From: email@example.com (The little lost angel)
Subject: Re: Problems with Electronics Workbench - timestep errors
Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2002 19:14:09 GMT
Organization: Yes please, I'm quite disorganized & lost at the moment
NNTP-Posting-Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 19:13:03 +0000 (UTC)
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On Mon, 7 Oct 2002 19:13:56 +0100, "Kevin Aylward"
>You don't need to use a wire button. Drawing automatically starts on
>pins and ends on pins or mid sections of wires. There is a row of
That's a good feature, I very much like it actually... except I
haven't figure out how to tell SuperSpice if I want the wire to jump
over or to connect.
>in the model pin list and then auto create a block symbol. Getting a
>data readout is a no brainer, simple move the mouse over the graph
Embarrassingly enough, I've got less than no brains.
>waveform and it locks on to it, and displays in the docked data readout
>window. There is no requirement to drag cursors i.e. holding down mouse
>buttons is a real pain. Simple test point drag to pins or wires, or
>alt-click on pin, wire or device itself for power. Enabled runs (AC TRAN
>NOISE etc) automatically displayed in the tabed windows etc....
I downloaded SuperSpice and attempt to make a beginner's comparison
with the other I used (I think it's Edison).
I made a AC/DC diode rectifer connected to a resistor. Okay, it was a
lot easier to make that in SuperSpice.
But last I remembered, in the "object-oriented" program, I drag an
oscilloscope into place, drag wires from the resistors to
oscilloscope, click the switch and viola, oscilloscope shows a
For the past half an hour, I haven't got anywhere close to any data
read out on SuperSpice. I could drop a test point... but have no idea
where does it go... on the resistor? On the ends?
Okay so I tried both... hit RUN... hmm, a couple of cryptic windows
about xspice... then a window full of binary codes... nothing.
Okay, let's try adding a graph... got a graph sitting on the
schematic... no idea how to link it to a test point... help file not
very clear... nevermind, let's delete the graph and try again.
It took me five minutes to delete it (the instructions in the help
file didn't work), and I still have no idea how I did either.
I tried following the help files but so far, the only thing I managed
to get is a straight line gently sloping down from 200V to 300V DC
sweep. *shrugz* :P
Could it be possible to pop up contextual sub menus with the right
click, ie right click on graph pops up "Link to test point... ",
right click on junction of two wires pops "Switch between jump or
It would make it a lot easier for newbies to figure how to use it.
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