Installing Cadence OrCAD & PSpice

The following are directions for installing and updating the Cadence tools on a personal device. The first step is to download the file Cadence.zip referenced on the website and in emails.

(Checksum: 6efad8c2603eeb94520fc8d7956a3de2)

IF YOU ARE STILL HAVING ISSUES DOWNLOADING THE SOFTWARE – YOU MUST BE LOGGED INTO YOUR ENGR.SHIP.EDU GMAIL ACCOUNT!

Once you have uncompressed the downloaded file, you will need to navigate to the following location:

Cadence > SPB172 > SPB172 > SPB1720P1 > PRODUCT

You will need to run two separate setup programs to install the appropriate version of the software to ensure that everyone, students and faculty, are using the same version of the Cadence tools. The first step is to run the setup application in the BASE directory.

At this screen you will need to use the default of Complete as your setup type. If you use multiple user accounts on your computer, you may want to change the default of Only for me to Anyone who uses this computer.

At this screen, it is recommended to accept the default installation locations. You will need to change the license Path to 5280@cadence.engr.ship.edu.  If you fail to do this, you will only be able to launch the lite versions of the software which will not have the functionality you need to do your course work. Once all your options have been correct set, start the install and wait. Click finish when completed.

To upgrade to the appropriate version, go into the HF_042 directory (the 42nd hotfix release) and run the setup program. Accept the defaults and wait. Click finish when completed.

Verify that the software is fully functional, I typically test PSpice AD and Capture CIS. As long as everything works as desired, you can delete both the Cadence.zip archive and the Cadence folder holding the installation files if you need disk space.

Redistribution of this software is in direct violation of the University’s computer usage policy.