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Pspice simulation problem

  1. Sep 13, 2008 #1

    Ald

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    I have a simple circuit 2v supply R and Diode in Pspice that I'm trying to run a simulation on. I get the following message.

    "This action cannot be completed because the other program is busy. Choose 'Switch To' to activate the busy program and correct the problem."

    I have no idea what the other program is they are referring to. When I choose 'Switch To' button my Vista Start menu comes up.

    The Pspice forum doesn't seem to be too active, does anyone know of a more helpful Pspice forum.

    Thanks
     

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  3. Sep 15, 2008 #2

    berkeman

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    Why does it say "Server Busy"? Are you running the program locally, or over a network? Looks to be a server or license server issue.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2008 #3

    Ald

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    I'm running a Student version of Pspice locally. It was running okay.
     
  5. Sep 15, 2008 #4

    berkeman

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    I did a quick google search on +pspice +"server busy", and got a few hits that seemed to imply there may be some time limit or something on some versions of PSpice. Is your version maybe an evaluation version, rather than a full Student Edition? If you look in the Help section under licensing or limitations, does it talk about a time limit?
     
  6. Sep 15, 2008 #5

    Ald

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    The SW is a demo version, best I can tell no time limited. It is crippled in terms of number parts that can be configured.
     
  7. Sep 15, 2008 #6

    berkeman

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    I did a bit of googling, and it looks like Cadence/Orcad no longer offers a demo/student version? There are other places on the Internet where you can download "free" demo versions, but my impression is that they are left-over from old versions, and not supported now.

    There are other free SPICE simulators available, if that is an option for you.
     
  8. Sep 15, 2008 #7

    Ald

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    Thanks for your time and effort, but I have to use PSpice, it's for a class. I'll look around and see if one of the older version will do the job for me. Thanks again.
     
  9. Sep 16, 2008 #8

    Ald

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    Can you aim to one of the older free versions, thanks.
     
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