• Reduce Design Time Using Routing Automation

    Do you want to reduce time using Routing Automation? Learn how by joining Brent Klingforth and John McMillan on Feb. 20th as they discuss :   Why every designer should be using routing automation regardless of h...
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  • REPLACE PART: PROBLEM WITH PIN MAPPING

    When i run the pin mapping tool i can't create a pin mapping since the right part of the panel is empty without the pin list of the new part:
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  • Have you checked out PCB Tech Talk?

    PCB Tech Talk, the top-rated podcast, is back! Follow this thread to find old episodes and get notified of new episodes as they're released.   Looking to get new episodes even faster? Subscribe to the podcast on...
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  • PCB Tech Talk is back!

    In this new episode, John discusses some of the key areas in PCB design that can help accelerate product design and launch to market. http://bit.ly/2F2Eipg  
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  • PADS User2User meetings have begun!

    Attend a local PADS User2User event! Register today at http://bit.ly/2hCI3cN Agenda: Tips & Tricks to Increase Productivity Across the PADS Flow How to Control and Route Critical Traces & Differential Pairs...
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  • New support for Mentor PADS and DX Designer on SnapEDA

    FYI. Partquest alternative but with 3D models.   New support for Mentor PADS and DX Designer on SnapEDA! – SnapEDA Blog Printed Circuit Design & Fab Online Magazine - SnapEDA Adds Mentor Tools to Part...
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  • Deadline Extended: Technology Leadership Awards 2017

    Submit your design today for the most prestigious contest in PCB, the Mentor Technology Leadership Awards. The deadline for entries has been extended to June 30th. This year there are SEVEN categories representing a w...
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  • optional four million parts 3D library not for PADS Standard Plus users only Professional

    For those of us that do not have PADS Professional but have Standard Plus, and don't have access to the optional four million parts 3D library. Here is access to over 9000 models for free http://diptrace.com/download...
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  • Five key advantages of 3D PCB layout

    While 3D PCB design is not new, 3D capabilities have rapidly evolved to the point where they're more likely to be considered necessities than niceties. What are the distinct advantages that a 3D design environment can...
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  • PADS Blog: Record-breaking Engineering Career Fair

    In the latest post on the PADS Blog, John McMillan talks about his experience at a record-breaking engineering career fair, where he was able to meet students who traveled from all over the U.S. for the opportunity to...
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  • Re: .dxf file format error

    Check the nits in PADS before importing. If the import looks to small, try to scale it 1000 and see if this helps. You can also scale in your Mechanical CAD and create a new DXF file.   Knowledge base has a lot ...
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  • Elvis Presley: a technology early adopter?

    When people think of the King of Rock and Roll, electronics are likely not among the first things that come to mind. In the latest PADS blog, John McMillan discusses the fascinating role Elvis played in the history of...
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  • PADS VX.1.2 Beta

    Hello,   We are happy to announce the availability of PADS VX.1.2 Beta. This release includes new 3D capabilities for PADS Standard and Standard Plus, including STEP import and export.   To participate in ...
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  • Why impose PCB design constraints?

    If you've ever found yourself asking this question, you may want to check out our new PADS blog series, which is devoted to exploring the benefits of a constraints-driven PCB design flow. Steve Hughes explains in the ...
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  • The EDA Technology Roadmap

    Have you read the latest post in the PADS blog yet? In Paul Musto's July post, he discusses EDA roadmaps, IoT, and delivering on what's promised. Check it out today: The EDA Technology Roadmap
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  • To autoroute or not to autoroute?

    Our latest PADS blog series aims to answer this important question.   If you've been following the series up to this point, Steve has just posted the final installment, which discusses the ease-of-use and produc...
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  • Announcing affordable, high-tech PADS solutions for the independent engineer

    Hey everybody! We're excited to announce three new PADS family products designed specifically for the needs of the independent engineer. Starting at $5K (including support!), the new PADS solutions combine ease-of-use...
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  • Free FT232RL - USB to UART PADS reference design data!

    Hello all! Just wanted to direct your attention to John's recent post on LinkedIn featuring one of our new PADS reference designs—the FTDI UM232R Module. The post is available at this link:   "Free FT232R...
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  • PADS VX.1 now available on SupportNet

    PADS VX.1 releases are now available on SupportNet. Be sure to check the "Important Release Information" section on each page to see if the important release information applies to you. PADS VX.1 on SupportNet PADS ...
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  • The Complete CAD Library Series

    John McMillan's latest post on the PADS Blog covers the first installment of Mentor's new white paper series dedicated to CAD library quality. You can read the post and the access the white paper here: PADS Blog: "Mol...
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