How to draw circuit diagrams in Word?

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Using AxGlyph draw high quality circuit diagram

Step1: Download AxGlyph and Install it with a Word Add-in

AxGlyph is a multipurpose vector graph maker. The official site is . I have already wrote an introduction article here: AxGlyph — Multipurpose Vector Graph Maker .

AxGlyph has all kinds of functionalities which make you make high quality vector graph at ease. Key features include flow chart, circuit diagram, chemical expressions, coordinate graph, 3D objects and even animations.

Step2: Open Word and Navigate to the AxGlyph Ribbon Bar

After a successful installation, the Word add-in will appears on the ribbon bar.

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AxGlyph Ribbon Bar

Also, there is a desktop icon which you can open the AxGlyph GUI and draw educational vector graphs.

Step3: Draw the Circuit Diagram

Simply click the “AxGlyph” icon on the Word ribbon bar. A window will popup and you can draw with AxGlyph.

Step3.1: Place the symbols

Scroll the symbol panel to the “Circuit” section. You’ll see a lot of pre-defined symbols (or symbol templates).

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Choose your first Resistor! You can see a yellow handler and segment list. Try to move the handler back and forth! The symbol will turn into different resistors!

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Use handlers to change within similar symbols
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There may be multiple handlers to use!

Step3.2: Rotation and Alignment

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Use the toolbar here which you can do all the rotation, alignment, mirroring, etc.

And tell you a secret, you can use short-keys like “Spacebar”, to rotate a symbol 90 degrees. All short-keys are listed in AxGlyph Help Manual.

Also, you can define your own short-keys, such as “W” for wire. Let’s do it!

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Right click the symbol, and set HotKey. Choose “W” and press “OK”. Then when you press “W”, a wire will place onto the canvas. It is very useful when you draw circuit diagrams.

Also, you can define “I” for IGBTs, “R” for resistors, “L” for inductors, “C” for capacitors. Just have a try!

Step3.3 Connect all

Use the “W” wire to connect the circuit elements. There is also yellow handler for wire to adjust its location. The endpoints will automatically stick together when they are close and turn green.

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Step3.4: Add to Word

Now we’ve added a diagram to Word. Just close the AxGlyph window and the diagram will appear in Word.

If you want to edit it, simply double click the figure, AxGlyph will pop-up and you can continue to edit the diagram.

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Insert the diagram to Word

What is AxGlyph?

Integrated with Office

AxGlyph is more powerful and easier to use than the standard drawing tools included in Microsoft Office and G Suite. Any AxGlyph drawing can be inserted into Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as Google Docs and Sheets.

Easier than Visio®

AxGlyph is an alternative to Visio that runs on Windows. With the best Visio import and export capability in the industry, SmartDraw is the easy, powerful and affordable Visio alternative.

Get Started Quickly

AxGlyph runs on any PC for windows. It includes quick-start diagram templates for over 100 different diagram types from flowcharts to coordinate graphs. Powerful automatic formatting means perfect layouts in minutes.

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AxGlyph Gallery

Use AxGlyph to draw circuit diagrams now! Feel free to leave a message if you have any problems.

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