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Electronic circuit diagram imaging software
« on: January 12, 2016, 11:48:33 am »

Can anyone point me in the right direction for an easy to use circuit diagram application.

Want to be able to make (draw) simple images/diagrams. Something like Mr ActionElectronics used would be great. Inertia can you help?

Thank you in advance
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Re: Electronic circuit diagram imaging software
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2016, 01:24:38 pm »

If its circuit board designs, then go for RS components Design Spark.

Free program.

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Re: Electronic circuit diagram imaging software
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2016, 02:44:07 pm »

Try the Expresspcb schematic editor.  http://www.expresspcb.com/expresssch
It has been a while since I used it but I do recall cropping and converting the .bmp files to smaller .gif files using mspaint.
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Re: Electronic circuit diagram imaging software
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2016, 03:14:51 pm »

The wiring diagrams I draw aren't electronic or PCB circuit diagrams at all - they're more like pictures. I use an ancient (2003) copy of Corel Graphics Suite which has CorelDraw12 (Ver 12.0.0.458 to be exact)  as a part of it. The current market version is CorelDraw X7* but there are freebie programs available which I'm sure will do the same job. My old mate Pete Kierle used to do a very similar job using Windows Paint.
The good thing about a vector graphics program is that you can import JPG's and also CAD formats like DWG and DXF, and export your finished file as JPG or PDF; all very useful formats.
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Re: Electronic circuit diagram imaging software
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2016, 03:45:23 pm »

This is the one and only page you will ever need when it comes to designing circuits. Every icon  for electronic/electrical/electro-mechanical is available...........

http://www.digikey.com/schemeit/#2ek9

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Re: Electronic circuit diagram imaging software
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2016, 04:11:44 pm »

Depends a bit on what you want to draw. 
A drawing showing module to module connections (lines joining boxes), with care and attention, can be done with most basic drawing programs like Paint, or MS Publisher or the others mentioned. 
A circuit drawing at component level would probably need something with the right symbols built in. Diagram Designer works, http://www.freewarefiles.com/Diagram-Designer_program_8116.html Free, so only learning time as an investment.
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Re: Electronic circuit diagram imaging software
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2016, 12:20:11 am »

Thank you for all the suggestions - sorry for the delay.

It's taken some time to work through them all - I have found Fritzing does what I want.

http://fritzing.org/home/

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