View Full Version : FREE software for electrical schematics...

15-12-2012, 01:10 AM
Just discovered this rather nice FREE software: QElectroTech: Welcome, presentation (http://www.qelectrotech.org/index.html)

It's still Beta, but is available in the Linux repositories. Also works on Windows according to the developer.

Robin Hewitt
15-12-2012, 09:50 AM
Have you tried DesignSpark from Radio Spares?

15-12-2012, 09:58 AM
Tried Fritzing?

Designed and named to fit in with wiring and processing, lots of goodies for noobies like me.

Welcome - Fritzing (http://fritzing.org/)

15-12-2012, 10:23 AM
A good one, (and free) for schematics and wiring diagrams in fact any type of diagramatic is "yEd" works with Win, LIN, droid and MAC.

15-12-2012, 04:29 PM
Thanks for the links. I found a few drawing packages that are good at electronics (like those above) but struggled to find anything suitable for drawing machine controls such as isolators, e-stops, contactors, coils, relays, push buttons, etc. There's always the option to use QCAD or LibreCAD and draw your own symbols, but the style of QElectroTech is more like the drawings I use daily at work. A forum search found zero posts, so thought others might benefit from this software, too.