this might leave the kind of things that you can “easily” do with the
GUI tools in the GNU Radio companion. If you want to keep things in the
GRC, I’d recommend using different taps for the different groups of
Basically, if you use the QT GUI stuff, you should be able to integrate
the GUI tools into an Qt application that you might design with Qt
Creator etc. I must admit that I haven’t tried to build complex GUI
applications with GR myself, so I can only point you to what I guess
needs to be done, based on what I did a while back myself with something
- build your flow graph with QtGUI visualizations; generate the python
file. Open that file.
- comment out all the GUI building stuff, ie. all after
self.setWindowTitle(…) and before self.settings=…
- build your GUI with QtCreator (Qt4, not 5!); add one of the Layouts
(e.g. QHBoxLayout, by dragging “Horizontal Layout” onto your form) for
your visualizations. Save.
- Use pyuic4 to convert the .ui file to a python module. You’ll get a
class with a setupUi method
- import that module in your python file. Instantiate the class, e.g.
myForm = Ui_Form()
- set up the GUI by doing myForm.setupUi(self) where you formerly
commented out the GUI building stuff
- find the places where “addWidget” was generated by GRC. Replace the
things to which your QtWidgets are added by the appropriate
Layout/Container instances from your Qt Form (e.g. the name of your
- hope for the best
Maybe someone who actually did more work with PyQT can comment on this.
 creating the form should look something like:
Form creation dialog