OrCAD PCB Design Suites

OrCAD PCB Design & Analysis Suites

OrCAD PCB Design & Analysis Suites provide the industry’s best mix of cutting edge capabilities and tremendous user value. With OrCAD suites you can be assured you have the technology you need to meet today’s toughest design challenges.

PCB Designer Suites

All PCB Design Suites Include:

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Complete Front to Back

PCB Design Flow


$2,630 $530

Save over 50%

  • Real-time PCB Editing
  • Differential Pair Routing
  • Real-time DRC
  • Constraint Management
  • 3D ECAD MCAD co-design
  • Translators: Altium, Eagle, PADS etc

*Most Popular*

Advanced PCB Design for

First Pass Success


All Standard Benefits, plus:

  • Advanced interactive PCB editing
  • Automated rigid flex design
  • Design reuse and replication
  • Advanced diff pair routing
  • Advanced physical, spacing, and electrical rules
  • X-net support
  • Pre-Post layout SI analysis
  • Autorouting with SPECCTRA

OrCAD for Teams

PCB Design & Data Management Built

for the Modern Collaborative Team

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All Standard & Pro Benefits, plus:

  • Native Revision Control
  • Library Management
  • Supply Chain Intelligence
  • Change Management
  • Release to Manufacturing
  • Web Access & Commenting

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Schematic Entry and Libraries

OrCAD Capture Schematic Entry

Hierarchical and Multi-Sheet Schematics

Snap Functions and Grids

Block Diagram Support

Schematic Symbol Editor

Starter Library with Integrated Cloud Library of Millions of Symbols, Footprints and 3D Models and Custom Library Creation

Comprehensive Project Hierarchy

Rule Definition and Management with Real-Time Design Rule Checking

Open Design Framework

Integrated Spice and SI Simulation

Automated Design Cache

Customizable Component Properties and Bill of Material (BOM) Creation

Graphical Design Compare

Automated Annotation/Back Annotation and Ref Des Assignment

Intelligent PDF Output of Schematic

Built-in Translators (Altium, Mentor, Eagle, more)

PCB Layout Creation and Automatic Netlist Generation within your Schematic

Advanced PCB Layout and Routing

Real-Time Design Synchronization

Cross Probing and Cross Placement of Components Between Schematic and PCB

Automated Intelligent Component Placement Using Quick Place

Component Footprint and Padstack Wizard and Editor

SKILL (programming language, runtime, macro and scripting support)

Cross Section Support and Editor with Unlimited Layers

Splitplane Support

Dynamic Shapes and Pad Suppression with Real-Time Plowing and Healing

Extended Net (XNET) Creation and Rules

Differential Pair Support

Automatically Route Nets by Pick

Interactive and Advanced Routing

Stacked Via Edit and Move

Blind and Buried Via Support

Intelligent PDF Output from Board Design

Import/Export of Cross Section, Colors, Design Rules and Parameters


Interactive Delay Tuning

Dynamic Heads-up Display for Critical Nets

Group Route Via Pattern and Via Array/Shielding

Segment Over Void Detection

Placement Replication

Rule-Based Design

Constraint Manager

Physical and Spacing Rules

Via-in-Pad and Pad Entry/Exit rules

Differential Pair Rules

DFx Rules and Checks

Real-time Active Design Rule Checks (DRC)

Constraint Manager Analysis Mode

Electrical Rules

Layer Set and Matched Group Rules

Propagation Delay Rules

Pin Delay Inclusion and Z-Axis Delay Support

Region-Based Rules

Differential Pairs

Definition of Differential Pairs in Either the Schematic or PCB

Differential Pair Routing

Differential Pair Rules

Dynamic Differential Pair Phase Control Rules

Dynamic Heads-Up Display During Routing

Pin Delay and Z-axis Delay

Automated Rigid Flex Design

Hug Contour Routing

Region-Based Rules

Inter-Layer Checks

Multi-Cross Section and Zone Table Chart Support

Dynamic Zones with Cross Hatch and Solid Planes

3D ECAD/MCAD Co-Design

3D Visualization with Collision Detection

Interactive 2D/3D Cross Probing and Cross Placement

3D Bending (FLEX)

MCAD/ECAD Incremental Design Data Exchange (EDMD)

Mechanical CAD Interface

In-Design Simulation and Analysis

Transient, DC, AC, Bias Point PSpice Analysis

PSpice Modeling Applications

Digital and Basic Analog Device Libraries

Waveform Analysis

IBIS Model Support

Pre-Layout Signal Integrity Analysis

Post-Layout Signal Integrity Analysis

Real-Time Impedance and Coupling Analysis

Placement Density Analysis

Real-Time Electrically Aware Placement Vision to Optimize PCB Layout

Real-Time Visual Routing Trace Optimization and Identification of Common Traces Issues

Manufacturing, Assembly, and Testing Support

Output Formats: Gerber 274x, NC Drill, NC Route, IPC-2581, ODB++, IPC-D-356 Netlist

PCB DesignTrue DFM Wizard and DFM Partner Portal Access

Embed Assembly Notes and IPC-2581 Specs Within PCB

2D Drafting and Dimensioning

Automatic Silkscreen Generation

Variant Assembly Drawing

PCB Panelization

Dynamic Shaped-Based Fillet Support and Line Fattening


DFT: Automatic Test Prep, Test Point Rules

PSpice Designer Suites

All PSpice Suites Include:

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PSpice Designer

The Gold Standard in
PCB Simulation and Analysis

$2,400 / yr

  • Full Integration with OrCAD Capture
  • Analog and Digital Simulation Model Libraries
  • Model and Stimulus Editor>
  • Transient, DC Sweep, AC Sweep and Bias Point Analysis
  • Parametric and Temperature Sweeps
  • Component Stress Analysis
  • Mathematical Functions for Waveform Plots and Measurements

PSpice Designer Plus
*Most Popular*

Advanced Simulation for Improving Reliability,
Predictability, Yield, and Cost

$4,800 / yr

All PSpice Designer Benefits, plus:

  • Component tolerance analysis
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Optimizer
  • Parametric Plotter
  • MATLAB integration
  • System C/C++, Verilog A, Verilog AMS Modeling and analysis

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Integrated Simulation

Simulation Capacity
Up to 250 nodes

Open Architecture and Processing Platform

Full Integration with OrCAD Capture

Schematic Probe Assignment

Checkpoint Restart Functionality

Real-Time Failure and Warning Detection

Color Coded Simulation Results

Bias Point Results within the Schematic

Multi-core Engine Support

Auto-convergence Engine

IBIS/DML Model Support

Export Simulation and Graphical Results

Libraries and Modeling

Multi-Vendor Models

Digital Device Libraries

Basic Analog Libraries

Modeling Apps

Analog Behavioral Models

Advanced Analog Libraries

Model Editor

Stimulus Editor

Magnetic Parts Editor

SystemC/C++, Verilog A, Verilog AMS Modeling and Analysis

Advanced Mixed-Signal Simulation

Multiple Simulation Types

Parametric Sweep

Temperature Sweep

Worst-Case timing


Component Stress

Monte Carlo


Component Tolerance

Parametric Plotter

Electromechanical Systems (MATLAB Integration)

Analysis & Reporting

Customizable Waveform Window

Last Plot Viewing

Built-in Functions for Complex Waveform Measurements

Waveform Plots for Real and Complex Functions

Expanded Set of Mathematical Functions

Interactive Waveform Viewer and Analyzer

Built to Scale With You

Only pay for what you need today, then seamlessly scale your design platform to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Have questions? See our FAQ.