Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-17 Thread BOB Merhebi
Well first thanks for all your replies. I appreciate it.

I managed to get an extension regarding my report till next week thought
with additional reports to write. I did the most obvious solution  thats
using pencil, paper  a scanner. I just installed Dia  will try it tomorrow
hopefully. It seems user-friendly, but in case do you suggest any guide or
help file or is the documentation enough ?

By the way, it seems it doesn't contains any  sheets for physics besides
circuit  ChemEng. Can you help in this please as I have other labs soon
enough in Mechanics  Thermodynamics  Atomic physics?

thanks

Sincerely Yours,
BOB Merhebi


On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 10:26 PM, Todd Denniston 
todd.dennis...@tsb.cranrdte.navy.mil wrote:

 BOB Merhebi wrote, On 01/-10/-28163 02:59 PM:
  Hello,
 
  I am a newbie to LyX. I searched most manuals  wikis but could find
 nothing
  about drawing diagrams (physics related). I am in urgent need of help as
 I
  am writing a reports for my physics labs which are due in less than 24
 hrs.
  I particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.
 
  You help is appreciated
  thx

 As others have suggested...
 for low learning curve: stencil sets and pen/paper + a scanner
 for quick but limited computer aided drawing including circuits: dia [can
 export to TeX with
 pstricks or one of the image formats]



 for computer aided schematics (2D circuit diagrams): gschem from the gEDA
 set of tools [output to an
 image format]
 under RHEL/CentOS after you have enabled the EPEL repository it is only a
 `yum install geda-gschem`
 away. I also suggest installing geda-docs.
 AFAIK it is also in fedora in these packages.
 It took a couple of hours to get fairly comfortable with it for me, but I
 had not used a circuit
 editor before, only DIA and a couple of CAD programs.

 --
 Todd Denniston
 Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
 Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter



Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-17 Thread Yago
You can also see this web page:

http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/
  - Original Message - 
  From: BOB Merhebi 
  To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org 
  Cc: Todd Denniston 
  Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2010 7:13 PM
  Subject: Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams 
particularly circuits


  Well first thanks for all your replies. I appreciate it.

  I managed to get an extension regarding my report till next week thought with 
additional reports to write. I did the most obvious solution  thats using 
pencil, paper  a scanner. I just installed Dia  will try it tomorrow 
hopefully. It seems user-friendly, but in case do you suggest any guide or help 
file or is the documentation enough ?

  By the way, it seems it doesn't contains any  sheets for physics besides 
circuit  ChemEng. Can you help in this please as I have other labs soon 
enough in Mechanics  Thermodynamics  Atomic physics?

  thanks
  
  Sincerely Yours,
  BOB Merhebi



  On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 10:26 PM, Todd Denniston 
todd.dennis...@tsb.cranrdte.navy.mil wrote:

BOB Merhebi wrote, On 01/-10/-28163 02:59 PM:

 Hello,

 I am a newbie to LyX. I searched most manuals  wikis but could find 
nothing
 about drawing diagrams (physics related). I am in urgent need of help as I
 am writing a reports for my physics labs which are due in less than 24 
hrs.
 I particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.

 You help is appreciated
 thx


As others have suggested...
for low learning curve: stencil sets and pen/paper + a scanner
for quick but limited computer aided drawing including circuits: dia [can 
export to TeX with
pstricks or one of the image formats]



for computer aided schematics (2D circuit diagrams): gschem from the gEDA 
set of tools [output to an
image format]
under RHEL/CentOS after you have enabled the EPEL repository it is only a 
`yum install geda-gschem`
away. I also suggest installing geda-docs.
AFAIK it is also in fedora in these packages.
It took a couple of hours to get fairly comfortable with it for me, but I 
had not used a circuit
editor before, only DIA and a couple of CAD programs.

--
Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter




Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-17 Thread Paul Rubin
Yago diazdeus at ono.com writes:

 
 
 You can also see this web page:
  
 http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/
 

Great resource!  Thanks for the link.

/Paul



Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-17 Thread BOB Merhebi
Well first thanks for all your replies. I appreciate it.

I managed to get an extension regarding my report till next week thought
with additional reports to write. I did the most obvious solution  thats
using pencil, paper  a scanner. I just installed Dia  will try it tomorrow
hopefully. It seems user-friendly, but in case do you suggest any guide or
help file or is the documentation enough ?

By the way, it seems it doesn't contains any  sheets for physics besides
circuit  ChemEng. Can you help in this please as I have other labs soon
enough in Mechanics  Thermodynamics  Atomic physics?

thanks

Sincerely Yours,
BOB Merhebi


On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 10:26 PM, Todd Denniston 
todd.dennis...@tsb.cranrdte.navy.mil wrote:

 BOB Merhebi wrote, On 01/-10/-28163 02:59 PM:
  Hello,
 
  I am a newbie to LyX. I searched most manuals  wikis but could find
 nothing
  about drawing diagrams (physics related). I am in urgent need of help as
 I
  am writing a reports for my physics labs which are due in less than 24
 hrs.
  I particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.
 
  You help is appreciated
  thx

 As others have suggested...
 for low learning curve: stencil sets and pen/paper + a scanner
 for quick but limited computer aided drawing including circuits: dia [can
 export to TeX with
 pstricks or one of the image formats]



 for computer aided schematics (2D circuit diagrams): gschem from the gEDA
 set of tools [output to an
 image format]
 under RHEL/CentOS after you have enabled the EPEL repository it is only a
 `yum install geda-gschem`
 away. I also suggest installing geda-docs.
 AFAIK it is also in fedora in these packages.
 It took a couple of hours to get fairly comfortable with it for me, but I
 had not used a circuit
 editor before, only DIA and a couple of CAD programs.

 --
 Todd Denniston
 Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
 Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter



Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-17 Thread Yago
You can also see this web page:

http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/
  - Original Message - 
  From: BOB Merhebi 
  To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org 
  Cc: Todd Denniston 
  Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2010 7:13 PM
  Subject: Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams 
particularly circuits


  Well first thanks for all your replies. I appreciate it.

  I managed to get an extension regarding my report till next week thought with 
additional reports to write. I did the most obvious solution  thats using 
pencil, paper  a scanner. I just installed Dia  will try it tomorrow 
hopefully. It seems user-friendly, but in case do you suggest any guide or help 
file or is the documentation enough ?

  By the way, it seems it doesn't contains any  sheets for physics besides 
circuit  ChemEng. Can you help in this please as I have other labs soon 
enough in Mechanics  Thermodynamics  Atomic physics?

  thanks
  
  Sincerely Yours,
  BOB Merhebi



  On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 10:26 PM, Todd Denniston 
todd.dennis...@tsb.cranrdte.navy.mil wrote:

BOB Merhebi wrote, On 01/-10/-28163 02:59 PM:

 Hello,

 I am a newbie to LyX. I searched most manuals  wikis but could find 
nothing
 about drawing diagrams (physics related). I am in urgent need of help as I
 am writing a reports for my physics labs which are due in less than 24 
hrs.
 I particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.

 You help is appreciated
 thx


As others have suggested...
for low learning curve: stencil sets and pen/paper + a scanner
for quick but limited computer aided drawing including circuits: dia [can 
export to TeX with
pstricks or one of the image formats]



for computer aided schematics (2D circuit diagrams): gschem from the gEDA 
set of tools [output to an
image format]
under RHEL/CentOS after you have enabled the EPEL repository it is only a 
`yum install geda-gschem`
away. I also suggest installing geda-docs.
AFAIK it is also in fedora in these packages.
It took a couple of hours to get fairly comfortable with it for me, but I 
had not used a circuit
editor before, only DIA and a couple of CAD programs.

--
Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter




Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-17 Thread Paul Rubin
Yago diazdeus at ono.com writes:

 
 
 You can also see this web page:
  
 http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/
 

Great resource!  Thanks for the link.

/Paul



Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-17 Thread BOB Merhebi
Well first thanks for all your replies. I appreciate it.

I managed to get an extension regarding my report till next week thought
with additional reports to write. I did the most obvious solution & thats
using pencil, paper & a scanner. I just installed Dia & will try it tomorrow
hopefully. It seems user-friendly, but in case do you suggest any guide or
help file or is the documentation enough ?

By the way, it seems it doesn't contains any  sheets for physics besides
"circuit" & "ChemEng". Can you help in this please as I have other labs soon
enough in Mechanics & Thermodynamics & Atomic physics?

thanks

Sincerely Yours,
BOB Merhebi


On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 10:26 PM, Todd Denniston <
todd.dennis...@tsb.cranrdte.navy.mil> wrote:

> BOB Merhebi wrote, On 01/-10/-28163 02:59 PM:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am a newbie to LyX. I searched most manuals & wikis but could find
> nothing
> > about drawing diagrams (physics related). I am in urgent need of help as
> I
> > am writing a reports for my physics labs which are due in less than 24
> hrs.
> > I particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.
> >
> > You help is appreciated
> > thx
>
> As others have suggested...
> for low learning curve: stencil sets and pen/paper + a scanner
> for quick but limited computer aided drawing including circuits: dia [can
> export to TeX with
> pstricks or one of the image formats]
>
>
>
> for computer aided schematics (2D circuit diagrams): gschem from the gEDA
> set of tools [output to an
> image format]
> under RHEL/CentOS after you have enabled the EPEL repository it is only a
> `yum install geda-gschem`
> away. I also suggest installing geda-docs.
> AFAIK it is also in fedora in these packages.
> It took a couple of hours to get fairly comfortable with it for me, but I
> had not used a circuit
> editor before, only DIA and a couple of CAD programs.
>
> --
> Todd Denniston
> Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
> Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter
>


Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-17 Thread Yago
You can also see this web page:

http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/
  - Original Message - 
  From: BOB Merhebi 
  To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org 
  Cc: Todd Denniston 
  Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2010 7:13 PM
  Subject: Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams 
particularly circuits


  Well first thanks for all your replies. I appreciate it.

  I managed to get an extension regarding my report till next week thought with 
additional reports to write. I did the most obvious solution & thats using 
pencil, paper & a scanner. I just installed Dia & will try it tomorrow 
hopefully. It seems user-friendly, but in case do you suggest any guide or help 
file or is the documentation enough ?

  By the way, it seems it doesn't contains any  sheets for physics besides 
"circuit" & "ChemEng". Can you help in this please as I have other labs soon 
enough in Mechanics & Thermodynamics & Atomic physics?

  thanks
  
  Sincerely Yours,
  BOB Merhebi



  On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 10:26 PM, Todd Denniston 
<todd.dennis...@tsb.cranrdte.navy.mil> wrote:

BOB Merhebi wrote, On 01/-10/-28163 02:59 PM:

> Hello,
>
> I am a newbie to LyX. I searched most manuals & wikis but could find 
nothing
> about drawing diagrams (physics related). I am in urgent need of help as I
> am writing a reports for my physics labs which are due in less than 24 
hrs.
> I particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.
>
> You help is appreciated
> thx


As others have suggested...
for low learning curve: stencil sets and pen/paper + a scanner
for quick but limited computer aided drawing including circuits: dia [can 
export to TeX with
pstricks or one of the image formats]



for computer aided schematics (2D circuit diagrams): gschem from the gEDA 
set of tools [output to an
image format]
under RHEL/CentOS after you have enabled the EPEL repository it is only a 
`yum install geda-gschem`
away. I also suggest installing geda-docs.
AFAIK it is also in fedora in these packages.
It took a couple of hours to get fairly comfortable with it for me, but I 
had not used a circuit
editor before, only DIA and a couple of CAD programs.

--
Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter




Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-17 Thread Paul Rubin
Yago  ono.com> writes:

> 
> 
> You can also see this web page:
>  
> http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/
> 

Great resource!  Thanks for the link.

/Paul



Re: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-16 Thread Yago
You can do that, not exclusively, with the freeware program Dia. If you want my 
help, ¿can you scan a pencil design of your circuit and send it to my personnal 
e-mail?
  - Original Message - 
  From: BOB Merhebi 
  To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org 
  Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2010 3:50 PM
  Subject: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly 
circuits


  Hello,

  I am a newbie to LyX. I searched most manuals  wikis but could find nothing 
about drawing diagrams (physics related). I am in urgent need of help as I am 
writing a reports for my physics labs which are due in less than 24 hrs. I 
particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.

  You help is appreciated
  thx
  
  Sincerely Yours,
  BOB Merhebi


Re: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-16 Thread Yago
You can do that, not exclusively, with the freeware program Dia. If you want my 
help, ¿can you scan a pencil design of your circuit and send it to my personnal 
e-mail?
  - Original Message - 
  From: BOB Merhebi 
  To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org 
  Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2010 3:50 PM
  Subject: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly 
circuits


  Hello,

  I am a newbie to LyX. I searched most manuals  wikis but could find nothing 
about drawing diagrams (physics related). I am in urgent need of help as I am 
writing a reports for my physics labs which are due in less than 24 hrs. I 
particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.

  You help is appreciated
  thx
  
  Sincerely Yours,
  BOB Merhebi


Re: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-16 Thread Yago
You can do that, not exclusively, with the freeware program Dia. If you want my 
help, ¿can you scan a pencil design of your circuit and send it to my personnal 
e-mail?
  - Original Message - 
  From: BOB Merhebi 
  To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org 
  Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2010 3:50 PM
  Subject: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly 
circuits


  Hello,

  I am a newbie to LyX. I searched most manuals & wikis but could find nothing 
about drawing diagrams (physics related). I am in urgent need of help as I am 
writing a reports for my physics labs which are due in less than 24 hrs. I 
particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.

  You help is appreciated
  thx
  
  Sincerely Yours,
  BOB Merhebi


Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-15 Thread BOB Merhebi
Hello,

I am a newbie to LyX. I searched most manuals  wikis but could find nothing
about drawing diagrams (physics related). I am in urgent need of help as I
am writing a reports for my physics labs which are due in less than 24 hrs.
I particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.

You help is appreciated
thx

Sincerely Yours,
BOB Merhebi


Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-15 Thread Rob Oakes
Hi Bob,

The best way to create specific types of drawings for a LyX document is to use 
a program designed for that purpose (like a circuit diagram editor) and then 
exporting to an appropriate image format (PDF, PNG, JPEG, etc.).  There may be 
LaTeX packages that can draw circuit diagrams (I wouldn't know, not my cup of 
tea), but the learning curve associated with those packages is far too steep to 
mount by your deadline.

Better to use what you know (even if that's stencil sets and pen/paper + a 
scanner), then to try and reinvent the wheel on a deadline.  Once the image is 
created, you can then add it to a document and use a float to add a caption.

Cheers,

Rob


On Jul 15, 2010, at 7:50 AM, BOB Merhebi wrote:

 Hello,
 
 I am a newbie to LyX. I searched most manuals  wikis but could find nothing 
 about drawing diagrams (physics related). I am in urgent need of help as I am 
 writing a reports for my physics labs which are due in less than 24 hrs. I 
 particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.
 
 You help is appreciated
 thx
 
 Sincerely Yours,
 BOB Merhebi



Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-15 Thread Pavel Sanda
BOB Merhebi wrote:
 I particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.

there is support for external dia diagrams in case you want use dia.
i remember there was some support for circuits.

pavel


Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-15 Thread Phil
 

 I particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.
 
You can try xcircuitI use it with LyX with good results.  

LTSpice is also pretty good fand can export to EPS,  LTSpice is free from 
Linear Technology.


  


Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-15 Thread Kenward Vaughan
On Thu, 2010-07-15 at 07:59 -0600, Rob Oakes wrote:
 Hi Bob,
 
 The best way to create specific types of drawings for a LyX document
 is to use a program designed for that purpose (like a circuit diagram
 editor) and then exporting to an appropriate image format (PDF, PNG,
 JPEG, etc.).  There may be LaTeX packages that can draw circuit 
...

 Cheers,
 
 Rob

Bob, 

In line with Rob's suggestion, I just checked Xfig's capabilities, and
they appear to be quite substantial.  A document link to something
addressing both Xfig and its use in drawing circuits is the following:

http://users.skynet.be/hugocoolens/linux/xfig-howto.pdf

Xfig has the electrical libraries built into it.

Once done, you export the result to an eps figure and import it into
LyX.

The only question is whether you know Xfig or not.  It is fairly easy to
do basic stuff.

Good luck!


Kenward


 
 On Jul 15, 2010, at 7:50 AM, BOB Merhebi wrote:
 
  Hello,
  
  I am a newbie to LyX. I searched most manuals  wikis but could find
 nothing about drawing diagrams (physics related). I am in urgent need
 of help as I am writing a reports for my physics labs which are due in
 less than 24 hrs. I particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.
  
  You help is appreciated
  thx
  
  Sincerely Yours,
  BOB Merhebi
 


-- 
The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I
have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than
in the church.--Ferdinand Magellan



Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-15 Thread Todd Denniston
BOB Merhebi wrote, On 01/-10/-28163 02:59 PM:
 Hello,
 
 I am a newbie to LyX. I searched most manuals  wikis but could find nothing
 about drawing diagrams (physics related). I am in urgent need of help as I
 am writing a reports for my physics labs which are due in less than 24 hrs.
 I particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.
 
 You help is appreciated
 thx

As others have suggested...
for low learning curve: stencil sets and pen/paper + a scanner
for quick but limited computer aided drawing including circuits: dia [can 
export to TeX with
pstricks or one of the image formats]



for computer aided schematics (2D circuit diagrams): gschem from the gEDA set 
of tools [output to an
image format]
under RHEL/CentOS after you have enabled the EPEL repository it is only a `yum 
install geda-gschem`
away. I also suggest installing geda-docs.
AFAIK it is also in fedora in these packages.
It took a couple of hours to get fairly comfortable with it for me, but I had 
not used a circuit
editor before, only DIA and a couple of CAD programs.

-- 
Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter


Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-15 Thread BOB Merhebi
Hello,

I am a newbie to LyX. I searched most manuals  wikis but could find nothing
about drawing diagrams (physics related). I am in urgent need of help as I
am writing a reports for my physics labs which are due in less than 24 hrs.
I particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.

You help is appreciated
thx

Sincerely Yours,
BOB Merhebi


Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-15 Thread Rob Oakes
Hi Bob,

The best way to create specific types of drawings for a LyX document is to use 
a program designed for that purpose (like a circuit diagram editor) and then 
exporting to an appropriate image format (PDF, PNG, JPEG, etc.).  There may be 
LaTeX packages that can draw circuit diagrams (I wouldn't know, not my cup of 
tea), but the learning curve associated with those packages is far too steep to 
mount by your deadline.

Better to use what you know (even if that's stencil sets and pen/paper + a 
scanner), then to try and reinvent the wheel on a deadline.  Once the image is 
created, you can then add it to a document and use a float to add a caption.

Cheers,

Rob


On Jul 15, 2010, at 7:50 AM, BOB Merhebi wrote:

 Hello,
 
 I am a newbie to LyX. I searched most manuals  wikis but could find nothing 
 about drawing diagrams (physics related). I am in urgent need of help as I am 
 writing a reports for my physics labs which are due in less than 24 hrs. I 
 particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.
 
 You help is appreciated
 thx
 
 Sincerely Yours,
 BOB Merhebi



Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-15 Thread Pavel Sanda
BOB Merhebi wrote:
 I particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.

there is support for external dia diagrams in case you want use dia.
i remember there was some support for circuits.

pavel


Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-15 Thread Phil
 

 I particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.
 
You can try xcircuitI use it with LyX with good results.  

LTSpice is also pretty good fand can export to EPS,  LTSpice is free from 
Linear Technology.


  


Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-15 Thread Kenward Vaughan
On Thu, 2010-07-15 at 07:59 -0600, Rob Oakes wrote:
 Hi Bob,
 
 The best way to create specific types of drawings for a LyX document
 is to use a program designed for that purpose (like a circuit diagram
 editor) and then exporting to an appropriate image format (PDF, PNG,
 JPEG, etc.).  There may be LaTeX packages that can draw circuit 
...

 Cheers,
 
 Rob

Bob, 

In line with Rob's suggestion, I just checked Xfig's capabilities, and
they appear to be quite substantial.  A document link to something
addressing both Xfig and its use in drawing circuits is the following:

http://users.skynet.be/hugocoolens/linux/xfig-howto.pdf

Xfig has the electrical libraries built into it.

Once done, you export the result to an eps figure and import it into
LyX.

The only question is whether you know Xfig or not.  It is fairly easy to
do basic stuff.

Good luck!


Kenward


 
 On Jul 15, 2010, at 7:50 AM, BOB Merhebi wrote:
 
  Hello,
  
  I am a newbie to LyX. I searched most manuals  wikis but could find
 nothing about drawing diagrams (physics related). I am in urgent need
 of help as I am writing a reports for my physics labs which are due in
 less than 24 hrs. I particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.
  
  You help is appreciated
  thx
  
  Sincerely Yours,
  BOB Merhebi
 


-- 
The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I
have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than
in the church.--Ferdinand Magellan



Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-15 Thread Todd Denniston
BOB Merhebi wrote, On 01/-10/-28163 02:59 PM:
 Hello,
 
 I am a newbie to LyX. I searched most manuals  wikis but could find nothing
 about drawing diagrams (physics related). I am in urgent need of help as I
 am writing a reports for my physics labs which are due in less than 24 hrs.
 I particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.
 
 You help is appreciated
 thx

As others have suggested...
for low learning curve: stencil sets and pen/paper + a scanner
for quick but limited computer aided drawing including circuits: dia [can 
export to TeX with
pstricks or one of the image formats]



for computer aided schematics (2D circuit diagrams): gschem from the gEDA set 
of tools [output to an
image format]
under RHEL/CentOS after you have enabled the EPEL repository it is only a `yum 
install geda-gschem`
away. I also suggest installing geda-docs.
AFAIK it is also in fedora in these packages.
It took a couple of hours to get fairly comfortable with it for me, but I had 
not used a circuit
editor before, only DIA and a couple of CAD programs.

-- 
Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter


Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-15 Thread BOB Merhebi
Hello,

I am a newbie to LyX. I searched most manuals & wikis but could find nothing
about drawing diagrams (physics related). I am in urgent need of help as I
am writing a reports for my physics labs which are due in less than 24 hrs.
I particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.

You help is appreciated
thx

Sincerely Yours,
BOB Merhebi


Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-15 Thread Rob Oakes
Hi Bob,

The best way to create specific types of drawings for a LyX document is to use 
a program designed for that purpose (like a circuit diagram editor) and then 
exporting to an appropriate image format (PDF, PNG, JPEG, etc.).  There may be 
LaTeX packages that can draw circuit diagrams (I wouldn't know, not my cup of 
tea), but the learning curve associated with those packages is far too steep to 
mount by your deadline.

Better to use what you know (even if that's stencil sets and pen/paper + a 
scanner), then to try and reinvent the wheel on a deadline.  Once the image is 
created, you can then add it to a document and use a float to add a caption.

Cheers,

Rob


On Jul 15, 2010, at 7:50 AM, BOB Merhebi wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> I am a newbie to LyX. I searched most manuals & wikis but could find nothing 
> about drawing diagrams (physics related). I am in urgent need of help as I am 
> writing a reports for my physics labs which are due in less than 24 hrs. I 
> particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.
> 
> You help is appreciated
> thx
> 
> Sincerely Yours,
> BOB Merhebi



Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-15 Thread Pavel Sanda
BOB Merhebi wrote:
> I particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.

there is support for external dia diagrams in case you want use dia.
i remember there was some support for circuits.

pavel


Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-15 Thread Phil
 

> I particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.
 
You can try xcircuitI use it with LyX with good results.  

LTSpice is also pretty good fand can export to EPS,  LTSpice is free from 
Linear Technology.


  


Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-15 Thread Kenward Vaughan
On Thu, 2010-07-15 at 07:59 -0600, Rob Oakes wrote:
> Hi Bob,
> 
> The best way to create specific types of drawings for a LyX document
> is to use a program designed for that purpose (like a circuit diagram
> editor) and then exporting to an appropriate image format (PDF, PNG,
> JPEG, etc.).  There may be LaTeX packages that can draw circuit 
...

> Cheers,
> 
> Rob

Bob, 

In line with Rob's suggestion, I just checked Xfig's capabilities, and
they appear to be quite substantial.  A document link to something
addressing both Xfig and its use in drawing circuits is the following:

http://users.skynet.be/hugocoolens/linux/xfig-howto.pdf

Xfig has the electrical libraries built into it.

Once done, you export the result to an eps figure and import it into
LyX.

The only question is whether you know Xfig or not.  It is fairly easy to
do basic stuff.

Good luck!


Kenward


> 
> On Jul 15, 2010, at 7:50 AM, BOB Merhebi wrote:
> 
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I am a newbie to LyX. I searched most manuals & wikis but could find
> nothing about drawing diagrams (physics related). I am in urgent need
> of help as I am writing a reports for my physics labs which are due in
> less than 24 hrs. I particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.
> > 
> > You help is appreciated
> > thx
> > 
> > Sincerely Yours,
> > BOB Merhebi
> 


-- 
The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I
have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than
in the church.--Ferdinand Magellan



Re: Help: Newbie writing a report- Help in drawing diagrams particularly circuits

2010-07-15 Thread Todd Denniston
BOB Merhebi wrote, On 01/-10/-28163 02:59 PM:
> Hello,
> 
> I am a newbie to LyX. I searched most manuals & wikis but could find nothing
> about drawing diagrams (physics related). I am in urgent need of help as I
> am writing a reports for my physics labs which are due in less than 24 hrs.
> I particularly need to draw electrical ciruits.
> 
> You help is appreciated
> thx

As others have suggested...
for low learning curve: stencil sets and pen/paper + a scanner
for quick but limited computer aided drawing including circuits: dia [can 
export to TeX with
pstricks or one of the image formats]



for computer aided schematics (2D circuit diagrams): gschem from the gEDA set 
of tools [output to an
image format]
under RHEL/CentOS after you have enabled the EPEL repository it is only a `yum 
install geda-gschem`
away. I also suggest installing geda-docs.
AFAIK it is also in fedora in these packages.
It took a couple of hours to get fairly comfortable with it for me, but I had 
not used a circuit
editor before, only DIA and a couple of CAD programs.

-- 
Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter