Are there any WYSIWYG editors for PGF/TikZ? Perhaps something similar to LyX but for PGF/TikZ?
If there is no WYSIWYG editor for this tandem, is there one perhaps that allows the user to easily generate PGF/TikZ templates?
Alternatively, how can I most easily generate PFG/TikZ code from a visual conception? Do people mostly code their PGF/TikZ graphics from scratch?
ktikz(also available in the
qtikzversion), which seems not only run on Linux/KDE but also on Windows.
I personally use
latexmk -pdf -pvcto keep recompiling my TikZ diagram file after every saved edit. I use a dedicated file for every diagram which uses the
standaloneclass (which I wrote just for this very purpose). If you use a PDF viewer with auto-reload like
evincethen the changes are shown directly (after each save). I had issues getting
latexmkreloading PDFs in the Adobe Reader.