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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 - Winter 2011

 

Question: How do I change the color of the attribute text for an existing component in my schematic?

Answer: In the schematic editor, change the mode to Select mode. Double click on the component whose attribute text color is to be changed. In the Attribute dialog box that comes up, click on the Font button. The Font and Color dialog box will then be invoked. This dialog box lets you change the font and color of any of the attributes for that specific component.

Note that when a new component is added to the schematic, the color of the attribute text is defined by the Default Attribute Text entry that is located within the Color/Font page of the Properties dialog box.


Question: Is there a way to change the attribute text color for multiple components at once?

Answer: The Change Attribute dialog box was designed to perform simultaneous operations such as this. The following procedure can be used:

1) Load the circuit file to be modified.
2) Click on the Edit menu. Then click on the Change submenu, and select Attributes. The Change Attribute dialog box will appear.
3) In the Action list, select the Change Color item.
4) In the Type section, select one or more of the component types that are to be changed. If you are changing all types, just click the Select All button.
5) In the Component section, select one or more of the components that are to be changed. If you are changing all of the components, just click the Select All button.
6) In the Name section, select one or more attributes that are to be changed. If all attributes are being changed, just click the Select All button.
7) In the Items section, select the new color through the Color button.
8) Click Apply.

This dialog box can also be used to add or delete attributes, change attribute values, change attribute fonts, show/hide display items, show/hide attribute names, and show/hide attribute values.

 
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