Bright Spark
  Educational edition
   
General
   
Q. How is Bright Spark different to Livewire?
A. Bright Spark is primarily aimed at teaching electricity and basic electronics to students who may not have any previous experience of the subject. Bright Spark can be viewed as a junior version of Livewire, which is a more sophisticated circuit simulator.
   
Q. Can Bright Spark generate a PCB layout?
A. Yes. If you have Circuit Wizard or PCB Wizard 3, Bright Spark can convert a circuit diagram into a PCB layout.
   
Q. Can I use Bright Spark with PCB Wizard 2?
A. No. You will require PCB Wizard 3.
   
Q. What components does Bright Spark support?
A. Over 40 analogue and digital animated components are available. Click here for a full list.
   
Q. Can I add my own components?
A. No. However, you can let us know which components you would like to see, so that we can consider adding them to future versions of the software.
   
Q. Do you plan to release a Mac or Linux version?
A. We currently have no plans to port Bright Spark to either the Apple OS X or Linux operating systems.
   
   
Technical Support
   
  For all technical support questions, or if you need assistance with your software, please visit our technical support page.
   
   
Sales and Licensing
   
Q. How much does Bright Spark cost?
A. Please contact your local reseller for price information.
   
Q. Will Bright Spark operate on my Windows® network?
A. Yes. Bright Spark has been designed to work with Windows® compatible networks. A multi-user (5 users or above) version is required. Click here for more detailed information.
   
Q. How does your licensing work?
A. Single-user licenses allow the software to be installed and used on one computer. Multi-user licenses allow the software to be installed and used on the number of computers specified by the license. Multi-user licenses also allow the software to be used on a network provided that the maximum number of concurrent users does not exceed the number of computers specified by the license.
   
Q. We have a multi-user license of Bright Spark. How do I control the number of concurrent users on my network?
A. Bright Spark has built-in concurrency control to stop users accessing the software when the maximum number of licenses has been exceeded. When installing the software on a network, you should visit Updates to ensure you have the last version.
   
Q. How do I extend my multi-user (5-user or more) version of Bright Spark?
A. You can purchase 5-user extension licenses from your local reseller.
   
Q. I have purchased a single-user version of Bright Spark. Can I put it on my PC and my portable computer?
A. Yes, as long as you are the only person who will be using the software.
   
Q. I have had to reformat my hard disk and my unlock code no longer works. What should I do?
A. Please click here for all questions relating to registering and activating your software.
   
Q. Can Bright Spark be used at home by teachers?
A. Yes. A teacher may use Bright Spark at home for educational purposes so long as the teacher is employed by a licensed institution.
   
Q. Can Bright Spark be used at home by students?
A. Students are not permitted to use a school/college version at home. However, a special low-cost version is available that can be used at home.
   
Q. Does the license permit use of Bright Spark on a portable computer?
A. Only if the portable computer is owned by the licensee and is normally used at the postal address of the licensee.
 
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