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One scalable PCB design software engine is used in all levels of OrCAD and Allegro,

So you will never have to learn another PCB GUI again

 

OrCAD Lite  Free 

OrCAD Lite can be used as a viewer to open any size .DSN schematic or .BRD for PCB. Lite also allows you to draw schematics, edit PCB designs and run small PSpice simulations. You will only be able to save designs up to a certain size limit. If you are looking to evaluate then you will need a temporary license of the correct level to unlock the specific features 
 

OrCAD PCB Designer STANDARD  £1,795  Comparison matrix

(floating license including 12 months maintenance)

OrCAD Standard features include schematic entry, PCB editing, manufacturing outputs, STEP 3D visualization, Intelligent PDF output, Impedance Calculator, Constraint Manager, Crossprobe Crossplace, Digikey Partlink, 44,000 components, PCB footprint wizard, push shove routing, FPGA Design In, No pin limits, No layer limits and many more features

 

OrCAD PCB Designer PROFESSIONAL  £4,495 Comparison matrix

(floating license including 12 months maintenance)    

OrCAD Professional includes more functionality for constraint management, advanced PCB editing, and upgraded placement. The Professional Suite brings advanced technology to the mainstream, allowing designers to define rules in the initial stages of the design process using a simple spreadsheet interface. This constraint-driven design flow accelerates the time to first-pass design success, while reducing the overall costs of end products. With constraint manager you can define rules for: Individual nets, differential pairs, regions, specific layers, specific rules for nets on layers, and more.

 

Allegro PCB Designer (Rental or Perpetual) Comparison matrix

 (floating license including 12 months maintenance)    

In addition to the features in the OrCAD level PCB Editor, Allegro PCB Designer uses a scalable, base plus options model that allows designers to cost-effectively match the technological and methodological needs to the capabilities of their tool. With this scalability designers can be confident that Allegro has the tools necessary for even the most complex of tasks. PCB Designer is production-proven to increase productivity and help engineers quickly ramp up to volume production.

 

Allegro PCB High Speed Option (Rental or Perpetual)  Overview Video

The Allegro PCB High Speed Option is not only for high speed designs such as USB3, SATA3 etc it is also excellent for speeding up the design process. With customer testimonials stating this option has reduced the design cycle by months, it's worth knowing just how quick this can take a complex design to completion.

  

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Cadence Tutorial Videos

  LICENSING AND SUPPORT
VIDEO Floating Networked License
VIDEO 12 Months Maintenance Support Included In Purchase Price
  SCHEMATIC ENTRY + DATA MANAGEMENT
VIDEO Graphical, flat and hierarchical page editor and Picture block hierarchy
VIDEO OrCAD Capture Market place for Apps, Models, Symbols and more
VIDEO Net Groups - Complex bus definition
VIDEO Intelligent PDF creation
VIDEO AutoWire
VIDEO 44,000 Schematic symbols
VIDEO 3D Footprint Viewer
VIDEO Coloured Components / nets
VIDEO Tcl TK scripting support 
VIDEO Online design rule check including custom DRC capability and Waive DRC
VIDEO Forward and back-annotation of properties / pin-and-gate swaps 
VIDEO Schematic Part and Library editor
VIDEO Cross-probing and cross-placing
VIDEO FPGA design-in / pin import & export 
VIDEO Multiple PCB netlist interfaces 
VIDEO SI Topology creation
VIDEO Digi-Key (PartLink App) Component Parametric data directly from web
VIDEO Property editor for pins, components, nets
VIDEO Component Information System
VIDEO Windows ODBC compatible format
VIDEO Interface to relational database and management systems 
VIDEO Database query for part selection and parametric properties
VIDEO Schematic and BOM Variants Manager (Parts not Fitted and more).
VIDEO ActiveParts.com over 2,000,000 schematic parts ready to place
VIDEO CIS Database Management Interface (access control and more)
VIDEO Part search DIGIKEY, FARNELL, FUTURE, MOUSER, ARROW
  PCB EDITOR 
VIDEO Physical, Spacing, Same net, Netclass and Class to Class rules
VIDEO DFM Pad Entry / Exit Rules  
VIDEO Interactive Routing using Working Layer (layer selection popup)
VIDEO Multiple placement options, manual, quickplace, auto and room
VIDEO Placement directly from schematic, individually or window select
VIDEO Dynamic Shapes  (dynamic copper pours) Plow and Heal
VIDEO Snake Routing for Hex pattern ICs
VIDEO Push, Shove and Hug interactive editing  
VIDEO Embedded net names
VIDEO Curve Routing
VIDEO Auto Finish (Route Completion Tool)
VIDEO Through Board Transparency (OpenGL)
VIDEO Multi‐line routing  (Group Routing)
VIDEO Fan‐out generators
VIDEO Flip Board
VIDEO Dynamic pad suppression / Unused Pad removal  
VIDEO STEP 3D In/Out - IDF 3.0 In/Out - DXF In/Out 
VIDEO STEP 3D viewer for selected item or complete PCB.
VIDEO MCAD/ECAD Incremental design data exchange (IDX)  
VIDEO Excellon NC Drill File export
VIDEO Gerber 274X, 274D artwork Output  
VIDEO IPC2581 Import / Export
VIDEO Mentor® ODB++ and universal viewer  
VIDEO DFM Checks including soldermask, solderpaste and more
VIDEO Dynamic rat suppression
VIDEO Move with autoroute adjust (Slide)
VIDEO Route cleanup, optimization (Glossing)  
VIDEO Cross Section Editor
VIDEO  Impedance Calculator
VIDEO Interactive / Automatic Silkscreen generation  
VIDEO Single Click multiple via instantiation  
VIDEO  Manual Design For Test (DFT) / Test Prep  
VIDEO Component Height DRC
VIDEO Aligment x and y for components and modules
VIDEO Associative Dimensioning  
VIDEO CAD Translators - Import PADS, PCAD, OrCAD Layout
VIDEO Shape based curve fillet support, tapered traces
VIDEO Placement replication, template based design reuse  
VIDEO Differential Pairs Physical rules and routing  
VIDEO Constraint Regions, region based rules (Rigid‐Flex; BGA regions) 
VIDEO Total Etch Length - Max/Min Length
VIDEO Interactive Delay Tuning  
VIDEO Automatic Design For Test (DFT) / Test Prep  
VIDEO CAD Translators - Import Mentor® Boardstation
VIDEO Max Via Count rules
VIDEO Dynamic Heads‐up Display for critical rules  
VIDEO Dynamic DFA rules based interactive placement
VIDEO Differential Pair Static Phase Control rules  
VIDEO Offset Routing
VIDEO Layer set rules
VIDEO Extended (X)net rules
VIDEO Propagation delay rules (Min/Max, Relative) for nets or groups
VIDEO Pin Pair rules 
VIDEO Net Scheduling, T‐Point rules (pin to T‐point), T-Point definition
VIDEO Via array / Shielding - Shape and Trace based
VIDEO Design planning ‐ Create hierarchical Bundles 
VIDEO Design planning ‐ Create, Edit Flows
VIDEO Design planning ‐ Assign Flows to Layers 
VIDEO Dynamic Shape based curve fillet support, tapered traces
VIDEO Split View
VIDEO Group route via pattern
VIDEO Design Planning ‐ Plan Spatial Feasibility analysis & feedback 
VIDEO Design Planning ‐ Generate Topological Plan 
VIDEO Design Planning ‐ Convert Topological plan to traces (CLINES)  
VIDEO Auto Interactive Break-out (AiBT)
VIDEO Auto Interactive Delay Tune (AiDT)
VIDEO Auto Interactive Phase Tune (AiPT)
VIDEO Remove Tuning
VIDEO Timing Vision (Coloured tracks based on constraint adherence)
VIDEO Electrical Constraint rule set (ECSets) / Topology Apply  
VIDEO Electrical rules (Reflection, Timing, Crosstalk) 
VIDEO Package Pin Delay (for die‐2‐die delay) rules  
VIDEO Dynamic Differential Pair Phase Control rules  
VIDEO Z‐Axis delay feedback  
VIDEO Advanced Constraints (formulas, relational)  
VIDEO Backdrilling  
VIDEO Segment over void detection  
VIDEO Spread lines between voids  
VIDEO Constraint Manager: HDI rule set
VIDEO Micro-via and associated spacing, stacking and via-in-pad rules
VIDEO Constraint driven HDI design flow
VIDEO HDI micro-via stack editing
VIDEO Line Fattening
VIDEO Hug Contour routing (Flex)  
VIDEO Manufacturing rule support for embedding components  
VIDEO Embed components on inner layers
VIDEO Support for Cavities on inner layers  
VIDEO Support for Vertically placed components on inner layers
VIDEO Dual Side Contact Embedded Components
VIDEO Concurrent Team Design ‐ Layer by Layer
VIDEO Concurrent Team Design ‐ Functional block partitioning
VIDEO Concurrent Team Design ‐ Team design dashboard
VIDEO Concurrent Team Design ‐ Soft boundaries
VIDEO Concurrent Team Design - Constraint Editing and Netclasses per Partition
   
VIDEO PSpice SIMULATION
VIDEO Bias Point, DC sweep, AC sweep & transient analysis (with Temperature)
VIDEO Parametric Analysis
VIDEO Learning PSpice Free Templates
VIDEO Monte Carlo: Statistical circuit behaviour and yield (Worst Case)
VIDEO Smoke: Detects component stress 
VIDEO Example Design Simple Circuit 1
VIDEO Example Design Simple Circuit 2
VIDEO Example Design Simple Circuit 3
VIDEO Example Design Simple Circuit 4
VIDEO Example Design Simple Circuit 5
VIDEO Example Design Simple Circuit 6
VIDEO Example Design Simple Circuit 7
VIDEO Pre- & Post-route signal integrity analysis