Orcad® Capture

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Proprietary)

Cadence OrCAD Capture is program used to create a circuit schematic capture. A Schematic Capture is the process of creating a diagram of electronic circuits of various electronic hardware devices. Cadence OrCAD Capture supports both flat and hierarchal designs, as well as simple and complex schematics designs. This program can be integrated with OrCAD PCB Editor to enable data synchronization and cross probing or placing between board and schematic designs. Cadence OrCAD Capture also has features used to backannotate the changes in a layout, create gate or pin swaps, and make changes in component names or values from board design to schematic using its feedback process. Cadence OrCAD Capture also includes a large, built-in library of schematic symbols used in the schematic capture process. In addition to these, Cadence OrCAD Capture can export netlists into various formats.

Cadence OrCAD Capture features a user interface that has three main parts. The first part is the main control bar located at the upper portion of the program window. This section contains various command buttons that execute actions within the program. These buttons include the “New Project” button, open, save, print, cut, copy, paste, undo, redo, find, and zooming buttons. This section also contains various tools used in creating circuit parts and labeling them. The next section is the work area where users can view and edit their design project. The last part is the vertical toolbar on the right portion of the program window. This section contain various tools such as connectors, markers, and other symbols used in designing circuit schematics.