Lesson 9: Save As and Archive

This walk-through demonstrates the Save As and Archive features in OrCAD PSpice Designer 22.1. After you complete this topic, you will be able to:

  • Use the Save As functionality
  • Archive a PSpice project

To follow along, continue with the design from the previous topic or use the provided materials.

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Using the Save As Function

Step 1: Select Design Resources in the Project Hierarchy.

Step 2: Select File > Save Project As from the menu to open the Save Project As window.

Step 3: Select the ellipsis for Destination Directory to open the file browser.

Step 4: Browse for a location to save the files and click Select Folder.

Note: The save as location cannot be within your own project folder.

Step 5: Enter a name for the project in the Project Name field.

Configuring the Project Settings

Step 6: Ensure the following options are selected:

  • Copy DSN to Project Folder
  • Rename DSN to match Project
  • Copy All Referred Files Present Within Project Folder

Step 7: Click OK to save the project.

Note: Creating a new project enables you to preserve the original project while you continue to update your new project.

Archiving the Project

Step 8: Select File > Archive Project from the menu.

Note: This option compresses all required PSpice files into a single zip file. This enables you to easily share your schematics and simulation files with colleagues.

Configuring the Archival Settings

Step 9: Check the options for

  • Library Files
  • Output Files
  • Referenced Projects

Step 10: Select the ellipsis for Archive Directory.

Step 11: Browse to a location to save the Zip file and click Select Folder.

Step 12: Check the option to Create Single Archive File.

Note: If this option is not selected, the design files will simply be copied to the destination folder.

Step 13: Click OK to generate the Zip file. The Zip file is saved in the selected folder.

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