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The AWR Design Environment platform provides RF/microwave engineers with integrated high-frequency circuit (Microwave Office), system (Visual System Simulator), and EM (AXIEM 3D planar/Analyst 3D FEM) simulation technologies and design automation to develop physically-realizable electronics ready for manufacturing.
The first in the series of AWR Design Environment Tips and Tricks, this blog highlights general design environment and Project Browser actions to speed design creation and optimize your use of AWR software.
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The AWR Design Environment workspace displays a separate tabbed window for each object you add to your project, including: schematics, EM structures, system diagrams, layouts, graphs, and other objects. Simulation results also display in the workspace.
Try out these tips to enhance your user experience:
These keystrokes are common to most window types (circuit schematic, system diagram, layout, EM structure, global and output equations). Choose Options > Environment Options > Mouse tab to customize mouse wheel operations.
The Project Browser is active when the AWR Design Environment platform starts, and contains the entire collection of data that defines the current project, including schematics, system diagrams, EM structures, graphs, and other data documents. This data is organized in a tree-like structure of items that you can manipulate.
Try out these general tips to enhance your user experience:
This folder node in the Project Browser allows you to create a customized folder structure and then place any project item (for example, a schematic or graph) into those folders.
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