License Issues

Capture & PCB Designer Licensing Error After Installation
The troubleshooting instructions that follow describe the steps you can take if you install OrCAD and receive an error that is similar to one of the followi...
Tue, 1 Jun, 2021 at 11:14 AM
Update and Configure an OrCAD License File
The “Cadence License Server Configuration Utility” is used to update licensing for OrCAD products. The instructions that follow explain how to update licens...
Tue, 1 Jun, 2021 at 11:18 AM
PCB Editor/Capture License Error After Updating to OrCAD 17.4
If OrCAD 17.2 launches properly and you receive an error when you attempt to launch 17.4, you need to contact EMA Design Automation at
Thu, 22 Jul, 2021 at 1:19 PM
Unable to Open Capture Due to "5280@cadence_server" Error
If your server hostname was incorrectly entered during installation, you will be unable to launch Capture. The following error message reports this error.  ...
Tue, 1 Jun, 2021 at 11:51 AM
OrCAD License Configuration Error
If you update your OrCAD licensing configuration and receive an error message that states, "Unable to restart Cadence License Server with new license f...
Tue, 1 Jun, 2021 at 11:54 AM
Request an Updated License File
If you purchased and installed OrCAD 17.2 and have a Maintenance account, you may update your installation to OrCAD 17.4 if you request an updated OrCAD 17....
Tue, 1 Jun, 2021 at 11:56 AM
Idle or Recall a Cadence Product License
Question: How can I set up my Cadence License Manager so that idle licenses are timed out, recalled, and become available for another user? Answer: Timi...
Tue, 1 Jun, 2021 at 11:58 AM
How to Request an OrCAD Trial Extension
The 30 day OrCAD Trial includes OrCAD Capture CIS, OrCAD PSpice Designer, OrCAD PCB Designer Professional, OrCAD Sigrity ERC, and more. If you have been gra...
Tue, 1 Jun, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Add options file to FLEXNET license
Question  How can I add an options file to my FlexNet license? Answer Options file pointers are added to the DAEMON line of a FlexNet license file as f...
Tue, 1 Jun, 2021 at 1:30 PM
How to modify your license file
  Question Can I manually modify the product license file that EMA sent me? Answer Your license file generally consists of five line types listed belo...
Tue, 1 Jun, 2021 at 1:34 PM