I've been using Orcad on PC for about a year now. I'm a unix lover and have gotten the Sys Admin to install Cadence 6.3 on our linux box and setup the license server.
However, I can't figure out what the executable for Orcad is called. There's no capture or orcad executable.
So how do I run it? Is there something special to install it?
Since when does it (OrCAD) run under Linux? I am only aware of it running under windows. http://www.cadence.com/rl/Resources/datasheets/7440_Schematic_Capture_DS_FNL.pdf
Maybe 16.3 is supposed to?
Nope! OrCAD Capture is a "Windows only" tool compiled to run with Windows libraries, and that applies to any and all versions of OrCAD Capture. The SPB16.3 install for Linux will install the "UNIX" tools, that's Design Entry HDL for the front end, PCB Editor for physical backend, PCB Router for autorouting and PCB SI for signal integrity analysis. You could get PCB Editor to start from an OrCAD PCB Editor license but I doubt that the OrCAD PCB Editor level licensed product was tested on Linux.
Thanks. Time to fire up Wine.
Keep us posted on your results. I"d like to know how the license manager crosses over between WINE and LINUX. I guess you have to an install on the "windows" side as well?
Its been done, see link below. I don't know when I'll get to it, I'm debugging my board now.