Install DIY Layout Creator In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Do you like to draw schematics, board/chassis layouts and guitar wiring diagrams quickly? Then let me introduce you to the DIYLC tool. DIY Layout Creator is an open source drawing tool developed by a large online community of DIY electronics enthusiasts.It is free,multi-platform and has a very easy to use interface.

mark_layout_v11The goal of this drawing tool is to give enough power to the user for drawing board/chassis layouts and guitar wiring diagrams without a steep learning curve. The cool thing about this tool is that mos of the time you will be using only the mouse to do your drawing stuff.

DIYLC freeware comes with many features such as auto update checks for new versions, zoom in/out feature and save default values for each property of a component individually. You can also share your projects with other people with the “export the output to image, PDF or printer” feature.

Are you a skilled designer that is looking to help in a project? You can contribute to the DIYLC project in many ways, you can consider making a small PayPal donation, help with adding the information to the user manual, add a new functionality though plug-ins and extend the component base.

Now it is time to install the DIYLC program in your machine. Open a new terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and run the following commands.

Add the repository.

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb binary/">/etc/apt/sources.list.d/diylc.list'

Update the source list.

sudo apt-get update

Install the DIY Layout Creator tool.

sudo apt-get install diylc