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User Guides

Quick and easy user guides produced by Parallel Systems


OrCAD Capture
Cap1  Annotate Multi section Parts in Capture 
Cap2  Find and Replace in OrCAD Capture 
Cap3 Intelligent PDF setup
Cap4 Using Power Symbols, Off-page Connectors and Hierarchical Ports in OrCAD Capture 
Cap5 Protect Intellectual Property on a design
Cap6 Viewing Datasheets and intelligent PDFs
Cap7 Using OrCAD Capture User Assigned RefDes control 
Cap8 Advanced Annotation
Cap9 Capture Constraint Manager
Cap10 Using Themes in OrCAD Capture
Cap11 Schematic and PCB Free Viewers
OrCAD Capture CIS
CIS1 Capture CIS Data Sources
CIS2 Setup an Access ODBC Data Source for OrCAD Capture CIS 
CIS3 Setup an Excel ODBC Data Source for OrCAD Capture CIS 
CIS4 Create a OrCAD Capture CIS DBC file
CIS5 Viewing 3D Footprints in OrCAD Capture & displaying Symbols and Footprints in OrCAD Capture CIS 
CIS6 Using Testbench with Capture CIS and PSpice 
CIS7 Migrating CIS Access DB to SQL Server 
OrCAD PSpice
PSp1 Use Spice Models in OrCAD PSpice from vendor models 
PSp2 Creating Simulation Reports from PSpice AD
OrCAD / Allegro PCB Editor
PCB1 Add SKILL routines to the PCB Editor Environment 
PCB2 Create an alternative shaped pad/pin (Like a SOT89 Tab pin) 
PCB3 Create and Using Colour View Files 
PCB4 Define Blind and Buried Vias 
PCB5 Use Design For Assembly 
PCB6 Define padpath and psmpath settings 
PCB7 Delay and Phase Tuning 
PCB8 Differential Pairs in Allegro PCB Editor (Cadence App Note) 
PCB9 Define Differential Pairs 
PCB10 Define Differential Pairs Supplemental Notes. 
PCB11 Dimension Environment 
PCB12 Display padstacks, vias and clines as outlines 
PCB13 Define a Double Sided Surface Mount Component 
PCB14 Import / export DXF files in PCB Editor 
PCB15 Customize the PCB Editor Environment 
PCB16 Where to access Footprints from the Internet 
PCB17 Change Line Width Globally 
PCB18 Rotate a Group in PCB Editor 
PCB19 Define the Height in PCB Editor and OrCAD Capture CIS 
PCB20 Matched Groups 
PCB21 Mechanical Fixing Holes - Via Rings
PCB22 HDI Microvia Utilities 
PCB23 Schedule Nets 
PCB24 Short two or more nets in PCB Editor 
PCB25 Manufacturing data (NC Drill, Gerber, IPC Netlist, ODB++) 
PCB26 Create and Use a Parameter File 
PCB27 Customize menus and define keyboard shortcuts in PCB Editor
PCB28 PCB Editor Tips
PCB29 Reverse Text in PCB Editor 
PCB30 Define Shape Settings 
PCB31 Create a Soldermask shape from an imported DXF File 
PCB32 Symbols and their definitions in PCB Editor 
PCB33 Define and Use Technology Files 
PCB34 Create Via Arrays 
PCB35 Via in Pad Rules 
PCB36 Z-Copy to create other Shapes 
PCB37 Design and Output Slots in PCB Editor 
PCB38 Define a net specific Area in PCB Editor 
PCB39 Define and use Alternative Footprints in PCB Editor
PCB40 STEP 3D in PCB Editor
PCB41 Constraint Modes in PCB Editor
PCB42 Find Filter for Object Types
PCB43 PCB Editor File Properties
PCB44 NCDrill Legend Chart Customisation
PCB45 Generate a Gencad Output From PCB Editor
PCB46 User Defined Templates
PCB47 Adding User Defined Properties
PCB48 List of PCB Footprints Supplied with Cadence PCB Editor (LARGE FILE 22MB)
PCB49 How to customise Workflows in PCB Editor
PCB50 Defining constraints for a DDR memory in PCB Editor
PCB51 PCB Title Block Fields from OrCAD Capture
PCB52 Schematic and PCB Free Viewers
PCB53 Creating a Padstack that uses a Flash Symbol
PCB54 Using Flash and Shape Symbols in PCB Footprints
Cadence Licensing and Installation
Lic1 Cadence Licensing What is locked to what 
Lic2 View the License Manager log file 
Lic3 Install the USB Dongle Drivers 
Lic4 Manually configuring the license manager 
Lic5 Sharing Cadence Licenses from Windows Machines with Active Firewalls 
Lic6 What is in the license file 
Lic7 Where are the License Manager Tools 
Lic8 Changing the Current Cadence License Server 
Lic9 Download Allegro software and Licenses 
Lic10 System Requirements recommended specs
Lic11 Reset the license cache
Lic12 Updating your Cadence Support Account
Lic13 Accessing Service Packs from Cadence
Cadence Signal Integrity
SI1 Signal Integrity Overview
Notes for previous versions
Obs1 Notes applicable to older versions