Basic circuit element symbols in DWG format
February 21, 2012 2:16 PM   Subscribe

I'm using DraftSight to make some circuit diagrams and I am looking for basic circuit symbols in DWG format. I've found a nice collections of circuit element symbols in WMF format, but am having a hard time finding a converter on a decent web site. Decent web site as in one that doesn't look like a malware factory.

I'm new to CAD and DWG files. I've mostly hand drawn my circuit diagrams. Now I'm required to put my drawings in DWG format. I'm looking for a collection of circuit diagram symbol blocks in DWG format so that I can use the freeware DraftSight.

I've found a nice collection of WMF symbols here:

A freeware converter utility to move these WMF files into DWG format would probably work just as well. Thanks!
posted by nickerbocker to Science & Nature (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
If you have Illustrator or Visio, they should be able to convert WMF in DWG or DXF.
posted by Behemoth at 2:37 PM on February 21, 2012 [1 favorite]

Inkscape (free) also opens WMF
posted by rhizome at 2:43 PM on February 21, 2012 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: I have Inkscape and it can convert the WMF to DXF but no clear way to batch the process. Hmmm...
posted by nickerbocker at 2:46 PM on February 21, 2012

Best answer: The QCad Part Library is free, and is in DXF format. This is basically a text representation of DWG entities, and should be importable into DraftSight.
posted by scruss at 3:18 PM on February 21, 2012 [2 favorites]

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