Install SimulIDE On Ubuntu Using Terminal (tar.gz)

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Install SimulIDE Ubuntu

Install SimulIDE On Ubuntu Using Terminal. There are many electronic circuit simulators with Arduino microcontroller. Simulation apps are like:

One of the best of them is SimulIDE. This is a simple real-time electronic circuit simulator, intended for hobbyists or students to learn and experiment with simple electronic circuits and microcontrollers, supports PIC, AVR and Arduino.

SimulIDE is not an accurate simulator for circuit analysis. It aims to be fast, simple and easy to use. We can create, simulate and interact with your circuits in minutes.

It just drag components from the list, drop them onto the circuit, connect and press the power button to see how it works.

Some of the features that SimulIDE has are:

  • Code Editor, Debugger for GcBasic,
  • Basic components such as Resistors, Led, Transistors, Common ICs, Arduino Chips, PIC asm and AVR asm.

Download SimulIDE

For the Linux operating system, there are two files that have been provided by the SimulIDE developer, namely .appimage and .tar.gz. If you want to run immediately when clicked, please download appImage version.

In this article I will help you to provide steps to install SimulIDE on ubuntu using terminal and create a desktop launcher for it. Please download the .tar.gz version, by clicking the following button:

Download SimulIDE Ubuntu

In this article, I downloaded SimulIDE 0.4.15. After the file is downloaded, now open the terminal on your ubuntu.

Open Terminal

After the download is complete, open Terminal and go to your Download folder using command.

cd Downloads/

We will extract it using command:

tar -xf SimulIDE_0.4.15-SR9_Lin64.tar.gz

Now, we will move the extracted SimulIDE folder into the /opt/. Please use the following command:

sudo mv SimulIDE_0.4.15-SR9_Lin64 /opt/

Then, we go into the SimulIDE folder which is in the /opt folder. Please use the following command:

cd /opt/SimulIDE_0.4.15-SR9_Lin64/

Now go to bin folder and you will see a file with name “simulide ” and run it:

cd /bin

If you getting error like:

./simulide: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Please install libQt using this command:

sudo apt-get install libqt5core5a libqt5gui5 libqt5xml5 libqt5svg5 libqt5widgets5 libqt5concurrent5 libqt5multimedia5 libqt5multimedia5-plugins libqt5serialport5 libqt5script5 libelf1

Now run again “simulide file with command:


It will appear a software SimulIDE like this:

Install SimulIDE On Ubuntu Using Terminal

How to Make Desktop Launcher Icon

To be able to make shortcuts appear in the menu, an application is needed to create app shortcuts. One of the menu editor applications is Alacarte. Please open a terminal, use the following command:

sudo apt-get install alacarte

How to Add Shortcuts To Menu

Look at the picture above.

  • Click New Item
  • Enter the name of the application in the Name form
  • Navigate the application Command to the /opt/SimulIDE_0.4.15-SR9_Lin64/bin/simulide where the application is located.
  • Insert the application icon by clicking the icon form on the left, /opt/SimulIDE_0.4.15-SR9_Lin64/share/icons/hicolor/256×256/simulide.png
  • Click OK
Install SimulIDE tar.gz On Ubuntu Using Terminal

Now the shortcut app is in the Main Menu. You can test it. I hope this article is usefully.