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The primary purpose of an integrated editor would be to allows users to communicate their circuit to others, i.e., to be a schematics editor. SystemVision obviously concentrates on the simulation. This wouldn't be too much of a problem, but (at least at the moment) its schematics editor is lacking: It does not support showing a part number. (It actually ...


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One major concern is that the tool must suit the Stack Exchange spirit. That is: Schematics produced by the tool must be in a format available to everyone. Which probably means picture format. They should not be in some mysterious format that relies on a specific, protected software. SE or the tool vendor might decide to cancel support in the future and ...


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We take any kind of schematic, as long as it's clean. Get a piece of paper, a ruler, a pen and get drawing and draw a clean schematic: Make sure you use the right schematic symbols don't use any "fancy" symbols because you feel like it don't draw resistors as little round components with colors, but use the normal US-American or IEC symbols (e.g. ...


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I seem to be a bit late to the party, but I did play with SystemVision for a bit and I have some feedback. Drawing a schematic is actually pretty smooth. I find it somewhat less clunky than CircuitLab. The error message are much more helpful than they are in Circuit Lab. The abstract blocks could be very helpful for system-level questions. Circuit Lab doesn'...


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The number one importance for a schematic tool here on EE.SE should be ease of use for inexperienced users, who come here asking for help with something they are perhaps not familiar with. If SystemVision is easier to use1, then fine, it's an upgrade. Otherwise not. Its simulation capabilities are for me completely irrelevant - I've never even contemplated ...


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I don't think we could have a style even if we wanted to. The problem is there are too many users with different settings and too many programs that post schematics. For example: people post shots of spice programs, in both light and dark modes. If we required a style, then users would have to switch their settings just to post an image. Another example: The ...


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I personally don't use CircuitLab and wouldn't use anything else you add either. That's because I'm quite comfortable with Eagle and have created some scripts and procedures for getting schematics from Eagle into posts and have the result look nice. However, I've seen others use CircuitLab with good success. CircuitLab schematics are always more readable ...


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I often put a small section of wire on the right hand side to have the auto-scaling work out to a reasonable sized diagram.


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I'd be concerned with the terms of use with respect to 'rights' and responsibilities. While the submitter retains ownersip rights SV have COMPLETE rights to do what they want with your submission BUT if there are legal issues YOU are responsible. Given their right to adapt, combine, spindle staple fold and transmogrify, this seems to have tyhe potential ...


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What would I want to switch? I'm not asking a weighted question, but as a developer of products I ask myself this all the time. Mostly the circuit tool gets used on SE for schematics, not for simulation. Simulation isn't great reason to switch. Faster drawing and load time is. System vision took 2 minutes to load on my machine the first time and is still ...


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Another thing worth considering is platform and browser compatibility. SystemVision should aim to have at least the same degree of compatibility of CircuitLab. As an example, CircuitLab states that safari "isn't officially supported", but it works nevertheless. But this doesn't seem to be the case with SystemVision... This is what I got when I tried to ...


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You are getting hung up on the source of the schematic. That is irrelevant to us. We care that schematics be properly done, not how that is achieved. Since we are here to talk about the circuit, schematics in questions here must have component designators. In those cases where you are asking about a circuit in a app note, and that circuit doesn't have ...


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It isn't really surprising that appnotes don't put refdes on every component; they really only need them on the ones they're going to talk about in the text. There's nothing wrong with adding them using an image editor, but "scribbling" them with the freehand tool isn't the way to do it. Most image editors (and PDF readers) can just as easily place text ...


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Stack Exchange received an offer from Mentor Graphics, developers of the SystemVision tool Wow, surely NOT - I wouldn't touch it with a very long stick after using DxD I used Mentorgraphics DxD for ten months then I'd literally had enough and one morning, I went in and told them that we either scrap using it or it's goodbye from me. They agreed to scrap ...


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I once had a boss with lots of experience and a PhD but did not know how to use a computer, but he knew the power of a pencil. Meaning: you don't need computer skills or even a schematic editor to be a great engineer. This was filtered from @MarcusMüller 's last photo. But you need some computer skills to make a readable photo.


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The schematic should follow the same style as the rest of the website. Had the default theme on Stack Exchange been dark, then the first style would have been preferred (although it has really lousy contrast). The default background color is white, so illustrations should follow the same style. This way, people who prefer a black background can still invert ...


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Needs are widespread: **Great suggestion but I do not support it. The best tool is the one you know how to use. Other tools to consider: Multisim (National Instruments) bulky Autodesk’s 123D (fee to save) bulky EveryCircuit looks pretty good but not tried iCircuit - not bad, a derivative of Falstad made for mobiles 11 simulators Multisim 123D ...


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