Design Automation


OrCad Import Wizard now included in Altium Designer 6.7

19 September 2007 Design Automation

Altium’s Altium Designer provides electronic designers and engineers with a single, unified application said to incorporate all the technologies and capabilities necessary for complete electronic product development.

Altium Designer brings together hardware, software and programmable hardware development within a unified environment that allows all aspects of an electronic product to be designed and managed within a single system.

With the news that OrCad Layout is being discontinued by Cadence, OrCad users will be pleased to hear that Altium Designer 6.7 includes an import wizard for all OrCad designs, CIS configuration files and libraries. The import wizard allows users to migrate from an OrCAD Component Information System (CIS) to a Database Library (DBLib). Altium Designer provides the ability to place components directly from a company database by creating and using a database library. The type of database library used will depend on how the user wishes to handle their source symbol and model libraries. If the libraries are to be kept in a location on a hard disk or network drive, they would simply use a Database Library (DBLib). If, on the other hand, they wish to place their libraries under source control - using a Subversion repository - they would use an SVN Database Library (SVNDBLib).

To further help OrCad users make the transition to the unified design platform, Altium's online presence includes a host of valuable resources including 'how-to' videos, technical papers, learning guides, reference designs, tutorials, online knowledge base, plus the Altium Designer community forum.

A 30-day free unlimited trial version is available.



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