OrCAD

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If you create your circuit board layout with OrCAD, please observe the following tips.

We are happy to take care of generating the production data (Gerber export) for you. You just have to send us your OrcAD (.brd) file along with your order. All further steps are taken care of by our CAM engineers.

We naturally import your ODB++, Gerber-, KiCad-, OrCAD-, Target-, Eagle-, Altium-, IPC-2581-, DPF- and Sprint layout data free of charge!

General information

OrCAD is a software product family for professional PCB design, PCB layout, simulation and routing. OrCAD PCB Editor is based on the Cadence Allegro Engine and offers you, according to the developer, fast and predictable results.

Design Rules

The design rules for the Design Rule Check (DRC) can be managed in the Constraint Manager (under Setup/Constraints/Constraint Manager). These rules are recognized when they are entered in the schematic and are checked in real time. The DRC always runs by default unless it is explicitly disabled (Setup/Enable On-Line DRC).

The way of using the Constraint Manager is comprehensively explained in Flowcad's YouTube Channel.

Multi-CB parameters

For an optimal result, please define the free-of-charge high-tech parameters of Multi-CB:

  • Track-width / space: 0,1mm (100µm) - free-of-charge ✓
  • Annular ring: 0,1mm (100µm) - free-of-charge ✓
  • Drills: 0.2mm (200µm) - free-of-charge ✓
  • Via-Pad: 0,4mm (400µm) - free-of-charge ✓

This guarantees the best technology at the best price. The minimum possible values can be found here: Circuit board design parameters.

Checking of Gerberdata

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In addition to our free import service for your data, you can also export your own Gerber data. Please use Gerber RS-274X.

Your exported Gerber files can be checked and printed with the freeware Gerbv or GC PREVUE. This allows testing if everything was exported correctly.

Gerbv and GC PREVUE can be found on our download page.