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Re: make a drawing with Emacs

From: tomas
Subject: Re: make a drawing with Emacs
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2020 10:18:05 +0200
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On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 10:52:59PM +0200, Emanuel Berg via Users list for the 
GNU Emacs text editor wrote:
> Yuri Khan wrote:
> >>> If you are thinking 3D, then OpenSCAD might suit
> >>> you: pametric, script-centric, text-friendly.
> >>
> >> No no, 2D, top-view! Like an old school
> >> engineering drawing, but less detailed. But with
> >> real units...
> >
> > You want 2D, get LibreCAD.
> I want to write code (data) and then have it
> translate into a drawing. See the original post.
> So no GUI, no actual "drawing". CAD doesn't sound
> like that, but maybe I'm wrong?

TiKZ and OpenSCAD qualify, but they cover different areas (the one
is for (gorgeous!) diagranms and the other is for (dimensional)

Don't let the 'CAD' in OpenSCAD lead you astray: you specify the
drawings in a written language (somewhat reminiscent of C). You get
some help from a viewer and a rudimentary editor.

 - t

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