The blockdraw_mp package ======================== This material is subject to the LaTeX Project Public License. See http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/licenses.lppl.html for the details of that license. History ------- o Submitted to CTAN: 2006-03-08 - First submission. o Updated 2006-07-18 - Added documentation sources and created separate sub-directories for the implementation and documentation. o Updated 2007-01-21 (Backward incompatible changes for bond graphs.) - Bond graphs can be drawn with arrowheads that are not filled. - Bond graph labels that depend on the LaTeX preamble have been removed from the bond graph package file, and must now be defined in every bond graph application source. - See further comments in bondgraph.mp, and how the changes affect the example bonddemo.mp. - Thanks to Johan Engelen for suggesting added features and bringing my attention to the problem of preamble-dependent content in package files. Description ----------- This package targets the simple problem of producing block diagrams and bond graphs. In more detail, the provided functionality can be divided into o Standard elements such as labeled blocks and bond graph arrows. o Standardized way for selecting input and output points on blocks. o Means for the construction of "carpented" paths connecting points. o Standardized label positioning along block connections. o Higher-level macros that specialize and/or combine some of the above. An important example from the group of higher-level macros is the macro that takes two blocks as arguments and generates a path connecting them. Experienced MetaPost users will certainly prefer to write their own macros for this purpose, but less experienced users may find these simple macros accessible and handy in combination with the series of examples provided on the WWW (see below). Further information ------------------- The main source of information for this package is located at http://www.control.isy.liu.se/~tidefelt/projects/blockdraw/ Please let me know if you run into problems or have suggestions, Henrik Tidefelt
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blockdraw_mp – Block diagrams and bond graphs, with METAPOST
A set of simple METAPOST macros for the task. While the task is not itself difficult to program, it is felt that many users will be happy to have a library for the job..
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|License||The LaTeX Project Public License|
|Copyright||2006 Henrik Tidefelt|
|Contained in||TeXLive as blockdraw_mp|
|MiKTeX as blockdraw_mp|