I have ORCAD, do I have PSPICE?

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  1. hp1729

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    I have ORCAD 16.6. PSPICE stuff is mentioned but I can't get anything to run but the main PSPICE program. No *.DAT files. Do I just have the stripped down free version without PSPICE?
     
  2. eetech00

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    I don't use Orcad now but it is Pspice compatible. Orcad has its own file format. You probably need to import the pspice file to convert it.
     
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  3. hp1729

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    I have been to the Cadence web and downloaded PSPICE (I thought). I'm still struggling with it.
    I don't have any particular reason to use such software. It is just one of those things on my retirement list.
     
  4. mvaseem

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    Yes orcad is pspice compatible. I think it is pretty easy to use.
    You can launch "Capture" and open any sample design shipped along with.
    It should be located at - <install>/tools/pspice/capture_samples/anasim/example
    Just open the design and hit the simulation button.
    You can further edit the design to simulate your own circuit.
     
  5. hp1729

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    I think I may need to reload my orcad.
     
  6. mvaseem

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    Yes you might try again. Orcad demo always comes with Pspice. Just give a try. It should be easy to go with.
     
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