Issue: The OrCAD Capture software by Cadence is continually crashing. The version I have is SPB_16.5.

Problem: I can run ONE DRC check fine, however; when I run another DRC on my schematic, the whole software crashes and I am no longer able to do any DRC checks on that project.

I even tested a completely working project from the past and ran a DRC check, it ran fine for FIRST DRC run but crashes on the second DRC run and never works again.

I have tried restarting the software, trying new projects, restarting the computer, and updating the cache on hierarchy.

It seems like there is an issue whenever I want to do more than one DRC check and something corrupts the project or something to do with the cache?

Any solutions to this issue?


closed as off-topic by Leon Heller, Dmitry Grigoryev, awjlogan, Finbarr, RoyC Oct 7 '18 at 9:08

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    \$\begingroup\$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about proprietary soft running on a PC and not about EE but you have my sympathy. \$\endgroup\$ – Andy aka Sep 14 '18 at 16:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ You could try the Cadence forums or contact OrCAD support. I'd guess OrCAD would ask you to update your software. \$\endgroup\$ – Kevin Kruse Sep 14 '18 at 16:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes, I have tried that but for some reason i'm getting "Access Denied" on their forums, even after a verified email and registration. So I came to these forums. \$\endgroup\$ – tnet Sep 14 '18 at 16:54
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    \$\begingroup\$ 16.5 is not the current release, maybe download the latest? \$\endgroup\$ – Tyler Sep 14 '18 at 16:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Tyler I could try that but I am not sure if I have the access level to do that. Would have to fill a ticket for that. \$\endgroup\$ – tnet Sep 14 '18 at 17:04

I fixed it. It was a problem with some internal library issue. The best way to fix this problem was just to delete this schematic and start a new project.


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