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Cadence OrCAD and Allegro Software Download

As part of your purchase you will receive the full media on a DVD via courier but you can also download the full media here. You will also receive your login to the Cadence online support portal (within 7 days of purchase)

Latest Version 17.2

DOWNLOAD FULL MEDIA CADENCE SPB V.17.2 - 2016 (BASE RELEASE) Please use this release for all OrCAD and Allegro products
Requires a 17.2 license file and the latest service pack available from Parallel Systems

Last Previous Version: 16.6

Requires a 16.6 license file and the latest service pack available from Parallel Systems


To run the products, the license manager and the products need to be installed from the Base Release media, either from the DVD, or download link

The license manager may be installed on the same machine as the products, or on a different machine, for example, a shared machine, “license server”, connected to the local network.

Installation Guide:
Start the installer from the Base Release media DVD, or download, and use the “Installation Guide” link to open the installation guide, if required.

License Manager Installation:
Save the file in a local temporary location, like “Desktop”, on the machine that you are installing the license manager onto, this will be needed during the License Manager installation.

New Installation, no previous versions installed:
First install the license manager:
Windows Vista and 7, Server 2008:
Start the installer from the Base Release media DVD, or download, and then use the “License Manager” link from “Setup” to install the license manager.

Windows 8, 8.1, Server 2012:
You will need to get the updated license manager installer from,  then extract the archive and run the setup.exe from the extracted files. (The 16.6 Base Release license manager installer provided on the media will fail to install correctly on Windows 8, 8.1 and Server 2012)

When prompted for the “license file that you were sent”, Browse to the license manager text file saved previously and complete the license manager installation.

Drivers for the USB Dongle:
Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 will usually get the required dongle drivers from Windows Update when the dongle is attached and the machine is connected to the internet, this does not
seem to work as well for the Windows Server editions and a download directly from SafeNet, the USB dongle manufacturer, or an internet search for “safenet hasp latest drivers” will get to the required resource, “Sentinel Downloads”, get the “HASP / LDK Windows GUI Runtime Installer” downloaded locally and run the setup to install the required drivers.

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