Educational edition
Q. How is Livewire different to Bright Spark?
A. Bright Spark is primarily aimed at teaching electricity and basic electronics to students who may not have any previous experience of the subject. Bright Spark can be viewed as a junior version of Livewire, which is a more sophisticated circuit simulator.
Q. Can Livewire generate a PCB layout?
A. Yes. If you have PCB Wizard 3, Livewire can convert a circuit diagram into a PCB layout.
Q. Can I use Livewire with PCB Wizard 2?
A. No. You will require PCB Wizard 3.
Q. I already use Crocodile Clips and PCB Wizard 2. Why should I upgrade to Livewire and PCB Wizard 3?
A. Thereís more components to design with, better simulation accuracy, wires that donít break when you move components, enhanced translation from circuit design to circuit board and much improved component placement and automatic routing.
Q. What components does Livewire support?
A. Over 1500 analogue and digital components are available. Click here for a full list.
Q. Can I add my own components?
A. No. However, you can let us know which components you would like to see, so that we can consider adding them to future versions of the software.
Q. Do you plan to release a Mac or Linux version?
A. We currently have no plans to port Livewire to either the Apple OS X or Linux operating systems.
Technical Support
  For all technical support questions, or if you need assistance with your software, please visit our technical support page.
Sales and Licensing
Q. How much does Livewire cost?
A. Click here for our direct prices. Alternatively, you can contact your local reseller for price information.
Q. Will Livewire operate on my Windows® network?
A. Yes. Livewire has been designed to work with Windows® compatible networks. A multi-user (5 users or above) version is required. Click here for more detailed information.
Q. How does your licensing work?
A. Single-user licenses allow the software to be installed and used on one computer. Multi-user licenses allow the software to be installed and used on the number of computers specified by the license. Multi-user licenses also allow the software to be used on a network provided that the maximum number of concurrent users does not exceed the number of computers specified by the license.
Q. We have a multi-user license of Livewire. How do I control the number of concurrent users on my network?
A. Livewire has built-in concurrency control to stop users accessing the software when the maximum number of licenses has been exceeded.
Q. How do I extend my multi-user (5 users or above) version of Livewire?
A. Contact us for details and pricing. You can also purchase 5-user extension licenses from your local reseller.
Q. I have had to reformat my hard disk and my unlock code no longer works. What should I do?
A. Please click here for all questions relating to registering and activating your software.
Q. Can Livewire be used at home by teachers?
A. Yes. A teacher may use Livewire at home for educational purposes so long as the teacher is employed by a licensed institution.
Q. Can Livewire be used at home by students?
A. Yes, we offer a low cost Student / 1-User license of the software (see here) that students can purchase for use at home.
Q. Does the license permit use of Livewire on a portable computer?
A. Only if the portable computer is owned by the licensee and is normally used at the postal address of the licensee.
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