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OrCAD Trial Download & Install

The OrCAD Free Trial gives you access to the full version including all tool features. Learn how to download and install OrCAD with the following steps.

Step 1: Download OrCAD Free Trial

After you request the OrCAD Free Trial, you will receive an e-mail with a link to download the software.

The OrCADTrial.exe file will download to your computer. Search your designated “Downloads” folder for the file named OrCADTrial.exe.  

Open the folder and right-click on the OrCADTrial file to select ‘Run’. A dialog box will appear on your screen asking, “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device”, select ‘Yes’.   

You will be asked to enter your login credentials. Use the same login details you used to request the trial.  After, a "License Agreement" message box will appear, select ‘I Accept’ and then click on “Next”.

Step 2: Launch the Installer

Choose the location for ‘Installation Folder’ and ‘Home Directory'. You can use the default location, or you can browse your computer for the location of your choice. In this GUI, the ‘Create Desktop shortcut’ is already checked, you can uncheck this if you don’t want a shortcut on your desktop. Click on ‘Install’ to start the installation process.

Step 3: Finish Installation

It will take a few minutes to install. Once the installation is complete, click the ‘Finish’ button to exit the installer. OrCAD capture will launch soon after installation.

That’s it, you are now ready to start designing with OrCAD.