Make First-Pass Success The Norm,
Not The Exception

Tired of going through multiple design spins to fix issues your CAD software should have helped find in the first place? Concerned about your “all-in-one” package not having the capabilities needed to be competitive today and tomorrow? Tired of ever-increasing prices and paying for inconsistent features you don’t need or want, all while critical bugs go unresolved?

It’s time to take a look at OrCAD

NOW is the Time

SPECIAL OFFER: Switch to OrCAD For less than the cost of your Altium subscription

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OrCAD provides a complete, scalable environment with the best-in-class capabilities you need. Make first-pass success an expectation with OrCAD.

Real-Time Design

See what design could be like with instant feedback as you work. From constraint adherence, DFM rules, library, and supply chain updates to copper and shapes all aspects of OrCAD are designed to give you feedback in real-time. Get the information you need to make the right design decision the first time, every time.

High-Speed Optimized

Designing high-speed interfaces takes special care. OrCAD provides the tools you need to tune, track, and complete these critical routes in your design. From real-time heads up display, to automated route guidance, and a complete set of hierarchical high-speed design rules, you can tackle your highspeed challenges with confidence.

DFM as You Design

DFM isn’t just something that happens at the end of your design. Designing WITH manufacturing in mind happens during the entire process. The real-time DFM checks and seamless ability to pass critical manufacturing data back and forth with your manufacturer at any stage of design makes prepping for manufaturing a sign-off process not a headache.

Supply Chain Integllience Inside

You never want your design delayed because parts couldn’t be procured. Leverage the integrated supply chain intelligence capabilities in OrCAD to ensure the parts you select will meet your functional, cost, and supply chain requirements upfront.  Supply chain shortages may be unpredictable. That doesn’t mean you design process needs to be.

Simulation & Analysis Built-In

Simulation is a key tool for engineers to verify correct electrical function and quickly optimize designs before going to prototype. In-design analysis in OrCAD lets you perform SPICE and SI analysis seamlessly on your designs. With results available directly inside the design canvas, it’s easy to fix problems before you get to hardware.

Design Data Management on Your Terms

Keeping track of all your design data as it evolves is no simple task. OrCAD provides a complete set of tools to help you keep your designs on track. From revision control, change management, and libraries to IP reuse and release to manufacturing, OrCAD has you covered. Best of all, this does not require a propriety cloud environment or subscription lock-in to use. It’s your data, we are just keeping it organized.

[Since switching to OrCAD] now when I send my designs to fab, it always gets manufactured and is exactly what I asked for."

– Vitaly Degtyarov President, Phantom Motion

Compare for Yourself

The OrCAD scalable design environment gives you the ability to select the best price & feature mix that meets your needs today with the ability to seamlessly scale tomorrow. No new tools to learn. No translations.

  • Only pay for the features you need
  • Seamlessly add capabilities as you need them
  • No vendor cloud lock-in
  • Mix and match capabilities based on individual needs while still enabling IP sharing (designs, libraries, etc)
Features OrCAD Pro Altium Designer OrCAD X Pro
Unified UI
Footprint Creation
Symbol Creation
Schematic Design
PCB Layout & Routing
CAD Libs Included (symbol, footprint, 3D models)
Manufacturing Outputs
DRC Engine
Constraint Rule Set
DFM Rules & Setup
SPICE Analysis
3D ECAD View
High-Speed Design Rules & Routing
Collaborative PCB Layout
Multi-Tab Editing
Creepage & Clearance
3D Collision Detection
MCAD Integration
Flex Design
In-Design Analysis
SI Analysis
Shape Based Autorouting
Supply Chain Intelligence
Change Management & Team Design
Cloud Based Data & Lib Management
Review & Markup
Native SOLIDWORKS Integration (3rd Party Option)
CAD Translators
Full Support | Partially Supported | Not Supported


Yes! We have a full set of CAD translators included to convert your designs and libraries over as needed. Our team is here to help with this process as well to ensure you can hit the ground running.

OrCAD & Allegro share the same architecture and user interface providing an unparalleled level of flexibility and scalability. Teams using OrCAD can collaborate on files, libraries, IP, and more with those using Allegro seamlessly. The difference is the level of automation and advanced capabilities you can leverage within Allegro.
Absolutely. We have several training options available to you. From self-paced e-learning to virtual and on-sire instructor led courses I’m sure there is a course for you. You can also check out our introductory walkthrough meant to get new users acclimated quickly. You can learn more about our training options

That’s one of the great things about OrCAD. With its scalable architecture you can add capabilities as needed all while keeping the same file structure and data model ensuring compatibility and IP reuse stays in intact while your design needs grow.

No. It is your choice. OrCAD is architected to support cloud or on-premise deployment whatever your needs may be.


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