International (IEC/European) Resistor Symbols

Mar 17 2012, 11:30 PM PDT · 7 comments »

While CircuitLab has a US-based team of developers, we've been pleasantly surprised by how much international attention our tool has received over the past few weeks. We've seen articles and posts about CircuitLab in Chinese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Swedish, and Spanish. In fact, we've got just about as many website visitors from Europe as we do from North America!

The resistor is the most basic of circuit elements, and it's often the most common discrete component in many analog circuits. Many Americans are used to seeing a "squiggle"-styled line segments like we've included in CircuitLab. However, in the rest of the world, the normal resistor symbol is just a simple outlined rectangle (the IEC-standard symbol choice).

Today we've added support for the IEC / European style resistor symbol. Simply double-click the resistor and change its display type "DISP" parameter from US to IEC. Everyone deserves to have a pleasant circuit-drawing experience, and CircuitLab is here to help!



is there a setting to make it the standard symbol?

by Waleb
April 24, 2012

Esta representacion es mas clara

by Curioso
July 09, 2012

Nice dirkadirk

by PetterKlintenberg3M
October 22, 2012

It would be better if you could customize the default resistor. Without setting every time

by azimut.nt
November 11, 2012

Would be nice if you could set Inductors and Resistors individually. For example I like to use IEC resistor but US Inductor.

by nickbits
February 12, 2013

+1 for IEC Resistors but US inductors.

by mikerogerswsm
October 21, 2016

+2 for IEC Resistors but US inductors.

by torstein
December 13, 2016

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