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OrCAD X Free Trial

It's easy to register for the latest version of the OrCAD X Free Trial

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Free 6-months access

for Student

Students at academic institutions worldwide are eligible for a free 6-months license of the industry-leading OrCAD X Technology Suite which includes - Schematic Capture, Simulation, and PCB Design solutions.

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Free 30-day access

for Professional Users

Get absolutely free access to OrCAD X technology through the OrCAD X Free Trial. Simply download the software and you are ready to get started.

3 Easy Steps
to Register and Request

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Start Registration

Within the Free Trial page on click on the ‘Start Your Free Trial’ button. This opens the page where you can start the registration process. Simply click ‘Login to Try’ in the bottom corner of the screen to begin.

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Fill in Your Information

If you do not already have a CadenceID (this is separate from your OrCAD account), please select Create a Professional Account. Fill in all the required details such as your name and password and continue through the account creation process. When finished, make sure to check the box that says, ‘I accept the Terms and Conditions.’

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Request Trial

Soon, you should receive an email from with a link to download the OrCAD X free trial, as well as installation instructions, and getting started materials. Be sure to keep an eye out for the assets we send your way as they will get you into designing faster than ever!

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