Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 08:56:17 -0800
From: Charles Edmondson
Organization: Edmondson Engineering
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Subject: Re: Orcad Capture Lite? Schematic drawing software.
X-Original-Trace: 6 Jan 2003 08:56:08 -0700, 10.38.34.223
Smile, it can only get WORSE wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I found some recent references to a version of Orcad Capture that was
> free. A google search returns hits on the orcad website, but these
> links are now defunct, so, presubably, the product is not availble any
> The info I found indicated that the Orcad Capture software was
> availabe free on a CD offered by Orcad. It's supposed to be a top
> shelf pcb design and schematic editing software package for Windows.
> I would like to be able to draw simple schematics, edit them and print
> them so they look nice. I don't need excessive bells and whistles such
> as spice and rf design capability.
> I have turbocad, but it does not support schematic symbols, so a 7474
> counter chip would have to be drawn line by line and the pin out would
> have to be placed manually....not good:>:
> So, does anyone have a copy of the free Orcad Capture Software or know
> where to get it?
Okay, first clear up the incorrect info, and then answer the question...
First, Capture Lite is probably still available, you will just have to
look a little harder! 8-) (more on that later...)
The LITE version is free, is not time limited or have save restrictions.
It is limited in the size of the design it will LOAD (not save) so you
can create a design that you will not be able to reload later!
The big question is where to get it. Cadence is moving the sales and
support for the Orcad products (Capture, PSpice and Layout) to their
North American VAR, EMA-EDA. It will be up to EMA to provide the LITE
CDs and ship them.
That said, there should also be the PSpice Student version available.
It is a slightly older version, but includes PSpice Schematics, and is
available for download. If you can't find it at the PSpice.com website,
you can do a web search and should find a university or fofty that has
it on their ftp sites.
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