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Posted on Jul 6, 2017
This week’s Working with OrCAD video, DRC, will discuss how OrCAD can help easily resolve DRCs in your design. The video will cover how view DRC counts, review, waive, or fix them and reports you can execute which provide a secondary set of checks.
Posted on Jul 6, 2017
The inherent need to address signal quality challenges is no longer limited to just high-end, high-speed, signal integrity experts. OrCAD provides an integrated analysis environment with powerful simulation technology beginning at the schematic level. Seamless pre-layout analysis is available directly inside the OrCAD environment at no additional cost to you. Identify a wide array of signal quality issues including overshoot/undershoot, ringing and delay among many others. With advanced features including powerful analysis capabilities of Signal Explorer and SigWave, you can now explore and eliminate signal integrity problems early in your design process during schematic entry in OrCAD Capture.
Posted on Jun 30, 2017
Have you or your team ever designed a board with the intention of reusing the same parts and circuits in future projects? Oftentimes you will run into instances where portions of your circuitry could be used in multiple projects, yet you are forced to start from scratch because your software does not easily allow you to re-use your circuitry. It can be frustrating to have to “re-invent the wheel” and go through the same testing and analysis to make sure your design is just as efficient as the first time around.
Posted on Jun 21, 2017
This week’s Working with OrCAD video, Copper, discusses and the many features Cadence provides designers when dealing with copper shapes in addition to a few design best practices. It covers how to add various types of solid copper elements, sectioning plane layers, etc. It also reviews the different ways copper can be added to a layer (dynamic, solid copper, or crosshatch) and the merging of copper shapes.
Posted on Jun 21, 2017
This week’s Working with OrCAD video, Copper, discusses and the many features Cadence provides designers when dealing with copper shapes in addition to a few design best practices. It covers how to add various types of solid copper elements, sectioning plane layers, etc. It also reviews the different ways copper can be added to a layer (dynamic, solid copper, or crosshatch) and the merging of copper shapes.
Posted on Jun 21, 2017
This week’s Working with OrCAD video, Routing, show you some additional beneficial setup points as well as show you the different routing options available. The video will also cover the simplest methods to add copper routes to designs, the bus router, and some helpful keyboard shortcuts.
Posted on Jun 14, 2017
This week’s Working with OrCAD video, Constraint Manager, discusses how the constraint manager constitutes the central focus point within OrCAD. This allows the designer to control the physicality of their design, making it the heart and soul of Cadence design products. In this video, you will learn how to leverage the constraint manager to create error-free designs, the four types of constraint sets, and net grouping within the system.
Posted on Jun 14, 2017
This week’s Working with OrCAD video, Constraint Manager 2, discusses how the constraint manager within OrCAD products constitutes the central focus point. This allows the designer to control the physicality of their design, making it the heart and soul of Cadence design products. In this video, you will learn how to leverage the constraint manager to create error-free designs, the four types of constraint sets, and net grouping within the system.
Posted on Jun 9, 2017
The newest incremental OrCAD release (17.2 2016 QIR3) is available now. In our effort to constantly be raising the bar, there are many new and exciting features now available including, but not limited to 3D Canvas enhancements in OrCAD PCB Editor. These incremental releases deliver new OrCAD features in between major releases and are available to all customers on maintenance.
Posted on Jun 8, 2017
The new enhancements in PSpice Advanced Analysis (AA) allow users to run PSpice AA on existing designs without the need to update any parts/models of the design as well as many more functional enhancements. The videos included in this resource will go over the upgrades in more detail.

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