What's New in OrCAD
OrCAD 22.1 Release
Experience Real-Time PCB Design
To complete a working design, you need to run a series of signoff checks before you can call it done. The best designers already know what errors the analysis tools will throw at them before running these checks. The New OrCAD and Real-Time PCB Design makes it possible for everyone to design high-speed boards, improve the manufacturability of their designs, and create the next generation of high-performance, high-density electronics. Use real-time design insights in OrCAD to go from prototype to production in less time, with fewer respins.
High-Speed Signal Routing
OrCAD is the best PCB design tool for high-speed designs. Packed with industry-leading technology from Cadence, you can complete your complex, high-density and high-speed designs in a fraction of the time with automated, real-time, signal-aware analysis.
Real-Time Route Analysis
Real-time interactive checks help you easily find and fix common route quality issues that manufacturing DRC signoff checks miss.
Real-Time Placement Analysis
Visual indicators of length constraints help you meet delay propagation and total etch length goals when placing components.
Real-Time Impedance Analysis
Easily and quickly identify impedance discontinuity issues visually, without simulation models or extensive signal integrity expertise.
Real-Time Dynamic Differential Pair Routing
Easily meet length and phase pin-to-pin constraints as traces bend without creating electrical issues.
Z-Axis and Package Pin Delay
Measure from true signal origin to end point through vias and through packages, not just the etch, so you can get timing right and ensure signal performance.
Configure Backdrilling in Padstack Editor
Remove unused sections of plated through holes in high-speed designs to improve signal integrity on your designs.
Real-Time Coupling Analysis
Easily and quickly identify coupling issues without always having to rely on the SI expert.
Design for Manufacturability (DFM)
Post-design DFM checks are too late. Even if you’re able to find a mistake, you’re going to lose hours, days, even weeks adjusting your design. OrCAD gives you the full DFM, Design for Fabrication (DFF), Design for Assembly (DFA), and Design for Test (DFT) checks you need in real-time while you design, so you can complete your design fast and signoff with confidence.
Real-Time Design for Manufacturing Checks
Break out of the find, fix, reiterate cycle with over 200 configurable real-time design for manufacturing checks and get your design right the first time.
DFM Rules Wizard
Easily create and assign constraints for manufacturing based on IPC standards and common PCB rules.
Check for common copper and component spacing issues that could potentially derail manufacturing and cause a respin.
Easily ensure test points are accessible in your designs.
Double check your DFM rules before signoff with a forced batch check of all rules for your whole design. If you do find something awry, it’s easy to locate and fix in your design.
DesignTrue DFM Ecosystem
Connect with the world's leading manufacturers to easily request and implement custom manufacturability rules. Learn more.
Your products all have three dimensions. And viewing them in 3D is great, but going back and forth from a 2D design and a 3D visualization feels a lot like trial and error. Don’t just view in 3D, design in 3D, with the OrCAD Interactive3D canvas.
Real-Time Interactive 3D
See how interactive 3D in OrCAD helps you design in real time with greater accuracy.
Move and place components in 3D, where it’s easiest to find and fix collisions.
Get accurate measurements of a component and copper spacing in the natural and intuitive Interactive3D canvas.
Flexible Circuit Bending
Bend flex circuitry in your design individually or in groups to verify assembly and fit, and see any collisions that might happen when folded.
Building and managing data manually is tedious and error-prone. Simplify your data management process with real-time part data, revision control, feedback and access to pre-built, verified components directly within your software. Stop letting your data manage you and take control with OrCAD.
See how OrCAD makes library and part creation simple and error-free with real-time access to the world's largest PCB CAD libary without leaving your design environment.
Real-Time Part Management
Easily track and update changes to part information and status with real-time visual indicators throughout your design.
Real-Time Revision Control
Don't agonize over manually updating changes or working on the wrong revision for all documents within your design. Gain access to real-time revision control and file management throughout your schematic and PCB design.
Real-Time BOM Intelligence
Powered by SiliconExpert, you can confidently say goodbye to costly design respins with real-time supply chain information for individual or all components within your library.
More New Features
Custom Workflows & Toolbars
Find by Query
New Symbol Editor
Real-Time Feedback & ECO
Unified Part Search & Libraries
Cadence operates on a continuous release cycle bringing new features and fixes to the tools on a regular basis. If it has been a while since you have looked at Cadence or are using an older release take a look at the full release history.
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