Power User Shortcuts

Apr 13 2012, 1:30 PM PDT · 0 comments »

Available now in the CircuitLab editor are new features that should make the CircuitLab experience much smoother for power users of our tool. We have added a Run menu to the top toolbar that will let you jump straight to running a simulation from build mode. On the menu you will also notice that the F5 key will now run the currently active simulation tab you have open. So, if you have to hop over to build mode to make a quick change in your circuit, you can just hit F5 to run the simulation again.

Run Simulation Screenshot

To complement the ability to quickly jump into a simulation, we've also added the ability to quickly jump into build mode from simulation mode. Just double click anywhere on the grid and it will send you back to build mode so you can edit the schematic.

Advanced Graphing: Powerful Plotting Options

Apr 07 2012, 7:30 PM PDT · 1 comment »

The CircuitLab team is proud to release a major upgrade to the way you can display plots in the CircuitLab editor. Up until now you have only been able to plot all of your signals from the simulator's analysis on a single graph. CircuitLab now supports creating multiple different plots at once, so your traces are no longer cluttered together onto the same graph. This works for CircuitLab's DC Sweep, Time Domain, and Frequency Domain (Small-Signal AC) simulation modes.

CircuitLab Advanced Graphing Screenshot

With today's release of Advanced Graphing you are able to define which traces you want plotted on different graphs, and which traces you want plotted on the same graph. Our intuitive Advanced Graphing interface allows you to drag traces out onto new graphs, change the settings of each individual axis on each graph, and even rearrange the order of the traces.

CircuitLab Advanced Graphing Screenshot

When combined with our powerful plot expressions which we demoed in an earlier blog post, this change should make the presentation and analyzing of the results you get from the CircuitLab simulator much more powerful. Give it a try by clicking on the Advanced Graphing link right above the Run Simulation buttons.

CircuitLab Advanced Graphing Screenshot

As always, all simulation and plotting options are saved right along with your schematic, so you can easily share a circuit's public URL and the recipient will see the same plot configuration when they run the simulations in their browser.

CircuitLab in Google's Chrome Web Store

Apr 03 2012, 11:00 AM PDT · 1 comment »

We're happy to announce that CircuitLab is now available in Google's Chrome Web Store. This lets Chrome users add a one-click CircuitLab launch button to their new tab screens:

circuitlab circuit simulator in chrome web store

The Chrome Web Store features apps that are pushing the limits of what browsers can do, just like CircuitLab does in the circuit simulation and schematic capture world. Install the CircuitLab app and enjoy!