How To Install QElectroTech on Ubuntu 20.04 | 22.04 LTS

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QElectroTech is a free and open-source software used for drawing electrical circuits, diagrams, and schematics. It is a powerful tool that allows users to create complex electrical designs quickly and easily. If you are an electrical engineer, student or hobbyist looking to create electrical diagrams, then QElectroTech is a great option for you. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of installing QElectroTech on Ubuntu, one of the most popular and widely used Linux operating systems. By the end of this tutorial, you will have QElectroTech installed on your Ubuntu system and be ready to start creating your electrical diagrams.

Install QElectroTech on Ubuntu-APT method

Follow the steps below to get started with QElectroTech :

  • Update your Ubuntu system packages with running the below command:
sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y
  • QElectroTech package is not available on Ubuntu base repository. So You can install it via importing PPA repo as follows:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scorpio/qelectrotech-dev
  • Run the command below to reflect on PPA
sudo apt update -y
  • Then install qelectrotech as shown below:
sudo apt install qelectrotech -y

Install QElectroTech-Flatpak method

NOTE: Also you can install QElectroTech with Flatpak

Flatpak, formerly known as xdg-app, is a utility for software deployment and package management for Linux. It is advertised as offering a sandbox environment in which users can run application software in isolation from the rest of the system.

  • So install the Flatpak manager with running the following command:
sudo apt install flatpak -y
  • Enable Flatpak using the following command
sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
  • Install QElectroTech using the following flatpak command.
flatpak install flathub org.qelectrotech.QElectroTech -y

Access QElectroTech

  • Access QElectroTech with CLI by running the following command:
  • You can it on the system search bar by typing QElectroTech
  • Alternatively, Flatpak users will need to launch using the command below:
flatpak run org.qelectrotech.QElectroTech
  • QElectroTech will be launched

How to Remove QElectroTech

  • Remove QElectroTech APT Method
sudo apt autoremove qelectrotech --purge -y
  • Remove QElectroTech with Flatpak Remove Method:
flatpak uninstall --delete-data org.qelectrotech.QElectroTech
flatpak remove --unused


Congratulations! You have successfully installed QElectroTech on your Ubuntu system, and you are now ready to start creating electrical diagrams, schematics, and circuits. QElectroTech is a powerful and easy-to-use software that is perfect for students, hobbyists, and professionals looking to create complex electrical designs. With its user-friendly interface and extensive library of symbols and components, you can create professional-quality diagrams quickly and easily. Whether you are working on a small project or a large one, QElectroTech is an excellent choice for your electrical design needs. We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the installation process, and we wish you all the best in your future electrical design projects.