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PSpice Walk-through 2: Placing Parts

This tutorial demonstrates how to place PSpice parts into a Capture schematic in version 17.4 (2021). After you complete this tutorial, you will be able to:

  • Place PSpice parts on your schematic
  • Perform a part search and place the part

To follow along, continue working with the design completed in PSpice Walk-through 1 or open the provided design file in the folder directory, PSpice Walk-through 2_Placing Parts.

1. Select Place > PSpice Component > Resistor.


2. Click to place the resistors on the schematic. Reference the above image for part placement.

Note: To rotate, use the key R on the keyboard.

3. Select Place > PSpice Component > Capacitor.
4. Click to place on the schematic
5. Select Place > PSpice Component > PSpice Ground.
6. Click to place on the schematic.
7. Right click and select End Mode (ESC).
8. Select Place > PSpice Component > Search.
9. In the Search window, type 74*16 and Search (Enter).

Note: Use the wildcard symbol * as a variable to search all part names and descriptions.  The search results retrieved include all part names and descriptions that include the characters you entered.

10. In the Search window, type Counter and Search (Enter).
11. Double click the part in the search results.
12. Click to place in the schematic.
13. Right click and select End Mode (ESC).
14. Click to select the component. Right click and select Delete.


Note: To see a symbol before you place it on the schematic, right click on the part listing and select View Symbol.

15. Select Place > PSpice Component > Source > Voltage Sources > DC.  
16. Click to place in the schematic.
17. Right click and select End Mode (ESC).

Note: Independent Sources or PWL Sources can be placed from the Modeling Application (Place > PSpice Component > Modeling Application > Sources). From the Independent Sources window, you can choose several types of sources such as step, sine, and impulse. You can select the parameters and the tool will generate the source.