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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 2, 2017
“Throw it over the wall” has traditionally been the mindset when dealing with updates and changes between the ECAD and MCAD domains. As a result of this strategy, updates and synchronization points tend to be infrequent. When issues are found, design teams may need to walk back through a multitude of changes and design decisions to solve the problems identified. This approach is inherently inefficient and error-prone, leading to schedule delays and product development issues.
Posted on May 10, 2017
Moving a design from concept to a completed board is an involved process—especially when the design is outsourced—there are many opportunities for problems to arise. In order to mitigate potential issues, effective communication with your design partner is essential. This is where having a PCB design tool in-house, like OrCAD PCB Editor, can help. Having an in-house design tool can help you gain control over your design process, shorten your design cycle, and reduce overall costs. Still not sure how? Below we listed eight reasons having a PCB design tool in-house is a smart idea.
Posted on May 4, 2017
See how OrCAD and SOLIDWORKS can help you collaborate seamlessly with your engineering peers.
Posted on Jan 31, 2017
When creating your PCB Board, understanding the pros and cons of each via and how they impact the design and manufacturing process is important to know.
Posted on Dec 30, 2016
One of exciting things about the PCB design space is the pace at which things change and evolve. We are responsible for creating the tools that enable the design of the next great gadget or product. This puts us at the forefront of technology providing a “sneak peak” into future trends. Below are a few trends we saw this year and ways we are trying to help our customers address them.
Posted on Nov 17, 2016
50% of 'best-in-class' companies connect PCB data to PLM. Learn how organizations benefit from integrating their PLM with PCB and how OrCAD makes integrating the two easy.
Posted on Sep 28, 2016
Scalability is critical for businesses to consider when making purchase decisions. We all know the importance of planning for the future and scalability gives us the opportunity to do so without breaking the bank. Think about it, when you outgrow your current software, or when you aren’t sure on whether to buy what you need now vs your future solution needs, what do you do?
Posted on Sep 27, 2016
Cadence 17.2 QIR 1 adds a host of new capabilities to OrCAD 17.2. Major enhancements added in QIR 1 include: All new 3D engine with clearance checking, Capture web viewer, PSpice model linking upgrades, and Secure and Share Design.

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