All students can apply for a free OrCAD student license!


   Follow the instructions on this page to get your student license.


   Before applying for your student license, we recommend you download our OrCAD SmartStart version.

OrCAD SmartStart includes:

Capture CIS Database  Max. 1000 components
Capture Design  Max. 60 components/75 nets
PCB Editor Design  Max. 50 components/100 nets
PSpice A/D  Max. 75 nodes


Click on the image below to start the download!

NB!! To download you will need to enter a username and password

User name: dlnordcad
Password: iwantTHAThotfix



In agreement with Cadence, we offer all students a free, full OrCAD software package.

The full OrCAD package includes tools for:

  • Schematic design
  • Component management
  • PCB design
  • PCB routing
  • PSpice simulation


It is completely free of charge to use the OrCAD package during your entire education. You will be provided with all the right tools to support your projects.

   NB! Access to the full license is only possible with a valid license file!



I would like to apply for a student license!

You need to be enrolled as a student in Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Faroe Islands and Greenland.

To apply for a student license, please fill out the form below.
When registerring for a license, you automatically sign up to our newsletter.



After filling out the form above, you will receive an email containing a Cadence certificate. Please fill this out correctly as demonstrated in the email, and send it back to us: 

NB! You will need to fill in you computer's Ethernet Adapters MAC address

- here's a video tutorial that shows you how to find it:

Find Ethernet Adapters MAC address



Remember to send back the certificate as described in the email


Please note that your license must be renewed every 12 months. 


We're almost done!

In a few days you will receive the full license file in an email from us.

To access the full capabilities of your new OrCAD student license, you need to apply your new license file!

- Read this PDF: pdf cadence_license_manager_guide.pdf (582.7 KB)
- Or watch this video tutorial that guides you through the process.




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