[Ipe-discuss] Fwd: How to draw a spring?
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Thu Feb 18 12:13:52 CET 2021
On Thu, Feb 18, 2021, at 09:13, Hemza via Ipe-discuss wrote:
> cool, I know about ipeplot and use it for basic functions plotting.
> could you elaborate more on how to describe a spring parametrically?
Two quick comments:
1. If you like the tikz springs, you can simply use them in Ipe (see e.g. https://mailman.science.uu.nl/pipermail/ipe-discuss/2019-May/002029.html)
2. If springs are often needed, then one should make an ipelet for them. E.g. you draw a segment, and the ipelet replaces it by a spring with a specified with and number of loops. Do the tikz springs look like Nathaniel's (which I guess is a parametric circle with an added translation?)
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