Spectrum Software
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


This section is designed to highlight one or two features per issue that may be overlooked because they are not made visually obvious with an icon or a menu item.

Select Toggle with Space Bar
When drawing a circuit, one frequently switches between Component or Text mode while placing parts or text and the Select mode to move or edit the component or text. You can do this easily by pressing the space bar. It toggles between the current mode and the Select mode. If you are in Text mode and have just finished entering a piece of node text, but it didn't fall exactly where you wanted it, press the space bar to temporarily change to Select mode, drag the text to where you want it, then hit the space bar again to restore Text mode. This applies regardless of whether the mode is Component, Line, Text, Info, or any other of the drawing modes.

Other helpful accelerator keys for the common modes are as follows:

Mode Key
Select CTRL+E
Component  CTRL+D
Wire  CTRL+W
Info  CTRL+I
Help  CTRL+H
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