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Which Capture is right for you?

OrCAD Capture or OrCAD Capture with CIS.

OrCAD Capture technologies come in different product configurations that offer specific levels of functionality to fit your budget constraints, design flows, and feature requirements. Compare OrCAD Capture and the optional OrCAD CIS to determine which best fit your design needs.

OrCAD Capture

OrCAD Capture

with CIS

Schematic Entry and Circuit Design
Graphical, flat and hierarchical design

Heterogeneous bus / NetGroup support

Unlimited undo/redo

Dynamically update hierarchical blocks

Design reuse

Reference external designs / circuits

Tcl customization

Online design rule check

Unlimited user-defined properties

Support heterogeneous / homogenous parts

PCB forward- and back-annotation

Schematic part and library editor

44,000 Schematic symbols

Color components / nets

PCB cross-probing and cross-placement

FPGA design-in support

FPGA bi-directional support

Intelligent PDF creation

Flow support for most PCB layout tools

Property editor for pins, components, nets

Digi-Key (PartLink App) Component Parametric data directly from web


Design differences viewer

Import PSpice schematic, EDIF,PDIF,XML

Import PADS schematic design

Import Altium shcematic design

Component Information System (CIS)
Centralized part information system

ODBC-compliant database support

Relational data support

MRP, ERP, and PLM integration

Graphical preview of database parts

Intelligent database query

Component property validation

Temporary / new part introduction

Extensive reports / report templates

Crystal reports for advanced documentation

Assembly Variants
Unlimited Assembly variant support

Part substitution and part "not present" support

Variant comparison reports

Print capabilities for variants