The following tutorials (short training films) helps you to quickly get started with OrCAD. The instructions guide you step by step through the software and is easy to understand. You can perform actions shown in parallel on your own tool.
Have also a look at the other tutorial blocks for schematic and simulation:
The Allegro engine in OrCAD supports your productivity. OrCAD offers PCB layout, high-speed routing and real-time electronic design feedback to help you produce a production-ready PCB design faster.
Use templates to assist with the board outline, drawing format, and basic design rules.
Arrange the symbols for your circuits in groups according to schematic environment.
Revise symbols and modify design padstacks.
Save time by reusing known good design with similar placement and routing without needing to reinvent the wheel.
Place components based on your own design rules with color coded indicators to keep check on placement.
Position Bypass Capacitors within the required distance from power pin of IC.
Apply and analyze constraints for making electrical connections between components.
Define physical parameters like spacing, line widths and vias.
Setup constraints to make your PCB good enough for fabrication, assembly and testing.
Draw and edit connections between pins or pads after placement.
Minimize the distance to pin or pad connections using the custom smooth.
Add ground and power planes to different layers in your design.
Easily define topology for the critical signals in your design using the Net scheduling command.
Easily route differential pairs from transmitter to receiver while adjusting phase and time for signal integrity.
Utilize leftover space on your board by distributing transmission lines evenly reducing crosstalk in routing signals.
Shorten the design cycle by fixing DRC violations earlier with the DRC browser.
Analyze a three-dimensional model of a design as manufactured output.
Inspect your traces to resolve any coupling issues due to juxtaposition of the routes.
Generate various database reports from your design.
Generate layer films from your design to use for manufacturing.
Easily use OrCAD Documentation to add component placement and mounting notes for the fabrication house.
Accurately combine all the necessary details into a single file for fabrication.
Generate manufacturable backdrill data for removing stubs and improving signal integrity with blind and buried vias.
Monitor the state of circuitry with BBT and ICT checking for shorts, opens, capacitance, resistance and more.
Define the bend angles for rigid flex and make connections within different cross sections.
Select the right materials and layer stackup for the rigid flex areas in your board.