I've found a lot of schematic diagrams that use this style of symbols, specially in the Wikipedia. I think these symbols are pretty clear and stylish. I would love to use them for the schematics I make but I've found just a few in the format I want (SVG). They are auploaded by diferent users so I think they are getting those from different sources.

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I make schematics containing mostly MOSFET and BJT transistors and there are not much of those symbols in this style. Does this kind of symbols (blue/grayish shading, solid component lines, thin wire lines, etc) have a name? and where to find more?

  • \$\begingroup\$ You can create your own library in MS Word, and save it as ClipArt. In any case you have to follow some rules in schematics, like IEEE's. \$\endgroup\$ – GR Tech Feb 26 '15 at 17:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ I prefer to use scalable-vector graphics software like Inkscape. \$\endgroup\$ – Ehecatl Joel Chávez Martínez Feb 26 '15 at 18:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ Schematics symmbols created in MS Word are scalable and you can flip or rotate. \$\endgroup\$ – GR Tech Feb 26 '15 at 18:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ Be careful about that shaded diode symbol; if the diode was connected backwards and the wires crossed behind the diode symbol, it would not be obvious because of the filled symbol. This was a problem for us on PADS a couple of years ago; switching to an unfilled symbol revealed the schematic capture error. Of course that's only relevant if you're making a real CAD schematic with a netlist etc. Shaded symbols suggest it's only a picture of a schematic. \$\endgroup\$ – MarkU Feb 27 '15 at 1:23

Other than the internal shading (which I don't like), those are common schematic symbols which could come from any electronic CAD program.


Digikey's "Scheme-it" software looks similar. You can try it for free at http://www.digikey.com/schemeit.

That's the closest I could find, but as the others said you can create schematics in this style very easily with any drawing program. MS Paint is a very common one, and gives you the freedom to draw any component the way you want it.


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