The 30 day OrCAD Trial includes OrCAD Capture CIS, OrCAD PSpice Designer, OrCAD PCB Designer Professional, OrCAD Sigrity ERC, and more. 

The OrCAD Trial may be directly downloaded from this link: OrCAD Trial 17.4. You can log into the OrCAD installer by entering a password you create. The OrCAD Trial may only be installed on one machine.


If you have downloaded the trial and need help with the installation, the steps that follow generate information that is required to troubleshoot installation issues.


  1. Open Windows File Explorer and enter %APPDATA% into the address bar that is located at the top of the window.

  2. Navigate to the Cadence folder.
  3. Highlight OrCADTrialInstaller and select Run as Administrator from your right mouse popup menu.

    The installation may correctly proceed. However, if the installation is unable to proceed, locate the .log file that is located in the Cadence folder and forward it to EMA Technical Support, with your request for further assistance.