We have introduces Keyboard Shortcuts for DCACLab so that you can use the online circuit simulator more easily than before.
- Flip the components
- Rotate the components
- Undo and Redo steps
- Color of Components
Keyboard shortcut to flip the components in DCACLab
In order to flip the component you have to click on it. You will get to know that the element is selected when the gear sign appears. Tap F Key to flip the selected component.
Note : If the component is not supposed to flip it will vibrate for an instant.
Keyboard shortcuts to rotate the components in DCACLab
Rotation can be done in two ways. Press R key to rotate the selected component clockwise direction and press Shift + R Key for anticlockwise direction.
Note : If the component is not supposed to rotate it will vibrate for an instant.
Keyboard shortcuts for Undo and Redo steps in DCACLab
While working with your circuit you might need to go back or forth the steps. There was a button for undo and redo at the top of the board.
However, For the ease of your experience we have introduced the shortcut keys that is Ctrl + Z for UNDO (Get back to the previous step) and Shift + Ctrl + Z for Redo (Get back to the next step which you came back from).
Note : Once you took certain action after undo you can’t get back to that step again.
How to change the Color of Components in DCACLab
There are certain components such as Lamp bulb, LED and the wires which we can change the color of.
How to change the Color of LED in DCACLab
#Step 1 : Select an LED which you want to change the color of and chick on the color button appears beside the selected LED.
#Step 2 : When you click on the color button which appears beside the selected LED, a strip which contain the list of colors will appear.
#Step 3 : You will see the LED of the color which you’ve had selected.
Note : The threshold voltage for the LED to light up will be effected as the corresponding voltage you select.
How to change the Color of Lamp Bulb in DCACLab
Step 1 : Select the bulb which you want to change the color of, the gear sign and a color button will appear beside the selected bulb.
Step 2 : Click on the color button which appears in step 1, a strip with the color options will appear.
Step 3 : Click on the desired color from the option appears in step 2, the bulb will be converted into the color which you have had selected and will glow of the same color.
How to change the Color of Wires in DCACLab
Step 1 : While working with the circuit click on the wire which you want to change the color of. Same as before the gear and the color button will appear beside the selected wire.
Step 2 : A strip of colors will appear after you click on the color button in the step 1. Click on the selected color in order to change the color of the selected wire.
Step 3 : The color of the wire will be changed to your desired color.
Customizing the color of wires helps us to define the different part and section of the circuits easily and make it more interactive for others specially if we are sharing the idea with others.
Try the above shortcuts in DCACLab and let us know about your experience, We will be glad to hear from you ! 🙂