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Old 8th November 2017, 01:54 AM   #371
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Pano, when you save a design file with "Save As", you get prompted for the file name as well as where to store it --
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Just change from the location it suggests to where you want it to go...
All the FRDs and ZMAs related to it are included in the file you save. When you reopen the file from its new location, they all get extracted and saved in subfolder named "!FRD&ZMA" within your selected folder.
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BTW, if you change or replace a data file for your design model, make sure to change it from within XSim! Changing a file from where it was stored before won't make a difference to XSim -- it already contains ALL the used data files within the .dxo file and uses that data! If you change a data file, use the Tune menu to load the new FRD or ZMA (even if it's in the same place you thought it was being stored!)
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Old 8th November 2017, 02:19 AM   #373
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Sorry Bill, I used the wrong term, I meant the filter elements. If I save the project in My Documents then when I go looking for crossover elements to plug in, XSim now looks for them in My documents. That means navigating back and forth thru layers of folders each time.

Maybe I should put a shortcut to the users/public/xsim folder into My Documents to speed up the navigation. But it would be nice if XSim remembered 2 locations: Where the files are saved, and where the elements are saved. Or should I just move all the elements into a more convenient place?
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Pano, I don't think I understand what you are referring to as "filter elements" -- do you mean the "Circuit Blocks"? (and if so, I think that might make you the only person who has tried designing any of those!).
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Yes - Circuit Blocks, that's the ones! I love them. I often start with those, then break them apart for fine tuning.
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Oh, ok. Do you want the program to always look for them in the same place (or keep a separate record of where the last one was saved to maybe)?

Are you designing your own Circuit Blocks, too? (File->Change Mode->Circuit Block Editor) or only using the ones already provided? They're a little tough to design from scratch, you need to have formulae for all the component values in the block, in terms of the variable names you pick. I know that can be a little buggy to do, no one seemed to ever use the Circuit Block Editor mode, so I never went back to see if it could be made any more crashproof.
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I have made one or two, but I don't remember much about them. Maybe I just modified a stock one and saved it.
Yes, if the software could just always look for the Circuit Blocks in the default folder, that would be a big time saver. It does fine remembering where I've saved to other files.

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Is there something wrong with Export, or am I just not doing it right?
If I open a graph for the filter functions, I can't export them as FRD. I keep getting a message that XSim can't export graphs that are not showing. But they are showing!

Any ideas?
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Seems to work ok for me. The System curve has to be displayed (that's the only one that can be Export-ed).

I don't follow what you mean by "the filter functions"?
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I'd have to get over to the PC, on the MAc now. But there is a graph that shows what the filter response is. I was trying to export from that graph.
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