This OrCAD Capture tutorial demonstrates several techniques for connecting components. After you complete this tutorial, you will be able to:
If you would like to follow along with this tutorial, you can visit our walk-through page to view video tutorials and download design files .
To follow along with this tutorial, continue with the design you completed for Capture Walk-through 3 or use the design file, CAPTURE TUTORIAL 4_WIRING.DSN.
Reference the provided Smart PDF, capture tutorial.pdf, to assist with wiring.
Note: To copy and paste wires, use CTRL+C and CTRL+V on the keyboard. To repeatedly place a wire use F4 on the keyboard. Add a short wire to the pins that will be connected to buses or net aliases, for components JP1 (pins 1, 5 ,6, 7, 9, 10), JP2( pins 1 and 3) and IC1 (pins 7, 31, 32, and 59)
4. Right click and select End Mode (ESC).
Note: You can easily move sections of your schematic by highlighting and dragging the selection, a component or a wire.
5. Select Place > Bus (B) from the menu.
6. Click to place the bus.
Note: To add a bus at an angle hold down Shift on the keyboard.
7. Right click and select End Mode (ESC).
8. Select Place > Bus Entry (E) from the menu.
9. Click to place the bus entry for JP1 (pins 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 ) and IC1 (pins 31, 32, and 59 )to connect the wires and bus.
Note: Use R on the keyboard to rotate the bus entry.
10. Select Place > Autowire > Connect to Bus from the menu.
11. Select the pin you want to connect then select the bus.
12. Type the name of the net and click OK.
Note: If the bus has sequential nets add the name, a bracket, and the set of numbers. This will add the net names to all the selected nets.
13. Finish wiring the buses according to the provided Capture Tutorial.PDF.
14. Select Place > No Connect from the menu (X).
15. Click on the pins that are not connected according to Capture Tutorial.PDF.
16. Right click and select End Mode (ESC).