Automatic Drawing Generation
Automatic Drawing Generation (ADG) is a cross-platform, free and open source software project implemented in C and Lua as a GObject-based library that offers a non-interactive Cairo canvas, which has been designed for generating technical drawings.
Features at a glance
Being highly customizable, Automatic Drawing Generation features support for distinct local and global matrices, support for multiple output formats, including PDF, PNG, PS, GDI and X11, complete support to GObject introspection offering easy creation of language bindings, as well as support for model and view separation.
Additionally, the project comes with a demo application, which will help developers who want to implement the ADG library on their project to learn how to use it, showing them the capabilities of the canvas, which can be used directly from C. Lua bindings are also available in the Automatic Drawing Generation project.
Getting started with the ADG library
Installing the ADG (Automatic Drawing Generation) library on a GNU/Linux operating system is an easy task, as you will have to download the latest version of the program from Softpedia, where it is distributed as a TAR archive, save the file somewhere on your computer, unpack it and open a terminal emulator application.
In the Terminal app, use the ‘cd’ command to navigate to the location of the extracted archive files (e.g. cd /home/softpedia/adg-0.7.5), run the ‘./configure && make’ command to configure and compile the software, followed by the ‘sudo make install’ command to install it system wide.
Under the hood and supported operating systems
The ADG library is supported on a wide range of operating systems, including Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. The C and Lua programming languages have been used to write this library, which is fully compatible with 64-bit and 32-bit instruction set architectures.