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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 2007

 

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.

User Specified Shortcuts
Many of the commands available within Micro-Cap come assigned with accelerator keys. The user may want to modify the shortcut of a command or add a keyboard shortcut to a command that does not have one. The Shortcuts page within the Preferences dialog box provides this capability. The Shortcuts page lets you customize the accelerator or shortcut keys for all of the menu commands available in Micro-Cap. The page appears as follows:

Shortcuts page in the Preferences dialog box

Show Commands Containing: This text field narrows down the choices in the Commands list. Typing in a text string will display in the Commands list only those commands that contain the text string. The Commands list is updated dynamically while the string is typed in. For example, type in Clear to show just the commands that contain the word Clear.

Commands: This list shows all of the available commands that can have a shortcut key assigned to them. Narrow down the list by entering a text string in the Show Commands Containing field. Click on a command to add or edit its shortcut key.

Shortcut key: This field defines the shortcut key for the selected command. Use the Ctrl, Shift, or Alt keys along with any standard keys to define an entry. Click on the Assign button to assign the shortcut to the selected command or click on the Remove button to remove the currently assigned shortcut from the selected command.

Currently used by: This field displays all commands that currently use the shortcut key specified in the Shortcut key field.

 
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