PostScript for Technical Drawings
Intended for users interested in generating technical drawings or graphics for technical journals in PostScript format. The manual describes PSPLOT, a library of Fortran-callable subroutines which can be combined in a calling program to produce PostScript plot files. The purpose, syntax, and calling convention of each subroutine is presented , along with plotting examples.
PostScript is a very robust graphics and typesetting language with wide-ranging capabilities. Since the focus of the subroutines in this library is to produce technical drawings, many of the "artistic" features of PostScript have not been addressed or included here.
The name PostScript is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. All instances of the name PostScript in this manual are references to the PostScript language as defined by Adobe Systems Incorporated.
PSPLOT is distributed free of charge for non-commercial use.
A Fortran 95 version of the software is available for download with associated documentation. This version is not maintained, supported, or guaranteed by NSU OC and any technical inquiries should be directed to email@example.com.
Halmos College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences
Nova Southeastern University and Kohler, Kevin E., "PSPLOT Software" (2022). NSU Software. 1.
PostScript version of psplot documentation. (Approx. 820Kb)
grman.zip (143 kB)
Zipped version of grman.ps
grmana4.ps (1396 kB)
PostScript version of psplot documentation for A4 paper (Approx. 820Kb)
grmana4.zip (143 kB)
Zipped version of grmana4.ps
grmaneb.ps (387 kB)
PostScript version of psplot documentation, even pages, printed in reverse order. (Approx. 420Kb)
grmaneb.zip (53 kB)
Zipped version of grmaneb.ps
grmano.ps (387 kB)
PostScript version of psplot documentation, odd pages. (420Kb)
grmano.zip (53 kB)
Zipped version of grmano.ps
npzdmain.for (42 kB)
Example Fortran plotting program Note: This is intended as an example program, not an executable. You cannot run this file, as the data set required is not provided due to its size.
npzdmain.ps (1083 kB)
Output PostScript file created with npzdmain.for (1.2Mb!!)
npzdmain.zip (222 kB)
Zipped version of npzdmain.ps
onehalf3d.for (5 kB)
Fortran plotting program used to create onehalf3d.ps
onehalf3d.ps (36 kB)
Output PostScript file created with onehalf3d.for
pslayout.com (1 kB)
VMS script (but can be adapted) for running pslayout.for
pslayout.for (14 kB)
Utility for printing multiple frames/page of a PostScript file created with PSPLOT
pspage.com (1 kB)
VMS script (but can be adapted) for running pspage.for
pspage.for (7 kB)
Utility for printing certain pages of a PostScript file created with PSPLOT
psplot.txt (259 kB)
Source code for the psplot library.
psplot.zip (40 kB)
Zipped version of psplot.txt
readme.txt (2 kB)
File listing and descriptions
release_notes.txt (1 kB)
Notes and changes relating to PSPLOT