OrCAD Capture: Short Cut Keys

What is meant by Schematic Diagram? What are the shortcut keys for OrCAD Capture?

Definition: Schematic Diagram
A schematic diagram is an orderly representation of the components and connections of an electrical circuit.

  • It will not gives the indication of the actual physical placement of components in the electrical package.
  • The flow electrical signal is generally from left to right.
  • The schematic is the master drawing for part numbers, values, and ratings of the components used. The components are identified by letter-number combinations.
  • A master parts list (Bill of Material - BOM) would identify the component values and the power, current, and voltage ratings.
  • The ground signals in the schematic indicate a common connection to the chassis ground.

                       To draw a schematic in OrCAD Capture, it is important to know the keyboard shortcuts. It is  the best practice to use shortcut keys than using the specific buttons in the capture toolbar Initially it may be difficult to remember all the shortcut keys. But later it will reduce your working time. In this post all the shortcut keys are listed....

KEY FUNCTION/COMMAND
 CTRL+A Select All
 SHIFT+A  Ascend Hierarchy
 SHIFT+D  Descend Hierarchy
 B Bus
 SHIFT+B Bus
 CTRL+B Previous part
 C Center view around pointer
 CTRL+C Copy
 SHIFT+D Descend Hierarchy
 E Bus Entry
 ESC End Mode/ Unselect selected object
 CTRL+E Properties
 SHIFT+E Bus Entry
 F,SHIFT+F Place Power
 CTRL+F Find
 G,SHIFT+G Place Ground
 H  Horizontally
 I In
 J Junction
 SHIFT+J Junction
 N Net Alias
 CTRL+N  Net Part
 SHIFT+N Net Alias
 O Out
 P Part
 CTRL+P Print
 SHIFT+P Part
 R Rotate
 CTRL+R Rotate
 CTRL+S Save
 T Text
 CTRL+T Toggle snap to grid on and off
 SHIFT+T  Text
 CTRL+U Ungroup
 V Vertically
 CTRL+V Paste
 W Wire
 SHIFT+W Wire
 CTRL+X Cut
 SHIFT+X No Connect placement mode
 Y Polyline
 CTRL+Y Redo
 SHIFT+Y Polyline
 CTRL+Z Undo
 F1 Help
 F4 Repeat
 F5 Redraw
 F7 Record
 F8 Play
 F9 Configure
Page Up Pan Up
Page Down Pan down
CTRL + Page Up Pan left
CTRL + Page Down Pan right

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