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OrCAD 16.5

  • 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
  • Symbols filter ON problem

    Hi, When I am working in ORCAD or Allegro PCB editor and want to modify (Move, delete, change, etc..) anything with "Symbols" ON in "Design Object Find Filter" I see that ORCAD tries to draw many lines inside a component PAD repeatedly - where my curser is near it and I have greatly...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by Hossein1357 on Fri, Apr 4 2014
  • 16.5 Autorouting Error: SPECCTRA quit unexpectedly with an exit code of 19

    Just tried very simple trial of autorouting and got: Specctra.log: ERROR: "Allegro PCB Router" command syntax. Specified product name <OrCAD_PCB_Designer_Basics> is misspelled or unsupported. Refer to the documentation for valid product names. ========================================...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by dforsyth1 on Mon, Feb 3 2014
  • help with board outline gerber

    Hi everyone, I'm having a great deal of difficulty completing/verifying what should be an easy task - I would like to generate a .art (gerber) file that describes the board outline. In this case, I just want to generate a simple rectangular outline. I'm using 16.5. What I have done: -turn off...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by mfris on Sat, Jan 18 2014
  • i cant see any components in .brd created from .dsn capture design

    Hi, is just that i have a very strange problem, i created the netlist successfully, and i got the .brd file from the .dsn design in capture, but when i open it in orcad or allegro, i cant see anything, there is no errors in the netlist creation, but i cant see anything, both are opened (allegro and orcad...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by monimi on Tue, Sep 3 2013
  • Re: Models missing from PSPICE - OrCAD 16.2

    Hi there, When I tried to add nom.lib file using "Add as Global" I am getting an error message saying "selected file does not exist. Cannot add file". Please assist. I am going through the tutorial. I am at the point where I am running the simulation but my output waveform is a straight...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by Chrissy1979 on Tue, Sep 3 2013
  • Board outline help

    Hi all, I'm working my way through transitioning from OrCAD 10.0 to 16.5. I've started a new design and have a few questions regarding board outlines in OrCAD PCB Editor: 1) How can I create board oultines where the lines are not at 90degree angles? 2) How can I type in coordinate points for...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by B Price on Mon, Jun 10 2013
  • Pls give me a suggestion to solve the "error(spmhod-29)"

    Hi, i'm new to pcb design tool , i received some .brd and .dra and .psm file from my friend for my practice, he did this on Allegro sp 16.6 but i'm using Allegro sp 16.5 lite. when i open those file i receive the following error. ERROR(SPMHOD-29): Unable to open design because database was saved...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by ping2murali on Thu, Apr 4 2013
  • OrCad CIS on mySQL server

    I am using OrCad CIS 16.5 and I would like to use my company server to host the CIS database. We are using mySQL. I have set up a database with the properties as described in the help and created a new odbm data source. However, if I want to create a new data source in OrCad CIS preferences it doesn't...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by AxelLboro on Fri, Nov 30 2012
  • TclTk - Editing groups in Part Manager - Orcad 16.5

    Hello, I'm trying to figure out how to manipulate groups in Part Manager; specifically, to do the following: - Create a new group - Remove a group - Remove all groups (or iterate through all groups to remove each, one at a time) - Check to see if a group exists These don't to be covered in the...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by ardellin on Wed, Nov 28 2012
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