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OrCAD PCB Designer Professional

Now uses the Cadence Allegro PCB engine



Cadence OrCAD PCB Designer Professional

No pin limits,

No layer limits...


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

The suite includes:

OrCAD Capture,

Cadence PCB Editor Professional

Cadence Specctra for OrCAD Auto-interactive Router

Cadence Allegro 3D

OrCAD SigXplorer,

OrCAD PSpice AD AA Lite

To compare the full range please visit the matrix


VIDEO Floating Networked License
VIDEO 12 Months Maintenance Support Included In Purchase Price
VIDEO Graphical, flat and hierarchical page editor and Picture block hierarchy
VIDEO OrCAD Marketplace to download OrCAD apps
VIDEO OrCAD PSpice AD Lite (up to 75 nodes)
VIDEO Net Groups - Complex bus definition
VIDEO AutoWire
VIDEO 44,000 Schematic symbols
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 OrCAD SigXplorer SI Analysis
VIDEO Intelligent PDF creation
VIDEO Advanced Annotation
VIDEO Design Compare (detail and Graphical)
VIDEO Default Demo designs
VIDEO Extended Preferences
VIDEO Export ISCF (Intel Schematic Connectivity Format)
VIDEO Export / Import XML 
VIDEO Altium Importer Schematic (PCB also available)
VIDEO Eagle Importer Schematic (PCB also available)
VIDEO OrCAD PSpice AD Lite (up to 75 nodes)
VIDEO Physical, Spacing, Same net, Netclass and Class to Class rules
VIDEO DFM Pad Entry / Exit Rules  
VIDEO Dynamic pad suppression / Unused Pad removal  
VIDEO Cross Section Editor
VIDEO Padstack Editor IPC2581 Compliant
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 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 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  Impedance Calculator
VIDEO Interactive / Automatic Silkscreen generation  
VIDEO Blind Buried 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 Split View
VIDEO Snake Routing for Hex pattern ICs
VIDEO STEP 3D viewer for selected item or complete PCB.
VIDEO MCAD/ECAD Incremental design data exchange (IDX)  
VIDEO Import Altium PCB (schematic also available)
VIDEO Import EAGLE PCB (schematic also available)
VIDEO Import IFF RF Shapes
VIDEO Application Mode (General, Etch, Placement)
VIDEO Application Mode (shape)
VIDEO Scribble Sketch Routing
VIDEO Full Skill Support
VIDEO Group route Bus Route and via patterns
VIDEO Line Fattening
VIDEO Differential Pair Static Phase Control rules  
VIDEO Differential Pairs Physical rules and routing  
VIDEO Propagation delay rules (Relative) for nets or groups
VIDEO Propagation delay rules (Min/Max) for nets or groups
VIDEO Dynamic Heads‐up Display for critical rules  
VIDEO Hug Contour routing (Flex)  
VIDEO Shape based curve fillet support, tapered traces
VIDEO Placement replication, template based design reuse  
VIDEO Constraint Regions, region based rules (Rigid‐Flex; BGA regions) 
VIDEO Total Etch Length - Max/Min Length
VIDEO Delay Tuning  
VIDEO Automatic Design For Test (DFT) / Test Prep  
VIDEO Impedance Single Ended Worksheet
VIDEO Net Scheduling, T‐Point rules (pin to T‐point), T-Point definition
VIDEO Via array / Shielding - Shape and Trace based
VIDEO Extended (X)net rules
VIDEO Pin Pair rules 
VIDEO Segment over void detection  
VIDEO Spread lines between voids  
VIDEO Multi Cross Section support for Rigid Flexi
VIDEO Rigid Flexi Zone Management
VIDEO Dynamic Zone Placement
VIDEO Inter Layer Checks for Rigid Flexi
VIDEO Layer set rules
VIDEO OrCAD PSpice AD Lite (up to 75 nodes)
VIDEO Pre- & 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
VIDEO 6 Signal Layers at a time (no board layer limit or pin limit)
  Shape-based or Gridded routing
  SMD Fanout 
  Trace Width by Net and Net Classes
  45-degree / Memory Pattern Routing 
  Interactive Routing with Shoving and Plowing 
  Interactive Floorplanning
  Online Design Rule Checking
  Flip, Rotate, Align, Push, and Move Components 
  Placement Density Analysis


Compare the OrCAD and Allegro suites and choose your perfect level


Compare the OrCAD and Allegro suites and choose your perfect level


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