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Topic:Intro   Date: 2002-12-16
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I became interested in Xfig while drawing schematics for my homebrew computer project in 1996. Xfig combined with GNU/Linux and the GIMP were the only combination of tools I could get to do everything I needed for my fairly complex schematic. I wanted the lines to curve a certain way and I wanted to put information on both sides of the border of the ICs in the schematic. I also needed to export the schematic into graphics format and tweak the presentation. I tried AutoCAD and Visio. AutoCAD didn't allow me to curve the lines correctly. At one point Visio told me that my drawing was too complicated and I should simplify it. I kid you not. That is when my love for Xfig fully blossomed.

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