I'm a novice to this forum and probably this subject has been already discussed here.
My company has purchased OrCAD Capture 17.4 tools that have a new GUI if compared to my earlier used OrCAD Capture 9.2. I have been using Capture 9.2 for ~18 years and its GUI is really convenient. The GUI of 17.4 looks to be a modern one with new icons and really has improved features and new capabilities.
However, my main complain about GUI 17.4 is that the schematic windows cannot be cascaded. Although they can be set floating, this is even more annoying because all toolbars remain in the Capture window and when you select a tool, the Capture window pops over already open schematic window and you need a lot of useless extra clicks to return back to the currently edited schematic page. I always used cascading of schematic windows before because my complex designs includes many pages, not speaking about the library windows that are typically open simulatneously. My view is that the lack of CASCADING in Capture GUI 17.4 is critical and unacceptable for complex projects, and I would very highly appreciate if the Cadence guys will return back the CASCADING capability for schematic pages. In case this will be done, this will make the GUI really great and comfortable to use.
Does anybody have opinion on this issue?
Hello！In OrCAD Capture 17.4, you can drag and drop one or more schematic Windows.
This makes it easy to compare schematic diagrams of several Windows simultaneously
Yes, you can in general. However, try to open 10+ floating windows and edit them. All tools icons and tool dialogs remain in the large main Capture window and it comes on top of all schematic windows. You'll then get tired to locate the schematic page that you planned to add the component. Note, this is never a problem in the cascaded windows as in 17.2 and earlier, which all are inside the main Capture window. The 17.4 GUI is beautiful, perfect for games and text editing, but lack of windows cascading inside the main windo is a critical problem for teh CADs like Capture.