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OrCAD is an EDA (electronic design automation) suite that includes schematic capture, PCB layout and several other related modules.

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Images on the silkscreen in OrCAD

I'm doing a project in OrCAD and I've come across such an issue. I added a logo of my company on the silkscreen layer and I received an error during generating the gerber files but when I added it in ...
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How can I wire two parts easily in Cadence OrCad?

I have two simple parts in OrCad layout. How can I wire these two parts easily, like from point 1 to point 2? When the big red dot comes out, I click the left and then when I move the mouse to ...
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How to find Vthreshold and K (or beta) in Pspice/Orcad

Regarding M2n7000 transistor in OrCAD, I want to find its Vthreshold and Beta (or k) by its edit PSpice model. This is what I get : And by Vthresh and Beta (or k ) I mean the parameters of this ...
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How can I fix the problem of floating nodes in Pspice?

I have so many errors saying there is floating nodes in my circuit, I used a grounded big resistance in some nodes to fix them but there are so many floating nodes errors yet, my circuit is very large ...
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I have a problem with using a voltage controlled switch in Pspice

When using the voltage controlled switch in Pspice, the current flowing on the other side of the switch is equal to the current flowing through the voltage source controlling the switch. Why is it so? ...
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Error while generation gerber files

I've created a layout and I want to generate gerber files for further production. I'm using Cadence OrCAD software. But when I try to Create Artwork, I'm getting an error. I've checked the dbdoctor ...
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Working with Mentor Graphics xPCB Planner\xPCB Layout and OrCAD

I'm working with Mentor Graphics xPCB Planner (very similar to xPCB Layout) for placement and OrCAD Capture CIS 16.5 for schematic design. I'm interested in working with both tools in parallel, where ...
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How to use .SUBCKT in OrCAD Capture?

I needed an LM565 to simulate, but unfortunately, the software did not have that LM565, and I accidentally saw this code on the Internet! But I do not know how to give this code to the software! The ...
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Buck converter in pspice output value changes depending on the resistance. How do I correct this?

I am trying to design a buck converter and simulate in pspice, however I am running into trouble. The voltage on the load (R1), varies significantly when the load value changes. How do I correct this ...
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About hole diameter size, tin diameter size and solder mask diameter size for pad of through hole components in Altium PCB design

Is there any rule that relate the tin diameter size and solder mask diameter size with the hole diameter size for the pad of through hole components in Altium PCB design?
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I keep getting an error in OrCAD using a certain op-amp

I keep receiving this error in OrCAD. I am trying to use an LM741 operational amplifier for my schematic but am unsure why I can't open it. Error: Placing symbol instance for Model LM741 failed ...
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Why doesn't OrCAD show zero voltage here and can I fix it?

I designed this simple circuit here : as it can be seen the software shows \$-8.572pV\$ (I assume it means pico volts). But shouldn't it be \$0V\$? Is this some kind of error due to computers being ...
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Pspice - how to fix 'Simulate' [Ubuntu]

I have tasks to do for school and after 'draw' a circuit I need to start to Stimulate, but it won't work. If anyone knows how to fix this big thanks How to fix this with OrCAD Pspice AC/DC Demo. I ...
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Net Tie Loses Connection

I've created a net tie in OrCAD software. Everything seems to work, but there is one thing I don't get. There's no problem when I connect to shapes with the nettie by placing it directly on two layers ...
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PSpice models for BC547C, BC557C, BF245A, BC548C and BD135-16

I'm trying to make this circuit in OrCAD Capture CIS to simulate it in spice: I found the resistors and capacitors in the ANALOG library. I also found all the transistors, except Q3, in the ...
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What is no-probe-top in Cadence OrCAD

There is a rectangle around the outside of my OrCAD footprint (pointed to with the blue arrow), and it is on the no-probe-top layer. I googled it but I couldn't find any explanation of what that layer ...
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I need to create pad on the copper zone like as shown on the picture in Orcad PCB Editor 16.6

I am noob in Orcad PCB Design, I need a solution for creating pad on top of the copper zone as you can saw on picture, i need to create pad like that. I am using Orcad 16.6. Kindly give me the answer ...
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Crossed pin in the jumper

Could you tell me why do I see the crossed rectangle on the 3V3 pin? The element that applies to 3V3_PSU and 3V3 pins is a jumper. Do I need to worry about it?
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Netlist generation error

I have been struggling with updating a netlist and design synchronization in OrCAD. My co-worker created a schematic in Capture CIS and prepared an initial layout. Then, I took over the project and ...
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OrCAD doesn't yields same result for this difference amplifier

The question says: Design an op amp circuit with inputs \$v_1\$ and \$v_2\$ such that \$v_o = 3v_2-5v_1\$ One way to realize this circuit is to utilize difference amplifier which satisfies this ...
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How to compute Rth for this circuit using OrCAD PSpice

Take a look at this circuit The question asks to find Rth and Vth between a-b terminals. Hand calculation yields Rth=3.857 and Vth=4V. With OrCAD, the result is shown below using Bias Point ...
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Exponential voltage source Pspice

I want to put an exponential voltage source in Orcad / Pspice that \$V(t) = e^t\$. I used Vexp and I don't know how to set \$V1, V2, Td1, Td2, Tc1, Tc2\$. I found an equation $$V(t)= V1+(V2-V1)((1-e^\...
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Floating Nodes Error in Simulation in ORCAD PSPICE

Does anyone have any insight as to what exactly is wrong with my circuit on Orcad/PSPICE? My name is in the project name so I blurred it out for obvious reasons
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Mounting hole with vias in OrCAD

I want to create a mounting hole with vias around it. I don't know how to approach it so I've tried to do it on my own. I'm using OrCAD PCB Designer. I have created a mounting hole padstack with ...
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What's the purpose of a drill symbol?

I use OrCAD environment for designing PCBs but I've never thought about what is the purpose of a Drill Symbol in padstack creator. The diameter is set in the Drill bookmark and other parameters like ...
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Output voltage of Class B Amplifier with global negative feedback

For the following schematic on the non-inverting input is applied a sine wave. Shouldn't be the output on R19 0.9 out of the input voltage, by using a voltage divider between R31 and R19. From my ...
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Why signal coming out of a Constant K filter takes 0.5ms to stabilize?

I made a simulation of an audio amplifier with an input signal of 200 microVolts. The question is why my filter does not deliver the desired output, which operates between 512 Hz and 2048 Hz. From ...
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Vias affect traces

I have been working on a project of a 4-layer PCB. Every time I add a via in order to connect two pins, another trace breaks and changes its positon. I've added pictures to explain what I got on ...
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On measuring the common mode gain of an op-amp using a simulator?

I have been trying for a while now to measure the common voltage gain of the LM741, which according to Op Amps: Design, Application, and Troubleshooting page 21 is around 6, using Multsim and Orcad. ...
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OrCad PSpice: Did I design the circuit wrong?

I keep getting 0 volts when I design this circuit but I was supposed to get a value of 1V at least. How I would be able to fix this circuit? The circuit that we were supposed to design was Fig(74)....
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ORCAD - Oscillator startup

I'm simulating an oscillator that I have designed for a 40kHz oscillation frequency. I simulated it in Orcad and I got a flat signal. After some research, I found that it's due to the program not ...
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No connection between symbols

I've been working on a project of power converter in OrCAD software and I've come across such problem. Here is a piece of my schematic. A Q1 transistor is in an SOIC-8 package. A Source pin is ...
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Number of pins of elements

I've created a footprint for the rotary encoder, which symbol is shown below A footprint for this element has been done by myself. I've been getting a warning which goes like this: "WARNING(ORCAP-...
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Cut Off mode of an NPN transistor with PSPICE

]2 I am trying to model the cutoff mode of an NPN transistor with a switch that is connected to the base. Unfortunately, it shows current going through. I am using ORCAD Capture. Does anyone know ...
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Orcad hierarchical design alias / physical net

A hierarchical based Orcad schemactic has two children blocks and the parent one. Each child block is connected through the parent via the net called VDD_IN. However, once I hover on the net, a ...
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How to update a title block in OrCad?

I've created a custom title block for my schematics. The problem is that I've already started the project and it is in advanced state of progress. How can I update it? Is it even possible?
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Simulation of an Operational Transconductance Amplifier in Orcad Capture

I wanted to simulate an OTA (Operational Transconductance Amplifier) by using a block G representing a controlled source (I have also put input and output resistances): First question: how can I ...
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OrCAD Schematic cleaner option

I am using 16.6V Allegro.Is there any option on OrCAD Capture CIS for beautifying Schematic? For example, say, I have entered a schematic with irregular wires and used long wires. Is there any ...
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How to draw/include ESD susceptibility symbol on my designs?

I am using Allegro 16.6V. I want to draw/include ESD susceptibility, non-recyclable and recyclable symbols on my design. How can I do this?
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How to use electrolytic capacitors in Orcad Capture [duplicate]

I want to specify voltage across the electrolytic capacitor in Orcad but there seems to be no way to this. I'm using C_elect part and the panel to choose the value ...
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Not connected pin in Orcad Capture

I have a pot (R8), as you can see, C6 capacitor is connected to its middle terminal, I have trouble implementing this in Orcad as it says that the negative terminal of the capacitor is connected to ...
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How to specify polarization voltage in polarized capacitors in Orcad Capture

I have a polarized capacitor like below. it's 1uF and 16V. the schematic in Orcad is like this: How can I specify that 16V voltage?
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OrCAD: Uniqueness/Scope of Net Aliases, Busses, and Net Groups, Hierarchical Ports, and Off-page Connectors

I am using Allegro/OrCAD Capture. I need some confirmation about the scope of some various types of nets in Allegro/OrCAD Capture, particularly with regards to hierarchical design and projects with ...
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How can I simulate the circuit with floating node in Orcad simulation?

I simulated to test 4n25 optocoupler. 6 pin in 4n25 is base of output transistor. According to google, 6 pin can be not connect pin (NC) because input LED generate the base signal. Orcad ...
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Allegro padstack not showing my pads

I have implemented a schematic for an IC (BGM13S32F512GA-V2R) and I am trying to create a footprint but when I try to place the padstacks, they do not appear in the default library... so I went into ...
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How should chips with pins on bottom be drawn?

When you are drawing a schematic for an IC, and there are pins in the bottom center (in my case I am drawing for the BGM13S32F512GA-V2R), how should they be drawn? I have looked into some beginner ...
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iv plot for NPN BJT

I have done a “parametric sweep” of the DC voltage source VCC ranging from 0 to 30 V and on the current source with values of iB = 0,50,100,150,200, and 250 µA. Below is the plot iC vs vCE (vCE being ...
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Orcad search using Tcl

I mostly use Orcad Lite to browse schematics, doing a lot of component/net search. How can I search using Tcl console?
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Can a PCB footprint be extracted from a solid model?

I usually just make a PCB footprint if I need it (Solidworks PCB, Altium, Protel99, OrCAD, etc). I'm an electrical engineer. I've seen very nice 3D solid models for some parts and I wonder if the PCB ...
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In OrCAD PCB Designer how do I get the trace width of a signal

In OrCAD PCB designer, how do I see the trace width of a signal? When I click the "i" or "Show Element" icon it gives me everything but the trace width.