- Joined Sep 17, 2013
Circuit simulation and PCB layout design of a general nature does not fit happily in any of the existing fora. Suggestions?
The design of the physical layout?What design?
(Emphasis added) OBW's comment fixes one of my concerns - that any given thread can include topics on several of the current forum topics. That said, I think a separate category would be helpful to address general how-to questions of simulation, emulation etc. as well as specific information pertaining to learning LT-Spice, TINA, Proteus et. al. It could become a valuable resource.I can see the value in having a forum dedicated to discussing PCB layout, a place for threads about PCB CAD software, sources, and usage and about board layout practices. Board layout is an activity that is usually (but not always, see #5 above) distinct from circuit design and has its own set of issues. Giving it its own forum might not be a bad idea.
If we create a forum for circuit simulation it would be best to restrict it to general discussion of simulation software and its usage, but NOT as a mandatory repository for all threads in which someone posts an LTSpice (for example) circuit diagram and plot to illustrate some question (or solution) he has regarding a circuit he is working on. The latter posts, in my opinion, still belong in whichever of the existing forums they would normally go in absent any reference to simulation.
It seems like most requests for assistance with schoolwork are being posted anywhere BUT the "Homework Help" forum these days. Some eventually get moved to that forum by the moderators, but not all. I'm not interested in giving homework help, so the presence of these posts in other forums is more than a bit annoying. To me, anyway...It's getting hard to get where I want to go and make sure I see all of the new posts without seeing 1M posts about people's homework (which I don't care for).
Agreed! -- Unfortunately it has been my observation (well... suspicion) that many said 'misplacements' are little more than machinations of members with the aim of 'outsourcing' their assignments - sans the least interest in study or comprehensionIt seems like most requests for assistance with schoolwork are being posted anywhere BUT the "Homework Help" forum these days. Some eventually get moved to that forum by the moderators, but not all. I'm not interested in giving homework help, so the presence of these posts in other forums is more than a bit annoying. To me, anyway...
It works for me, consistently. I think I've made about 2 calls to move a Thread in all my time here that didn't go as I expected.Yes, I'm well aware of that, thank you. I use it frequently.
I don't think it matters a bit anymore which sub-forum is used for any topic. Right now, the first thread in each of the first three subforums is about Pwm power supplies.Circuit simulation and PCB layout design of a general nature does not fit happily in any of the existing fora. Suggestions?
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