Keeping up with our promise of adding interesting new features, we’ve done something that will help you organize your public circuits and help you easily find other user’s public circuits too.  Yes, we have added the functionality of adding ‘Tags’ to your circuit.

Tags add a structured view to circuits. A circuit has significance by itself but also has significance in its relationship to other circuits. Tags are a way in which these relationships can be captured in an easy and visual manner. It’s pretty straightforward. By default our algorithm automatically tags the design with common keywords based on the title, description or components in the circuit whenever you save your design. However, you can also add more meaningful tags to circuit to help your circuits to get discovered better. Adding tags can be easily done by typing them in the space as shown below:

Using tags also makes your public circuits more visible to others. Our public repository of circuits already has thousands of circuits and is growing every day. By contributing meaningful tags the community helps everyone else who might be looking for similar designs. What’s more? When you search for tags, we automatically highlight any related tags which you may use to search for other similar circuits.

Thus taking the tag ‘OR GATE’ from the example above, if we search for it simply by clicking it you will see a group of circuits all of that were tagged with ‘OR GATE’ or in other words all that have an OR gate in common.

Thus you can easily group and search for the circuits using tags.

You can use the following guidelines to add custom tags to the circuit:

  • Concept based tags, such as rectification, filter, integration, Kirchoff law etc.

  • Component related tags such as Zener diode, BC547, 7-segment display etc.

  • If your circuit is a building block for a bigger application, you can also include broader such as “traffic lights”, “mobile charger”, “vending machine” etc.

But note that even though you assign tags on your private circuit, they are only meaningful on public circuits. Clicking on a tag will always search for the corresponding public circuits with similar tags.

We hope tagging circuits does bring about a change in the searching and organization of your favorite circuits.