I have ORCAD, do I have PSPICE?

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hp1729

Joined Nov 23, 2015
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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?
 

eetech00

Joined Jun 8, 2013
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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?
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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hp1729

Joined Nov 23, 2015
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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.
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.
 

mvaseem

Joined Jan 31, 2014
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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.
 

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hp1729

Joined Nov 23, 2015
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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.
I think I may need to reload my orcad.
 
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