Engineering Software fosters efficient team collaboration.

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Team Design for OrCAD® v2.0 provides electronics design teams with management and control over design process to increase efficiency and reduce errors. Support for hierarchical design methodology enables manager or team leader to assign functional blocks to different team members for concurrent design. Individual engineers retain read-only access to entire design. As changes are uploaded, history of changes is maintained. Similarly, symbol library management keeps track of changes.

Original Press Release:

Team Design for OrCAD Gets Hierarchy and Library Support

Rochester, NY – ( ), a full-service provider of electrical and mechanical CAD tools, is announcing release 2.0 of Team Design for OrCAD®.  “Many of our customers design their electronics with a team of engineers, but too much time is devoted to coordination rather than designing,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA.  “This release of Team Design for OrCAD gives these teams a new level of management and control over the design process to increase team efficiency and reduce time-consuming errors.”

Team Design for OrCAD is built into OrCAD Capture

Team Design for OrCAD 2.0 now supports a hierarchical design methodology.  This design process is often used for top-down design.  A manager or team leader has the ability to assign functional blocks to different team members for concurrent design. Individual engineers can work on their portion of the design independently from others on the team, yet they retain read-only access to the rest of the design.  As changes are uploaded back to the master design, a full history of changes is maintained so that reasons for changes are documented, and any portion of the master design can be rolled back to a previous version.

Another challenge for teams is managing their symbol libraries and keeping track of changes.  Team Design for OrCAD can now manage an OrCAD symbol library in much the same was as it manages a design.  Individual symbols or a group of symbols can be extracted and assigned to a team member.  After changes are made, the symbols can be promoted individually or in bulk to a central library location.  As with design changes, library changes and change history is maintained allowing traceability and rollback in the future.

“Team Design for OrCAD is built right into OrCAD Capture, so users should be able to start using it quickly with a very short learning curve,” said Josh Moore, director product marketing, Cadence OrCAD Solutions.  “In today’s world of shortened design times, the productivity gains and quick start-up capability will be a welcome addition to any OrCAD design team.”

“We also recently expanded the capabilities of EMA’s EDABuilder to now include symbol, footprint, and STEP model output,” added Marcano.  “With these advancements and those in Team Design, we have created a very comprehensive and highly productive environment for design engineers.”

For more information about EMA and Team Design for OrCAD, visit EMA at or call 800-813-7494.  Team Design 2.0 is available now and is being offered at introductory pricing (valid until the end of 2013) starting at $495 per seat for quantity purchases.

About EMA Design Automation, Inc.

EMA Design Automation is a leader in product development solutions offering a complete range of electrical and mechanical CAD tools, product lifecycle management systems, services, training, and technical support.  EMA is a Cadence® Channel Partner serving all of North America and an Autodesk Authorized Value Added Reseller.  EMA manufactures EDABuilder®, the Component Information Portal™ (CIP), TimingDesigner®, and CircuitSpace®, and all are distributed through a worldwide network of value added resellers.  EMA is a privately held corporation headquartered in Rochester, New York.  Visit EMA at for more information.

EDABuilder, TimingDesigner, CircuitSpace and the EMA logo are registered trademarks and Component Information Portal is a trademark of EMA Design Automation, Inc. Cadence, Allegro, and OrCAD are registered trademarks of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. All other trademarks in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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