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 Orcad Vs. Allegro 

Last post Tue, Jun 26 2012 4:44 AM by purikku22. 6 replies.
Started by purikku22 22 Jun 2012 12:29 AM. Topic has 6 replies and 7394 views
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  • Fri, Jun 22 2012 12:29 AM

    • purikku22
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    Orcad Vs. Allegro Reply

    what is the difference between the Orcad 16.5 to Allegro PerformanceOption - L V16.5? 

    are the designs convertible from Orcad to Allegro and vice versa? Since both are cadence softwares.

    Thank you!

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  • Fri, Jun 22 2012 1:40 AM

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    Re: Orcad Vs. Allegro Reply

    Yes the are effectively the same. Same database, libraries etc. You can open Allegro files in OrCAD and vice versa. OrCAD PCB Editor is a cut down version of Allegro PCB Designer. Since 16.5 there is no longer L, Performance, XL. The Allegro PCB Designer is effectively Allegro L + Performance plus other bits from XL. There are add on's called Miniturization, High Speed, RF.

    OrCAD PCB Editor has two types, Professional and Standard. Standard has no auto-router, no electrcial constraints, Professional has auto-router, diff pairs, total etch length, constraint regions. Here's a comparsion chart

    http://www.parallel-systems.co.uk/e-mail/PCB_Suites-MATRIX.pdf

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  • Fri, Jun 22 2012 10:00 AM

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    Re: Orcad Vs. Allegro Reply
    thanks steve for the link. i will study the difference. we are planning to add some licenses using orcad if its compatible with the allegro platform with the cutdown price. is it possible to convert .pcb (zuken) files to orcad and vice versa without using 3rd party softwares? thank you, have a nice day ^^
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  • Sun, Jun 24 2012 10:29 AM

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    Re: Orcad Vs. Allegro Reply

    Hi

    Unfortunately there is no way to convert Zuken files without third party software.

    Best regards

    Ole

    Best regards Ole
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  • Sun, Jun 24 2012 8:14 PM

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    Re: Orcad Vs. Allegro Reply

     Thanks Ole for the reply.

    I search google and found some Old forums, that its possible to translate Cadstar to Orcad? Is that still possible with the Latest version of ORCAD? Thanks

     

    regards,

    Eric

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  • Mon, Jun 25 2012 1:26 AM

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    Re: Orcad Vs. Allegro Reply

    No. You used to be able to translate Cadstar (CDI) to OrCAD Layout (max) which was the old PCB tool. It's not avaliable now unles you have an install of 16.2 or older. The process would be Cadstar CDI to MAX then MAX to Allegro BRD.

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  • Tue, Jun 26 2012 4:44 AM

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    Re: Orcad Vs. Allegro Reply

     thanks steve for the information.

    Now i got the idea.

    Cheers!

     

    regards,

    eric

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