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Subject: Re: Best Way TO show a simple drawing
From: "Les LaZar" llazar@..................
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 12:12:13 -0700


Your MS Paint-based diagrams are very impressive.  I use AutoCAD for this 
purpose myself.

I would be interested in seeing your symbol library as well as knowing of 
any grid or snap settings in Paint that you use to get line endpoints to 
match up and place symbols evenly.

Good work.

RLL Instruments

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Nelson" 
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2007 1:53 PM
Subject: Re: Best Way TO show a simple drawing

> No way   :)   that is slow and labourous!!! ....  the BEST way is to draw 
> the circuit
> diag directly into MS paint
>     and save as a monochrome bitmap (bmp)  then use one of any # of 
> programs
> to convert it to a gif  I use Thumbsplus   its a great prog that I have 
> used for
> resizing, recolouring, etc and it converts between most of the current pic 
> format
> types.   I couldnt live with out it
>  In fact cuz a mono bitmap file is only 103kB at my hi resolution, most of 
> the time
> I dont even bother to convert it.   !!!!
> I have been using MS paint for cct drawings for some 12 yrs   .... its esy 
> to make
> up a page of cct symbols and jst copy and paste to where u need them
> and add a few lines between  along with explanation text.
> I have drawn dozens and dozens of ccts this way
> ( without the need to go to an expensive CAD prog.)
> check out
>    and
>                 for examples          (copy and paste into your browser 
> :)   )
> You have my permission to use these 2 bmp's as a starting point for some
> component symbols etc, if you like :)
> cheers
> Dave  N
> At 05:07 AM 12/08/2007 -0700, you wrote:
>>Use a fine point black magic marker on the whitest paper you can find
>>here that is 96 to 98 I think depending on the thickness.
>>20lb ream vs 22 0r 24 lb. scan this to bmp  then convert
>>to gif somehow. HP will not let me scan direct to gif
>>yet gif is the best most efficient forms for B/W drawings.
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