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allegro and orcad compare?

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Hello
Please compare allegro and orcad sch,pcb design ,which have more features ,which of them is easier to work with it.(and is user friendly)
and at future which of them have more improvments and works with sppectra at a simple way.


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OrCAD is two tools

Capture ==> schematic design
Layout ==> PCB Layout

whereas Allegro is just PCB layout

Allegro is costly , has more features , layout is the other way round.
 

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Orcad Layout is a good tool for PCB beginner,Allegro is an high end PCB tool.
 

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Hi,

i agree with the other posts. Cadences has two design flows:
1. "Low Level": Orcad Layout, Capture, Specctra
2. "High End": Allegro, ConceptHDL (Schematic entry for PCB and HDL), Specctra

Currently I'm using the Orcad Tools. I tried to learn the "high end" flow, but it is not so easy. In the new releases of PSD (i think it is 15.2), there are good tutorial for allegro and conceptHDL included. So try it.

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Do note that OrCAD Capture can output netlists in Allegro format. Cadence sells a version consisting of (OrCAD) Capture + Allegro Layout.
 

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ConceptHDL and ORCAD Capture are two native sch tool for allegro,butyou have to pay more attention when use Capture with
Allegro,it is not "native" as conceptHDL.
 

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