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README.md

TikZ-trackschematic


Installation

The tikz library is contained in the files:

  • tikz-trackschematic.sty
  • tikzlibrarytrackschematic.code.tex,
  • tikzlibrarytrackschematic.topology.code.tex,
  • tikzlibrarytrackschematic.trafficcontrol.code.tex,
  • tikzlibrarytrackschematic.vehicles.code.tex,
  • tikzlibrarytrackschematic.constructions.code.tex,
  • tikzlibrarytrackschematic.electrics.code.tex, and
  • tikzlibrarytrackschematic.measures.code.tex.

These files should be copied wherever can find it, for example in your $TEXMF folder.

Alternatively, the tikz library is provided by CTAN as "tikz-trackschematic" and is thus part of the Live distribution or can be installed via MiK.

The library can then be loaded through the command

\usepackage{tikz-trackschematic}

in any file.


Minimal working example

\documentclass{standalone} % LaTeX
\usepackage{tikz-trackschematic} % loading the library

\begin{document}
  \begin{tikzpicture}

    % TikZ command: specify coordinates
    \coordinate (A)   at (0,0);
    \coordinate (B)   at (6,0);
    \coordinate (T)   at (5,0);

    % draw a track
    \maintrack (A) -- (B);

    % place a train on the track
    \train[forward] at (T) label ();

  \end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}

results in:train on a track


Symbology and meaning

Please consult the symbology for further information regarding meaning of the symbols.


History

Version 0.6.2

bug fixing

Version 0.6.1

  • removed package requirement lmodern
    • minor correction in manual
    • added citation information

Version 0.6

  • created an encapsulating package for future flexibility
    • added symbols for direction control, track marking, pylons and electric wiring
    • change symbol for friction bufferstop;
    • changed load command to usepackage{tikz-trackschematic}

Version 0.5.1

  • modified symbol "end of movement authority"
    • added symbols "braking point" and "danger point"

Version 0.5

  • new improved syntax for topology
    • documentation

Version 0.4

  • added document for symbology
    • renamed overview to snippets
    • reworked library for common tikz library layout

Version 0.3

  • moved snippet folder to root folder
    • added shunting movements
    • added points to turnouts
    • added moving trains
    • defined and used color foreground and background

Version 0.2

  • added transmitters
    • reorganized src library
    • minor improvements

Version 0.1

Basic concept of a library with railway topology symbols and some examples.


Roadmap

  • rethink syntax
    • provide option for internationalziation (i18n)
    • replace "gettikzxy" with "path let" syntax
    • rewrite library with better coding skills
    • include support for glossaries package

Acknowledgement

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 826347.


License

Open Source Initiative Approved License logo

Copyright (c) 2018 - 2021, Martin Scheidt <m.scheidt@tu-bs.de> (ISC License)

Permission to use, copy, modify, and/or distribute this software for any purpose with or without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice and this permission notice appear in all copies.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND THE AUTHOR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THIS SOFTWARE INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE.

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (681.9k).

tikz-trackschematic – A TikZ library for creating track diagrams in railways

This TikZ library is a toolbox of symbols geared primarily towards creating track schematic for either research or educational purposes. It provides a TikZ frontend to some of the symbols which may be needed to describe situations and layouts in railway operation.

The library is divided into four sublibraries: topology, trafficcontrol, vehicles, constructions, and messures.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 826347.

Packagetikz-trackschematic
Repositoryhttps://repository.ivev.bau.tu-bs.de/martin/tikz-trackschematic
Version0.6.2 2021-10-15
LicensesISC License
Copyright2018–2021 Martin Scheidt
MaintainerMartin Scheidt
Contained inTeX Live as tikz-trackschematic
MiKTeX as tikz-trackschematic
TopicsPGF TikZ
Diagrams
Graphics
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