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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 - Spring 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.

Thumb Nail Plot
Micro-Cap has the capability to produce a thumbnail plot of the selected plot group. This feature provides a small guide plot which gives a global view of where the current plot displays are on the whole curve. You can select different display views by dragging a box in the plot with the left mouse button. Dragging the box with the right mouse button pans the selected plot group. Transient, AC, and DC analysis all have this capability in both the standard analysis and the Probe analysis. The thumbnail plot is created by selecting the Thumb Nail Plot command under the Scope menu.

Thumb Nail Plot

The thumbnail plot shows only a single plot group at a time. To view a different plot group in the thumbnail, click in the plot group or an a plot expression in that group in the main analysis window. The rectangular region present in the thumbnail plot shows the area of the curve that is currently being displayed within the main plot. The thumbnail plot will also display the location of the cursors from the Cursor mode.

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