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 Dumb Question about Orcad on Linux 

Last post Fri, Jul 23 2010 10:26 PM by Jeff Carr. 9 replies.
Started by RayDude 12 Jan 2010 01:14 AM. Topic has 9 replies and 10647 views
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  • Tue, Jan 12 2010 1:14 AM

    • RayDude
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    Dumb Question about Orcad on Linux Reply

    I've been using Orcad on PC for about a year now. I'm a unix lover and have gotten the Sys Admin to install Cadence 6.3 on our linux box and setup the license server.

    However, I can't figure out what the executable for Orcad is called. There's no capture or orcad executable.

    So how do I run it? Is there something special to install it?

    Brian

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  • Tue, Jan 12 2010 3:49 AM

    • redwire
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    Re: Dumb Question about Orcad on Linux Reply

     Since when does it (OrCAD) run under Linux?  I am only aware of it running under windows. http://www.cadence.com/rl/Resources/datasheets/7440_Schematic_Capture_DS_FNL.pdf

    Maybe 16.3 is supposed to?

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  • Tue, Jan 12 2010 1:39 PM

    • oldmouldy
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    Re: Dumb Question about Orcad on Linux Reply

    Nope! OrCAD Capture is a "Windows only" tool compiled to run with Windows libraries, and that applies to any and all versions of OrCAD Capture. The SPB16.3 install for Linux will install the "UNIX" tools, that's Design Entry HDL for the front end, PCB Editor for physical backend, PCB Router for autorouting and PCB SI for signal integrity analysis. You could get PCB Editor to start from an OrCAD PCB Editor license but I doubt that the OrCAD PCB Editor level licensed product was tested on Linux.

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  • Thu, Jan 14 2010 2:19 AM

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    Re: Dumb Question about Orcad on Linux Reply

    Thanks. Time to fire up Wine.

    Brian

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  • Thu, Jan 14 2010 2:45 AM

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    Re: Dumb Question about Orcad on Linux Reply

     Keep us posted on your results. I"d like to know how the license manager crosses over between WINE and LINUX.  I guess you have to an install on the "windows" side as well?

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  • Thu, Jan 14 2010 3:09 AM

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    Re: Dumb Question about Orcad on Linux Reply

    Its been done, see link below. I don't know when I'll get to it, I'm debugging my board now.

    http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=6099&iTestingId=13165

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  • Fri, Jan 15 2010 8:38 PM

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    Re: Dumb Question about Orcad on Linux Reply

    My IT guy informs me that the license manager won't run in Wine, so you can only run Orcad in evaluation mode.

    Looks like we'll be running VMware server on our server.

    Perhaps Cadence would consider a version for linux at some point?

    Brian

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  • Thu, Jul 22 2010 11:35 AM

    • Jeff Carr
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    Re: Dumb Question about Orcad on Linux Reply
    I've just installed 16.3 Demo under Debian Sid using the Wine (as of today version 1.1.42) packages from http://www.winehq.org/download/deblenny and Capture.exe runs and I was able to open up the .DSN file. Looks like the newer versions of Wine work. Way to go wine devs! The exec I ran by doubleclicking on it in the "winefile" app included from wine. It was installed in: ~/.wine/drive_c/OrCAD/OrCAD_16.3_Demo/tools/capture/Capture.exe It is a bit slow to open & the mouse is invisible for a while within the Capture.exe window until it seems to load things and then the widgets start to work for the menus.
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  • Thu, Jul 22 2010 4:30 PM

    • bmckee
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    Re: Dumb Question about Orcad on Linux Reply
    Have you tried it with a licensed version? The issue in the past has always been that the cadence license manager doesn't play well in wine (actually I don't think it works at all). We use floating license manager and that has never worked. I would love it to, I could get rid of vmplayer's Windows XP image that way. Brian
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  • Fri, Jul 23 2010 10:26 PM

    • Jeff Carr
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    Re: Dumb Question about Orcad on Linux Reply
    I saw those reports, but it also was not recently reported on wine site.
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