WinPCD beta v0.20 complete

The code for the midrange has been added, so 3-way design now works. It hasn’t been tested as thoroughly as the 2-way section, but it was largely duplication/re-use of the 2-way code. This completes the core of the code, the basis of the application. In fact, I was surprised when I was able to complete this part in less than three days work with maybe a half day devoted to finding a bug that was the result of an editing error. It’s in the hands of a few beta testers now. I may try to corral a few more.

The remaining passive sections will take longer, since they are not directly extensions of the current code, but will be created in the same manner. The extent of new code will be more than the midrange of the 3-way, but will be more a function of time, not difficulty.

The box section yet to be done is a different matter. That will largely be all new and since I’ve not coded any box calculations, I don’t yet know how much time that will require.

WinPCD beta v0.10 complete

The development of the first beta is essentially complete. It provides full design capability for 2-way systems. The only parts not complete are the power response, exporting summed curves to files and system impedance compensation. None of these are essential to be able to design. It is being tested now. I still have to decide if I’ll make it available for download before starting work on the 3-way section.

First post – WinPCD blog

This blog is for the new Windows Passive Crossover Designer (WinPCD). The host, Yahoo, provides built in WordPress blog capability. This provides a feedback mechanism. Certainly better than making updates to my HTML pages.

I’m not sure yet how to handle feedback. I’ve got to check out WordPress functions to prevent spamming. in the end this may be a good thing, since only those who are serious about using WinPCD will be more involved to the point of registering to comment.