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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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"John Devereux" wrote in message
> "Kevin Aylward" wrote:
> >I suppose though that I am not really targeting newbies in
> >*electronics*, but rather the newbies and experienced users in
> >itself. SuperSpice is *not* designed as a *teaching* tool for
> >electronics. Its designed for someone who already really knows the
> >*basics* of *electronics*, but may or may not be that familiar with
> >simulation. If you understand the basics of electronics then SS
> >be simple to use.
> I think that it might be useful to include a short
> "principles of spice" description for these people. A lot of
> the problem for newbies is the nomenclature that you take
> for granted. It is *not* initially obvious in what way
> Transient analysis differs from AC etc., even if you know
> what a frequency response is. It takes a while to absorb the
> Perhaps just some helpful explanatory tooltips on the
> buttons would do.
I agree that it might not be obvious that the words "TRANS" or
"Transient analysis" in spice is the run type that you actually do, to
get a voltage against time graph, or that the term "AC Analysis" is the
run that gets you a voltage against frequency graph. However, one must
know what v against t and v against f graphs are.
I do take your point that it would be useful to explain how conventional
electronic terms are transferred over to standard spice terms.
SuperSpice, a very affordable Mixed-Mode
Windows Simulator with Schematic Capture,
Waveform Display, FFT's and Filter Design.
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