(Last Updated On: August 20, 2019)

In today’s guide, we will walk through the steps to install QElectroTech on CentOS 8/7 & Fedora 30/29 Linux distribution. QElectroTech also called QET is a free and opens source software used to create electrical, electronics, automation and control circuits diagrams. It is one of the most sought after tool for Engineering students.

For Ubuntu / Debian: How To Install QElectroTech on Ubuntu / Debian

QElectroTech software is released under the GNU/GPL license and it can be installed on Linux, macOS and Windows. QElectroTech has a large collection of standard and custom symbols, referred to as elements, that describe most of the commonly used components in electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, computer systems.

The designed diagrams can be exported to various formats like dxf, pdf, jpg, png etc. The design elements are saved in a xml format with projects and diagrams saved as *.qet format for further editing.

Install QElectroTech on CentOS & Fedora

Install QElectroTech on CentOS / Fedora Linux system to get started with your designs. We’ll use REMI repository.

Add REMI repository to your system using the command below.

# CentOS 8
sudo dnf -y install http://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-8.rpm
sudo dnf -y install dnf-utils

# CentOS 7
sudo yum -y install http://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-7.rpm
sudo yum -y install yum-utils

# Fedora 30
sudo dnf -y install http://rpms.remirepo.net/fedora/remi-release-30.rpm
sudo dnf -y install dnf-utils

# Fedora 29
sudo dnf -y install http://rpms.remirepo.net/fedora/remi-release-29.rpm
sudo dnf -y install dnf-utils

After adding the repository, install

# CentOS 7
sudo yum --enablerepo=remi install qelectrotech

# Fedora / CentOS 8
sudo dnf --enablerepo=remi install qelectrotech

When prompted, press y to begin installation.

Transaction Summary
Install  1 Package (+48 Dependent packages)

Total download size: 29 M
Installed size: 130 M
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y

To lauch QElectroTech, use the terminal

$ qelectrotech

Or Desktop Environment Launcher.

Enjoy using QElectroTech and visit Official documentation to reveal its Ins and Outs.


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