If I try to plot the following circuitikz schematic it works:

    \begin{circuitikz}[american voltages]
        (0,0) node[ground] {}
        to [V, l^=$F_{A}$] (0,2)
        to [R, i^>=$v_A$, -o, l_=$Z_A$] (3,2);
    \caption{Circuit representation of the actuator.}

But when I want to use rground or sground instead of ground (I saw these nicer ground symbols in the circuitikz manual), I get the following error when compiling:

Latex Error: ./chapters/design.tex:38 Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know the key '/tikz/rground' and I am going to ignore it. Perhaps you misspelled it.

In my document setup I load tikz, circuitikz and pgfplots like this:

\usetikzlibrary{chains, shapes, arrows}
\pgfplotsset{legend style={font=\smaller}, compat=newest, plot coordinates/math parser=false}

I use the MacTeX-2012 Distribution. Why can I use ground but not rground?

  • 3
    It works with no problems in my system (TeX Live2013) using circuitikz.sty 2012/12/29 The CircuiTikz circuit drawing package version 0.3.0 Which version of circuitikz do you use? – Gonzalo Medina Jun 24 '13 at 15:59
  • I saw that I actually have the MacTeX-2012 Distribution with CircuiTikz 0.2.4. I am updating now to the MacTeX-2013 Distribution, hopefully that will solve my problem. – kasper Jun 24 '13 at 16:42
  • Please provide a minimal example next time. And if your problem is not solved with the update do provide a minimal example. – WG- Jun 25 '13 at 16:26

The problem was solved by updating MacTeX to the MacTeX-2013 Distribution. This updated CircuiTikz from version 0.2.4 to version 0.3.0.

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