(Vector image) Drawing

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rinseout, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. rinseout macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2004
    I'm looking for a good replacement for xfig; basically I do a lot of technical drawings (a lot of geometry with angles and curves and such which need to be annotated with greek and roman letters, sometimes words. I also can't spend ages perfecting these things: they need to be correct, nice-looking, and easy to make).

    I'm getting really sick of xfig: to my knowledge, you can't even mix fonts in a text object. But xfig does most of what I want, just not easily.

    Anyway, said replacement must be able to export encapsulated postscript (EPS) and will preferably be cheap/free. Am willing to consider payware if it gets me what I want...

    Anyway, suggestions welcome.
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    Not exactly cheap, but I'll throw out the industry standard: Adobe Illustrator. You can get a free 30 trial, I think, to see if it does what you want it to. If you're a student, you can get it cheaper.

    EDIT: Yikes! I had no idea that the retail price for this program was so high! I don't think my "solution" really applies anymore! I don't know any alternatives though...sorry. ):
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    You might consider Canvas X.

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