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Ed_Goldman jedi 103 posts since
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Jun 7, 2009 4:53 AM

Questions and Answers from June 2 Webinar "PADS 9.0 Flow Overview"

Dear all -

 

This thread will serve as a question and answer forum from the June 2 "PADS 9.0 Flow Overview".Please use this thread to start discussions or seek further interactions on topics of interest to you.

 

For those of you who did not get to view this webinar - please go www.mentor.com/pads there you will be able to view the following on-demand content:

 

  • PADS 9.0 Flow Overview Webinar (an overview of the flow and the components that make up PADS 9.0)
  • What's New in PADS 9.0 Webinar (a deeper look at what is new in this release)
  • On-demand demonstrations
  • PADS customers speak out about PADS

 

Let's use this community to interact with each other - our goal is to create a truly global interactive platform for all things PADS.

 

Let us also know if you have suggestions for improvement.

 

Thanks.

 

Ed.

paul.woolford Lurker 1 posts since
Aug 12, 2008
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Jul 16, 2009 1:09 PM in response to: Ed_Goldman
Re: When will PADS support Windows 7?

Hi Ed,

 

I was asked by Steve Hodges of Microsoft Research (A PADS Customer since 2004) whether a PADS update was available that supported Windows 7.  I provided Steve with the answer that you had given to the same question.  His response was as follows:

 

Thanks Paul. I guess you don’t have a lot of influence on Mentor, but it would be so much better if they support Win 7 reasonably quickly after it’s released. The betas have been very stable for some time, so they should have had plenty of time to be working on this – like other CAD vendors are. It was painful last time – Vista support took forever.

 

What is the current schedule for the PADS release that will officially support Windows 7?

 

Regards

Paul

jim_martens Aficionado 113 posts since
Sep 26, 2008
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Jul 21, 2009 6:21 AM in response to: paul.woolford
Re: When will PADS support Windows 7?

Paul,

 

Agreed - the reports on Window's 7 beta look pretty good!

 

We (PADS) want to support Window's 7 pretty quickly - there will not be the lag you saw with Vista.

 

Our current plan is to support this OS in Q1 of 2010.

 

Jim

dtrump Lurker 1 posts since
Jan 5, 2010
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Jan 5, 2010 4:50 PM in response to: jim_martens
Re: When will PADS support Windows 7?

So if PADS becomes compliant with Windows 7 for 64 bit capability . . . would in then also be compliant with XP Pro 64 bit machines?

 

    - - - Dave

mshakir Contributor 7 posts since
Nov 19, 2009
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Nov 20, 2009 7:32 AM in response to: Ed_Goldman
Re: Which translators are available in DxDesigner?

Can you please explain what does it mean by "maybe translated" r u guys are not sure, please let me guide how could i translte my protel libraries into pads 9.0

jim_martens Aficionado 113 posts since
Sep 26, 2008
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Nov 20, 2009 7:46 AM in response to: mshakir
Re: Which translators are available in DxDesigner?

Translators from the listed tools to DxDesigner are available.  The translator is shipped with the PADS 9.0 software.  There are also translators for the pcb databases into PADS Layout.

 

Jim

cathy_terwedow Aficionado 177 posts since
Jul 7, 2008
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Nov 20, 2009 9:52 AM in response to: jim_martens
Re: Which translators are available in DxDesigner?
pete_rishel Contributor 26 posts since
Nov 11, 2008
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Nov 20, 2009 10:20 AM in response to: mshakir
Re: Which translators are available in DxDesigner?

You might be interested in watching this demo on PADS translation--"Translate Altium Designer, Protel, P-CAD, OrCAD, and CADSTAR designs into PADS"

 

 

Pete

k.hofmann Contributor 11 posts since
Apr 1, 2009

I think there is a mistake. PADS Logic can export Spice Netlist when all the definitions are correct but can not import a spice netlist

jim.pellegrini Lurker 1 posts since
Jan 12, 2011
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Jan 12, 2011 8:41 AM in response to: Ed_Goldman
Re: Can test points be a surface mount part rather than Thru-hole test via?

I want to be able to assign a number to the test point. How can I do this?

pcb_man Lurker 1 posts since
Nov 19, 2008
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Jun 23, 2009 7:52 AM in response to: Ed_Goldman
Re: How do you compare PADS to other desktop solutions?

Have a look here, I think it says a lot:-

 

http://www.techtonight.com/

ray.roberts Lurker 2 posts since
Apr 26, 2010
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Apr 28, 2010 6:13 AM in response to: Ed_Goldman
Re: Questions and Answers from June 2 Webinar "PADS 9.0 Flow Overview"

Any Possibility of getting a "Donut" shape for Keepouts (ie inside and outside diameters)?. In the past, I would need to create a "path" with small steps to create unique shapes

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