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Reply-To: "Kevin Aylward"
From: "Kevin Aylward"
References: <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Problems with Electronics Workbench - timestep errors
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Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 08:05:14 +0100
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"Gibbo" wrote in message
> email@example.com (The little lost angel) wrote:
> >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
> >connect" ?
> >It would make it a lot easier for newbies to figure how to use it.
> If someone wrote software that had a user interface like EWB but which
The issue here, imo, is not that SuperSpice was difficult to setup in
the example, but that there was a simple error in the circuit. You can
not display wavefroms in any spice if the circuit did not run.
The very question here indicts that things were imagined to be more
complicated that what they are. In SuperSpice, if the sim runs ok, it
will automatically generate tabbed waveform windows. Moving a testpoint
to a wire or pin is *all* you need to do. There is no setting up to do
or pissing about with "Links to test points" and other such nonsense.
Moving the mouse to the waveform will imediatly display its data in the
docked window at the bottom of the main window. There is no need to
fiddle about with cursors such like.
> real results like spice but put them on a scope, multimeter etc, I'm
> no-one would ever sell any of the other shit again.
I doubt it.
To be blunt, pro analogue designers have *no* use whatsoever for
physically looking scopes and multimeters. Its nonsense. Look, when
your doing 40 hours a week simulations you want the meat. You want to be
able to immediately click on any wire or pin to get data. The idea of
using a scope type controls to control the display is quite daft. Real
hardware only uses the methods they use because of the limitation of
hardware. The obvious example is mouse zooming is far easier then
turning a dial on a software simulated front panel.
SuperSpice, a very affordable Mixed-Mode
Windows Simulator with Schematic Capture,
Waveform Display, FFT's and Filter Design.
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