The *.pca file extension is related to the MicroSim PCBoard (OrCAD PCB Designer) layout database file format.

There are 2 other file types using
the PCA file extension!

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PCA file - MicroSim PCBoard layout database file

What is pca file? How to open pca files?

File type specification:

Database file type icon Database file type

The PCA file extension is associated with MicroSim PCBoard (also known as OrCAD PCB Designer) a tool for Microsoft Windows that allows users to modeling PCB boards. The *.pca file stores layout database file.

The default software associated to pca file type:

OrCAD PCB Designer icon

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. logoOrCAD PCB Designer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Orcad PCB Designer is printed circuit board design suite, that includes a constraint manager, design capture technology, component tools, a PCB editor, an auto/interactive router, and interfaces for manufacturing and mechanical CAD.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .pca file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .pca file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open pca file, edit pca file, convert pca file, view pca file, play pca file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Others pca file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with pca file - MicroSim PCBoard layout database file

Click on the software link for more information about OrCAD PCB Designer. OrCAD PCB Designer uses pca file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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