News OrCAD and Allegro 17.4 QIR2

In the current QIR2 (Quarterly Incremental Release) Cadence is expanding its PCB products with numerous new features (from Hotfix 17.4.013 on). All customers with a current maintenance agreement can download the update for free.

The detailed release notes are included in the download of QIR2.

 

OrCAD Allegro 17.2 QIR7

OrCAD Capture CIS and PSpice

Synchronisation between schematic and layout has been optimised. Two commands were introduced for this: «Update Layout» and «Update Schematic». Changes are listed before synchronising.

17.4 QIR2

The PCB layout can also be opend in the viewer from the project manager.

17.4 QIR2

Two new modelling applications were introduced «Power MOSFET» and «Power Diode»

17.4 QIR2

17.4 QIR2

The application modes allow the spontaneous and simple configuration of a new component, even if no PSpice model is available.

When creating a new PSpice project, the "PSpice Part Search" function is automatically activated.

17.4 QIR2

 

OrCAD and Allegro PCB Editor

News for dynamic shapes

17.4 QIR2

All known global parameters for dynamic shapes can now also be defined layer specific.
In addition, the Dynamic Fill Mode "Rough" has been replaced with "Fast". The "Fast" mode provides several times better performance when updating copper shapes.

17.4 QIR2

3D Canvas

The new Model-Mapper-Function replaces the previous STEP Package Mapping Function. The new Mapper now offers the possibility to use a variety of native CAD formats such as Solidworks, Siemens NX, Parasolid, Autodesk Inventor and Creo as well as STEP. In addition to interactive functions, an automatic function is also available for mapping, which automatically aligns the 3D model with the footprint.

17.4 QIR217.4 QIR2

The loading times of the 3D canvas have been improved. A new render technology also displays the 3D models in higher resolution.

DesignTrue DFM Enhancements
With a switch, DesignTrue DFM checks can be globally activated and deactivated.

Global Manufacturing Tolerance
Under certain conditions, DFM rules can find violations that are within the manufacturing tolerances.The global manufacturing tolerance offers the possibility to set the acceptable tolerance limit, to reduce the DRC messages in these situations.

17.4 QIR2

DesignTrue DFM Rule Aggregator
DFM rules from different PCB manufacturers may feature subtle differences. This is normally not a problem with small quantities of PCBs. For high volumes, limiting production to one manufacturer is not a practical solution. The DesignTrue DFM Rule Aggregator can combine different DFM rules from various manufacturers and create a set of common denominator rules based on the most conservative values.

IDX 4.0 Support
IDX 4.0 is now supported for data exchange with mCAD systems. This format supports the following extensions, among others: Bend sequence number for bend line/fields, geometry type labelling (design outline, hole and through-hole), primary pin identifier, time/date stamp.

IPC-2581 Revision C Support
The IPC-2581 Rev C format is now supported for the generation of production data. This revision includes the following enhancements: Impedance attributes on nets and traces, rigid-flex designs, square drill, square holes and counterbores, net short, slots and cavities.

The detailed release notes are included in the download of QIR2.

The latest Quarterly Incremental Release brings a lot of new features. All customers under maintenance can download the update for free.... More...
The latest Quarterly Incremental Release brings numerous innovations. All customers under maintenance can download the update for free.... More...
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