Every electrician, in order to be able to do their job, must learn circuitry as an electric circuit is embodied into every electrical device we use today, whether it is the appliance in the kitchen, the car or even the hand held device we use whilst taking a stroll, all of them have an electrical circuit. Each of these individual circuits has been specifically designed to ensure that the device it is in works as it should and uses as little power as possible, yet does not use more than is absolutely necessary. At one time in order to develop these circuits, manufacturers would have to do countless experiments until they came up with the appropriate and best. Each of the experiments at that time; may have needed a new model circuit to be built, taking up time and effort but today it is a different story as there are now circuit simulators available. A circuit simulator can be provided via download and this will enable manufacturers to use one simulated circuit for all their experiments, saving time and effort as well as possibly money. Not only do many of these simulators provide for multiple use but they can also provide valuable analytic data which can assist the manufacturers to perfect the circuit. Although these simulators are something that we could download ourselves and use at home, if we wanted to adapt one device to make it more convenient for our use, we would usually need to have at least a little knowledge of electric circuitry for it to be of the best use to us.
Today, in the teaching of many new electrical students, circuit simulator training is included and is proving a very useful addition to their curriculum. Even if a new student is not specifically taught about circuit simulation in their class, they certainly will have been introduced to it as; the circuit simulator has proven to be a huge asset to the electronics teacher. Before the introduction of circuit simulators, each teacher of electronics would have to have built their own models for circuits that they wanted to demonstrate to a class and in some cases may have to have made a separate circuit for each of their individual students, to ensure that they received first-hand knowledge of circuits. With the simulator now being available to be downloaded, the teacher needs only to ensure that downloads are placed onto each of their students PCS or laptops.
Another purpose for which some of these simulators have been proven to be very useful for are lectures and presentations. If a manufacturer wants to give a presentation about their new product and an explanation of a circuit is involved in that presentation, the ability for the simulator to provide different analytic data in a wide range of formats; can make the presentation far easier to prepare and display. The same of course can be said for lecturers that want to use circuit information in any of their lectures.