OrCAD Version History

Current Release: 23.1.1

A History of Constant Innovation

23.X Highlights

Experience next generation design solutions today with the latest feature packed release of OrCAD. 

Introducing OrCAD X

The next generation PCB design built on the industry standard OrCAD PCB design flow.

LiveDoc

Automatically create and update your PCB documentation as you design saving you countless hours and headaches come release to manufacturing time.

LiveBOM

Access critical supply chain insights direclty inside OrCAD to ensure orderable and up to date BOMs from the beginning.

Full Release History

Version

Versions
  • 16.6 (3)
  • 16.5 (3)

Product

Products
  • PCB Editor (17)
  • Capture (14)
  • PSpice (11)
  • CIP (8)
  • Presto (2)

Want to Upgrade?

Get access to the latest features. 

PSpice

Release Date: 03/25/2024

ISO Transient Sources

    ISO Transient sources for automotive applications including ISO 7637-2 for electrical disturbances form conduction and coupling and ISO 16750-2 for environmental conditions and related testing.

    Performance Improvements

      Parallel simulation support for parametric sweep, temperature sweep, and Monte Carlo Analysis on desktop to improve performance.

      Noise Contributors

        Control noise contributors in noise analysis to produce an accurate simulation.

        Audio Simulation Support

          Use a .wav file as a simulation input or export a .wav file as an output to perform audio simulations.

          Simulation Personas

            Use and create PSpice simulation personas as a simplified way to globally apply simulator options.

            Presto

            Release Date: 03/25/2024

            Design Review and Markup Improvements

              Easily archive and remove embedded comments to share the design with external users and partners.

              3D Enhancements

                3DX canvas has been improved in both OrCAD X PCB Editor and OrCAD X Presto to include cutting planes, material colors, transparency control for all 3D objects, 3D DRC display options, and measuring in 3D.

                Object Visibility Improvements

                  Incorporate stipple patterns for improved object visibility. User-defined views allow you to save views and recall the visibility display in OrCAD X Presto.

                  Footprint Enhancements

                    Updates to editing footprints including mass editing of pin locations through the search panel, pad preview in search, and DXF import for footprints.

                    Paste Special Improvements

                      Preserve the location of copied shapes for easy replication.

                      LiveDoc Enhancements

                        Dimension improvements including alternate units and user-controlled text, panning and zooming improvements, ISO and ASME page sizes, and definition of export PDF location.

                        PCB Editor

                        Release Date: 03/25/2024

                        Design Review and Markup Improvements

                          Easily archive and remove embedded comments to share the design with external users and partners.

                          3D Enhancements

                            3DX canvas has been improved in both OrCAD X PCB Editor and OrCAD X Presto to include cutting planes, material colors, transparency control for all 3D objects, 3D DRC display options, and measuring in 3D.

                            Capture

                            Release Date: 03/25/2024

                            ASME 2 level Revision Scheme Support

                              Automatic ASME 2 level alphanumeric revision scheme within cloud workspaces.

                              LiveBOM Cross-probe

                              • OrCAD Pro

                              Cross-probe between LiveBOM and the schematic to efficiently identify at-risk components in the design.

                              LiveBOM On Premise CIS Support

                              • OrCAD Pro

                              Connect to on premise CIS database within LiveBOM to analyze supply chain risk for CIS database components in your schematic designs.

                              LiveBOM Enhancements

                              • OrCAD Pro

                              Enhancements to LiveBOM and ease of use with the inclusion of supply chain lead time and customizable property columns.

                              CIP

                              Release Date: 03/25/2024

                              CIP for System Capture

                                Created CIP Client for System Capture for integrated access to CIP database while designing. Additional settings have been added to support the integration to system Capture including transferring fields to design with choices for using CIP, System Capture and CIP and System Capture.

                                Udpated Database Configuration File

                                  Added a new CIS Database Configuration (DBC) file for compatibility with CIP 7.7 database.

                                  Window Users Update

                                    Added the domain name to the user list when searching for Windows users to add to CIP.

                                    SiliconExpert Field Updates

                                    • Compliance Module

                                    Added a filter for SiliconExpert fields to the manufacturer’s customizable fields and added new SiliconExpert API fields to the CIP database and Compliance search result mappings.

                                    Compliance Module UI Updates

                                    • Compliance Module

                                    Many updates have been made to update the Compliance module UI including:

                                    • Incorporated additional text colors (green, orange, purple) to represent various risk values for 8 SiliconExpert risk fields. These colors are shown for Manufacturer PN data in the Compliance Search detail page and when viewing the manufacturer part data of a component.
                                    • The display type for many SiliconExpert fields have been updated to display links.
                                    • The order in which values are shown in the Compliance Summary charts have been updated to display high risk to unknown.

                                    The SiliconExpert detail page has been updated with new field groups/sections, new and updated field names, and new order.

                                    SiliconExpert BOM Exclusion

                                    • Compliance Module

                                    Created a new manufacturer view that excludes SiliconExpert parts from the CIS Manufacturer Parts view for exporting CIS BOMs.

                                    Additional Revision Tracking

                                      Added Last modified and Last Modified By fields at the Manufacturer Part level for additional revision tracking and history information.

                                      Digi-Key and Future Updates

                                        Updated mapping and handling of Digi-Key and Future distributor searches to account for changes to their API.

                                        Updated Documentation

                                          Updated User and Install Guides with more information on Read Only user role, Distributor Sync, troubleshooting timeouts, configuring multiple Windows domains, and more.

                                          PSpice

                                          Release Date: 03/25/2024

                                          Enhanced Help Documentation

                                            Cadence Doc Assistant presents help content as individual easy-to-read topics and has improved the speed and relevance of search capabilities.

                                            Modeling Applications for Digital Devices