As you may have seen in our previous post, in celebration of the new OrCAD Capture design compare feature (made available in the 17.2 release) we launched a “Spot the Difference” Contest where one lucky winner receives a Raspberry Pi 3 Board and a 16GB, 10class with NOOBs. In order to enter this contest, entrants were asked to identify 10 differences between two schematics made available through a downloadable PDF and email us their results. In addition, they were also able to earn additional entries by either following us on Twitter or Tweeting about the giveaway.
As we mentioned in our previous post, Cadence announced new capabilities for OrCAD with its release of the 17.2 update. Among some of the newer features of this release is the new design compare function.
Found yourself trying to remember what changed between revisions of a design only to be forced to perform a tedious and often error prone visual inspection of the two designs? The new graphical design compare function in OrCAD 17.2-2016 makes it easy to quickly identify what changed between design revisions.
See how the new padstack editor makes building and editing padstacks a snap with enhanced support for pads with chamfered corners and donut shaped pads as well as improved communication with manufacturing.
The new segment over voids check will automatically alert you to any potential current issues with a trace routed over a void and provide a new void aware cline spreading function to help you fix the issue in no time.