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User Guides

Quick and easy user guides produced by Parallel Systems

 

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

 

 

 

  OrCAD Capture CIS

8

Setup an Access ODBC Data Source for OrCAD Capture CIS 

9

Create a OrCAD Capture CIS DBC file that works for ICA properties 

10

Setup an Excel ODBC Data Source for OrCAD Capture CIS 

11

Viewing 3D Footprints in OrCAD Capture & displaying Symbols and Footprints in OrCAD Capture CIS 

12

Using Testbench with Capture CIS and PSpice 

13

Using OrCAD Capture User Assigned RefDes control 

14

Capture CIS Data Sources

 

 

 

 OrCAD PSpice

15

Use Spice Models in OrCAD PSpice from vendor models 

16

Creating Simulation Reports from PSpice AD

 

 

 

OrCAD / Allegro PCB Editor

17

Add SKILL routines to the PCB Editor Environment 

18

Create an alternative shaped pad/pin (Like a SOT89 Tab pin) 

19

Create and Using Colour View Files 

20

Create User Definable Columns in Constraint Manager 

21

Creating PCB Editor Net Classes from OrCAD Capture / OrCAD Capture CIS 

22

Define Blind and Buried Vias 

23

Use Design For Assembly 

24

Define padpath and psmpath settings 

25

Delay and Phase Tuning 

26

Differential Pairs in Allegro PCB Editor (Cadence App Note) 

27

Define Differential Pairs 

28

Define Differential Pairs Supplemental Notes. 

29

Dimension Environment 

30

Display padstacks, vias and clines as outlines 

31

Define a Double Sided Surface Mount Component 

32

DRC Marker Definitions for PCB Editor 

33

Import / export DXF files in PCB Editor 

34

Customize the PCB Editor Environment 

35

Where to access Footprints from the Internet 

36

Change Line Width Globally 

37

Rotate a Group in PCB Editor 

38

Define the Height in PCB Editor and OrCAD Capture CIS 

39

Matched Groups 

40

Mechanical Fixing Holes - Via Rings 

41

HDI Microvia Utilities 

42

Net Name Changes via ECO from Schematic 

43

Schedule Nets 

44

Short two or more nets in PCB Editor 

45

Manufacturing data (NC Drill, Gerber, IPC Netlist, ODB++) 

46

Create and Use a Parameter File 

47

Customize menus and define keyboard shortcuts in PCB Editor

48

PCB Editor Tips March 2010. 

49

Reverse Text in PCB Editor 

50

Define Shape Settings 

51

Create a Soldermask shape from an imported DXF File 

52

Symbols and their definitions in PCB Editor 

53

Define and Use Technology Files 

54

Translating an Existing OrCAD Layout Design to PCB Editor 

55

Translating an Existing OrCAD Layout Library for use with PCB Editor 

56

Create Via Arrays 

57

Via in Pad Rules 

58

Z-Copy to create other Shapes 

59

Design and Output Slots in PCB Editor 

60

Define a net specific Area in PCB Editor 

61

Define and use Alternative Footprints in PCB Editor

62

STEP 3D in PCB Editor

63

Constraint Modes in PCB Editor

64

Find Filter for Object Types

65

PCB Editor File Properties

66

NCDrill Legend Chart Customisation

67

Generate a Gencad Output From PCB Editor

68

User Defined Templates

69

Adding User Defined Properties

70

List of PCB Footprints Supplied with Cadence PCB Editor (LARGE FILE 22MB)

 

 

 

Cadence Licensing and Installation

71

Cadence Licensing What is locked to what 

72

View the License Manager log file 

73

Install the USB Dongle Drivers 

74

Manually configuring the license manager 

75

Sharing Cadence Licenses from Windows Machines with Active Firewalls 

76

What is in the license file 

77

Where are the License Manager Tools 

78

Changing the Current Cadence License Server 

79

Download Allegro software and Licenses 

80

System Requirements recommended specs

81

Reset the license cache

82

Updating your Cadence Support Account

83

Accessing Service Packs from Cadence

 

 

 

Cadence Signal Integrity

84

Signal Integrity Overview

 

 

 

Parallel Systems has produced over 300 free tutorials for you

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