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Capture Walk-through: Getting Started

This tutorial will assist in setting up the downloaded design files, allowing you to follow along with the Capture Walk-through video series.  

1. Download the zipped practice files. 

2. Save the file to your computer and open. 

Note: Included in the zipped file is a starting design file for every video (beginning with Capture Walk-through 2: Creating Parts), a completed design, a Smart PDF of the completed design, two schematic library files and PCB footprints and padstacks. 

3. Copy (CTRL+C) the CAPTURE TUTORIAL2.OLB library file. 

4. Paste (CTRL+V) the library into the standard OrCAD Capture Library location: 


5. Open the PCB Footprints folder. 

6. Select All contents in the folder and Copy (CTRL+C). 

7. Paste (CTRL+V) the files into the standard OrCAD PCB Footprint and Padstacks library location: