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Capture

  • OrCAD Capture crashes on start up

    Hi All, I'm having trouble with OrCAD capture v16.6 (latest hotfix), in which the program refuses to open without crashing instantly. I'm not getting any error messages, it just freezes when I open it and doesn't respond. It will not close unless I end the task from task manager. This started...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by mwaskett on Tue, Aug 26 2014
  • Generate OrCAD Netlist and BOM from Command Line

    I'm trying to generate a netlist and BOM from a given OrCAD DSN from the command line (for integration within my version control). For netlist generation I found (from searching the forums) pstswp.exe. Unfortunately I couldn't find any documentation on this, and it doesn't give any help information...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by iWaldo on Tue, Aug 26 2014
  • Getting libraries and footprints from a PCB Editor file for use in the original OrCAD Capture file.

    I'm quite new to OrCAD and all the software packages, and so have a very low understanding of things while I'm trying to learn. My problem is that I have an exisiting Capture file that I would like to update, add parts to, and export to the PCB Editor. The capture file has several issues when...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by ColdBoondock on Sun, Jul 6 2014
  • Capture PDF Export (tcl/tk utilities) adds extra blank page?

    Using Capture V16.6... Go to Accessories> Cadence Tcl/Tk Utilities>Utilities>PDF Export Process runs and works great - except - it always creates an added blank page at the end of the PDF? So I have to manually go in and delete the last page and save every PDF that I generate... I've researched...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by FDIMark on Tue, Jun 17 2014
  • Placing multi-parts component into schematic

    If I have a multi-parts(let's say 3 parts) component, I am placing them into schematic, it's labelled as U1A, U2A, U3A. I had to manually change U2A to U1B,and U3A to U1C so as to identify they are all from the same component. How does it automatically have labelled part as U1A, U1B, U1C? I cannot...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by lilzz00 on Wed, Apr 16 2014
  • What's Good About Capture’s Auto Part Reference? 16.6 has a Few New Enhancements!

    The 16.6 release of OrCAD Capture has a couple new productivity enhancements centered around how reference designators are assigned to components in the schematic. Read on for more details … Design Level Auto-Reference Designator Assignments In 16.6, in addition to the schematic level annotation...
    Posted to PCB Design (Weblog) by Jerry GenPart on Tue, Apr 15 2014
  • OrCAD Capture CIS Group command

    Hello all, I am trying to group some lines in an OrCAD Capture CIS schematic, and nothing I do will activate the "group" or "ungroup" commands under Edit. I understand from the User Guide that it will not allow you to group objects that include a net alias, but these objects are all...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by CookieMonstr7 on Tue, Mar 18 2014
  • CIS DB source

    Hi all, I don't know if it is the correct section for my topic but I don't find a better place. I'm trying to use Orcad Capture CIS 16.6 (Windows 7), but I have a problem to link my part DB to my configuration file, I followed the steps shown in the guide "cisug.pdf" and added in...
    Posted to Logic Design (Forum) by dpiccardi on Tue, Mar 4 2014
  • How to change the pin function in Capture

    Hi everbody, I am designning a network schematic and I had problem about the pin function of devices. I want to change the pin function of some IC (example from bidirectional pin to passive pin...). I know that I can do it by change the device properties in library but the issue here is I have alot of...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by Manhnq on Thu, Feb 27 2014
  • How to change the pin function in Capture

    Hi everbody, I am designning a network schematic and I had problem about the pin function of devices. I want to change the pin function of some IC (example from bidirectional pin to passive pin...). I know that I can do it by change the device properties in library but the issue here is I have alot of...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by Manhnq on Thu, Feb 27 2014
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