A trying to Draw a Electronic Circuit

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29 Jun, 2021 05:25 PM

It cost me a whole day to draw this. Too slow. If the node can be referencable, and support object operation, it would be better.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by john on 29 Jun, 2021 06:26 PM

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    Do you have any plans to animate this?


  2. 2 Posted by ahuman on 29 Jun, 2021 07:38 PM

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    I tried to draw the circuit schematic several months ago but failed because of the the failture of using zipmap node.
    I didn't want giving up, so I tried again and it was done successfully.
    About the animation, I have thought about it. I think I would not continue to make the animation. I just want to show the other people what NodeBox can do.
    But so far, it cost me a lot of time to finish. It is too slow and the nodes connections are in a mess.
    I hope I can interact with the object in the canvas by using mouse. I hope I can draw a line or the other similar vector graphics elements directly in the canvas and the node would be created at the same time automatically. And it is better that I can define the node by coding directly inside the node(after I double click the node, the code view will display. ). I hope I can place some constraints to the vector graphics element, and the node would be create at the same time too.

  3. 3 Posted by ahuman on 29 Jun, 2021 08:10 PM

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    I've attached the ndbx file. It is a little mess.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by john on 30 Jun, 2021 03:32 AM

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    I see what you mean. This was a huge - and I'm sure rather frustrating - project.

    I can see ways to significantly reduce the number of nodes required to make a circuit like this, but it would still be a non-trivial exercise. And the next circuit could be very different from this one, with many new elements and challenges.

    It would help if there was a compact language or notation that could describe the parts list along with some kind of ordering or hierarchy that would describe the placement with a deterministic parsing algorithm to translate that description directly into a diagram. That way, you could make it data driven: just enter the description into a spreadsheet (SCV), import it into Nodebox, and see the diagram drawn with minimal manual adjustments. I don't know enough about circuitry to say how hard this would be, or if it's even possible.

    Is there anything I can do to help? I still think this is a very interesting project.


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