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Posted on Jan 24, 2018
OrCAD has partnered with Ultra Librarian to provide access to millions of pre-built parts directly in the online design environment.
Posted on Jul 21, 2017
Component decision making just got a whole lot easier with our most recent updates to Ultra Librarian® for OrCAD. Our goal is to provide you with a reliable source for component information and data through a seamless integration with OrCAD Capture. The latest updates to the OrCAD plugin do just that by offering an improved user experience, new features, and new parts to choose from.
Posted on May 26, 2017
Have you ever stopped to calculate how much time your team spends on building and maintaining CAD libraries?
Posted on Mar 24, 2017
As a PCB design engineer today, you experience a large amount of pressure to create smaller, faster, more intelligent products. Consequently, it has become increasingly important for ECAD and MCAD engineers to interact on any given product. To maintain a competitive edge within the industry, a higher level of collaboration is required between design teams and integrated systems to get from conceptual design to actual manufacturing. ECAD engineers need the ability to efficiently relay all aspects of their design to the MCAD engineers for correct implementation of the parts they have chosen to include in their design.
Posted on Feb 15, 2017
How many times have you worked on a design where three different people created the symbol, footprint, and 3D model—and of course they don’t match? The symbol doesn’t have the right number of pins; the footprint is a generic version that’s close; the 3D model is the right type, but the solder points don’t quite line up with the footprint pads; the problems seem endless. Wouldn’t it be nice to simply download a matched set?
Posted on Jan 27, 2017
There are various different CAD libraries available online to help you get started with your PCB design. Anyone can develop a part library and upload it, unfortunately, that does not mean that the data provides an accurate representation of the device nor does it guarantee manufacturability. CAD libraries found online are often times small, out of date, and/or unreliable depending on their source. Even when the library source promotes a “standards-based” approach, it may be more of an internal standard than an official standard.
Posted on Jan 26, 2017
EMA Design Automation®, a full-service provider and innovator of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions, has just released Ultra Librarian™ for OrCAD providing symbols, footprints, and 3D models for an expanding library of currently over 8 million parts. “Symbols, footprints, and 3D models are the building blocks of any electronic board design,” said Manny Marcano, president of EMA Design Automation. “We created Ultra Librarian for OrCAD so that our customers could simply download these parts rather than wasting time on the tedious and error-prone task of creating them.”
Posted on Dec 19, 2016
As you are probably already aware- a lot goes into designing a printed circuit board. From routing to part selection, signal quality, and manufacturability, PCB designers have a lot to evaluate. With everything there is to consider, why are engineers still spending valuable time building symbols and footprints for their designs? On average it takes between 8-16 hours for an engineer to build one high pin count symbol and footprint. That is time that could be better spent focusing on the integrity of the product design.
Posted on Nov 18, 2016
PCB design engineers are often forced to leave their native CAD program in order to create or search for parts. Having multiple windows switching between different platforms can be time consuming, tedious and increase the rate of errors in the final design. Wouldn’t it be more efficient and less error prone if there was a way to search and find components directly within the OrCAD software?
Posted on Nov 9, 2016
Eliminate manual tedious and error prone manual part creation. Instead of spending hours manually building PCB symbols and footprints, access millions of parts directly within the OrCAD environment.

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