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Organize, Discover and Share Circuits with Tags.

Keeping up with our promise of adding interesting new features, we’ve done something that will help you organize your public circuits and help you easily find other user’s public circuits too.  Yes, we have added the functionality of adding ‘Tags’ to your circuit.

Tags add a structured view to circuits. A circuit has significance by itself but also has significance in its relationship to other circuits. Tags are a way in which these relationships can be captured in an easy and visual manner. It’s pretty straightforward. By default our algorithm automatically tags the design with common keywords based on the title, description or components in the circuit whenever you save your design. However, you can also add more meaningful tags to circuit to help your circuits to get discovered better. Adding tags can be easily done by typing them in the space as shown below:

Using tags also makes your public circuits more visible to others. Our public repository of circuits already has thousands of circuits and is growing every day. By contributing meaningful tags the community helps everyone else who might be looking for similar designs. What’s more? When you search for tags, we automatically highlight any related tags which you may use to search for other similar circuits.

Thus taking the tag ‘OR GATE’ from the example above, if we search for it simply by clicking it you will see a group of circuits all of that were tagged with ‘OR GATE’ or in other words all that have an OR gate in common.

Thus you can easily group and search for the circuits using tags.

You can use the following guidelines to add custom tags to the circuit:

  • Concept based tags, such as rectification, filter, integration, Kirchoff law etc.

  • Component related tags such as Zener diode, BC547, 7-segment display etc.

  • If your circuit is a building block for a bigger application, you can also include broader such as “traffic lights”, “mobile charger”, “vending machine” etc.

But note that even though you assign tags on your private circuit, they are only meaningful on public circuits. Clicking on a tag will always search for the corresponding public circuits with similar tags.

We hope tagging circuits does bring about a change in the searching and organization of your favorite circuits.

CircuitJam : Your monthly newsletter from DoCircuits – Sep, 2013

DoCircuits: is going places and so are you. We are still reeling from the awesome response we got for CircuitTrek 2013 – the first ever online circuit design competition. More than 100+ teams registered and played out doing circuits for 2 weeks – 2 weeks of intense team work, competition and innovation. We will soon launch the next version of CircuitTrek – watch this space.

We were working at some cool enhancements while you were using DoCircuits. You would have noticed our new features such as - Real and Symbolic ViewsFile based sources7 Segment Display , Multiplier IC, Digital ICs, New component dashboard, etc. I hope you are enjoying using them as much as we are enjoying making them !

One of the important features introduced is a more affordable DoCircuits plan to you users ( All PRO users will automatically get migrated to GEEK licenses ). We urge you to check out the new pricing plans and opt for a more affordable DoCircuits. Your support will help us to continue our effort on innovation and building cool features in DoCircuits. For those who want to earn rewards, we are running a ‘Refer a friend Campaign‘ all of this month. Invite your friends and get complimentary HACKER licenses – yes, I know that’s unbelievable, but its true !

Join us on facebook on more recent updates, fun and engaging contests. Until then have fun with your circuits ! If you have any feedback drop us a line at info@docircuits.com. 

Compare Simulators : Multisim Vs PSpice Vs CircuitLab Vs DoCircuits

Ever wondered how your favorite Electronics Virtual Lab – DoCircuits – stacks up against the other circuit simulators – Multisim, PSpice and CircuitLab. These simulators are great tools, and we have just highlighted where they stack up when you compare them against some of the key features in DoCircuits.

The main difference between these tools is the fact that DoCircuits is a cloud based software. It allows affordable and secure access through any machine, LAN, mobile device as long as you are connected to the internet. This is helping teachers to implement the flipped classroom model, helping students to work collaboratively on projects and assignments and helping DIY enthusiasts to work more productively. Integration of real scopes, DMMs, power supplies and AFGs brings the lab on the desktop – literally ! All of this in a flexible and affordable pay per use licensing model.

DoCircuits is continuously innovating and as users, you are what drives Docircuits and the team to innovate and adapt. Here are 10 reasons why you should try out DoCircuits today, signup for a FREE plan if you already haven’t.

No Features PSPICE Multisim CircuitLab DoCircuits
1 Cloud Based ( Ease of Access / Save Circuits on the Cloud ) No No Yes Yes
2 Offline and Online Access No No Yes Yes
3 State of Art Simulations ( AC/DC/ Frequency Domain / Parameteric / Digital) Yes Yes Yes Yes
4 Virtual Test and Measurement Devices (Oscilloscope / AFG / DMM / Power Supply) No Yes No Yes
5 Ease of Use ( Worksflows / Single Run / Real and Symbol views ) No No No Yes
6 Share and Collaborate ( Public and Private Circuits ) No No Yes Yes
7 Power Analysis No Yes No Yes
8 Curriculum Customization ( Custom docircuits webpage/ custom lab experiments / LMS Integration ) No No No Yes
9 Large Searchable Circuit Repository ( 1000+ Circuits and growing ) No No Yes Yes
10 Affordable and Flexible Licensing No No No Yes

DoCircuits Now Accepting Registrations for International Online Circuit Design Competition “CircuitTrek 2013” for Students of Engineering and Technical Schools

In a recent announcement, the premier cloud based, Virtual Electronics Labs DoCircuits announced the International Online Circuit Design Competition “CircuitTrek 2013” open for registrations. CircuitTrek is an international online circuit design competition for students of engineering and technical colleges. The competition will run for three weeks and every week, the teams will be presented with a set of problems on circuits to solve. Teams have to solve the problems online on the Virtual Electronics Lab .

CircuitTrek

Teams would be evaluated on their problem solving capabilities, correctness of solution and out of the box thinking capabilities for design.

Talking about CircuitTrek, Debabrata Bagchi (Deb), CEO DoCircuits said, “Students in over 400 schools across the world use our Virtual Labs and we have created a vibrant ecosystem of electronics lovers. CircutTrek is another initiative to spread the love of electronics and bring our community together. Imagine students and schools from across the world competing and they can participate from their schools, homes and dorms.”

CircuitTrek has some interesting prizes lined up including Free full access to DoCircuits.com for 100 students from the top 3 teams cash prizes and more. “We are giving away prizes worth $10,000 this year,” Deb added. “However, personally I think LinkedIn/ Professional recommendation that we have for the winning teams will be much more valuable to the students.”

“I am an avid fan of everything science fiction, from Asimov to Star Wars and CircuitTrek has an interesting theme this year that perhaps reflects my passion,” Deb said. “Circuitship Enterprise has been hit by a gamma ray and Captain Diode needs help of Electronics Geeks to fix his ship. Are you up for the challenge?”

To know more about the competition check out CircuitTrek’s Facebook event and fill out this short form to register your team

About DoCircuits

DoCircuits is a premier Cloud Based Virtual Electronics. DoCircuits is changing the way students in Engineering and Technical Colleges learn electronics by empowering them with tools to conduct their Lab experiments online. Students get access to state of the art virtual test and measurement instruments and real life like components on the cloud. DoCircuits is being used by over 400 schools in over 150+ countries.