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This is from Programmer's Corner in another forum. This seems to be typical.
They might, I suppose, to someone with near-zero electronics knowledge or experience; but to anyone who knows what he's doing, Spice is a powerful, effective design tool that does its job very, very well. I've been using Spice for over 25 years and I would not want to be without it.I get the impression that PSpice & LTSpice just add a whole new layer of problems and misdirection to designing circuits.
They're more than just worthwhile: they're indispensable.Are they worthwhile or just trouble?
It's all relative. First issue is the "Free" aspect. You get what you pay for. Literally. Extremely limited versatility.Are they worthwhile or just trouble?
Just to show how I routinely use LTSpice, look at this recent forum thread.Okay, that explains it. That reminds me of something I overheard one time.
"Put down that wheelbarrow. You don't know nothin' about machinery!"
Yes, except that it attempts to add digital simulation and u-processor emulation. It is a very expensive tool if bought legitimately; a lot of people on these forums steal it.Q:Would Multi-sim count as a PSpice and LTspice type tool?
Was aimed at those that don't know what they are doing. (Me included)"Put down that wheelbarrow. You don't know nothin' about machinery!"