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Top Questions About Cadence OnCloud

OnCloud Platform

Cadence OnCloud is a subscription service to a platform granting cloud-based data storage and access to Cadence technology in role-based packages. Currently we have the PCB Hardware Expert, Multiphysics Analyst, and CFD Analyst roles in Cadence OnCloud.

No, while we certainly encourage you and your teams to use the technology available in Cadence OnCloud to the capacity you desire, Cadence will continue to support both contract-based software access as well as Cadence OnCloud named user licenses.

Simply go to any of our role, product, or platform pages and click the "Start Free Trial" button. Once there, either log in with your existing Cadence account or create a new account. Enter your payment information (either credit card or ACH), and then you are ready to design and analyze. If you haven’t used your free trial already, you will automatically begin an 8-hour or 30-day (whichever is consumed first) trial at the end of which you will automatically begin your subscription billing cycle.

 

Tokens

A Cadence token is a representative of computational usage for simplifying the process of giving you access to the tools you desire without the need for long-term contracts or bulky investment in equipment set-up. The tokens are pre-calculated so there are no adjustments based on unanticipated usage.

Effectively, each token is evaluated at an even $10 rate so that you can understand simply and budget accordingly for your hourly and token usage. Oftentimes in large projects, there are a extra few extra thousand dollars laying around for additional temporary contract work, etc. Now, you can use that unused budget for an additional cloud-based analysis run, for example, and get ahead of your product timeline.

The base Cadence OnCloud subscription is based on 200 hours of usage for the particular role you are signing up for. Whether this is PCB Hardware Designer, System Analyst, or one of our other additional offerings, you can adjust the number of Cadence OnCloud subscription tokens based on your usage and consumption through your Purchase Profile.

For the OrCAD Hardware Designer role in Cadence OnCloud, your total token burn rate equates to 4.08 tokens per hour. For the PCB Hardware Expert role in Cadence OnCloud, your total token burn rate equates to 0.75 tokens per hour. For the CFD Analyst role in Cadence OnCloud, your total token burn rate equates to 1.0 tokens per hour. For the Multiphysics Analyst role in Cadence OnCloud, your total token burn rate equates to 1.5 tokens per hour.

Your tokens will not roll over at the end of the monthly subscription period. If you need additional tokens, you can purchase more to enable any additional projects. If you have auto-renewal enabled, you will have your chosen token amount automatically refreshed at the beginning of each monthly subscription period to ensure you always have enough tokens to run your projects.

Tokens purchased will be available for only the Cadence OnCloud Subscription they are purchased for. If you would like to expand available tokens for both your PCB Hardware Designer role and your System Analyst subscriptions, you would need to purchase these separately as the tokens are not interchangeable due to their unique usage rates.

Once you start a large simulation job in, for example, our Clarity analysis environment, you will receive notifications based on total usage and anticipated necessary token details. If you do not have the necessary tokens to run this job, you will be prompted to purchase more to guarantee you do not run out of tokens mid-job.

Academics

Absolutely! Cadence believes that it is vital to give the solvers of tomorrow’s problems all the tools they need. The Cadence University Program provides free Cadence OnCloud access. If your university is not yet a member, apply for access by downloading the below document and having a professor submit your request to univ_approval@cadence.com.

Your Cadence OnCloud Academic Subscription includes a one-time subscription for a six-month period. If you already have access, please log in or create an account above to begin using Cadence OnCloud. To participate, your university must have been approved through the University Program Authorization Form.

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