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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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Questions and Answers - Spring 2007

 

Question: I am placing text documentation on areas of my schematic. It would be useful if I had characters such as the ohm symbol or the PI symbol. Is there any way to enter these into a Micro-Cap schematic?

Answer: There is a method to use these symbols in a schematic. You must have the Symbol font installed on your system. The Symbol font actually has quite a few symbols that can be useful for engineering or mathematical documentation. The following list displays some of the symbols available in this font along with their corresponding keyboard entry. Note that all of the characters in a text string in a Micro-Cap schematic must share the same font so these symbols would have to be entered separately and used in conjunction with a standard text string.

Symbol Set

The following symbols have a different entry method but are also available in the Symbol font. For these you want to hold the ALT key down and then type in the four digits on the numeric keypad, not the standard numbers at the top of the keyboard. When you release the ALT key after typing these numbers, the corresponding symbol will appear when the font has been set to Symbol.

Symbol Set

 
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