## Using circuitikz to draw circuits / figures

I try to write a question including a circuit diagram with circuitkz without success.
The code between comment lines works fine in a tex doc, but crashes in AMC.
What is wrong?

...\usepackage{tikz}\usepackage[american]{circuitikz}...\begin{question}{Llei dOhm} Quin és el corrent del circuit de la figura, si V val 3 V i R 6\ohm? %% circuit diagram --- \begin{figure}[h!] \begin{circuitikz} \draw (0,0) to[V,v=$V_o$] (0,2) % Font de tensió to[short] (2,2) % conductor to[R=$R_1$=2<\ohm>] (2,0) % resistor to[short] (0,0); % conductor \end{circuitikz} \end{figure} %% end of circuit diagram --- \begin{choices} \correctchoice{0,5 A} \wrongchoice{2 A} \wrongchoice{5 A} \wrongchoice{1,5 A} \end{choices}\end{question}

### Replies (8)

#### RE: Using circuitikz to draw circuits / figures - Added by Gérard Carpeaux24 days ago

figure is a float environment and inside question environment, the tikz picture can't float.
Use float package and replace h! by H

off topic : use siunitx package https://www.ctan.org/pkg/siunitx

#### RE: Using circuitikz to draw circuits / figures - Added by Paco Riviere17 days ago

Thanks Gérard,

Does this means that {figure} should be inside {circuitikz} ?

Btw. adding float package and replacing h! by H gives the following error message:
Undefined control sequance simple.tex 71

Where line 71 is:
Quin és el corrent del circuit de la figura, si V val 3 V i R 6\ohm?

#### RE: Using circuitikz to draw circuits / figures - Added by Gérard Carpeaux15 days ago

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{tikz,siunitx,float}
\usepackage{circuitikz}
\usepackage[francais,bloc,completemulti]{automultiplechoice}
\usepackage{babel}
\begin{document}
\exemplaire{10}{

\noindent{\bf QCM  \hfill TEST}

\vspace*{.5cm}
\begin{minipage}{.4\linewidth}
\centering\large\bf Test\\ Examen du 01/01/2008\end{minipage}
\champnom{\fbox{
\begin{minipage}{.5\linewidth}
Nom et prénom :

\vspace*{.5cm}\dotfill
\vspace*{1mm}
\end{minipage}
}}

\begin{question}{Llei dOhm}
%% circuit diagram ---
Quin és el corrent del circuit de la figura, si V val 3 V i R 6%$\ohm$?

\begin{figure}[H]
\begin{circuitikz}
\draw (0,0)
to[V,v=$V_o$] (0,2) % Font de tensió
to[short] (2,2) % conductor
to[R=$R_1$=2<\ohm>] (2,0) % resistor
to[short] (0,0); % conductor
\end{circuitikz}
%\caption{heading}
\end{figure}

%% end of circuit diagram ---
\begin{choices}
\correctchoice{0,5 A}
\wrongchoice{2 A}
\wrongchoice{5 A}
\wrongchoice{1,5 A}
\end{choices}
\end{question}
}
\end{document}


#### RE: Using circuitikz to draw circuits / figures - Added by Paco Riviere15 days ago

(/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/generic/pgf/frontendlayer/tikz/libraries/tik
zlibrarytopaths.code.tex)))
! LaTeX Error: File siunitx.sty' not found.
Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed,
or enter new name. (Default extension: sty)
Enter file name:
! Emergency stop.


#### RE: Using circuitikz to draw circuits / figures - Added by Gérard Carpeaux15 days ago

Don't worry : delete siunitx in the preamble.

#### RE: Using circuitikz to draw circuits / figures - Added by Paco Riviere15 days ago

Merci,
Malheuresement
I am not able to see the difference. I get the same error.

#### RE: Using circuitikz to draw circuits / figures - Added by Alexis Bienvenüe15 days ago

Maybe you can use the same workaround as in #746 (in French): save the graph in a box outside AMC stuff, and use it when needed.

#### RE: Using circuitikz to draw circuits / figures - Added by Paco Riviere6 days ago

I works fine!

Even so, I don't succeed to add a caption. As sson as I add a figure environment it fails to compile, unless I comment these lines:

\newsavebox{\CirVR}
\savebox{\CirVR}{
%\begin{figure}[H]
\begin{tikzpicture}
\draw (0,0) to [battery, l_=V,-] (0,2);
\draw (2,2) to [short, i=$I$] (0,2);
\draw (2,2) to [R,l=R,-] (2,0);
\draw (2,0) to [short, -] (0,0);
\end{tikzpicture}
%\caption{heading}
%\end{figure}
}
`

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