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Posted on Sep 27, 2017
Setting up and implementing a constraint-driven design flow may seem like a daunting planning task, however spending the time upfront can save you hours (or even days) by preventing design mistakes. Proper constraint definition gives design teams a blueprint to work with making the PCB design process easier while eliminating the opportunity for errors, especially when passing designs to other members of your team. After all, Benjamin Franklin did say “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Posted on Jul 18, 2017
This video will walk you through creating an intelligent PDF using OrCAD Capture.
Posted on Apr 11, 2017
Whether you are new user or current customer our new video series, Working with OrCAD, will show help walk you through the basics of designing a board within OrCAD from start to finish. We will cover libraries, placement, post processing, etc. as well as a segment on how our constraint manager can assist you in your design process.
Posted on Feb 28, 2017
Printed circuit boards are driving the electronics industry forward. As a PCB designer, it is essential to assess your needs, both current and future, when choosing a PCB design system that is right for you. Although this may seem like a daunting task, we have compiled a list of necessary features available within CAD tools in order to develop a quick PCB Design System checklist to help aid you in your search. The following list should help guide your decision by assessing the benefits of various different functionalities and what types of questions should you ask yourself or your software provider before making a decision.
Posted on Jan 10, 2017
Like many companies selecting OrCAD, you have existing or legacy designs you need to convert or translate into OrCAD. The good news is that OrCAD is supplied with an integrated and proven Eagle design translator built in. This guide will walk you through the steps and process involved in getting your design IP into the OrCAD format so you can start realizing the advantages of moving to OrCAD!
Posted on Apr 19, 2016
Cadence Allegro PCB Designer Manufacturing Option is a comprehensive, powerful, easy-to-use suite of tools that makes it efficient and cost effective for PCB designers to streamline the development of a release-to-manufacturing package for their products. The Manufacturing Option includes three modules: Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Checker, Documentation Editor, and Panel Editor.
Posted on Feb 11, 2016
OrCAD® Documentation Editor is a PCB documentation authoring tool that intelligently automates the documentation creation process to produce complex PCB documentation in a fraction of the time versus traditional methods.
Posted on Jan 6, 2016
This video describes four output options in OrCAD Documentation Editor. DXF, PDF, Pack and Release, and Publish to the Web.
Posted on Jan 6, 2016
See how easy it is to create fabrication drawings with OrCAD Documentation Editor

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