Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Software Tools SPICE, PCB CAD, speaker design and measurement software, calculators

VituixCAD
VituixCAD
Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 23rd July 2018, 07:19 AM   #481
kimmosto is offline kimmosto  Finland
diyAudio Member
 
kimmosto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Kuopio
I think that we all follow. With freeware the author is the one who finally decides what features will be added and how they work. He makes the biggest work and therefore his opinion about importance has the highest priority. Repeating of arguments or negative criticism wont help much. They just extend discussion thread.

Almost all asked features will be added if I have intellectual resources, enough time, and addition fits to existing framework and design methods I support. Some poor methods and tools such as SPL/Z curve tracing have been added too to support sketching and component selection. I may resist in the beginning, but do not mind that. Message is received and implementation processing.

I've also mentioned donations. It is valid and appreciated way to reward my work but should not be used as prepayment. Cannot give any guarantee that additions will be successfully done. Donations are received from Europe; Germany, Czech Republic, Finland, Poland and few others. By this benchmark only, my work is not respected e.g. in the US, UK and Australia. I may still listen your proposals

Last edited by kimmosto; 23rd July 2018 at 07:29 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 23rd July 2018, 08:47 AM   #482
kimmosto is offline kimmosto  Finland
diyAudio Member
 
kimmosto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Kuopio
Quote:
Originally Posted by b_force View Post
My main question was that I don't see a reason why the user can't add or remove any kind of graph in the main window?
I suppose you mean using selected "external" chart object e.g. of Enclosure tool inside one of six picture boxes in the main program? That would be possible, but I'm not yet sure that it's the most rational move. I guess typically you are adjusting single parameter of Linkwitz Transform or peaking EQ, and monitoring several charts in Enclosure tool: Excursion, Power/Velocity and Group delay. That may happen once when you finally decide initial compromise between max SPL and bass extension. User needs to click quite many times to make this simple act and then rewind back to normal high priority charts in the main program. Also external window must be adjusted for this action: select the driver, adjust volume, adjust voltage etc.

More rational solution would be locking of filter+driver selection with a list box, adjusting filter parameters and monitoring all three interesting charts with Enclosure tool where they naturally locate. This is much faster way and still shows all important graphs in the main program. Bigger screen than 15" laptop with 1600x900 would be better.

Some other external windows (than Enclosure tool) might be less harmful to show in the main program. And sorry about biasing my opinion with estimated work vs. expected benefits.
  Reply With Quote
Old 24th July 2018, 02:16 AM   #483
mV8 is offline mV8  Poland
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Thank you for your answer Kimmo.
  Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2018, 12:08 AM   #484
aczern is offline aczern
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
VituixCAD has a freeware license. Is the program for commercial use too?
  Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2018, 12:12 AM   #485
Major Wong is offline Major Wong  Hong Kong
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Hi,kimmosto.
After several months' use of your work,2 proposals may be necessary as follows:
a.3 chambers of bandpass box can be added to enclosure tool for completeness,including one port inside the front chamber and 3 ports inside each of the 3 chambers.
b.when filling out the TS parameters,pressing save lists only can put the loudspeaker data in stock,but it cannot save the manual design parameters such as box volume,port length & area etc.
Thanks for take these suggestions into consideration.
  Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2018, 04:56 AM   #486
kimmosto is offline kimmosto  Finland
diyAudio Member
 
kimmosto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Kuopio
Quote:
Originally Posted by aczern View Post
VituixCAD has a freeware license. Is the program for commercial use too?
License agreement starts with: "The Software is provided as freeware, but only for private or educational, non-commercial use."

In practice I cannot prevent commercial use, and I've given permission to all who has asked. Profitable business could "pay the license" with some decent donation if using of PayPal can be organized. I won't send bill or receipt.
  Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2018, 05:31 AM   #487
kimmosto is offline kimmosto  Finland
diyAudio Member
 
kimmosto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Kuopio
Quote:
Originally Posted by Major Wong View Post
..proposals may be necessary...
Thanks for suggestions. I will consider these.

a. Existing UI layout has room for max two ports and two chambers. This wouldn't be very small and easy addition, though not impossible.

b. Enclosure tool uses default initial values when window is opened, but saving and opening of 'enclosure project' is not yet implemented because Enclosure is quite easy to restore to previous situation at least with common closed and reflex boxes.
P.S. Merger and Diffraction tools have Save & Open because design and settings of the project are probably needed more than once.
  Reply With Quote
Old 26th July 2018, 12:19 AM   #488
Major Wong is offline Major Wong  Hong Kong
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Quote:
Originally Posted by kimmosto View Post
Thanks for suggestions. I will consider these.
One more great but unrealistic suggestion for you to see whether it's workable or not:
It's best to work out a full package of measurement & simulation like soundeasy with QC control besides all the common functions.I haven't seen a full package like this though the manufacturer is thinking of how to earn money.Complete package of tools will be super popular but I think it'll cost you the whole lifetime to do so The program can also be modified according to diy audio members' request,that's a magnificent feat.
Ok,it may be a goal of future,or a huge project.
  Reply With Quote
Old 26th July 2018, 11:52 AM   #489
kimmosto is offline kimmosto  Finland
diyAudio Member
 
kimmosto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Kuopio
Rev 2.0.4.0 (2018-07-26)

Main program:
* Maximum power (Pow parameter) of resistors shown in crossover schematic if View->Power is checked.
* Part numbering of active buffers changed from U8,U9,... to A1,A2,... to help association with power amplifiers in active multi-way.
* Load impedance (magnitude) of active buffers shown in Impedance chart.
* Added 'Load impedance of Buffer' export.
* 'Total impedance' renamed to 'Load impedance of Generator' in Impedance chart and Export.

Power dissipation window:
* 'Output volt-ampere/real power' curves renamed to 'Generator volt-ampere/real power'.
* Output volt-ampere of active buffers shown in chart.

Enclosure tool:
* 'Crossover of current driver' checkbox renamed to 'Crossover of driver'.
* Driver dropdown list added below 'Crossover of driver' checkbox. No need to select driver from schematic in the main program to apply filter transfer function for enclosure calculation.

SPL Trace:
* Added warning 'Low impedance must be >0 with logarithmic scale'.
  Reply With Quote
Old 26th July 2018, 11:59 AM   #490
mV8 is offline mV8  Poland
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Kimmo, when I change the listening distance in the simulation, the SPL does not change. Why?
  Reply With Quote

Reply


VituixCADHide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:16 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 15.00%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2019 diyAudio
Wiki