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XCircuit is a Unix program for drawing circuits. It uses PostScript to load and save files, which means schematics drawn in XCircuit can be easily loaded into LaTeX documents.
A tutorial is available at the OpenCircuitDesign page.
The program can make professional looking circuits (in color!) that may be imported to files using LaTeX or converted to various formats using the convert command in UNIX. For example:
- In text, sometimes trying to change the text format will crash the program. Best bet is to save the circuit before formatting the text, then try formatting. A very common place this happens is in trying to make an italicized variable with a regular subscript - that is, instead of . Usually, you start with italics, then move one character forward to make the subscript, then normalscript the a. The last step is the one that occasionally causes issues.