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OrCAD Capture 12: Netlisting

This tutorial demonstrates how to generate a netlist and new layout file for your OrCAD Capture schematic.  After you complete this tutorial, you will be able to:

  • Create a new PCB layout and netlist for the design

If you would like to follow along with this tutorial, you can visit our walk-through page to view video tutorials and download design files .

To follow along with this tutorial, continue with your design from Capture Walk-through 11 or use the included design file, CAPTURE TUTORIAL 12_NETLISING.DSN.

  1. Select PCB > New Layout from the menu.

Note: This will activate the New Layout window where you can create a new PCB layout and netlist your design in one step.

  1. Browse for PCB Layout Folder to the location the PCB design files should be saved.  

Note: Leave Input Board File blank as we are creating a new design. Under Board you can rename the design file if necessary.

  1. Select OK.

Note: The layout file and netlist output files have been added to the project hierarchy.

  1. Select OrCAD PCB Designer Professional from the software selection window.

Note: This will open the new PCB layout file, which will be used in the PCB Walk-through video series.

To create only a netlist:

  1. Select Tools > Create Netlist from the menu.

  1. With the PCB tab selected, check Create PCB Editor Netlist.
  2. Browse to the location to save.

  1. If this is your first time netlisting, select Setup.
  2. Browse to the location of the allegro.cfg file.
  3. Click OK to close the setup.
  4. Click OK to netlist the design.