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 How do I get OrCad to recognise a component from one of their supplied libraries? 

Last post Sat, Jan 25 2014 3:00 AM by oldmouldy. 1 replies.
Started by TMarkB 24 Jan 2014 12:37 PM. Topic has 1 replies and 3712 views
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  • Fri, Jan 24 2014 12:37 PM

    • TMarkB
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    How do I get OrCad to recognise a component from one of their supplied libraries? Reply

    Greetings all,

    I am using OrCad Capture 16.5.  One of the parts libraries in the level above pspice is called "discrete.olb".  Within that library is a relay called G6A-DL-DPDT.  There is no problem selecting it and placing it on the schematic.  There is no problem connecting to it.  However, when I run the simulation, I get a bunch of "Less than 2 connections at node" errors.  These turn out to be the wires connected to the relay.  I then notice that they have added a green circle on the upper left corner of the symbol.  This shows a "No pspice template for the device.".

    If this is a supplied library and a supplied device, shouldn't it actually work with the software?  Or, am I missing a step that I have to move "discrete.olb" to some other folder for OrCad to actually use the device?

    Thanks for the help,

     Mark

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  • Sat, Jan 25 2014 3:00 AM

    • oldmouldy
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    Re: How do I get OrCad to recognise a component from one of their supplied libraries? Reply

    The "level above PSpice" is the clue, tools\capture\library holds the "general" / PCB libraries which don't have the simulation parameters attached, tools\capture\library\pspice holds the pspice specific libraries with the simulation parameters attached and models provided in the installation. You can build a "generic" model from the voltage and current controlled switches for PSpice, if you need a "specific" model of the coil and contacts, you will need to check the relay vendor sites and see if you can get a model for the component that you need and import it.

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