The purpose of this site is to provide a central Xfig repository for
the diverse documentation and programs available on the web. All the components
and libraries will be available at this site, in addition to Xfig drawings.
Download version 3.2.5 of Xfig and Transfig
I became interested in Xfig while drawing schematics for my homebrew
computer project at coprolite.com 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.
Brian V. Smith is the main contact for Xfig and its incorporation
of new features written either by himself or others.
For information about the authors of XFIG and other project info, see authors.