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PCB Design and schematic capture application.­ Also included the SPECCTRA shape based autorouter and PSPICE. Version 16.x includes the new Allegro PCB design application. OrCAD layout is still included although deprecated. 

Application Details:

Version: 16.x
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6

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Test Results

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What works

Orcad Capture CIS seems to work OK after applying the 'place part fix'.

What does not

Orcad Layout works but the drawing is very slow (this might be a video driver problem). The pads and line endings are garbled. A bug report has been filed (Bug 23409)

When loading a simulation file, the simulation bar doesn't show. When creating a new simulation project, it doesn't allow to create a new simulation profile (Pspice com wrapper error)

Orcad uses 2 extra processes: cdsNameserver and cdsMsgServer. These work but take 100% of the CPU time.



What was not tested


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

IMHO useful after the PSpice COM, CPU usage and garbled drawing problems are fixed.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 18 20131.6Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 24 20101.2Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Jul 22 20101.2Yes Yes GoldJeff Carr 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"Jun 27 20101.2-rc5Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"Jun 27 20101.2-rc5Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
29775 OrCAD 16.5 installer needs Windows registration information Owner/Organization to be not empty NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO Install OrCAD 16.5
The OrCAD 16.5 installer requires the system-wide Owner and Organization to be set.  To set these fields just open the Wine Configuration (winecfg) and go to the About tab.  Once these fields are set then the installer will proceed normally.


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by Uwe Dippel on Friday November 2nd 2012, 5:33
Capture works fine here. (16.5)
But pspice fails, giving me an installation error at "New Simulation": I can give a Profile name, but it also requires an Inherit from an existing profile. If I put "non", a pop-up tells me about some incomplete installation; and asks me to run some binaries against the regserver: PSpiceExplorerSrvr.exe, pspice.exe, SimSrvr.exe, simmgr.exe and mrksrvr.exe.
I did all, but no change.

Before I file a bug: how can I uninstall and reinstall?