Getting Started

This chapter describes the basic operation of SIMetrix and is aimed primarily at novice users.

The basic steps to simulate a circuit are as follows:

  1. Enter the circuit using the schematic editor. See Using the Schematic Editor
  2. Add signal sources if relevant to your circuit. See Circuit Stimulus.
  3. Specify analysis. This includes what type of analysis and over what limits it should run. See Analysis Modes.
  4. Run simulator. See Running the Simulator
  5. Graph results. See Plotting Simulation Results
The following paragraphs briefly describe these steps. More details are given in other sections.