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OrCAD PCB Designer Standard

Now uses the Cadence Allegro PCB engine



Cadence OrCAD PCB Designer Standard

No pin limits,

No layer limits...


This page describes detailed features of the OrCAD PCB Designer Standard Suite.


The suite includes:

OrCAD Capture,

Cadence PCB Editor Standard

Cadence Allegro 3D

OrCAD SigXplorer,

OrCAD PSpice AD AA Lite


To compare the full range please visit the matrix

£549  for a 1 year licenseor

£1,895  for a permanent license

£75     for a USB dongle

(all prices + VAT)

VIDEOPhysical, Spacing, Same net, Netclass and Class to Class rules
VIDEODFM Pad Entry / Exit Rules  
VIDEODynamic pad suppression / Unused Pad removal  
VIDEOCross Section Editor
VIDEOPadstack Editor IPC2581 Compliant
VIDEOInteractive Routing using Working Layer (layer selection popup)
VIDEOMultiple placement options, manual, quickplace, auto and room
VIDEOPlacement directly from schematic, individually or window select
VIDEODynamic Shapes  (dynamic copper pours) Plow and Heal
VIDEOPush, Shove and Hug interactive editing  
VIDEOEmbedded net names
VIDEOCurve Routing
VIDEOAuto Finish (Route Completion Tool)
VIDEOThrough Board Transparency (OpenGL)
VIDEOMulti‐line routing  (Group Routing)
VIDEOFan‐out generators
VIDEOFlip Board
VIDEOExcellon NC Drill File export
VIDEOGerber 274X, 274D artwork Output  
VIDEOIPC2581 Import / Export
VIDEOMentor® ODB++ and universal viewer  
VIDEODFM Checks including soldermask, solderpaste and more
VIDEODynamic rat suppression
VIDEOMove with autoroute adjust (Slide)
VIDEORoute cleanup, optimization (Glossing)  
VIDEO Impedance Calculator
VIDEOInteractive / Automatic Silkscreen generation  
VIDEOBlind Buried Single Click multiple via instantiation  
VIDEO Manual Design For Test (DFT) / Test Prep  
VIDEOComponent Height DRC
VIDEOAligment x and y for components and modules
VIDEOAssociative Dimensioning  
VIDEOSplit View
VIDEOSnake Routing for Hex pattern ICs
VIDEOSTEP 3D viewer for selected item or complete PCB.
VIDEOMCAD/ECAD Incremental design data exchange (IDX)  
VIDEOImport Altium PCB (schematic also available)
VIDEOImport EAGLE PCB (schematic also available)
VIDEOImport IFF RF Shapes
VIDEOApplication Mode (General, Etch, Placement)
VIDEOApplication Mode (shape)
VIDEOScribble Sketch Routing
VIDEOFull Skill Support
VIDEOGroup route Bus Route and via patterns
VIDEOLine Fattening
VIDEODifferential Pair Static Phase Control rules  
VIDEODifferential Pairs Physical rules and routing  
VIDEOFloating Networked License
VIDEO12 Months Maintenance Support Included In Purchase Price
VIDEOGraphical, flat and hierarchical page editor and Picture block hierarchy
VIDEOOrCAD Marketplace to download OrCAD apps
VIDEOOrCAD PSpice AD Lite (up to 75 nodes)
VIDEONet Groups - Complex bus definition
VIDEO44,000 Schematic symbols
VIDEOColoured Components / nets
VIDEOTcl TK scripting support 
VIDEOOnline design rule check including custom DRC capability and Waive DRC
VIDEOForward and back-annotation of properties / pin-and-gate swaps 
VIDEOSchematic Part and Library editor
VIDEOCross-probing and cross-placing
VIDEOFPGA design-in / pin import & export 
VIDEOMultiple PCB netlist interfaces 
VIDEOSI Topology creation
VIDEODigi-Key (PartLink App) Component Parametric data directly from web
VIDEOProperty editor for pins, components, nets
VIDEOOrCAD SigXplorer SI Analysis
VIDEOIntelligent PDF creation
VIDEOAdvanced Annotation
VIDEODesign Compare (detail and Graphical)
VIDEODefault Demo designs
VIDEOExtended Preferences
VIDEOExport ISCF (Intel Schematic Connectivity Format)
VIDEOExport / Import XML 
VIDEOAltium Importer Schematic (PCB also available)
VIDEOEagle Importer Schematic (PCB also available)
VIDEOOrCAD PSpice AD Lite (up to 75 nodes)
VIDEOPre- & Post-route signal integrity analysis 
 Graphical topology definition and exploration 
 Interactive waveform viewer 
 Macro modelling support (DML) 
 IBIS 5.0 support 
 IBIS ICM model support 
 Lossy transmission lines 
 Coupled (3 net) simulation 
 Differential pair exploration and simulation

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