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Spectrum Software has released Micro-Cap 11, the eleventh generation of our SPICE circuit simulator.

For users of previous Micro-Cap versions, check out the new features available in the latest version. For those of you who are new to Micro-Cap, take our features tour to see what Micro-Cap has to offer.

 

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Easily Overlooked Features - Fall 2005

 

This section is designed to highlight one or two features per issue that may be overlooked because they are not made visually obvious with a toolbar button.

Cleanup Command
During the normal course of operation, Micro-Cap can create multiple files that are associated with a circuit file or a simulation. File types such as numeric output, circuit backup, index, probe, Monte Carlo statistic, and Bill of Material files are among the associated files that may be created while working with a circuit. Over time, the number of these files can start adding up. Except for the probe files, most of these files will take up relatively little hard drive space. However, they can add to the clutter of a typical directory. Rather than having to hunt down and delete each of these files through Windows Explorer, Micro-Cap provides a Cleanup command that provides a simple way to delete these files en masse.

When the Cleanup command is selected from the File menu, the dialog box below will appear. Micro-Cap will search through all of the paths specified in the Data and Model Library fields within the Path dialog box which is available through the Paths command under the File menu. The left side of the Clean Up dialog box will display a list of all of the file types that were found during the search. None of these file types are critical to a simulation. Clicking on one of the file types on the left will then display a list of files of that type that were found during the search. A file can be selected in the list by clicking on it. The Ctrl and Shift keys can be used when clicking to select multiple files. The number of selected files along with their corresponding size is displayed below the file list. Clicking the Delete button will then delete all of the selected files.

The Select All button will select all of the files in all of the groups. This button provides a simple method to deleting all of the files that are present in the dialog box.

Clean Up dialog box

 
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