Questions and Answers - Spring 2015
Question: I was just wondering if there was a way of having node numbers stay fixed so when I
added a component they would not change.
Answer: Not directly. The node numbers must be able to adapt to a changing circuit. What you can
do though is to assign a node label like IN or OUT or even simpler A, or B, or C.
To assign a node label simply add text to any part of the node. Click on the Text icon, then click on
the node and type in a node name. Once the OUT node label is assigned to a node, you can plot
V(OUT) instead of say, V(10), avoiding the concern that the numeric name will change.
You can also add, edit, or change the node name by double-clicking on it while in Select mode. When
you do this a dialog box comes up showing the names the node already has. Every node has a numeric
name assigned by the program. It may have as many names as you like. To add a new one, type the
name into the Node Name(s) field. To edit an existing node name, select it from the list and then type
in the changes you want. Here is what the dialog box looks like: