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OrCAD has been at the forefront of the electronics design industry for decades and is recognized for its reliability and availability.

The OrCAD X design platform is the latest generation of Cadence tools. With extensive functionality, cloud-based collaboration, and an intuitive and unified interface, OrCAD X helps designers create complex electronic systems with an innovative and intuitive processor.

The platform offers the widest range of features on the market and, in its latest generation, provides a groundbreaking intuitive user experience that makes it easy for experienced users and beginners alike.

A Cadence solution supports all design challenges such as signal integrity, power integrity, RF design, 2D and 3D extraction and CFD analysis.

PADS from Mentor, a Siemens business, is a prominent player in the EDA market, offering a unique combination of advanced technology and ease of use.

This platform is tailored for engineers and designers looking for an in-depth and flexible approach to PCB design.

The platform excels in its ability to handle high-speed and RF circuits, making it ideal for projects that require special attention to signal integrity and electromagnetic compatibility.

Compare OrCAD X® PCB vs. PADS®

Schematic Capture
We provide
OrCAD X PCB
PADS
Hierarchical schematic capture with integrated analog mixed-signal simulation
Built-in SPICE simulator with model library and PSpice migration support
Variant management tools for complex projects
Exclusive to OrCAD
Use of encrypted simulation models (PSpice)
Exclusive to OrCAD
Integrated pre-layout signal integrity analysis
PCB Layout
OrCAD X PCB
PADS
High speed design and rigid-flex design features features included in standard license
Requires Professional Premium
Rule-driven design for modern PCBs (HDI, Rigid-flex, and Multiboard)
Advanced interactive routing capabilities with built-in signal integrity tools
Online 3D clearance check in 2D and 3D canvas (Check for boxes, frames, outlines, etc.)
Photorealistic 3D view with real-time clearance check
Exclusive for OrCAD
Integrated impedance and coupling analysis
Exclusive for OrCAD
Fast and dynamic updating of copper during placement and routing
Visual DC power distribution analysis in PCB layout
Requires HyperLynx
Library Management
OrCAD X PCB
PADS
Built-in BOM management
United libraries of symbols, footprints, simulation models and dealer links
Lifecycle management, validation in design, templates and where-used for libraries
Manufacturing
OrCAD X PCB
PADS
Built-in tools for generating manufacturing and assembly drawings
Intuitive interface for creating manufacturing output
Quickly generate ECOs, reports and documentation
Share and view Gerber files, ODB++ files and assembly steps in a browser
Product design
OrCAD X PCB
PADS
Intuitive rule management with Unified Constraint Manager on both schematic and PCB
Multi-board 3D product view
Multi-board mechanical integration for SOLIDWORKS® 2020, 2021 and 2022
Cloud service
OrCAD X PCB
PADS
Version control, templates and component libraries in the cloud
Requires Connect
Built-in task management and annotation for design files and BOMs
Requires Teamcenter
Simultaneous PCB team design internally and externally
Exclusive to OrCAD
Intuitive collaboration internally and externally via workgroups
Platform integrations
OrCAD X PCB
PADS
Advanced integration with SOLIDWORKS® for MCAD component placement, copper geometry, enclosure exchange, and multi-board/rigid-flex synchronization
PLM-integration med XPLM, Arena® PLM, PTC Windchill, Aras PLM, Oracle Agile PLM og Teamcenter®
Supplementary service
Requires third party solution
Exclusive to Nordcad
PLM integration to Highstage PLM
Multiple import tools for converting files from other ECAD platforms
Workflows
OrCAD X PCB
PADS
Controlled workflows for part requests, design reviews, project creation/release, and lifecycle management
Requires Teamcenter
Change notifications and conflict prevention in design documents
Centralized control over design environments, document templates, and output files for each team member
Requires Teamcenter
Company and project profiles
OrCAD X PCB
PADS
Ideal for new designers
Ideal for experienced designers
Simple designs
Medium designs
Most complex designs
Exclusive to OrCAD
Access to SI, PI, RF and CFD
Suitable for startups
Suitable for small-medium companies
Suitable for large enterprises
Maintenance and support
OrCAD X PCB
PADS
Backward compatible with files from all previous releases
On-demand training courses, knowledge base, and community forums
Exclusive to Nordcad
Hotline support
Chat and email support
Platforms
OrCAD X PCB
PADS
Windows 10 or newer
MacOS 10.15 or newer
Linux
Only license server
Subscribtion plans
OrCAD X PCB
PADS
Time-based subscription
Options for perpetual licenses
Alternative subscription options
Meet a client

There will always be religious questions about the choice of tools.

The transition from many different tools to a unified platform marked the beginning of a long-term collaboration with Nordcad. We quickly discovered there were many low-hanging fruits to pick to streamline our processes.

Nordcad has also assisted in automating output, ensuring consistent results every time. They have been responsive to our needs, excellent in delivery, and adept at asking counter-questions to challenge us. Our experience with Nordcad's support has also been that they are very helpful and respond promptly.

Torsten Larsen
Global ECAD Solution Owner
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