LTspice-storing components

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Noureldin Hendy, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. Noureldin Hendy

    Thread Starter New Member

    Apr 20, 2016

    Can somebody tell me where I should store new components' .asy and .lib files on mac for LTspice?

  2. wayneh


    Sep 9, 2010
    The "approved" method is to store component models along with your project. This has the advantages of 1) Making your project portable to send to another user. You zip the folder and everything needed in the other location is in the folder, and 2) The files won't get fouled up when you do an upgrade to LTspice.

    The disadvantage is that the new components don't show up in the menus and such, and the whole process feels very un-Mac-like.

    I've done it both ways but have migrated to the approved method. It's just easier for my type of workflow, where I'm not using the same part in lots of different schematics. You just use the .include directive. I'd probably use the more complicated approach if I was using LTspice a lot more and wanted familiar components showing up on the menus.