Program for drawing

lazzalazza Solar Expert Posts: 336 ✭✭✭
HI

I wonder if there are any free and simple circuit-drawing programs to design PV installations. Something that you just need to put in the PV, inverter, regulator icons, wires and their sizes, fuses, etc. A bit like the one attached.

Any pointers much appreciated

Cheers
Larry

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  • inthejungleinthejungle Solar Expert Posts: 91 ✭✭
    Re: Program for drawing

    Larry,

    When I went to design our system I was looking for something as well. A buddy of mine recommended TinyCAD. It is simple to use, has a great built in library of symbols, easy to add new ones and lots of documentation so you can learn what you don't know. This is now my go to program for circuits, floor layout and much more.

    Ben


    download it here

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/tinycad/

    you can find the manual and such here

    http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/tinycad/index.php?title=TinyCAD
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  • lazzalazza Solar Expert Posts: 336 ✭✭✭
    Re: Program for drawing

    Great! anyone got any libraries or symbols i can import for PV installations?
  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,183 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Program for drawing

    I tried LibreCad, has some electrical symbols in the library. http://librecad.org/cms/home.html
     
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