Circuit Wizard
  Educational edition
   
General
   
Q. How does Circuit Wizard compare with Livewire and PCB Wizard 3?
A. Circuit Wizard offers all the features of Livewire and PCB Wizard 3, plus PCB simulation, instrument simulation and PCB CAD export for enclosure design. We have also added SPICE, improved the auto-router and re-engineered the link between circuit design and PCB layout to offer tighter integration.
   
Q. Is Circuit Wizard compatible with Bright Spark, Control Studio 2, Livewire and PCB Wizard 3?
A. Yes, Circuit Wizard is fully compatible with all our current products.
   
Q. Can I use Circuit Wizard with my CAD/CAM machine?
A. Circuit Wizard is compatible with the majority of CAD/CAM machines available in education. You will need to contact your machine supplier for more information.
   
Q. Will Circuit Wizard support Techsoft/Roland equipment?
A. Yes, Circuit Wizard allows you to copy and paste PCB layouts directly into Techsoft PCB Design software, which can then be used to drive Roland equipment. Please contact Techsoft for further information.
   
Q. Can I create my own components?
A. Yes, you can create your own components. However, they will not simulate. For simulation components, please let us know which components you would like to see, so that we can consider adding them to future versions of the software.
   
Q. What is the maximum permitted board size?
A. The maximum size of board that can be automatically generated is 10"x10", however there are no limitations (other than those imposed by your printer) for manually-placed boards. Also, there are no component or pin limitations in the software.
   
Q. Do you plan to release a Mac or Linux version?
A. We currently have no plans to port Circuit Wizard 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 Circuit Wizard cost?
A. Click here for our direct prices. Alternatively, you can contact your local reseller for price information.
   
Q. Will Circuit Wizard operate on my Windows® network?
A. Yes. Circuit Wizard has been designed to work with all Windows®-compatible networks. A multi-user (5 users or above) Education 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 Circuit Wizard. How do I control the number of concurrent users on my network?
A. Circuit Wizard has built-in concurrency control to stop users accessing the software when the maximum number of licenses has been exceeded.
   
Q. How do I extend my multi-user (5-user or more) version of Circuit Wizard?
A. Contact us for details and pricing. You can also purchase 5-user extension licenses from your local reseller.
   
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 Circuit Wizard be used at home by teachers?
A. Yes. A teacher may use Circuit Wizard (education version only) at home so long as the teacher is employed by the licensed institution.
   
Q. Can Circuit Wizard be used at home by students?
A. Yes, we offer a low cost Student / 1-User license of the software (see here) that students can purchase for use at home.
   
Q. Does the license permit use of Circuit Wizard 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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