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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 - Summer 2004


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.

Check for the Latest Micro-Cap 8 Updates
In Micro-Cap 8, a new method has been implemented for updating the Micro-Cap program file that is much easier than previous version updates. The first step is to make sure that you are online. You will not be able to update without an active online connection. Next, go to the Help menu within Micro-Cap and choose the Check for Updates option. The dialog box below will appear.

Check for Updates dialog box

The dialog box will display the current version of MC8 that you have along with the latest Micro-Cap version available. If you do not have the latest version, simply click the Begin Download button to start the update process. The update process consists of the following:

1) Prompts the user to save any loaded files.
2) Downloads the new version.
3) Exits the current version and backs up the old MC8.EXE file under a different name so the user can go back to it.
4) Starts the new version of Micro-Cap.

That is all it takes to be up and running the latest version.

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