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 +| << [[geda:​gschem_ug|Contents]] ​ |  **[[geda:​gschem_ug|gEDA gschem User Guide]]** ​    ​| ​ [[geda:​gschem_ug:​running_gschem|Running gschem]] >> |
 +===== Introduction =====
 +**gschem** is a //​schematic ​ capture// ​ application, ​ and is part of the [[geda:​faq|gEDA (GPL Electronic Design Automation)]] toolset. ​ It is used to draw electronic ​ //​schematics//, ​ which  describe the logical structure of an circuit. ​ Schematics are made up of //​symbols//,​ which represent the various components in the circuit, and are obtained either from a  standard ​ library or created by the user.  The connections between components are represented by //nets// (wires). Schematics may be printed to a PostScript file for printing ​ or  further ​ conversion ​ to other output formats. ​ Output to various image formats is also supported.
 +gschem can also be used for editing symbols for use in schematics, and for drawing block diagrams of electronics designs.
 +==== Reading this guide ====
 +Several typographical conventions are used in this guide to describe things you might see in gschem or actions you might take.
 +  * When key terms or concepts are introduced, an //italic typeface// is used.  For example, "​gschem'​s accepts a number of //​command-line arguments//​."​
 +  * Keyboard keys or combinations of keys are shown like this: <​key>​Enter</​key>​. When two or more keys are to be pressed together, a "​+"​ character is used. For example, "To exit gschem, press <​key>​Alt-Q</​key>​."​
 +  * Menu items in the various gschem menus are written using a **bold typeface**, and when a sequence of menu items are to be selected in order, a "​→"​ character is used. For example: "To show the list of keybindings,​ select **Help→Hotkeys**."​
 +==== Getting additional help ====
 +If you have a question about using gschem, you may wish to send a message to one of the gEDA [[geda:​mailinglists|mailing lists]]. ​ Alternatively,​ you can ask your question on the [[https://​​geda|geda Launchpad page]], and one of the developers will try to answer it for you.
 +If you think you have found a bug in gschem, please file a bug report in [[http://​​geda|the Launchpad bug tracker]]. Please add the tag "​gschem"​. ​ It will help the developers to fix your problem quickly if you can describe in detail how to reproduce the bug.
geda/gschem_ug/introduction.txt · Last modified: 2014/04/24 01:50 by vzh