Fritzing + images ?  

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ZeFerby
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2019-10-31 6:10 pm  

Hi all, and @dronebot-workshop in particular

I'm trying to find a way to build a nice visual schematic of a small rig, with arduino+PCA9685 + PCF8574 + etc... for a post here, and I'm currently fighting with Fritzing which seems unable to include pictures (PNG/JPG/any other format) ?

So my question is : do you know if there is there a way to add some kind of graphics to the "breadboard view"  in Fritzing ?

Eric


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2019-10-31 8:02 pm  
Posted by: @zeferby

So my question is : do you know if there is there a way to add some kind of graphics to the "breadboard view"  in Fritzing ?

Short answer - no, I'm afraid that I don't. 

Other answer - export your Fritzing breadboard to an image and then use your favorite graphics editor to add your images. Of course, they won't be part of your schematic or board layout.

Fritzing does have a Parts Editor, and you are supposed to be able to create your own parts. But the documentation is scarce and what does exist is not entirely accurate in my experience.  I gave up trying years ago.

Personally I think that Fritzing is an abandoned project, it hasn't been updated for over three years and it never made it to version 1.0. Which is really sad as it had a lot of potential.

For schematics, I've been using Scheme-It. It's by no means perfect and has its share of frustrating features (like if you delete one ground it deletes them all), but it is free and it does have a parts editor that accepts image files.

😎

Bill

"Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window." — Steve Wozniak


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ZeFerby
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2019-10-31 9:23 pm  

Thanks Bill that confirms what I thought...I was only hoping I missed something...

And thanks for the link, I'll give a try at Scheme-It tomorrow !

Eric


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