A simple and efficient drawing utility that you can use to create various designs with arcs, arrows, images, ellipses or polygones
WinFIG is a reliable and useful software solution that was developed as a structured drawing tool for Windows, featuring various design functions for you to use.
The intention is not just to copy or clone Xfig. The file format and rendering will be as close to Xfig as possible, but the program will take advantage of Windows features like clipboard, printer preview, multiple documents etc.
Just like XFig, WinFIG has become quite popular among academic users for it’s ability to use LaTeX syntax for texts as well as exporting to PSTricks, embedding PostScript or PDF into LaTeX or producing pure LaTeX output. So there is quite a range of options to fit WinFIG into a LaTeX environment, but of course it’s not limited to that.
Here are some key features of “WinFIG”:
· Compose drawings using ellipses, circles, polygons, splines, arcs, arrows, images, text objects
· Draw solid, dashed or dotted lines with miter, round or beveled joins
· Use colors and patterns
· Manipulate your drawings by moving, stretching, flipping, aligning
· Create compound objects
· Arrange objects in different layers to control the order in which they overlap
· Use grid and magnet and constraints for geometry (e.g. to create LaTeX compatible lines only)
· Export to box, CGM, EMF, epic, ge, GIF, IBMGL, dxf, JPEG, LaTeX, map, MetaFont, MetaPost, PCX, PDF, pic, pictex, PNG, (Encapsulated)PostScript, ppm, pstex, PSTricks, shape, sld, SVG, tk and others
· Smart links to support diagram techniques, i.e. for creating connections between nodes.
· The Visual Studio redistributable package may be needed on some systems.
· Exporting to PDF or bitmap formats (PNG, JPEG etc.) requires a GhostScript installation.
· For preview of LaTeX formatted texts you need a TeX installation.
· For preview of EPS objects you need a GhostScript installation.
· The unegistered version only saves a maximum of 15 objects per figure
· Nag screen
· WinFIG now comes with Qt 5.1.1
· WinFIG did not always determine the GhostScript installation location. WinFIG now always queries both the 32bit and the 64bit registry for finding the GhostScript entries. So it finds 32 and 64 bit GhostScript on 32 or 64bit Windows installat