Next Generation PCB Design for Hawkridge SOLIDWORKS PCB Customers

SOLIDWORKS PCB may have reached its end but your need for a reliable, integrated, PCB design environment hasn’t. Working closely with Hawkridge Systems we have crafted the only fully Dassault endorsed solution with seamless integration to SOLIDWORKS. Get access to the leading PCB design solution designed to grow and scale with you.

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OrCAD provides the complete scalable environment you want with the best-in-class capabilities you need. As Cadence & Dassault partner to deliver the next generation of system design platforms OrCAD is the PCB solution of the future for seamless ECAD MCAD co-design.

Real-Time Design

See what design could be like with instant feedback as you work. From constraint adherence, DFM rules, mechanical integration, library and supply chain updates, to copper and shapes all aspects of OrCAD are designed to give you feedback in real-time. Get the info you need to make the right design decision the first time, every time.

SOLIDWORKS Co-Design with CADSync

Seamless communication between electrical and mechanical is critical for overall product success. With CADSync you can natively collaborate and pass data between OrCAD and SOLIDWORKS in context. Atomically generate native SOLIDWORKS features and assemblies, track changes, and collaborate effortlessly for fast and accurate, and simulation modeling of your complete electrical and mechanical virtual prototypes.

DFM as You Design

DFM isn’t just something that happens at the end of your design. Designing WITH manufacturing in mind happens during the entire process. The real-time DFM checks and seamless ability to pass critical manufacturing data back and forth with your manufacturer at any stage of design makes prepping for manufaturing a sign-off process not a headache.

Supply Chain Integllience Inside

You never want your design delayed because parts couldn’t be procured. Leverage the integrated supply chain intelligence capabilities in OrCAD to ensure the parts you select will meet your functional, cost, and supply chain requirements upfront.  Supply chain shortages may be unpredictable. That doesn’t mean you design process needs to be.

High-Speed Design & Simulation Built-In

Designing high-speed interfaces takes special care. OrCAD provides the tools you need to tune, track, analyze, and complete these critical routes in your design. From real-time heads up display, to automated route guidance, and a complete set of hierarchical high-speed design rules you can tackle your highspeed challenges with confidence.

Design Data Management on Your Terms

Keeping track of all your design data as it evolves is no simple task. OrCAD provides a complete set of tools help you keep your designs on track. From revision control, change management, libraries, to release to manufacturing, and IP reuse OrCAD has you covered. Best thing is all of this does not require a propriety cloud environment or subscription lock-in to use. It’s your data we are just helping you keep it organized.

[Since switching to OrCAD] now when I send my designs to fab, it always gets manufactured and is exactly what I asked for."

– Vitaly Degtyarov President, Phantom Motion

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The OrCAD scalable design environment gives you the ability to select the best price & feature mix that meets your needs today with the ability to seamlessly scale tomorrow. No new tools to learn. No translations.


  • Only pay for the features you need
  • Flexible perpetual on-prem licensing models
  • Seamlessly add capabilities as you need them
  • No vendor cloud lock-in
  • Mix and match capabilities based on individual needs while still enabling IP sharing (designs, libraries, etc) easily
Features OrCAD Standard SOLIDWORKS PCB OrCAD Professional
Schematic Design
PCB Layout & Routing
CAD Libs Included (symbol, footprint, 3D models)
Manufacturing Outputs
SOLIDWORKS Integration
Simulation Ready ECAD Data Exchange
Real-Time Design Feedback (Place, Route, DRC, DFM)
Flex Design
In-Design Analysis (Spice, SI)
High-Speed Design Rules & Routing
Shape Based Autorouting
Supply Chain Intelligence Option
(On-Prem or Cloud)
(On-Prem or Cloud)
Change Management & Team Design Option
(On-Prem or Cloud)
(On-Prem or Cloud)
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End of Life August 2023 Switch and Save Over 50%
Full Support | Partially Supported | Not Supported


EMA and Hawkridge are both deeply committed to fostering success of their customers. With SOLIDWORKS PCB being discontinued and the disillusion of the Dassault and Altium corporate partnership, Hawkridge was immediately looking for a replacement offering to provide to customers. Working with EMA who has over 30 years experience in the ECAD market servicing Cadence solutions, Hawkridge is able to present a fully Dassault endorsed PCB solution that can be at a minimum drop in replacement for SOLIDWORKS PCB while providing access to a fully scalable design platform that can grow as your design needs do.

Yes! We have a full set of CAD translators included to convert your designs and libraries over as needed. Our team is here to help with this process as well to ensure you can hit the ground running.

OrCAD & Allegro share the same architecture and user interface providing an unparalleled level of flexibility and scalability. Teams using OrCAD can collaborate on files, libraries, IP, and more with those using Allegro seamlessly. The difference is the level of automation and advanced capabilities you can leverage within Allegro.

Absolutely. We have several training options available to you. From self-paced e-learning to virtual and on-sire instructor led courses I’m sure there is a course for you. You can also check out our introductory walkthrough meant to get new users acclimated quickly. You can learn more about our training options

That’s one of the great things about OrCAD. With its scalable architecture you can add capabilities as needed all while keeping the same file structure and data model ensuring compatibility and IP reuse stays in intact while your design needs grow.

No. It is your choice. OrCAD is architected to support cloud or on-premise deployment whatever your needs may be.


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