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From: Roger Johansson
Subject: Re: Problems with Electronics Workbench - timestep errors
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2002 19:39:56 +0200
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firstname.lastname@example.org (Gibbo) wrote:
>Lots of people came forward to defend EWB. As far as I'm
>concerend they haven't tried it. It is simply a piece of crap. It can't
>simulate anything reliably more complicated than a few resistors.
I basically agree with that, but is has the best user interface, which
other programmers should take a look at to see how easy it could be to
use a spice simulator if the user interface is well designed.
>I then downloaded LTSpice and Superspice. I've been very happy with both of
>them so I know it's not me that's at fault.
>They're not as easy or as intuitive to use as EWB
I agree, and that is the only point I want to make here.
EWB *has* a very good user interface.
And these other programs could have been even better if they had
learned user interface strategy from ewb. A simple to use UI would be
no hinder for a technically much better program.
>but at least the results have some bearing on reality.
EWB often gives useful results at the amateur level, or seems to do
that, but I would never trust it in any situation where the results
are important in any way.
It is possible to export a netlist from ewb and use a real spice
simulator on the circuit if reality based results are needed.
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