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Release 1.15, 20 Oct 2006 Copyright © 2005-2006 New Wave Concepts Limited. All rights reserved. To print this document, choose Print... from the File menu. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------CONTENTS ----------------------------------------------------------------------------1. 2. 3. INTRODUCTION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS 2.1 Which version of Microsoft Windows? INSTALLING CIRCUIT WIZARD 3.1 Stand-alone installation 3.2 Network (server) installation PRODUCT ACTIVATION 4.1 Understanding activation codes RUNNING CIRCUIT WIZARD 5.1 Getting started LICENSING CONTACT INFORMATION

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----------------------------------------------------------------------------1. INTRODUCTION ----------------------------------------------------------------------------Circuit Wizard, our flagship product, is a revolutionary new system that combines circuit design, PCB design, simulation and CAD/CAM manufacture in one complete package. By integrating the entire design process, Circuit Wizard provides you with all the tools necessary to produce an electronics project from start to finish even including on-screen testing of the PCB prior to construction! For more information, refer to Circuit Wizard's on-line help by choosing Circuit Wizard Help from Circuit Wizard's Help menu once the product has been installed. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------2. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ----------------------------------------------------------------------------In order to run Circuit Wizard you will need the following as minimum. o IBM compatible PC with a Pentium-class processor (Pentium II 400 recommended) o 16 Megabytes of (RAM) memory. 32 Megabytes of (RAM) memory recommended. o Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0 (with SP6), 2000 or XP o Hard disk drive with at least 10 Megabytes of free space o CD-ROM drive o VGA or higher-resolution display o Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

EXE'. Refer to the section Licensing below for more information. Then click the OK button.1 Which version of Microsoft Windows? Circuit Wizard has been designed and tested to operate on the following versions of Microsoft Windows: o o o o o o Windows Windows Windows Windows Windows Windows 95 98 ME NT (version 4. The steps below describe the stand-alone installation of Circuit Wizard: o Insert the CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive. where D represents the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive. Note that the computer may be connected to the network. Circuit Wizard can be installed either on a suite of stand-alone machines or on a network server (or a combination). Both forms of installation are detailed below. you will be asked for a release code. open the Explorer and look for the CD-ROM icon. See PRODUCT ACTIVATION.0 or later. If you are not sure which drive letter your CD-ROM drive uses. o Follow the instructions shown on your screen. it is possible for a network server to run a shared copy of the software. install the software . Next. To install the software on a network server. for more information. click the Start button and choose the Run command.2 Network (server) installation In a multi-user environment. o The setup program should run automatically. rather than installing a suite of stand-alone versions.1 Stand-alone installation A stand-alone installation is where the software is installed on the local hard disk of a computer. 3. INSTALLING CIRCUIT WIZARD ----------------------------------------------------------------------------Installing Circuit Wizard confirms acceptance of the License Agreement. but a single shared copy would be much easier to administer. Subject to the number of licensed users. a stand-alone installation is the only available option. below. If the AutoRun feature is not enabled on your system. you should first log onto a network client machine as an Administrator user. In the Run dialog box.2. but in a stand-alone installation the software would not be run from the network. The software can run in both modes. For a single-user license. When you first run the software. SP6 required) 2000 XP ----------------------------------------------------------------------------3. 3. type 'D:\AUTORUN.

below. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------4. Once installed. the release code will be valid for installation on multiple machines.new-wave-concepts. PRODUCT ACTIVATION ----------------------------------------------------------------------------To help reduce software piracy. To obtain a release code. You will need to quote your name and serial number along with a unique signature code that will be displayed on-screen. visit our website at http://www. 999999-999999.1 Understanding activation codes Three different codes are used during the installation process: Serial numbers are provided with the software and are normally found on the cover of the printed booklet within the product box. A release code is a special number that activates the software. .new-wave-concepts.exe program file. above) onto a remote drive held on the network server. you can then add shortcuts on your client machines to point to the CktWiz. No other set-up or configuration (such as DLLs or registry entries) will be required. you will be asked for a release code.com/register. A signature code takes the form of two six-digit numbers. Release codes for single-user versions are tied to a particular machine. Serial numbers take the form CW-CD01-ABCDEFGHIJK. Release codes for single-user versions are tied to a particular machine (the machine on which you obtained the signature code). 4. The software will then be able to configure itself for network operation. When you first run the software.(as described in Stand-alone installation. A signature code is displayed on screen by the installer or software whenever it asks for a release code. Note that once entered. visit our registration website at www. If you register on-line. 9999-9999-9999. Those without an Internet connection should either call 08706 090911 (UK only) or contact your local supplier (outside the UK). For multi-user (5 users or more) licenses. for more information. you will obtain one release code which will allow installation on multiple machines. Circuit Wizard requires you to obtain a release code when installing the software. Release codes are used to unlock an installation. you will not be asked for further release codes. A release code takes the form of three four-digit numbers. and you will need to quote this number in order to obtain a release code. normally in less than 1 day. your release code will be sent back to you using the email address specified.com/support/network.html. See PRODUCT ACTIVATION. Signature codes are used to identify a particular installation. For multi-user licenses. For more information on network installations.

clicking on Guided Tour will lead you to a series of video tutorials that step you through Circuit Wizard. You can learn how to use Circuit Wizard by choosing Circuit Wizard Help from the Help menu. such as the circuit diagram. the Assistant window will appear to the right of the main window. It is illegal to use Circuit Wizard on more computers than you are licensed for. A teacher may use Circuit Wizard at home for educational purposes . LICENSING ----------------------------------------------------------------------------Circuit Wizard can be used on the number of computers determined by your license. 5. Go to the Programs menu and choose Circuit Wizard. With each sample circuit click on the Run button to simulate the circuit. Can Circuit Wizard be used by teachers at home? A. for example. You can switch between different aspects of the circuit.1 Getting started When Circuit Wizard starts. you will need to contact us again for a new release code. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------5. Yes. RUNNING CIRCUIT WIZARD ----------------------------------------------------------------------------To run Circuit Wizard click on the Start button in the bottom-left corner of your screen. Try also clicking on the left-hand Styles toolbar to change the way the circuit looks. Extension licenses can be purchased from your Circuit Wizard supplier. Q. o A single-user license allows the software to be installed and used on one computer. If you need to use the Software on more computers than your current license allows. Read the License Agreement in the accompanying document License. A multi-user license also allows the software to be used on a network provided that the maximum number of simultaneous users does not exceed the number of computers specified by the license. Clicking on the Current Flow button. will graphically animate the flow of current moving around the circuit. In these cases. the code will not be accepted if the code s valid time period has elapsed. you must purchase an additional license or an extension to your existing license. PCB layout and Bill of Materials report by clicking on the tabs at the bottom of the window.txt for more details. The Assistant window is designed to get you up and running quickly. You can return to the assistant at any time by choosing Assistant from the Help menu or by pressing Ctrl+F1. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------6. o A multi-user license allows the software to be installed and used on the number of computers specified by the license. For example. Clicking on Sample Circuits allows you to access a range of circuits and projects.Note that if you are using an old release code with a multi-user (5 users or more) version.

CONTACT INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------------------------------------New Wave Concepts Limited St. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------7. Q. Q. 5-user extension licenses are available from your Circuit Wizard supplier. All rights reserved. How do I extend my multi-user version of Circuit Wizard? A.new-wave-concepts.so long as the teacher is employed by a licensed institution. Only if the portable computer is owned by the licensee and is normally used at the postal address of the licensee. .com sales@new-wave-concepts. All trademarks acknowledged. John's Innovation Centre Cowley Road Cambridge CB4 0WS UNITED KINGDOM Telephone Facsimile Internet e-mail +44 (0) 8706 09 09 11 +44 (0) 8706 09 09 12 www. Does the license permit use of the Software on a portable computer? A.com Copyright © 2005-2006 New Wave Concepts Limited.

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