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Introduction
OrCAD PCB Editor is a relatively new printed circuit board (PCB) design application that has replaced OrCAD Layout. The purpose of this book is to provide new users of the software with a basic introduction to OrCAD PCB Editor and the design of PCBs.
OrCAD PCB Editor is based on Allegro PCB Editor, so this book will be useful to new Allegro PCB Editor users as well. Allegro PCB Editor is a powerful, full-featured design tool. While OrCAD PCB Editor has inherited many of those features, it does not possess all of the tools and features. Consequently most of the basic tools and features are described here, but only a few of the more-advanced tools are covered, as outlined later.

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