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(Free) software for drawing guitar wiring diagrams, circuit layouts...

Discussion in 'The DIY Tool Shed' started by bancika, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. bancika

    bancika TDPRI Member

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    Just wanted to present my (totally free and open source) software for drawing various DIY projects. It's originally designed to draw pedal layouts, but over time I added support for tube amps, schematic and m more recently I started adding support for guitar-related components, such as pickups, switches, etc.

    Below is one example of a diagram I drew for my project. To me it speeds up the process tremendously and results look neat. It works on windows, linux or Mac, you just need java 1.6 or later to run it.

    For more info and download, visit https://github.com/bancika/diy-layout-creator

    Cheers,
    Bane

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  2. -Hawk-

    -Hawk- Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    That's pretty cool!
     
  3. Pisgah

    Pisgah Tele-Meister

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    Looks cool. Thank you.
     
  4. FenderLover

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    Thanks for sharing that.
     
  5. mPacT

    mPacT Tele-Holic

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    Very handy!
     
  6. Jaycifer

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    Man this program is the best wiring resource I've ever seen!

    If I could suggest something that may take it up an extra notch for bass/guitar/pedal modders though, more options for potentiometers such as push/pull, push/push, concentric, blend/balance, etc. would take it from great to legendary.
    I found easy ways to make them using the program's resources but they don't translate the smoothest in some spots.
     
  7. bancika

    bancika TDPRI Member

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    Thanks, man!

    I have logged your request here https://github.com/bancika/diy-layout-creator/issues/330

    As far as pots with switches, I usually combine mini toggle switch and a pot, like on the tele wiring I uploaded in the first post here. Not sure if it can be done any cleaner with a single component. Those two can be grouped and saved as a building block named push/pull pot or something. Do you have any other suggestions how these would look differently?
     
  8. Jaycifer

    Jaycifer NEW MEMBER!

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    I actually just figured it out. This program is pure gold. Maybe the ability to turn components in increments other than 90 degrees would be okay, or being able to resize entire components (such as pickups) at once, but it's not a big deal.
    Beautiful program man!
     
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    Commodore 64 Friend of Leo's

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    Love this program. Thank you!
     
  10. Asmith

    Asmith Friend of Leo's

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    I would love to reiterate the love for this program, I've use it for both effects and guitar layouts.
     

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    archetype Fiend of Leo's

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    This is no small effort: you did it because you had to do it. Thank you!
     
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    AlterEgo Tele-Meister

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    Somehow I missed this the first time around. Grateful to have found it and for your work. Can't wait to play around with this
     
  13. awasson

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    I had no idea this was created by a TDPRI member (but I should have guessed).

    I've been using this for a while and have used it to illustrate wiring diagrams when trying to explain non-standard wiring concepts. It is great!

    Thanks for producing this really useful wiring and layout tool.
     
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    I've discovered it yesterday and played with it. Nice.

    (For the next update, a 4 way tele switch would be great ;))
     
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    I've used this for a couple of years now for amp projects on a Linux box. It's not often that one runs across a commercial quality piece of software built for such a small audience as a labor of love. Thank you!!!
     
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    awasson Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    I think the guys at Tagboard Effects recommend DIYLC too. I'm pretty sure that's where I first saw it.
     
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  17. bancika

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    Yes, Tagboard Effects use DIYLC v3 and v2 for their drawings. Although, I don't understand why they use v2 so much, it's inferior in pretty much every way compared to v3.

    Thanks to everyone for kind words! I just wanted to give back to the community. DIY community on this and few other forums is so great and helped me learn a lot.
     
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    This is absolutely wonderful. I've been wanting to learn more about wiring and have a somewhat ambitious wiring job ahead of me and this should prove invaluable. Thank you!
     
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    Very cool, ambitious project, and it's super generous to offer it up open-source! One question about the functionality though: Can it check to see if the circuit is complete and will work properly?
     
  20. Asmith

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    This program is for illustrative purposes only really but it does it very well (better than any other program I've tried for producing diagrams).
     
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