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OrCAD Capture

1  Annotate Multi section Parts in Capture 
2  Find and Replace in OrCAD Capture 
3 Intelligent PDF setup
4 Using Power Symbols, Off-page Connectors and Hierarchical Ports in OrCAD Capture 
5 Transferring Net Properties from OrCAD Capture to PCB Editor 
6 Protect Intellectual Property on a design
7 Viewing Datasheets and intelligent PDFs
8 Using OrCAD Capture User Assigned RefDes control 
9 Advanced Annotation
10 OrCAD Capture Constraints System (Constraint Manager)
  OrCAD Capture CIS
11 Setup an Access ODBC Data Source for OrCAD Capture CIS 
12 Create a OrCAD Capture CIS DBC file that works for ICA properties 
13 Setup an Excel ODBC Data Source for OrCAD Capture CIS 
14 Viewing 3D Footprints in OrCAD Capture & displaying Symbols and Footprints in OrCAD Capture CIS 
15 Using Testbench with Capture CIS and PSpice 
16 Capture CIS Data Sources
 OrCAD PSpice
17 Use Spice Models in OrCAD PSpice from vendor models 
18 Creating Simulation Reports from PSpice AD
OrCAD / Allegro PCB Editor
19 Add SKILL routines to the PCB Editor Environment 
20 Create an alternative shaped pad/pin (Like a SOT89 Tab pin) 
21 Create and Using Colour View Files 
22 Create User Definable Columns in Constraint Manager 
23 Creating PCB Editor Net Classes from OrCAD Capture / OrCAD Capture CIS 
24 Define Blind and Buried Vias 
25 Use Design For Assembly 
26 Define padpath and psmpath settings 
27 Delay and Phase Tuning 
28 Differential Pairs in Allegro PCB Editor (Cadence App Note) 
29 Define Differential Pairs 
30 Define Differential Pairs Supplemental Notes. 
31 Dimension Environment 
32 Display padstacks, vias and clines as outlines 
33 Define a Double Sided Surface Mount Component 
34 DRC Marker Definitions for PCB Editor 
35 Import / export DXF files in PCB Editor 
36 Customize the PCB Editor Environment 
37 Where to access Footprints from the Internet 
38 Change Line Width Globally 
39 Rotate a Group in PCB Editor 
40 Define the Height in PCB Editor and OrCAD Capture CIS 
41 Matched Groups 
42 Mechanical Fixing Holes - Via Rings 
43 HDI Microvia Utilities 
44 Net Name Changes via ECO from Schematic 
45 Schedule Nets 
46 Short two or more nets in PCB Editor 
47 Manufacturing data (NC Drill, Gerber, IPC Netlist, ODB++) 
48 Create and Use a Parameter File 
49 Customize menus and define keyboard shortcuts in PCB Editor
50 PCB Editor Tips March 2010. 
51 Reverse Text in PCB Editor 
52 Define Shape Settings 
53 Create a Soldermask shape from an imported DXF File 
54 Symbols and their definitions in PCB Editor 
55 Define and Use Technology Files 
56 Translating an Existing OrCAD Layout Design to PCB Editor 
57 Translating an Existing OrCAD Layout Library for use with PCB Editor 
58 Create Via Arrays 
59 Via in Pad Rules 
60 Z-Copy to create other Shapes 
61 Design and Output Slots in PCB Editor 
62 Define a net specific Area in PCB Editor 
63 Define and use Alternative Footprints in PCB Editor
64 STEP 3D in PCB Editor
65 Constraint Modes in PCB Editor
66 Find Filter for Object Types
67 PCB Editor File Properties
68 NCDrill Legend Chart Customisation
69 Generate a Gencad Output From PCB Editor
70 User Defined Templates
71 Adding User Defined Properties
72 List of PCB Footprints Supplied with Cadence PCB Editor (LARGE FILE 22MB)
73 How to customise Workflows in PCB Editor
Cadence Licensing and Installation
74 Cadence Licensing What is locked to what 
75 View the License Manager log file 
76 Install the USB Dongle Drivers 
77 Manually configuring the license manager 
78 Sharing Cadence Licenses from Windows Machines with Active Firewalls 
79 What is in the license file 
80 Where are the License Manager Tools 
81 Changing the Current Cadence License Server 
82 Download Allegro software and Licenses 
83 System Requirements recommended specs
84 Reset the license cache
85 Updating your Cadence Support Account
86 Accessing Service Packs from Cadence
Cadence Signal Integrity
87 Signal Integrity Overview

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