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The good old forum that has lasted us since 2009 has finally been replaced by a shiny new one.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.

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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.

35 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.

    Marco

    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.

  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. 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.

  8. “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

  9. 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?

  10. 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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  14. Hello everybody. I’m pretty new to 3d printing and I have quite a few questions on the topic, so I hope you won’t get mad at me for asking here at least couple of them. I think even before I’ll get seriously into designing and sculpting I should focus on the software I’m going to use, and that’s what I’d like to ask you about. Mainly, should I look for the most crudest CAD I can find or would it be better to look for something more complex? I’m worried that I’ll get some unwanted quirks while working with less complex software. Currently I am using some online software called SelfCAD (I didn’t have to download anything). I’ve read some good opinions about it, but maybe you could share yours as well? Second question is about the program as well: should I search for CAD software that will let me design and slice it in it, or should I use a separate software for each of them? The one I’m suing allows me to do both i it. Will it even make a difference? Surprisingly, I couldn’t find the answer to that, as it seems like most websites want to focus on the very basics (like what is 3d printing and so on), and while the answers to those questions are fine, it seems like no one wants to go into the details (it looks like some of them even steal from each other! I swear I’ve found the same answers to the same questions on at least 3 different websites) but I’m getting off-topic… The last question is about 3d pens. Would it be possible to somehow convert whatever I draw with a 3d pen to a 3d model in a software? For example, if I’ll draw a car with 3d pen, would it be possible to get its outline in a program? I’m not sure how that could even work, but the very idea sounds appealing to me. Anyway, I think I’ll stop here just in case no one will ever answer me and all of this writing will go to waste. I’m sorry that I’m using your content to ask questions, but I hope you’ll understand and assist a rookie like me. Anyway, thank you for posting. I learned something from this and that’s always appreciated. Thank you, and I hope to hear back from you very soon 🙂

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