Features of LBDraw
LBDraw is a Windows drawing program. It is designed to draw and assemble drawing objects. It provides not only standard drawing tools (i.e. rectangle and ellipse tools), but also the tools designed for molecular biologists, such as double strand DNA structure and virus tools. LBDraw is an OLE server and client application, which facilitates exchanging objects between LBDraw and other OLE enabled programs. This is especially useful to draw diagrams in molecular biology.
DNAMAN is an OLE server of the restriction map object. You may insert a restriction map of DNAMAN into a LBDraw document, and edit the map directly in the document with the DNAMAN editing tools.
The word processor (Text Editor) of DNAMAN is an OLE client, and can accept the drawings of LBDraw.
LBDraw provides the following standard drawing tools: Text, Straight Line, Arrow Straight Line, Multiple Line, Arrow Multiple Line, Rectangle and Square, Rounded Rectangle and Square, Ellipse and Circle, Polygon and Curves.
All objects in LBDraw can be aligned to top, bottom, left or right. You can also move them forward or back in the third dimension.
In addition to above standard drawing tools, LBDraw provides tools specifically for molecular biologists: Double Strand DNA Structure, Needle, Virus, Bacteriaphage, Test Tube/Beaker and Flask.