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

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