PSpice Designer

The PSpice® Designer Suite combines the industry leading design capabilities of OrCAD® Capture with the simulation power of PSpice into one feature-packed design suite. The powerful analog and mixed signal analysis engines of PSpice deliver comprehensive circuit simulation and verification you can trust. OrCAD Capture provides industry standard design and schematic capture capabilities. Whether you’re prototyping simple circuits or designing complex systems, this suite provides best in-class circuit-simulation technology to analyze and refine your circuits. Save time and avoid respins by optimizing component selection and parameters before committing to board layout and fabrication.

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Product Description

The PSpice Designer provides advanced circuit design, simulation, and analysis capabilities for analog and mixed-signal circuits.

Included Capabilities and Features

  • Comprehensive analysis environment
  • OrCAD Capture for schematic entry
  • PSpice analog and mixed signal simulator
  • DC, AC, noise, and transient analysis
  • Auto convergence engine
  • Model Editor
  • IBIS model support
  • Advanced waveform displays with Probe
  • Behavioral modeling support
  • 33,000 part SPICE model library

Additional Information

Os support

Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 11 64-bit

Latest version


License Type

Perpetual Floating License, Time-based Floating License (TBL)

Licensing Methods & Terms

Methods | Terms

OrCAD uses a floating license model which allows purchased licenses to be shared amongst users (one active user per license available). This gives users the flexibility to best leverage their software and ensure consistent usage among potential users. The OrCAD license can be managed and purchased in a couple different ways depending on preference and needs of the user. Teams can mix and match these methods and terms to best suit their needs.

Licensing Methods


With this method a license is tied to the HOST (aka physical address) of a specific machine. This can be tied to a server or client machine depending on usage needs.

  1. Server: The license is hosted on a server using the servers physical address (HOST ID). User client machines can then connect to the server to access and check-out the license when in use. This allows licensing and access to be centrally managed. Users do need to be able to connect to the server to successfully check out a license with this method.

    Ideal for: Mid to Large user teams that need to be able to easily share licenses and will primarily use license in location with access to a centralized license server.

  2. Computer Host ID: The license is tied to the physical address of the users computer (HOST ID or NIC card). The user can then access the license on their machine. No connectivity to an external server is required. This may limit the ability to share the license though as the users machine would need to be on the network and active to be shared.

    Ideal for: Single / primary users who do not need usually need to share the license and want the flexibility and portability to access the software wherever they are.

Note: Standard license sharing is limited to a 1 mile radius from where the license is located (intended to cover a single site or campus). Broader sharing options are available (Nationwide and global). Contact us for details

License Terms

OrCAD is offered in a perpetual or time-based licensing model. This provides users flexibility in how they plan to use and account for the software over time. Both license models include support and updates with initial purchase.

  1. Perpetual License: A perpetual license grants the license holder 99year access to the software (referred to as perpetual access). This license includes access to updates and support for 1year from the initial purchase. The user can then opt to renew their maintenance contract to continue receiving new updates and support going forward. If the user opts not renew maintenance the software will still function, it will just be locked at the last version they user was eligible for and they will not have direct access to technical support.

Ideal for: Users who plan to use the software for multiple projects.


  1. Time-based License: A time-based license grants the license holder access to the software for a specific period (1 year for time-based licenses placed through the store*). This license includes access to updates and support for the duration of the term. When the term expires the license and software is no longer available for use and another term must be purchased to continue access.

Ideal for: Users who plan to use the program for a specific project, need to bill the cost of the software to specific program or project, or have temporary capacity license needs.


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