Many new features and functions were implemented in the PCB release for OrCAD and Allegro. This page shows a collection of the most relevant improvements for PCB design tools. The features were designed to improve the usability to make PCB design more efficient and to meet tighter time to market slots. It also enables users to design modern PCBs with their challenging requirements in design and manufacturing constraints for high speed, high-volt or high current. A high level of automation guides the Designer to reliable printed circuit boards in a predictable CAD flow.
User can select between light an dark canvas. Many mouse clicks were reduced for often used commands to increase efficiency and reduce mouse movements. Interface is odopted to new work standards and adjusts for task. intelligent icons, new front to back viewer, crossprobing, customizable workspaces
Real Time DRCs. simplified PCB ECO Flow Push and Pull changes from Schematic -> layout
PSpice smoke analysis included in PSpice AD and PSpice Designer. PSpice Basic and 6 signal layer SPECCTRA router incl. in all PCB Designer licenses for OrCAD and Allegro.
consistent user interface experience, canvas enhancements, dockable and configurable panels, pulse platform integration, unified search, live BOM, OrCAD Library Access.
schematic ERC, schematic Audit, electrical overstress
build panel for production. placement manually, by grid or edit coordinates in a table view. use all export and edit features from PCB Editor.
3D Canvas Launch, 3D Canvas Memory usage to get realistic preview quickly in 2D and 3D
3D object filtering, 3D Visualizations, New Net Panels, dim and vanish, zero spacing collission.
DesignTrue is an online manufacturing, assembly and fabrication rule checker. 200+ basic check in OrCAD and Allegro available. there are approx. 2000 more checks available for users with advanced requirements. eliminate unnecessary iterations with production.
Constraint driven Flow 2 visions oin OrCAD and with Aurora 6 integrated analysis in Allegro based on the Sigrity 3D solver and simulation engine