a_kaldenhoven wrote:Hello everyone,
I recently discovered QCAD as an alternative to xfig to make some technical drawings to use in LaTeX.
When my drawing is complete, I print it into a postscript (.ps) file which I transform using "ps2eps" on the Linux command line.
After that I include the .eps file in my LaTeX document. I generate the final result (.pdf) using the chain: LaTex --> dvips --> ps2pdf
Here comes my question:
When I use a linewidth of 0.09 in QCAD I get a perfect result when I print my generated .pdf file but on the screen the linewidth in the .pdf is very thin and weak.
When I use a linewidth of 0.13 (ISO) the .pdf is perfect on my screen but when printing, the lines in my drawings are too thick.
Darn, there is nothing in between 0.09 en 0.13...
I tried several things as:
* generating pdf files from my drawing and use pdflatex --> same result
* using Inkscape to open a drawing (.dxf) and save it as .ps --> Inkscape does a very nice job. The drawing is perfectly antialiased when opened and looks perfect on screen and in print. But the problem is, it is not 100% compatible with .dxf, so my drawing changes considerably.
Is there someone who knows how to use QCAD for LaTeX with perfect results on the screen and in print without continually switching the linewidth?
Thanks for your advice.
PS: I could still use xfig which does a good job, but I like the extended possibilities of QCAD very much...
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