CIRCUIT SIMULATION Software do you use?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by krazytech, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. krazytech

    Thread Starter New Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Wonder what circuit simulation software anyone is using...
    1) what do you like about it ?
    2) what don't you like about it?
    3) what is the cost to use it... vs free ware.
    4) simulation program or a drawing program to create schematic?

    I am reverse creating schematic of appliance controls.
    (ranges,dishwasher,washer,refrigerators and ovens)
    I have not been able to get them for the manufacturer
  2. SgtWookie


    Jul 17, 2007
    For a circuit simulator I use LTSpice from Linear Technology; it's very good and free.
    There is also a Yahoo! LTSpice User's Group that has lots of additional models and help available.

    Cadsoft's Eagle is available in freeware; it's a schematic capture and board layout editor. Kind of complex to learn. Freeware mode is limited to 1 sheet per schematic, 2 layers on a board, and 3"x4" board size. You can still do a lot with it. You can make your own custom components.
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  3. surajddk

    New Member

    Jan 3, 2011
    I use Live wire, paid version since it has lot of analog & digital component. Freeware version also available , with some limitations!