The Proteus Design Suite is wholly unique in offering the ability to co-simulate both high and low-level micro-controller code in the context of a mixed-mode SPICE circuit simulation. With this Virtual System Modelling facility, you can transform your product design cycle, reaping huge rewards in terms of reduced time to market and lower costs of development.
If one person designs both the hardware and the software then that person benefits as the hardware design may be changed just as easily as the software design. In larger organisations where the two roles are separated, the software designers can begin work as soon as the schematic is completed; there is no need for them to wait until a physical prototype exists.
In short, Proteus VSM improves efficiency, quality and flexibility throughout the design process..
Project Creation, design creation, pcb creation.
Projects: Create / Save / Open -> Works
Design (Isis): Library / Adding component / Linking Components / Simulate simple circuit -> Works
PCB (Ares): Create / Save / Place component (crashed first time) / Route components manually / AutoPlacer / AutoRouter -> Works
What does not
Installation crashed but workaround is possible (See extra comments)
One crash on very first component placing with ARES. Works perfectly on next tries.
What was not tested
IMPORTANT NOTE: Tried only with Wine 1.6.2, just can't select it in release select INSTALL TIPS: - During installation, local key management does not work, select "Server Key" and leave empty the "Server Name" input. After installation, starts "%installdir%/BIN/LICENCE.EXE and manage your licence keys. - Installation says it fails. In fact all files are correctly installed to programFiles. Only ProgramData files are not copied and it prevents project creation. You can copy a real windows installation if you have one, it will fix project manager.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Dec 25 2019||5.0-rc2-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Garbage||Marcel|
|Current||Linux Mint 18 "Sarah"||Jun 06 2017||2.0.1||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||Jean-Malo Meichel|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"||Feb 19 2016||1.8.1||No, but has workaround||Yes||Silver||Yassine Imounachen|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 24 2016||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||Tarek|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy"||Jan 21 2014||1.6.2||No, but has workaround||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
Error : Proteus 8 Access violation in module 'VGDVC.DLL'
go to winetricks, if you don't have it, you can install it :
sudo aptitude install winetricks
sudo apt-get install winetricks
then open the GUI, either from the menu or a console :
then check, "Select the default wineprefix" and press OK.
then check, "Run regedit" and press OK again.
Now go to :
-> Labcenter Electronics
-> Proteus 8 Professional
You should have the key "Default Graphics Mode" set to some particular integer like 3 or 2.
Change that to 1 by clicking on it twice and entering the number 1.
And you're done, this fix have been proven to work for Proteus 8x under Wine 1.8.7 under Debian Stretch. And should also work for other versions.
That was bloody easy wasn't it.