• "Part 'xxx' with symbol 'yyy' has different pin names assigned to a gate" part pin mapping error

    Hi,   I am migrating a component of PADS Logic + Layout a PADS Designer (an lmc) and I am having the following problem (it is a component with multiple symbols): 1.- I have migrated the part, the symbols and th...
    last modified by lazyturtle
  • Problems opening Part Editor. Partition "read-only"

    Hi,   I´m having problems when opening part editor. I have the following message: It is funny because I am that user. to check if there was a problem of concurrency or duplicated server licence running...
    last modified by lazyturtle
  • PADSVX.2.4 Logic to PADSVX.2.4 Designer library & Databook  migration

    I´ll try to explain myself. We´re using PADS Standard Plus Vx.2.4. Recently we created a complete library from PADS Logic and I would like to know the process to migrate correctly this library (multple *...
    last modified by lazyturtle
  • Best practice for drawing title block?

    Hi All,   We've been using PADS for years without changing much. Currently, we use a 2D Line drawn title block (lines set to All Layers), which shows up when we make PDFs of the CAM photos for review and documen...
    last modified by ba721
  • How to use VX2.3's 3D function

    Hi, How to use VX2.3's 3D function? can you give me some suggestion? Thank you very much.
    last modified by miaoyu8283
  • Network library 

    Please tell me how to organize a network library for PADS Standard with a connected database (Excel or Access).
    created by pbo
  • .idx export problem with Pads V2.4 Collaborator Interface

    Hello all, We face problems when exporting .idx (prostep) files from V2.4 Collaborator to Circuitworks (Solidworks) and also to another PCB simulation program. There are no "pads", "traces" and "VIAs" visible. see:...
    last modified by pulsvario_mario
  • Forward annotation behaviour

    Premise: I work in integrated flow with a CL, PADS VX.   Ok, now. Let's say... I want to preserve an already done layout design, but at the same time I need to change the pin numbering of a component, for examp...
    last modified by vica_pcb
  • QBuild CADLink ERP BOM interface

    Anyone using QBuild CADLink ERP BOM interface? I have some questions for you.   https://www.qbuildsoftware.com/cadlink/
    created by wheelspcb
  • Many visible x's with all layers of in Viewer VX.2.4

    I am in a new job that outsources PCB design, we use the viewer to check and investigate the PCB.   I am also new to Pads.  I have an existing PCB that I am trying to look at.  However when I turn off ...
    last modified by dsantos
  • Creating a Notch in the Board Outline

    What would be the best way to create a notch in the board outline? Why am I doing this? I am creating a PCIe x16 slot on my board and it requires a notch.   So far I've tried using the Board Outline and Cutout t...
    last modified by vinitok
  • Pin Renumber is locked out doesn't work

    I am trying to edit the pin numbers but the options are always greyed out. What do I have to do to simply swap pin numbers?? No matter what I do the option is greyed out.   Is there some lock on the pin numbers?...
    last modified by vinitok
  • PCB Decal Pads with no Soldermask or Pastemask openings

    Can anyone tell me how to create a pad on a PCB decal that can be tied to the GND net but which has no soldermask or pastemask openings?  Much appreciated.   Mike Kaszynski Stillwaterm, MN
    last modified by mkaszynski
  • PADS VX.2.4, how is it?

    I see that PADS VX.2.4 has been out long enough now for Mentor to have released Update 1 for it. If anybody has been using PADS VX.2.4, I'd be interested to your thoughts about it, positive, negative or neutral.  ...
    last modified by hitec100
  • Automated Rule Checking Webinar

    Open video

    last modified by caleigh_gold
  • Multi-plow Auto Finish behavor

    When I want to use the auto finish (F5) feature, the algorithm completes the trace with adding VIA to the second layer: although everything can be easily routing (manually) on a single layer:Does anyone know where yo...
    last modified by pbo
  • Does your current design solution include design analysis?

    If your current design solution doesn't include design analysis that identifies electrical rule violations that affect design integrity and performance DRC’s -  chances are you are spending more time and mo...
    created by caleigh_gold
  • Export Odb++ error

    Hi all,   I'm trying to export the ODB++ format for manufacturing. I first generate the CAM files (I just used default files from the Auto Define button), then go to File --> Export and change the format to ....
    last modified by jr3robin
  • Mirror a decal.

    I have a decal that's drawn with "bottom view" on top layer (so it's mirror). Can you mirror the decal or move it to bottom view without flipping?
    last modified by implor
  • Ref Des Help!

    Hello, Let me start by saying I am new to PADS. I just finished my board design and was wondering if there is an easy way to transfer the Ref Des from the electrical layer to the Silk Screen? I can't find any info o...
    last modified by mgabutti