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I've had a stable working testbench in Orcad Capture until several days ago when something happened and some of the components "lost" their template. But the issue appears to be not limited to my testbench. I tried building a simple circuit from scratch (just a voltage source, resistor and ground) using pspice_elem library for the resistor. And I get the same "No Pspice template for R1, ignoring" message. It seems to me as environment related issue. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
This may happen if "Library PATH" is not setup correctly. Check "Library PATH" (bottom most) entry under Simulation Setting>Configuration files tab. This path must include the <Your Installation Dir>/tools/pspice/library> folder. Also any changes under this will be effective only from next invocation of capture.
Hope this resolves the issue.
In reply to alokt:
Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately this wasn't the case and the Library Path was set correctly. Also, I forgot to mention in my first post, the issue wasn't global and most of the symbols did work. For example in my testbench I had two diodes from the same library and only one stopped working due to this pspice template issue.
When I look through the properties of a resistor from PSPICE_ELEM I notice that it's missing the PSpice Template field. Shouldn't it be there when I place it in schematic?
In reply to tt543:
This is odd. Components from PSPICE_ELEM library don't need PSpice Template properties, so it should work for cadence supplied symbols. I am not sure if you have created these symbols and if yes how?
Also if you can you share the design, it would help narrow down issue quickly?
I'm using the supplied with PSPICE_ELEM library symbol-I haven't created it.
I'm attaching a simple design that reproduces the issue.
It seems that your installation hierarchy has few files missing. I suspect that you do not have all necessary files present under ../tools/pspice/library folder. You should have *.lib, *.prp and *.ind files for most of the .lib. Can you try after checking and restoring missing files?
Actually, I checked and most of the library files have *.lib, *.prp and *.ind files, specifically the pspice_elem.lib
But what I noticed, the symbol file (pspice_elem.olb) has slightly different location than most of the symbol libraries: tools\capture\library\pspice\advanls and not tools\capture\library\pspice. And it also has pspice_elem.opj file and it's the only one symbol having *.opj file.
Location of the files are fine. These olbs are installed under ../advanls folder. It seems that you have removed "Nom.lib" from global configured libraries. You need to include Nom.lib under GLOBAL lib section for successful netlist of parts. Include Nom.lib and try netlisting after re invoking Capture. it should work.
great. now its working. i had a same problem and now i fixed it.