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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 2013


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.

Localize Command
If you've ever had to send a circuit file to a colleague or a client, you probably remember the hassle of also sending along the necessary modeling information.

The Localize command makes this easy by incorporating all of the necessary model statements, macros, and subcircuits within the circuit. All your colleague has to do is run the circuit. There are several options in the dialog box.

Cleanup dialog box

You can select whether to add or simply update and you can select the type of model information to add or update. The Localize selected parts only option does just that, it adds or updates model info only for components that have been selected in the schematic.

Model statements and subckts are added to the Model page. Macros are placed in their own pages and new tabs are added to identify them.

The Localize command is called that because it reads all of the globally available model information required to run the circuit and then "localizes" it by copying the information into the circuit so that the circuit is self-contained. This works because Micro-Cap always searches the circuit file first for model information and only if it can't find something does it look in global libraries.

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