New Quarterly Incremental Release for OrCAD / Allegro 17.2

The latest Quarterly Incremental Release brings numerous innovations. The following products contain new features in 17.2 Quarterly Incremental Release (QIR) 3. All customers with a current maintenance agreement can download this update for free.

In a QIR (Quarterly Incremental Release), customer under maintenance will be provided several new features in this "interim release". The current QIR (from Hotfix 17.2.016) offers new features that enhance productivity again.

All customers under maintenance can download the update for free. Full documentation is available in the Download of this update.

The new features are:



  • New Simulation Settings Dialog
    • Restructuring of the Options Tab in Simulation Settings Dialog
    • Displaying Parameter Description in the Options tab of the Simulation Settings dialog
  • PSpice - MATLAB Interface for Advance Waveform Analysis
  • New FET100 Models
  • PSpice AA jetzt auch für PSpice A/D Schaltungen nutzbar
  • Documentation Enhancements
    • PSpice MATLAB Interface User Guide
    • PSpice SLPS Sample Circuits

OrCAD / Allegro PCB Editor

  • Route Keepout (RKO) Groups
  • 3D Canvas Updates
  • Dynamic Ratsnest
  • Route Keepout Net Exceptions
  • Padstack Editor XML Import
  • Import File Manager
  • Relative Grid
  • Multi-Destination Paste
  • Route Clearance View
  • RF PCB Enhancements
  • Introducing the New 3D Canvas
    • Basic Collision Detection
    • 3D-2D Selection/Highlight
    • Full Layer Modeling of Mask, Silk, and Dielectric Layers
    • Object or Window Select
    • File Export
  • Interactive Routing Enhancements
  • Create Flow (Design Planning Option)
  • Route Optimization
  • Shape Applications
    • Automatic Island Deletion
    • Island Void Deletion
  • DFA Table Support for Embedded Layers
  • Allegro® PCB Symphony Team Design Option
  • Miscellaneous Enhancements

Allegro Sigrity SI and PI

  • Allegro Sigrity SI
    • Overshoot and Undershoot in Analysis Reports
    • Enhanced Support for Bundle Properties
    • SPDIF Enhancements
  • Allegro Sigrity PI
    • DC Analysis Performance Enhancement
    • DC Analysis Setup Automation with PowerTree and AMM
    • Auto Generation of Bumps/Balls for Package Design

Allegro EDM

  • OrCAD Capture CIS Library Support in Allegro EDM
  • Unicode Support in Allegro EDM 
  • Easy Classification Editing 
  • Label Management in Allegro Design Management 
  • Save Data as Draft 
  • Part Information Manager - Allegro EDM Mode in System Connectivity Manager
  • Page-Level Assignment in Allegro Design Management
  • PPT Option Sets Managed in Database
  • Datasheets Association with Footprints
  • Change in the adwschema Command-Line Option
  • Performance Improvements in Speed and Memory

Allegro Pulse

  • Usability Improvements in Web Parts 
  • Usability Improvements in Allegro Pulse User Interface 
  • Support Added for Template-Based Design Metadata
  • Support Added for Single Sign-On Access using AD FS 2012
  • Availability of Allegro Pulse for Non-EDM Customers
  • Changes Made in the Home Site Page
  • Back up and Restore Data
  • Enhancements in the Allegro Pulse Deployment Wizard
  • Share Project Workflow
  • Multi-Release Support


Full documentation is available in the Download of this update.

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