OrCAD Tutorials

Quickly learn the in's and out's of OrCAD with this tutorial video series

  • OrCAD Capture Tutorial: Getting Started

    OrCAD Capture Tutorial: Getting Started

    Quick video showing you how to use this OrCAD tutorial.

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  • OrCAD Capture Tutorial: 01.New Project

    OrCAD Capture Tutorial: 01.New Project

    Create a new schematic project in OrCAD Capture, set preferences for the schematic design canvas, add a title block and create a new library for the design.

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  • OrCAD Capture Tutorial: 02.Adding Libraries and Parts

    OrCAD Capture Tutorial: 02.Adding Libraries and Parts

    Set up your library by adding parts from an existing Capture default library or create a new part from scratch.; You can also subscribe to Ultra Librarian to download from millions of pre-built...

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  • OrCAD Capture Tutorial: 03.Searching and Placing Parts

    OrCAD Capture Tutorial: 03.Searching and Placing Parts

    Search and place parts to the design from Cadence default libraries and the library you have created.

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  • OrCAD Capture Tutorial: 04.Connect Parts

    OrCAD Capture Tutorial: 04.Connect Parts

    Place wires to connect components in your design, place and connect buses and learn the basics of autowire.

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  • OrCAD Capture Tutorial: 05.Net Aliases

    OrCAD Capture Tutorial: 05.Net Aliases

    Set aliases to nets and buses, which will be very useful for the layout process.

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  • OrCAD Capture Tutorial: 06.Define Differential Pairs

    OrCAD Capture Tutorial: 06.Define Differential Pairs

    Differential pairs can be defined in both the schematic capture phase in OrCAD Capture and the PCB layout phase in OrCAD PCB Editor.

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  • OrCAD Capture Tutorial: 07.Assign Part Information to the Design

    OrCAD Capture Tutorial: 07.Assign Part Information to the Design

    Discover multiple ways to assign value and change properties of components.

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  • OrCAD Capture Tutorial: 08.Annotating Your Design

    OrCAD Capture Tutorial: 08.Annotating Your Design

    Performing an annotation chronologically renumbers the part references in your schematic design from top to bottom to ensure each component is uniquely defined. You can choose to annotate your...

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  • OrCAD Capture Tutorial: 09.Perform a Schematic DRC

    OrCAD Capture Tutorial: 09.Perform a Schematic DRC

    It is always a good idea to run a Design Rule Check (DRC) before generating a netlist. The schematic DRC will check your design for design rule violations and place error markers on your schematic...

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  • OrCAD Capture Tutorial: 10.Generate BOM (Bill of Materials)

    OrCAD Capture Tutorial: 10.Generate BOM (Bill of Materials)

    Add manufacturers and parts information to properties of parts, fill in the parts information from manufactures, and generate and view bill of materials (BOM).

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  • OrCAD Capture Tutorial: 11.Generate a Smart PDF

    OrCAD Capture Tutorial: 11.Generate a Smart PDF

    Create smart PDF so that you can view and share your schematic in a PDF reader with descendible hierarchies and component links without worrying about losing your design IP.

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  • OrCAD PCB Editor Tutorial: 00.Getting Started

    OrCAD PCB Editor Tutorial: 00.Getting Started

    Quick video to show you how to get started with PCB Editor and use this tutorial.

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  • OrCAD PCB Editor Tutorial: 01.Assigning Footprints to Your Components

    OrCAD PCB Editor Tutorial: 01.Assigning Footprints to Your Components

    Find components’ footprints in OrCAD PCB Editor’s footprint libraries and assign the footprint names to properties spreadsheet in OrCAD Capture, or simply find a pre-built component footprints...

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  • OrCAD PCB Editor Tutorial: 02.Generate a PCB Editor Netlist in OrCAD Capture

    OrCAD PCB Editor Tutorial: 02.Generate a PCB Editor Netlist in OrCAD Capture

    Once the schematic design is complete, the next step is to create a PCB Editor netlist and generate a new PCB board file.

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  • OrCAD PCB Editor Tutorial: 03. Set Up PCB Design and Draw a Board Outline

    OrCAD PCB Editor Tutorial: 03. Set Up PCB Design and Draw a Board Outline

    Set up design parameters and grid spacing to get ready for your PCB design, draw the board outline and add layers to your design.

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  • OrCAD PCB Editor Tutorial: 04.Create and Place Mechanical Symbols

    OrCAD PCB Editor Tutorial: 04.Create and Place Mechanical Symbols

    Mechanical symbols represent physical objects that you can place in your board design and are not part of the netlist. One of the important mechanical symbols is the mounting hole. Create and...

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  • OrCAD PCB Editor Tutorial: 05. Place Components

    OrCAD PCB Editor Tutorial: 05. Place Components

    You can place your components manually or automatically in OrCAD. Seamless integration between OrCAD Capture and OrCAD PCB Editor allow you to cross place components and cross-probe between your...

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  • OrCAD PCB Editor Tutorial: 06. Set Up Differential Pairs and Constraint Manager

    OrCAD PCB Editor Tutorial: 06. Set Up Differential Pairs and Constraint Manager

    Set up the differential pairs and assign electrical, physical and spacing constraints to get ready for routing.

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  • OrCAD PCB Editor Tutorial: 07. Create Copper Plane and Shapes

    OrCAD PCB Editor Tutorial: 07. Create Copper Plane and Shapes

    Create shapes and add copper pours to the plane layers, add dynamic healing for copper pouring and add void after creating copper plane.

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