[ALUG] Looking for simple[ish] drawing program for basic circuit diagrams

Anthony Anson tony.anson at girolle.co.uk
Tue Dec 21 17:59:03 GMT 2010

Chris G wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 05:27:13PM +0000, Simon Elliott wrote:
>> On 21 December 2010 15:28, Chris G <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
>>> I want to put some simple circuit diagrams on web pages (or at least
>>> accessible from web pages) so I'm looking for a drawing program that is
>>> either easy to add circuit symbols to or has them already.
>> Trying to get in before someone else chips in:
>> When you think diagrams, think Dia.
>> http://www.google.co.uk/images?q=dia+circuit+diagram
>> http://live.gnome.org/Dia/
>> apt-get install dia
> I did mention that I had tried dia (I've had it installed for quite a
> while) and found that it wasn't really up to the job.
> So far after briefly playing with Geda, Qucs, Kicad, Oregano, Electric and one
> other the best seems to be Oregano.  One thing that Oregano can do which
> few of the others can is to export the diagram as a png or postscript file.

Coo! You sitting there waiting for emus? No sooner had Si's one dropped 
onto my virtual doormat than along comes yours...

Happy christmas!

Tony Anson

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