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What’s Good About OrCAD Apps? You Can Try Them for Free!

Comments(12)Filed under: Capture CIS, OrCAD Capture, OrCAD, Schematic, Capture-CIS, PCB, Design Entry, Allegro Design Entry, Design Entry CIS, PCB Capture, "PCB design", SPB16.5, Allegro 16.5, OrCAD Capture Marketplace, OrCAD online store, OrCADapps, Team OrCAD, Marketplace, applications

The introduction of Apps in the new Cadence OrCAD Capture Marketplace in the 16.5 release brings a new level of feature customization to the designer in a proven, successful, delivery model. But what does this “design by plug-in” or “app-based” model really mean for users?

Apps, short for applications, are additional software designed to perform specific tasks. There are a vast array of design flows out there, making it impossible for any out-of-the-box CAD tool to best serve everyone. Your needs are likely different from those of a designer at another company, or even the needs of your co-workers. Apps are beneficial because:

•    They provide additional functionality
•    You only pay for the features you need
•    They are accessible instantly
•    They will foster a community of development
•    You Can Try Them For Free!

I highly encourage you to take advantage of that last point. Many of the apps in the OrCAD Capture Marketplace have free trials available, and beyond that, many of the apps are free.

Read on for more details...

Here’s how to access them -

You must have OrCAD version 16.5 with ISR S005 or higher to access the OrCAD Capture Marketplace.

Getting to the Marketplace
1.    From the start page in OrCAD Capture: Click on the Visit Marketplace link, highlighted below:

2.    Go to Online Store in the top ribbon navigation bar:

3.    Browse using typical store navigation such as the products tab, or the top rated button:

Downloading Free Trials   
1.    Click on the app you are interested in, taking you to the product description page.
2.    Select the trial radio button and add to cart. 

3.    Once you have selected your desired apps, check out.

Other Important Info
Accessing your downloaded apps in OrCAD Capture requires you to have an open design file. Your apps can be found under the accessories tab. The accessories tab is context sensitive so selecting the project browser or the schematic diagram will reveal different apps. After locating the app you will be able to access the help files packaged with it. You can contact your local channel partner for any additional assistance.

As always, I look forward to all who share their experiences with these new Apps!

Jerry "GenPart" Grzenia


By Helen on December 20, 2011
Just Orcad? How about  Design Entry HDL users?

By Jerry GenPart on December 21, 2011
At this point in time, the apps are for the OrCAD products. Of course, there are SKILL, Perl, etc. programs available for DEHDL.

By pcplod on January 17, 2012
My Capture is on a machine that is not connected to the internet. Can I still get access to the apps? Maybe I can download them on an internet connected machine and transfer them? Any clues?

By Jerry GenPart on January 17, 2012
You can "try" to download/copy/install from another PC connected to the internet, but the app interface is built into Capture. If you have issues, please contact our Customer Support team at http://support.cadence.com.
Jerry G.

By John G. Rovira on May 8, 2012
Need help to install ORCAD PSpice Student Version, Release 9.1(schematics capture) in a computer with Windows 7 Proffessional operating system.

By Jerry GenPart on May 8, 2012
Hi John,

The best option to get your install expedited is to contact our Cadence Customer Support team @ http://support.cadence.com

Jerry G.

By nizam on March 2, 2013
i have more doubts at 16.5 version. how to install license?how to clarify? if u have any option?

By Jerry GenPart on March 2, 2013
Hi Nizam, please contact your local Cadence Customer Support group so that they may assist you with the 16.5 licensing.

By Yoash on May 1, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam. I got a job that requires knowledge on Orcad which I don't have. my questions are: 1. Is it possible to get an evaluation license so I'll be able to learn to prepare my self (they'll accept only trained person so I must learn before)? 2. Can I get list of prices and an address in Israel, so I'll be able to communicate direct? Note: it is difficault to use this form for detailed questions. Thanks in advance. Yoash

By Jerry GenPart on May 1, 2013
Hi Yoash,
I would recommend you contact your local Cadence office in Israel. They can assist you.
You can visit our main Cadence web site and look under contacts -
Cadence Design Systems (Israel) Ltd.
6 Hahoshlim St.
Herzelia 46140 Israel
Phone: 972.9.9712.500
Fax: 972.9.9511.796
8 Ha-Melakha St.
Rosh Ha-Ayin
48091 Israel
Phone: 972.3.900.4000
Fax: 972.3.900.4001
Jerry G.

By Jill Darsow on November 24, 2013
Do the Cadence OrCAD Demo software (16.2 or above) and Cadence PSpice A/D Demo work on a Mac OSX version 10.6.8?  Thanks for your assistance.

By Jerry GenPart on November 24, 2013
Hi Jill,The products do not run natively on the Mac platform. You can use a windows emulator.Jerry G.

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