Circuit Maker: Missing Components

Discussion in 'Electronics Resources' started by LetSmokeOut, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. LetSmokeOut

    Thread Starter New Member

    Oct 9, 2010

    I'm trying to build a massive circuit for a project I've been working on in Circuit Maker. I've invested about 5 hours into it so far so I'm really hoping there's a solution to my problem. The problem is that I can't find the LM1914 or any other driver components available in Circuit Maker. I thought for sure there was a custom component creator I could use to add it myself, but couldn't find one.

    Does anyone know of a practical solution, aside from starting all over in a different circuit building program? I could use a different component in its place, such as the NTE1508, but I can't find any drivers whatsoever in Circuit Maker. It is used in my project as a 10-step Dot Display Driver for illuminating several LEDs.

    I would appreciate some quick replies. Thanks!
  2. SgtWookie


    Jul 17, 2007
    Circuit Maker is a dead product. Circuit Maker 2000 was the last release that I know of. Altium Designer is the replacement product - it costs a lot more.

    There's a Macro Editor in CircuitMaker. It's disabled in what was the Student version, so I've never used it.

    As far as I know, National Semiconductor never released a SPICE model for the LM3914, 15, or 16 LED dot/bar drivers, nor did anyone else.

    Also, the NTE1508 is almost certainly made by National Semiconductor as a custom-labeled part for NTE Electronics, Inc - and their list price is a considerable markup over the going rate for the National Semiconductor part.