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Definition: Drawing showing the functions of the objects composing a system and their interrelations using graphical symbols (ISO 10209:2012, 11.52.2, modified)

Prepare electrotechnical diagrams using graphical symbols from IEC 60617 and in accordance with IEC 61082-1.


Ideally, provide the graphical elements of the diagram in vector format. If this is not possible, bitmap format is acceptable if the resolution is at least 300 dpi (118,11 pixels per cm).

Make sure that the texts of the diagram are editable. This will help if modifications and translation are required - see Text in figures.


Main extensions allowed
Applications / comments


Microsoft Word (enclosed in a drawing canvas)


Microsoft Visio


Adobe Illustrator


Open Office

.eps - .pdf

Only with vectorized texts