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Reply-To: "Kevin Aylward"
From: "Kevin Aylward"
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Subject: Re: Problems with Electronics Workbench - timestep errors
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Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 16:45:50 +0100
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"Ban" wrote in message
> "Kevin Aylward" schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> >> > Angel,
> > > a really easy program to use is SiMetrix Intro by
> > www.Newburytech.co.uk
> > > I use it with my digital colleague and he immediately could work
> > it.
> > >
> > I have the demo of this. Again its non-standard Windows operation.
> > can't double-click on a component to get its properties. Its
> > system is decidedly non Windows, it is messy with so many
> > floating windows, imo. One thing I found strange was the default
> > component colour. Its red. I am conditioned that red is for selected
> > components.
> > Double-clicking on the schematic gets you into wire mode. I don't
> > at all. In SS it pops up page, draw etc dialog set-ups. Additionally
> > cant get out of wire mode using ESC. This bit is really annoying. In
> > fact, you have to click twice on the draw button to get out of draw
> > mode. ESC should *always* be able to reset yourself. Little details
> > this, make it unusable for me anyway.
> > Kevin Aylward
> Kevin, the wire starts with a middle button single click
I don't have a mouse with a middle button!. It not really considered
good practise in windows programming to use the middle button unless
>and ends with a
> left click, if there is a captured connection. You have to use the
> click to end it anywhere.
Again, this is poor practise and goes *against* the MS Windows design
guidance rules. Right button clicks should *only* be for context
sensitive menus. Most apps use the right click for this context menu, so
therefore to do otherwise is very confusing as it is unexpected.
>Always the middle button ends a segment.
You dont need to do this in SuperSpice. Move the mouse to a pin. It goes
into draw mode. Click on the pin to start the wire. Keep clicking on
wire corners as you continue drawing. Clicking on another pin or
midsection of a wire will terminate that wire, but still keep in draw
mode. Double-clicking in draw mode, or ESC, will terminate the wire. So,
you really need to press the wire button or "w" key to start a wire yet
you don't get locked up in a draw state. Double-clicking on ablank piece
of page, will bring up page properties, which is an expected normal
windows way of doing things.
The reason this can be done is that SuperSpice has a state machine. In
different states, the same action can have different functions.
> What I like are the "Laplace Transfer Function" box where you can
> enter the theoretical transfer function and compare it with the real
> simulation. For filter design quite useful.
SupeSpice has a specific dialog for setting up Laplace transforms. You
enter numerator and donominator.
SuperSpice, a very affordable Mixed-Mode
Windows Simulator with Schematic Capture,
Waveform Display, FFT's and Filter Design.
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