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Introductory tutorials on Cadence OrCAD Capture, PSpice and PCB Designer ( PCB Editor) It uses OrCAD , the latest version at the end of I have not yet updated this document for version The main body is a tutorial that guides you through the layout of two simple PCBs. First The Cadence OrCAD PCB Designer suite comprises three main applications. PSPICE tutorial: a simple DC circuit. We will learn some of the basic maneuvers of using the Cadence schematic capture program and. PSPice engine through a .

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Please send me a note if you would like a copy of the local library of footprints mentioned above. Unfortunately the tutorials that come with PCB Designer are fairly limited, given the complexity of the software, and it is not easy for newcomers to navigate around the documentation.

The tutorial was originally written for version We use a local library of footprints that includes extra large pads to make assembly easier for inexperienced students. I recommend this strongly. The detailed descriptions of commands are excellent but you need to be reasonably familiar with the tools before this becomes meaningful.


Most people are probably not interested in the extra material but here is the handout for completeness. Suggestions for improving them would of course be welcome too.

A few minor points are already out of date because the author uses version I have not yet updated it for version An excellent book was published in on this software: It cadencs been updated for version Many good introductions to Capture and PSpice can be found on the web and in textbooks. The futorial difference between the two is the way in which the padstacks are modified to get guide holes for the drill.

Tutorials on Cadence OrCAD Capture, PSpice and PCB Designer

There are few changes in functionality beyond version Please send me a note if you find them useful and that might encourage me to keep them up to date! This introduction guides you through two rocad designs and is followed by a list of slightly more advanced techniques.

I teach several courses that use different applications in the Cadence OrCAD suite and have collected the handouts here. However, instructors will be delighted to hear that the type of project can be changed in version Most PCBs for students are made in-house using photomasks printed directly from PCB Editor; this needs considerable manipulation of the colours and visibility because PCB Editor caddence not designed for such an old-fashioned process!


I have updated it for versions 166.5 tutorial is based on my introductory course on PCB design.

Tutorials on OrCAD

Here is my rather long-winded tutorial for students who have tutoroal used these applications before. This solves the common problem of students who create the wrong type of project.

It covers the general principles of designing a PCB, including a lot of useful reference material, as well as the software itself. Right-click on a design file with extension.

We also require guide holes in the pads for the drill, which requires specially modified padstacks. The biggest alteration in the interface is the Place Part dialog box, which has become a pop-out panel.

It is far more comprehensive and authoritative than my tutorials, listed below. This behaviour can be changed with an option in the Miscellaneous tab of the Preferences dialog box. It uses OrCAD