(Last Updated On: August 20, 2019)

QElectroTech is an free application designed to help engineers create electrical, electronics, automation, control circuits, mechanical objects to illustrate processes, instrumentation drawings and many other creative potentialities. This guide has been written to act as a reference for installing QElectroTech on Ubuntu 18.04 / Debian 10.

QElectroTech is licensed under GNU/GPL and can run on Windows, Linux, and macOS. With its large collection of standard and custom symbols, you can describe most of the commonly used components in electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, computer systems. The design elements are saved in a xml format but projects and diagrams can be saved as *.qet format for further editing.

You can export all your designs to various formats such as dxf, pdf, jpg, png etc.

Install QElectroTech on Ubuntu 18.04 / Debian 10

You can install QElectroTech on Ubuntu / Debian from PPA, Snap or Debian package downloaded manually.

Install QElectroTech from Snap:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install qelectrotech

To view more details about installed version, run:

$ snap info  qelectrotech
name:      qelectrotech
summary:   Electrical diagram editor
publisher: laurent trinques (scorpio)
contact:   https://qelectrotech.org/forum/index.php
license:   GPL-2.0
description: |
  QElectroTech is a Qt5 application to design electric diagrams.
  It uses XML files for elements and diagrams, and includes both a diagram
  editor, an element editor, and a titleblock editor.
commands:
  - qelectrotech.dxf-to-qet
  - qelectrotech
  - qelectrotech.qet-tb-generator
snap-id:      CEFA0rCgrd6XZ1w9fX4mZzE8jrbR7y6n
tracking:     stable
refresh-date: today at 21:42 CEST
channels:
  stable:    0.7.0+git2.ccc43c816 2019-07-17  (78) 121MB -
  candidate: 0.70-RC2~svn5945     2019-06-26  (18) 122MB -
  beta:      ↑                                           
  edge:      0.8-dev-5-g348a8d997 2019-08-19 (151) 121MB -
installed:   0.7.0+git2.ccc43c816             (78) 121MB -

Install QElectroTech from PPA – Ubuntu 18.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scorpio/qelectrotech-dev
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qelectrotech

Confirm installation:

$ apt policy qelectrotech
qelectrotech:
  Installed: 1:0.5-2
  Candidate: 1:0.5-2
  Version table:
 *** 1:0.5-2 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 Packages
        500 http://mirror.hetzner.de/ubuntu/packages bionic/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     0.80.r5999-2ubuntu1 500
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/scorpio/qelectrotech-dev/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 Packages

To launch QElectroTech, use the terminal

$ qelectrotech

Or Desktop Environment Launcher.

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

For CentOS / Fedora, checkout:

How To Install QElectroTech on CentOS / Fedora

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