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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.




Easily Overlooked Features - Winter 2011


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.

Hidden Text Editor Commands
The text editor for Micro-Cap is used to edit any text files that have been created or loaded into Micro-Cap or to edit the text pages that are stored within a schematic file. The text editor has four commands that can be accessed via shortcut keys but that are not available through any menu or dialog box.

Change to Lower Case command
CTRL+L shortcut key
This command sets all selected text to their lower case characters.

Change to Upper Case command
CTRL+U shortcut key
This command sets all selected text to their upper case characters.

Delete to End of Line command
CTRL+D shortcut key
This command deletes all of the text that comes after the current cursor location. The command will only affect the text line that the cursor is positioned on.

Go to Brace
CTRL+] shortcut key
This command moves the text cursor to the matching brace. This command is applicable to parentheses (), curly brackets {}, and square brackets []. To use this command, place the text cursor in front of the brace whose match is to be located. Hit the CTRL+] shortcut combination on the keyboard, and the text cursor will be automatically moved to the spot right in front of the matching brace. The brace match can be made in either direction. This command is particularly useful when the braces have been nested in an expression in order to determine the priority of the calculations within that expression or to find a mismatched brace.

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