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Reply-To: "Kevin Aylward"
From: "Kevin Aylward"
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Subject: Re: Why can't I find an old used copy of Electronics Workbench?
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Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 21:30:54 +0100
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"Roger Johansson" wrote in message
> John Woodgate wrote:
> >>With a few rules like that it should be possible to make a "netlist
> >>graphical display" routine.
> "Netlist to scematic capture", is a better expression.
> To be able to work with a circuit in swcadiii we need to edit the
> circuit, and most of us prefer to do that graphically.
> When we change to a new picture editor we of course want to keep the
> library of pictures we have collected, and are working on.
> The same goes for spice simulators.
> If we are to change to another file handler for schematics (circuits)
> we need to be able to use our old collection of circuits and projects,
> so we can go on working on them in the new spice simulator.
> >Then begin now. We will give you every encouragement. (;-)
> Unfortunately I am not an experienced programmer, and I do not have
> written a spice simulator which I know inside and out.
> But I can present the concept and say in general how it could work.
> I know enough about programming to know what is possible.
> It already exists in some spice simulators, by the way.
> You can import a netlist into ewb and get a schematic capture.
> If more people think it would be a good idea some programmer will add
> the function.
> The users would be happy, it would make it a lot simpler to change
> from their old spice simulators. They could also make full use of
> circuits in netlist form.
Or alternatively, the spice engine can be written as is usual in Unix.
i.e. so that it takes a command line argument netlist and outputs an
output file so that the same schematic capture can use a number of
different engines. This assumes that the schematic capture is setup to
output and start an external engine. There is one I know off that works
in this manner:-)
SuperSpice, a very affordable Mixed-Mode
Windows Simulator with Schematic Capture,
Waveform Display, FFT's and Filter Design.
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