CircuiTikZ TeX/LaTeX package for drawing circuits
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This package provides a set of macros for naturally typesetting electrical and (somewhat less naturally, perhaps) electronical networks.

It was born mainly for writing my own exercise book and exams sheets for the Elettrotecnica courses at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. I wanted a tool that was easy to use, with a lean syntax, native to LaTeX, and supporting directly PDF output format.

So I based everything with the very impressive (if somewhat verbose at times) TikZ package.


  • Tikz/PGF graphics library, version 3
  • xstrings not older than 2009/03/13


The stable version is available on ctan and is included within the major latex distributions(Texlive, Miktex). If you want to test the latest version, have a look at There you can find the latest git-version as a single file, just copy it to your project or to your local tex tree.


Just place


or, for ConTeXt,


in the preamble and compile away, both with PS and PDF target output.

If you want to use or to try the git version, just append a git the package name:


or, for ConTeXt,


More Information

More Information can be found in the manual and at the wiki of the project located at

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Copyright 2007-16 by Massimo Redaelli

This file may be distributed and/or modified

  1. under the LaTeX Project Public License and/or
  2. under the GNU Public License.