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This repository contains simple to install and use ROS-related plugins for the Qt Creator IDE. See the repository wiki for installation and additional information.


The ROS Qt Creator Plug-in is developed specifically for ROS to increase a developers' efficiency by simplifying tasks and creating a centralized location for ROS tools. Since it is built on top of the Qt Creator platform, users have access to all of its existing features like: syntax highlighting, code indexing, editors (C++ , Python, etc.), code completion, version control (Git, Subversion, etc.), debuggers (GDB, CDB, LLDB, etc.), and much more.

The ROS Qt Creator Plug-in provides the following capabilities:

  • Import/Create Catkin Workspaces
  • Create Catkin Packages
  • Custom Build Configuration
    • CatkinMake
    • CatkinTools
  • Custom Run Configurations
    • roslaunch
    • rosrun
    • Attach to Node
  • Automatic sourcing of the workspace
  • Integrated Tabbed Terminal
  • Templates
    • Industrial Robot Support Package
    • Basic Launch File
    • Basic URDF File
    • Basic Node File


  • Users may create custom templates.
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