From: Roger Johansson
Subject: Re: Problems with Electronics Workbench
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2002 01:15:25 +0200
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>I consider that Electronic Workbench is an excellent program for visualising
>circuits - I use it with students and within about 1 hour, from scratch,
>they can see what is happening with the currents going down through
>The circuit diagram capture is simple to use in EWB but does not produce
>anything which could be considered as a professional circuit diagram.
What is wrong with ewb circuit diagrams!?
As far as I can see they use all the normal component symbols and
connect them in a very easy to read way. Connections wire-to-wire are
marked with big black dots, much easier to see than in other
schematics capture programs.
(I would prefer the international rectangle for resistors, but
americans should feel right at home with the squiggly line resistors.)
>The spice simulator is adaquate.
I do not have competence enough to judge that, but I have heard that
it is not considered the best or fastest spice simulator in the
business, by far.
The schematics capture in ewb is outstanding, the only easy to use
chematic capture program there is.
The spice simulator might be of less than first class standard.
But you can use the schematic capture of ewb and export the netlist
into a better spics simulator, with some consideration, because the
netlist standard can be a bit different in different programs.
There is an ewb-to-eagle converter for creating pcb designs.
In other schematics capture programs you might have to learn a new way
of drag-n-dropping, while ewb follows the windows standard,
leftclick-hold and drag to the new position, for example.