Fritzing For Mac, Windows and Linux

Fritzing

Fritzing is an comprehensive and advanced piece of software designed in order to offer designers, engineers or artists with a good means of taking their ideas and projects to the stage of a working prototype.

The tool is meant to work as a teaching instrument, enabling users to learn how to make and work with Printer Circuit Boards (or PCB), and other electronics.

In Fritzing’s principal window, users can see the virtual circuit being developed, allowing them to switch between three view modes: ‘Schematic’, ‘Breadboard’ and ‘PCB View’. The ‘Breadboard’ is mainly the place where users start their work, as it offers the chance to make a circuit that mimics the real thing, thus avoiding the occurrence of errors when taking the project from a virtual state to a physical object.

Breadboard view

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Fedora 30

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Ubuntu Bionic

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Name Fritzing
Version 0.9.2b
Developer University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
Product Homepage Fritzing
License Free (Freeware)

Pros

  • Very easy to use.
  • Makes electronics accessible as a creative material for anyone.

Installing Fritzing

Please make sure your system satisfies one of these requirements:
Windows 10
Windows 7 was reported to work, too
Mac – OSX 10.14 and up, though 10.13 might work too. MacOS 10.15 is currently untested.
Linux – a fairly recent linux distro with libc >= 2.6

  1. Start downloading the Fritzing package that’s right for you.
  2. Unzip your Fritzing folder somewhere convenient on your hard drive.
    • This may also be a good time for you to create a shortcut to the Fritzing application.
  3. To start Fritzing:
    • on Windows: double-click fritzing.exe
    • on Mac: double-click the Fritzing application
    • on Linux: double-click Fritzing, or try ./Fritzing in your shell window
  4. If you experience problems, please try downloading again. This often helps. If it doesn’t, have a look at our forums.
Mac notes

Recent versions of OS X do not allow “unverified” software to be launched directly. In order to run Fritzing, you will need to either:

  1. right-click the Fritzing icon and select “Open”
  2. in the warning dialog, click “Open”

or, to get rid of the warning permanently:

  1. go to the System Preferences
  2. open the Security & Privacy page
  3. unlock it by clicking the lock in the lower left corner
  4. set it to allow app downloads from anywhere
Linux notes

The Linux Ubuntu release has been built and tested under Ubuntu Bionic (18.04).
Fritzing requires the Qt5 libaries. On Ubuntu, those can be installed with “sudo apt install libqt5printsupport5 libqt5xml5 libqt5sql5 libqt5serialport5 libqt5sql5-sqlite”.
The Linux Fedora 30 release has been build and tested under Linux Fedora 30.

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