Move From PADS to OrCAD

It's time to move to OrCAD

Switching to OrCAD® can be game changing for your business. If flexibility, efficiency and scalability are your concerns, OrCAD is your clear choice. Let’s take a closer look at why you should move to OrCAD.

Why OrCAD is your clear choice

Future proof design

  •  Tightly integrated:  The OrCAD PCB Design Solution is the most comprehensive and tightly integrated set of design tools in its class
  •   Easy to upgrade in the future:  OrCAD tools are packaged so that users can get the functionality they need now, and easily upgrade later - when the time does come to upgrade, the tools build on a common UI and design methodology, meaning a very smooth transition to more technology and capability without productivity loss 

Powerful constraint driven PCB design

  •   Front-to-back constraint driven flow: A consistent constraint-management system for creation, management, and validation of constraints from front to back.
  •   Powerful constraint manager: A PCB editor-integrated constraint management system with broader and deeper constraints helps boards achieve first-pass success every time
  •   Tight integration: OrCAD platform provides a unified design and analysis flow to ensure first-time design success, beginning with library management and continuing through design entry, electrical constraint management, and powerful auto-interactive floorplanning and routing.

Advanced technologies to improve design efficiency

  •   High-speed constraint driven routing:  Advanced features including Relative Propagation Delay, Static Phase Control, Delay Tune and many more will help you design high-speed nets
  •   Interactive routing:  Scribble routing allows you to "draw" a route path for the trace to automatically follow, providing a quick two-pick methodology to generate complex route paths
  •   Autorouter:  SPECCTRA® for OrCAD solves the challenges of complex interconnect routing with powerful, automated technology, this robust, production-proven autorouter achieves faster, more efficient routing

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