Software for Simple Wiring Diagram?

I use Microsoft Excel for that kind of thing. I don’t know if Open Office has something similar.

This is very simple for drawing electrical or electronic components.

Sorry, that was only one I know. But I put “electrical drawing software” to google, bunch of free to use options showed up. You may want to give it a try.

I don’t know if it does color wires, but check out ExpressSCH. I use it for all of my small wiring diagrams.

MS PAINT is what you want. Simple and free!

I believe auto desk has something in the lines of this, list of electronics and you plug them and you can move them around… I think it’s mostly used for prototype simulations but it should work for what you need

ExpressSCH doesn’t have different colored wires, but it does have the ability to have wires follow a component that is moved.

why not just use inkscape… ? is probably what you are looking for :slight_smile:

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Visio from Microsoft is what you need. I think they have a demo version you can use for a few months.

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Here is an example of how I use Excel. When a friend has something that breaks, they call me. Usually if they break it once they will break it again. So I archive the diagram. Here is one of a motorized boat lift that I retrofitted with a wireless remote. I use Excel because I don’t like to be “constrained” by rules. I can save this as something else, drag parts around, rename them and easily change the color of the wires.FosterBoxWiringDiagram.xlsx (20.1 KB)

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There is a drawing program as part of openoffice and libreOffice.

Wow, I don’t believe if I don’t see it. I didn’t know Excel capable of doing this. Looks so clean and beautiful.

It helps to do one and then cut copy and paste. Then it is SUPER fast and you don’t have to hurt your brain trying to learn Eagle.