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       tgd - Tool for Generic Diagrams


       tgd [options] [diagram]


       tgd  is an X11/Motif based graphical editor for drawing generic diagrams.  Diagrams can be
       loaded from and stored to a file. It can print diagrams to a PostScript printer or save as
       PostScript to a file.

       tgd is part of The Toolkit for Conceptual Modeling (TCM).


       You  can call tgd with a single diagram name as argument.  If this argument is an existing
       file then tgd tries to load a diagram from it. If it does not  exist,  a  new  diagram  is
       created with the argument as diagram name. tgd files should have suffix '*.gd'.

       Without  a  diagram  argument,  tgd  creates  a  new  empty  generic diagram with the name

       In addition to the standard X11 toolkit options  (see  X11(7))  tgd  accepts  the  options
       listed below:

       -drawing widthxheight
              Create a drawing area of width pixels wide and height pixels high.

       -help  Write all available options to standard output and quit.

       -maxdrawing widthxheight
              The drawing area can not be larger than width pixels wide and height pixels high.

              Start the editor with a private colormap.

       -projdir directory
              Set the project directory (current working directory) to directory.

       -toEPS [file.eps]
              Generate EPS (to file.eps or stdout when no file name was given) and quit.

       -toFig [file.fig] [-latex]
              Generate  Fig  format  (to file.fig or stdout when no file name was given and quit.
              When the -latex option is  given,  LaTeX  fonts  are  generated,  otherwise  normal
              PostScript  fonts  are  generated.   The  Fig  format  can  be  read by xfig(1) and

       -toPNG file.png
              Generate PNG format to file.png and quit.

       -toPS []
              Generate PostScript (to or stdout when no file name was given) and quit.

              Write the TCM version to standard output and quit.


       The TCM_HOME environment variable  should  be  the  directory  where  the  TCM  files  are

       PATH   Should include $TCM_HOME/bin

              Should include $TCM_HOME/man

              Name of the default printer that is used by tgd.

              Should include $TCM_HOME/lib when the distribution contains shared object libraries
              in $TCM_HOME/lib.


       The following relative files are relative to $TCM_HOME.

              the generic diagram editor.

              a program to filter PostScript output.

              PostScript banner page that can be used when the printer does not  print  a  banner

              The help directory contains a collection of text files for the on-line help.

              X  Resources (the same as the ones that are built-in).  You can customize the fonts
              and colors by setting resources in your X defaults database.  Each  string  of  the
              form ``TCM.resource:definition'' sets a resource.

              Pseudo random temporary file, for PostScript output.

              TCM  editor  configuration  file.  This file contains values for some of the editor
              defaults like the page size, the default fonts etc.  This  file  is  read  by  each
              editor upon startup.

              Each  user  of  TCM  can  override  some  of  the  options  of  tcm.conf by its own
              configuration file, installed in $HOME/.tcmrc.


       Frank Dehne, Roel Wieringa and Henk van de  Zandschulp  --  TCM  (Toolkit  for  Conceptual
       Modeling),  User's Guide and Reference.  This document is available as PostScript and HTML
       in $TCM_HOME/doc or as HTML via the URL

       tcm(1), X11(7), xfig(1), fig2dev(1)


       Frank Dehne (


       Please send bug reports to

                                          9 January 2000                                   TGD(1)