically organ-building. We prefer 1:1-scaled drawings, exactly printed, ...
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How do I typeset the ground symbol ⏚ in LaTeX?

How do I type the ground symbol ⏚ in LaTeX? I am not trying to create a ground node in a circuit diagram (which is answered in a different question). Instead, I just want to be able to type the ...
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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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Chemical process flow sheets TikZ/PGF

I'm working with simulation and control of chemical process-systems and I'm trying to get a grip on how to make nice looking process flow sheets. On the web everybody is referring to Microsoft Visio, ...
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Drawing network protocols

I want to produce network protocols, a very simplified example of which is depicted below: The protocol has two parties, each of which does some computation and then communicated with the other. I ...
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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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Drawing mechanical systems using TikZ

This is a follow-up question to Drawing Mechanical Systems in LaTeX. I have tried to do similar things, i.e. to model simple mechanical systems. For example: \begin{tikzpicture}[M1/.style={rectangle,...
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Drawing Mechanical Systems in LaTeX

I really like CircuiTikZ for drawing diagrams in my LaTeX documents. However I mostly draw mechanical and not electronic systems, which is why I'm looking for some similar way to draw mechanical ...