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....

KEYFUNCTION/COMMAND
 CTRL+ASelect All
 SHIFT+A Ascend Hierarchy
 SHIFT+D Descend Hierarchy
 BBus
 SHIFT+BBus
 CTRL+BPrevious part
 CCenter view around pointer
 CTRL+CCopy
 SHIFT+DDescend Hierarchy
 EBus Entry
 ESCEnd Mode/ Unselect selected object
 CTRL+EProperties
 SHIFT+EBus Entry
 F,SHIFT+FPlace Power
 CTRL+FFind
 G,SHIFT+GPlace Ground
 H Horizontally
 IIn
 JJunction
 SHIFT+JJunction
 NNet Alias
 CTRL+N Net Part
 SHIFT+NNet Alias
 OOut
 PPart
 CTRL+PPrint
 SHIFT+PPart
 RRotate
 CTRL+RRotate
 CTRL+SSave
 TText
 CTRL+TToggle snap to grid on and off
 SHIFT+T Text
 CTRL+UUngroup
 VVertically
 CTRL+VPaste
 WWire
 SHIFT+WWire
 CTRL+XCut
 SHIFT+XNo Connect placement mode
 YPolyline
 CTRL+YRedo
 SHIFT+YPolyline
 CTRL+ZUndo
 F1Help
 F4Repeat
 F5Redraw
 F7Record
 F8Play
 F9Configure
Page UpPan Up
Page DownPan down
CTRL + Page UpPan left
CTRL + Page DownPan right

Read More:

Power BJT: Introduction, Structure, Characteristics
Comparison of MOSFET with BJT
TRIAC: Basics, Operation, Applications 

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