[Ipe-discuss] Fwd: How to draw a spring?

Hemza hemza.dz at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 18:30:51 CET 2021

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From: Hemza <hemza.dz at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 at 07:29
Subject: Re: [Ipe-discuss] How to draw a spring?
To: Fabien Lafont <lafont.fabien at gmail.com>

it is possible to sketch 'zig zag' springs, but coils like springs are not
easy to sketch.

On Wed, 17 Feb 2021 at 07:19, Fabien Lafont <lafont.fabien at gmail.com> wrote:

> Just stretch it. Keyboard shortcut : e
> On Wed, Feb 17, 2021, 08:10 Hemza via Ipe-discuss <
> ipe-discuss at lists.science.uu.nl> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I just began to learn how to use Ipe. It is a great tool and already
>> saved me many hours on drawing physics illustrations.
>> One thing that I find frustrating to draw is drawing 'springs' (which are
>> crucial things in mechanics problems). In Tikz, you could control how the
>> spring looks like (see e.g
>> https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/41608/draw-mechanical-springs-in-tikz).
>> Is there anything I can do to mimic this on Ipe?
>> Hemza.
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