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 schematic and PCB design.
Mechanical symbols represent physical objects that you can place in your board design and are not part of t...
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Quick video to show you how to get started with PCB Editor and use this tutorial.
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...
Once the schematic design is complete, the next step is to create a PCB Editor netlist and generate a new PCB board file.
Set up design parameters and grid spacing to get ready for your PCB design, draw the board outline and add layers to your design.
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...
Set up the differential pairs and assign electrical, physical and spacing constraints to get ready for routing.
Create shapes and add copper pours to the plane layers, add dynamic healing for copper pouring and add void after creating copper plane.
Pre-route the board by creating fanout for all the power and ground traces, route differential pairs and the rest of the entire board, then finalize the design by running a post- routing inspection.
Check the status of your board with DRC checking. Once completed, the DRC will then highlight design rule violations. When errors are corrected, prepare your files for manufacturing by placing...
Set your design up for fabrication and assembly. Setup fab drawings, dimensioning, title block, drill tables, cross section, and more.
Produce and export manufacturing data, including drill information, gerber output, assembly drawings, solder and paste masks, and other essential documentation. PCB Editor has the ability to...
View and design in 3D. Learn how to map 3D STEP models to your parts, use the 3D canvas and check for collisions in 3D.