Design Reuse and Productivity

  • Design Reuse - Overview

    Design Reuse - Overview

    With OrCAD, it’s easy to reuse past designs to ensure productivity, minimize design errors and get to market with verified technology faster.

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  • Custom Workflows and Toolbar

    Custom Workflows and Toolbar

    Create custom workflows for specific tasks or roles–like library creation or quality control checks–to quickly access frequently used commands.

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  • Constraint Reuse

    Constraint Reuse

    Easily reuse validated constraints and improve design quality and time to market.

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  • Hierarchical Design

    Hierarchical Design

    Hierarchical design makes it easy to re-use blocks of known good circuits from other designs so you can quickly define individual circuits at a higher level.

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  • Replicate Modules and Apply Them to Your Design

    Replicate Modules and Apply Them to Your Design

    Important circuits are used more than once in PCB designs. Power supplies, amplifiers and interfaces often need replication down to the final detail.

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  • Reuse Existing Proven Design IP

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  • How to Avoid PCB Assembly and Subassembly Redesign

    How to Avoid PCB Assembly and Subassembly Redesign

    No one likes doing the same task over when it could have been done better the first time. By implementing DFM and DFA, you can avoid the wasted time, additional cost, and frustration of PCB assembly a

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  • Design Reuse Within a PCB Layout and Beyond

    Design Reuse Within a PCB Layout and Beyond

    As PCB Designers, we are often tasked with filling out a board with geometry that repeats itself. Better physical resemblance usually equals better performance.

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  • Making the Most of a Design Win

    Making the Most of a Design Win

    It is a wonderful time to be a maker of products. Find an underserved niche and give the world a tangible solution. Famous movie quote, “If you build it, they will come.” The hard part becomes finding

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  • OrCAD Symbol Editor

    OrCAD Symbol Editor

     In the Enhanced Symbol Editor, there's no need to leave symbol creation environment to perform any edits/ changes. Efficient selection of overlapped objects, hence easy to differentiate leading...

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  • Real Time Feedback While Designing with OrCAD Constraint Driven Flow

    Real Time Feedback While Designing with OrCAD Constraint Driven Flow

    Real-time DRC engine provides immediate constraint pass/fail feedback as the design progresses, enabling designers to make quick adjustments on the fly.

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  • Don’t Waste Time Re-inventing the Wheel: Take advantage of the reuse feature in PCB Clustering for OrCAD

    Don’t Waste Time Re-inventing the Wheel: Take advantage of the reuse feature in PCB Clustering for OrCAD

    Have you or your team ever designed a board with the intention of reusing the same parts and circuits in future projects? Oftentimes you will run into instances where portions of your circuitry...

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  • Outsourcing PCB Design? 8 Reasons Having a PCB Design Tool In-House is a Smart Idea

    Outsourcing PCB Design? 8 Reasons Having a PCB Design Tool In-House is a Smart Idea

    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...

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  • PCB Clustering for OrCAD: AutoClustering™

    PCB Clustering for OrCAD: AutoClustering™

    Placing components has traditionally been a tedious, manual process no one in today’s day in age—with all the technological advancements out there—wants to deal with. As timelines shorten and an...

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  • Top Five Problems Ultra Librarian for OrCAD Solves: Do you need access to 3D models? (5 of 5)

    Top Five Problems Ultra Librarian for OrCAD Solves: Do you need access to 3D models? (5 of 5)

    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...

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  • Top Five Problems Ultra Librarian for OrCAD Solves: Having trouble finding unified part libraries? Symbols, footprints, and 3D models all ne

    Top Five Problems Ultra Librarian for OrCAD Solves: Having trouble finding unified part libraries? Symbols, footprints, and 3D models all ne

    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...

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  • Top Five Problems Ultra Librarian for OrCAD Solves: Are You Tired of Dealing with Incomplete and Unreliable CAD Libraries?  (3 of 5)

    Top Five Problems Ultra Librarian for OrCAD Solves: Are You Tired of Dealing with Incomplete and Unreliable CAD Libraries? (3 of 5)

    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...

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  • Top Five Problems Ultra Librarian for OrCAD Solves: Is The Creation of Parts Taking You Hours? (2 of 5)

    Top Five Problems Ultra Librarian for OrCAD Solves: Is The Creation of Parts Taking You Hours? (2 of 5)

    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....

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  • Top Five Problems Ultra Librarian for OrCAD Solves: Do You Waste Too Much Time Outside the CAD Environment? (1 of 5)

    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,...

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  • On Board, as in Life, Timing is Everything (almost) | PCB Trace Length – Staying in the Sweet Spot

    On Board, as in Life, Timing is Everything (almost) | PCB Trace Length – Staying in the Sweet Spot

    We are lucky to have the technology that helps us manage timing constraints. X-nets, pin-pairs, and match-groups may seem a little daunting at first. Once mastered, these are fantastic tools for...

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  • Shape Creation and Management

    Shape Creation and Management

    With OrCAD, you don’t have to worry about lost time repouring shapes every time you make an adjustment.

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