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Cadence PCB

OrCAD & Allegro now share the same PCB engine

 Cadence PCB Editor

Now found in all OrCAD PCB and Allegro PCB Suites. Comprehensive PCB solutions with advanced place and route technology

Explore the Cadence PCB Range

Intelligent Place and Route

Maximize your productivity with intelligent automatic and interactive etch editing and placement capabilities


Bridge your MCAD-ECAD flows and design environments with import and export support for IPC-2581, 3D STEP, and IDX

Constraint Management

Ensure rules compliance with constraint manager's real-time validation and status of physical/spacing, net, region, diff pair, and length rules

Integration and Productivity

Speed your way through tasks with an extensive feature set and tight application integration that boosts productivity and ensures data integrity

Future-Proof Scalability

Maximize your investment knowing the design technologies and products can grow with your future design requirements and evolving technology challenges

Integrated Design Flows

Easily analyze your designs to meet project goals and achieve first-pass success with integrated SI, analog, mixed-signal, and constraint design flows
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 Customisable Visibility Pane
VIDEO Dynamic Shape Pin Connection By Layer (Global/Shape/Pin/Layer)
VIDEO Dynamic Cross Hatch Shapes
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 Import Altium PCB (schematic also available)
VIDEO Import EAGLE PCB (schematic also available)
VIDEO Import IFF RF Shapes
VIDEO Import Export DXF
VIDEO MCAD/ECAD Incremental design data exchange (IDX)  
  Import Export IDF
VIDEO STEP 3D viewer for selected item or complete PCB.
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 Dynamic Phase Control rules  
VIDEO CAD Translators - Import Mentor® Boardstation
VIDEO Max Via Count rules
VIDEO Dynamic DFA rules based interactive placement
VIDEO Offset Routing
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 Backdrilling  
VIDEO Design Planning ‐ Plan Spatial Feasibility analysis & feedback 
VIDEO Design Planning ‐ Generate Topological Plan 
VIDEO Design Planning ‐ Convert Topological plan to traces (CLINES)  
  Auto Connect (Breakout, Connect, Compress, Spread, Nudge, Push)
VIDEO Auto Interactive Break-out (AiBT)
VIDEO Automatic  Delay Tune (AiDT)
VIDEO Automatic  Phase Tune (AiPT)
VIDEO Package Pin Delay (for die‐2‐die delay) rules  
VIDEO Z‐Axis delay feedback  
VIDEO Remove Tuning
VIDEO Timing Vision (Coloured tracks based on constraint adherence)
  High Speed Via Structures
VIDEO Via Voiding Differential Pairs
  Tabbed Routing
VIDEO Single net Return Paths Vias
VIDEO Electrical Constraint rule set (ECSets) / Topology Apply  
VIDEO Electrical rules (Reflection, Timing, Crosstalk) 
VIDEO Advanced Constraints (formulas, relational)  
VIDEO Fabric Weave Effect Zig Zag Auto Interactive
VIDEO Differential Pair Return Path Vias
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 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
  Soldermask for embedded components
  Support for copy and swap embedded components
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

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