Standard/Professional editions
Q. How is Livewire different to Bright Spark?
A. Bright Spark is primarily aimed at customers with limited experience of electronics. Bright Spark can be viewed as a junior version of Livewire, which is a more sophisticated circuit simulator.
Q. What is the difference between Livewire Standard edition and Livewire Professional edition?
A. Please visit the Features section of our website for an explanation of the differences between editions. You can also upgrade from the Standard to the Professional edition at a later date (contact your local reseller for price details).
Q. Can Livewire generate a PCB layout?
A. Yes. If you have PCB Wizard 3, Livewire can convert a circuit diagram into a PCB layout.
Q. What components does Livewire support?
A. Over 1500 analogue and digital components are available (500 in the Standard version). 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 Livewire 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 Livewire cost?
A. Please contact your local reseller for price information.
Q. Can I upgrade a Standard edition to a Pro. edition?
A. Yes. Please contact your local reseller for price information.
Q. How does your licensing work?
A. The Standard and Professional edition licenses allow the software to be installed and used on one computer by the licensee.
Q. Can I install the software on my laptop?
A. You may install it on your laptop only if the laptop is registered to you and you will be the only user of the software.
Q. Can the Standard edition be used at a school or college?
A. The Standard edition is not permitted to be used within a school or college. For single-user installations, the Education edition must be purchased.
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.
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