#13 Export schematic as SVG


It'd be nice to have an option to export the current schematic as an SVG. It would provide a much better option for placing schematics in documents like OOo Writer (screenshots look ugly when printed).

The only workaround I know of is on Linux:
print to PDF, use Scribus (doesn't officially support PDF import, but it seems to work) or a (currently unstable) nightly build of Inkscape to save the PDF as an SVG.

I don't know of a workaround for Windows. The Win32 port of 0.0.12 only prints selected components and the text is all microscopic.


  • Gopala Krishna

    Gopala Krishna - 2007-12-16

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    I think this will be possible in the qt4 port of qucs as all the components are being represented by svg now :)

  • Josh Harding

    Josh Harding - 2008-02-20

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    That's great news!

    In the meantime, I have a workaround that may help other Windows users:
    Rather than run a full VM just to run QUCS, try andLinux. It uses far less memory and allows Linux apps to have direct access to the Windows filesystem. Still has the extra steps of printing to PDF, but at least it allows me to run Windows and get my QUCS schematics converted to SVG.

  • Stefan Jahn

    Stefan Jahn - 2009-04-09

    I made some experiments with 0.0.14 version. Here you can now print schematics into Acrobat PDF or Generic PS driver. Then I tried to convert it using gsview (with pstoedit installed) into a SVG file. Results are rather "ugly". But PDF and PS look really nice.
    Did you meanwhile found another solution?

  • Guilherme

    Guilherme - 2014-05-17

    Export to SVG, PNG, JPG, JPEG, PDF, PDF+Latex, EPS in now implemented on Git master (after 0.0.17)

  • Guilherme

    Guilherme - 2014-05-17
    • status: open --> closed
    • Group: --> 0.0.18

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