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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 2012


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.

Cleanup Command: Delete on Exit Capability
The Cleanup command, which is available under the File menu, provides an easy means of deleting file types such as numeric output, circuit backup, index, probe, Monte Carlo statistic, and Bill of Material files along with other files that may be created while working with a circuit. None of these files are critical to simulating a circuit.

The intention of the Cleanup command is to provide the user a simple way to delete all of these Micro-Cap associated files en masse. In older versions, the Cleanup command could only be applied manually by the user by accessing the Cleanup dialog box. In Micro-Cap 10, the capability now exists to have Micro-Cap delete specified file types every time that the program is exited.

The Cleanup dialog box is displayed below. The left side of the dialog box displays a list of all of the file types that can be deleted through this command. Next to each file type is a checkbox. When a checkbox has been checked, the corresponding file type will be deleted every time that the program is exited. The folders that these file types will be deleted from are specified in the Paths dialog box which is available under the File menu. By default, Micro-Cap will only display the file types that have associated files available to be deleted. The Show All option will display all possible file types in the list whether or not there are any files of that type in the searched paths.

This capability can be very useful when a user has an automated backup system. It can frequently delete Micro-Cap files that are not important to the simulation which one usually does not want present in the backup storage.

Cleanup dialog box

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