Creating electronic circuit diagrams is often a necessary task that simply has to be done, sooner or later. Unfortunately, it's also quite a tedious job to perform manually, using pen and paper. The good news is that there are specialized applications that let you create circuit diagrams in a fast and easy manner. The one called simply “Circuit Diagram” is one of the best of such tools, not only thanks to the fact that it's free (open-source), but also because it's really effective at helping you quickly create diagrams. After you design the circuit diagrams using Circuit Diagram, you can print them or export them to PNG, SVG, or XPS files. Saving to other file formats is possible if you install additional plugins.
Circuit Diagram also lets you share your designs with other users, or browse the creations of other people by using the online circuits storing webpage on the product's official website.
Anyway, the greatest advantage offered by this tool is the fact that it's really intuitive and convenient to use. It lets you design the diagrams visually, by placing components with your cursor, then you may change their values using the properties editor. The fact that it includes the symbols for the most commonly-used diagram components like resistors, capacitors, transistors, and logic gates, also simplifies things considerably. You can also easily create your own components.
In conclusion, the only thing that disappoints about Circuit Diagram is its dull name. As for the rest, this neat and handy tool is faultless.
- Can print or save the results to image files
- When changes to smaller sizes, the interface can hide completely some of the available components from the left toolbar