Once your design has been created you can run simulations on it to see if it's working as expected. This is extremely useful for both design/concept exploration as well as for working out design bugs prior to prototyping a design with actual hardware.
Simulation preparation guidelines
Following are some guidelines to follow when preparing a design for simulation:
Add at least one ground (reference) component to the design.
Make sure that all component parameters have values.
If provided, default values can be used.
Try to make component parameter values reasonable so that they make sense in the context of the design.
If you are running frequency domain analysis, be sure to turn the AC source on.
Steps for simulating a design
The following are applied to the gear icon in the PartQuest Explore schematic toolbar:
Select the Simulation Type.
At this time, you can choose between Time-Domain and Frequency-Domain.
Specify a simulation End Time (for time-domain) or simulation Start/End Frequency (for frequency-domain).
You can add SI suffixes (e.g. m, u, k, etc.), but do not add units - they are shown on to the right of the time/frequency input field.
Click on the Run simulation button (the button with the right-facing arrow).
The simulation progress will be shown below the Run simulation button.