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We need Rule area for package to package clearance. We would like to have this capability when want to customise the package to package clearance rules around the BGA(which don't have rework around them/when some BGA will DNP).So that the designer can use layout area efficiently.


pads pro wan bandwidth

Posted by itax Mar 12, 2019


someone has experienced to work with PADS Professional VX 2.4 in a WAN environment ?

We would like to know if a branch office can use a shared folder to save the CENTRAL LIBRARY located in HQ office with a 20Mb/s MPLS WAN connection.


Thanks a lot



Extended Filter Options

Posted by MuellerP Dec 5, 2018

When browsing content there are several default filters available.

For Ideas:


and for the other general content:



But to be honest, they are very limited and don't help very much.
For Ideas, for example, it would be very nice to filter by least votes.
Or maybe check the oldest ideas which are not implemented yet.


This blog will help you with exactly these filters.
The following links will help you to filter the content more accurate and helpful.


Please note: You need to be logged in to use these links!


Display all kind of Ideas sorted by least votes


Display only "Received" Ideas sorted by least votes


Display only "Planned" Ideas sorted by least votes


Display only "Planned not Scheduled" Ideas sorted by least votes


Display only "Under Consideration" Ideas sorted by least votes


Display all kind of Ideas sorted by age (display the oldest first)


Display all kind of content (documents, discussions, questions, ...) sorted by age (display the oldest first)


I hope these links help you navigating through all the content.
I will update this blog with new links whenever I have new and helpful filters






IDEA System for EDA

Posted by stephens Jun 22, 2017

There were decades of development of system for EDA design environment. The cost, capacity, speed and reliability are always the concern.


Years ago, I got the IDEA station and was able complete some of the project by using Graphic workstation.


Soon after, the homogeneous/heterogeneous computing and super-computer system,  was implemented with multiple CPU cores and cache memory.


There were centralized computing and personalized computing system, with file servers and multiple network configurations.


Then there are VM systems, data center, cloud computing and big-data analysis.


Over the years, I'm still looking for the "idea" system for my EDA environment. Maybe there are never going to be one.



I want to import the LOGO which is in BMP format, but i want to import  it in text format. Is it possible to do it? If anyone having solution for this, please share the details or link to get this resolved.


Thanks in advance.


As of right now, Vplan process had the report for number of feeder in SMT auto session but in general sense.  There is no report contain information of how many feeders for each top and bottom side.

I am new here and would like to share new method.

Necessary tool is just a FontCreator ( it costs $69 now)

By using this FontCreator, make a true type font and save and install Windows.

Below is the font on MSWORD.  Now your work is finished with few click.

You can put this Logo into PADS, by just using a text box.  The result is below.

Good things are no stress and size free out of one font !