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Industrial Strength Simulation




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.




Easily Overlooked Features - Fall 2008


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.

Exporting Waveform Data in CSV Format
The CSV (Comma Separated Value) file format is a common format for exchanging data between different programs. Microsoft Excel is one of the more popular programs that uses CSV files. Micro-Cap has the capability to export waveform data in CSV format which can then be easily imported into programs such as Excel.

A CSV file can be created through the Save Curves page of the Analysis Properties dialog box. Once the simulation has finished, invoke the Analysis Properties dialog box and click on the Save Curves tab. The page appears as below.

Analysis Properties - Save Curves page

The list on the left hand side of the page displays the waveforms that can be exported. A check mark in the box to the left of the waveform enables that waveform for export. The As (New Name) field lets you set the title of the waveform in the header of the CSV file. If Save Actual Data Points is enabled, all of the data points calculated during the simulation will be exported into the file. Otherwise, it will interpolate the waveform using the number of data points specified in the Number of Points field.

The In File field lets you specify the file name that will be created when the Save button is clicked. This page can create either User Source files or CSV files. For CSV files, the extension of the file name must be CSV for that format to be used. Clicking the Save button creates the file.

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