I am creating documentation for my circuit, and I would like to use graphic captures of the schematic and simulations within the documentation. Is there a way to create picture files within Micro-Cap so I can easily import these images into my documentation?
There are two methods for capturing the schematic and analysis plots to a graphic image. These images can either be copied to the Windows clipboard to paste in another program, or they can be saved to a file on the hard drive which can then be imported into another program.
In order to copy an image into the Windows clipboard, the group of commands available in the Copy to Clipboard section of the Edit menu may be used. These command are as follows:
Copy the Visible Portion of Window in BMP Format: This command copies the visible portion of the active window to the Windows clipboard in BMP format.
Copy the Select Box Part in BMP Format: This command copies the portion of the schematic that is enclosed within the select box to the Windows clipboard in BMP format. Only the portion of the select box that is visible in the active window will be copied.
Copy the Entire Window in WMF Format: This command copies all contents of the active window to the Windows clipboard in Windows Metafile format.
Copy the Entire Window in EMF Format: This command copies all contents of the active window to the Windows clipboard in Enhanced Metafile format.
The second possibility is to create a picture file through the Copy the Entire Window to a Picture File command available in the Edit menu. This command creates a picture file in one of many available formats from the front window. The file can then be imported into Micro-Cap or other Windows applications. The picture formats that are available are: BMP, JPEG, GIF, EMF, WMF, TIFF, and PNG.