A new fritzing discussion forum

The good old forum that has lasted us since 2009 has finally been replaced by a shiny new one. Please head over to http://forum.fritzing.org and help make it such a friendly and lively place as with the old one.


We have selected the fantastic Discourse as the new forum’s engine, that we found to do a great job at nurturing a community in places like OpenFrameworks or Particle. It’s interesting to see how something as simple as a discussion board has evolved since back in 2009. Tools like phpBB provided a ton of features, but it totally overloaded the user interface. Discourse also provides a lot of functionality, but it’s all focused on keeping your participation in discussions simple and easy. Plus it helps with community building by letting you build up your reputation.

You can use your existing fritzing.org login, but your profile will start blank–we didn’t find a good way to migrate the old forum content, because the systems are too different. You can find the old forum’s archive here, and it will remain a valuable resource.

30 thoughts on “A new fritzing discussion forum

  1. Hi, I am new in fritzing 0.9.2.

    I opened the blink example. I am able to check all available views (schema, pcb, ode, etc…) but I’m not able to understand where I can run the blinking simulation.

    Thank you.


    1. There is free circuit simulator available from AutoDesk called 123D circuit. I used it before I discovered Fritizing. HOWEVER, it is very limited when it comes to integrated circuits. Common components like a 555 timer are supported, as well as some simple logic gates like AND and OR gates. Arduino IS supported. Breadboarding in Fritzing is much better.

  2. Hi,
    I’m having a major problem with this software. After saving a schematic, it loads back in with corruption, and all attempts to edit the problem areas just scramble the connections. Saving the corrupted version as a new file results in even more corruption when reloaded. It is mostly IC’s that are affected – they shift left, but when highlighted there is a second footprint, like a shadow. Moving the IC back where it belongs results in the connections being messed up. Deleting and replacing the IC doesn’t work either.
    I tried loading the schematic into version 08 in case it was a new problem, but with the same result. It seems that the corruption occurs when saving, so what can I do?

  3. Hi, I am new at fritzing. I was wanting to design a pcb, print it out and do the toner transfer method and etch the pcb myself. Will this program let me do that.

    1. Yes, that’s one of the main features. There’s a dedicated “Export for DIY production”, which gives you black on white traces in PDF format.

  4. Error when using windows – in the code window C:/Program Files (x86)/Arduino/arduino.exe backslashes are incorrect and I cannot upload my sketch to my Arduino board. Below is the full message I receive…
    Running C:/Program Files (x86)/Arduino/arduino.exe –board arduino:avr:uno –port \\.\COM3 –upload C:\Users\myName\AppData\Roaming\Fritzing\fzz\8481e3512403c8e04e2d8e2981a68567\Blink_TMP\Blink_TMP.ino
    Upload failed with exit code 259, 0

  5. Using Gerbv 2.6.0 May 1 2012
    I need to display curves under Gerber Single and multi quadrant mode.
    It’s G74 and G75 stuff gbrX2 from Ucamco 2015.06
    They seem to be ignored by Gerbv of 2012

    Any ideas? Is there a newer version?
    I might be interested in fixing it in source but where is it ?

  6. Is there a way to use screen print style symbols to place components on PCB’s and breadboards? The pictures look very nice but obscure everything else.

  7. Is it possible change the menu bar’s language to English?
    The preferences option is disabled.

  8. Hi! I’m new with “Fritz…” and old with PCB’s, (made my first hand made PCB’s some.. early 80’s. No computer’s then???? GEEE…. those were interresting times). Have since then used many..many..many PCB layout CAD-programs. You just name it and I’ve used it :). Now I just “stumbeled ” ower this “Fritz”, and got surprised ower the “neat-ness” of it. Sure, it isn’t a tool for making “seriously” aimed PCB-produktion, but it fills a “really” good purpose for PCB-creation. Specially I “LOVE” the switching possibelity between the breadboard —– schem — pcb.
    Then the, for You guy’s, I just love the breadbord representasion, would like to create my “own” component’s
    from ***.jpg ***.tif etc.. how can I do that? In the breadbord-mode, how do I get them curved lead’s ?

    1. Thanks. 🙂 Best to post your questions as individual posts in the user forum! You need vector graphics for creating parts, but it’s not so hard. Curved wired are achieved by holding the ctrl-key and then dragging an endpoint of a wire.

  9. i am having problem to install fritzing 0.9.3b on windows7 32bit. its a runtime.dll error.. plz help

  10. “api-m- win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer.”
    having this error while installing fritzing 0.9.3b on windows7 32 bit.. plz help

  11. Hi i am using 0.9.3. works ok, but i like to change the components. That is not posible yet. I like to change the legs of the components because i think that they are to long when i use a stripline board. Is there a solution?

  12. Ich versuchte fritzing.0.9.3b.32.pc auf XP (ServicePack 3) zu starten und bekam die Meldung, eine ominöse “api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll” fehle. Die Vorgängerversion …2b… startet einwandfrei. Was ist da falsch?

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  17. still mkaw , pcb, ode, etc…) but I’m not able to understand where I can run the blinking benuch

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