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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.




Easily Overlooked Features - Fall 2010


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.

Editing Grid Text Directly in the Schematic
Grid text is any text that is entered into the schematic while in Text mode. Grid text can be used for entering node names, command statements, formula text, or just making comments in the schematic. Typically, to edit grid text you double click on the text object in the schematic while in Select mode, and the Grid Text dialog box will be invoked. This dialog box provides the capability to edit the content, colors, orientation, or the font of the text.

If just the text content is to be edited, it is now possible to edit it directly in the schematic and bypass the Grid Text dialog box. This requires the following sequence:

1) Enable the Select mode.

2) Hold the ALT key down on the keyboard while double clicking on the text object.

3) At this point, the text will appear within a rectangle on the schematic, and a text cursor will be available to edit the text. When the editing is complete, simply click outside of the rectangle to return to the normal view.

Editing grid text directly in the schematic

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