Save and Recover to restart simulation

001_example_1 : Save and Recover to restart simulation

Requires: SmartSpice & Smartview

Minimum Versions: SMARTSPICE 3.16.12.R

SmartSpice has ability to save a long simulation to files at specified checkpoints for further recovery and continuation in the case of unexpected breaks, like power shut off, etc. This functionality is performed through so-called checkpoint files and is disabled by default. It is activated through the command line options "+checkpoint/-checkpoint".

1. In input deck specify .TRAN statement with "ckptlist" option:

.TRAN 1n 10m ckptlist 3 3m 5m 7m

2. Start SmartSpice with Save/Restore feature enabled:

> smartspice +checkpoint +multisave ex.in

3. During simulation the *.sav files are created, which can be used to recover simulation at specified point:

> smartspice +checkpoint +recover:3.000m ex.in

Details can be found in the SmartSpice User Manual 1 Chapter 3

The input deck is also a SPICE file and ....