From: "Rob Bowmaker"
Subject: Re: Simple Circuit Simulation Software
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Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 09:34:56 +1300
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"P!erCer" wrote in message
> I have been trying to learn more about electronics recently, and
> feel I could really benefit from from simulation software. The only
> product I have tried is APLAC, which uses SPICE simulations. What I
> think would be really cool and much more helpful is a circuit designer
> similar to the one in APLAC, but with better simulations. What I
> really want to be able to do is:
> 1) Design my circuit by throwing components down on a schematic
> 2) "Turn it on" (start the simulation)
> 3) I don't want static graphs like the kind APLAC has, with that
> horribly outdated and non-interactive SPICE stuff. I would like to be
> able to hover my mouse over a wire and see a voltage, amperage,
> oscilloscope reading, and maybe even projected temperature of that
> wire. I should be able to speed up and slow down the simulation, and
> actually be able to "see" for example how an oscillator is oscillating
> (hover my mouse over the capacitor and watch it fill up, maybe watch
> the magnetic field lines of an inductor wax and wane as the power
> Does anyone know of any software that does this sort of thing?
> Basically it would be the best learning tool ever.
May I add to that question? -- Are there any *freeware* circuit simulators?