• How to manage schematic revisions?

    Hi all,   This is the first time I'm revising a design from 00 to 01 in PADS.   Does Designer have some sort of revision control or should I manually create a new subdirectory (in this case rev01) for the ...
    last modified by mwoi
  • Default settings for the Part Lister?

    Hi all,   When using the Part Lister, I noticed that there's no way to save my settings so that you can use them in all future design projects.   Is there a way to actually save default settings or do I ha...
    last modified by mwoi
  • Pin to Gates assignment: manually only?

    Hi everyone,   I got a problem. I'm creating a new part for an FPGA that I integrated in the design. Now, since the FPGA has 400 pins, I split it in many gates that now I'm associating to the same part. The poi...
    last modified by vica_pcb
  • How to integrate a PADS Standard VX2.1 project in PADS Professional VX2.5

    Good morning, I need to work on a project realized by another company using PADS Standard VX.2.1. I am currently working with PADS Professional VX.2.5. They sent me the entire project and the databook with associat...
    last modified by ciro_long
  • How to connect two nets with different names in Mentor PADS

    I would like to know how to connect two nets with different names in a schematic...is there a special "Net Tie" symbol? How is this imported to the PCB?
    last modified by lazyturtle
  • PADS Designer - Highlighted Color

    Hi, Is there any solution to change the highlighted color in the Library tools? When I search a component in a partition, it appears with a soft grey and this is not simple to find it. I got the same problem in the...
    last modified by alexb0
  • Schematic Design Review

    I would like to know what other people use for their schematic reviews? I'm trying to find a better way than our current method (lists on confluence). I'm thinking it would be most efficient if it were in a format tha...
    created by tmiddleton
  • Reuse settings in a new design

    Hi all,   Noob question:   I finished a PADS design project several months ago and I just started a new one. Is there a way to easily reuse the settings (library paths, etc.) from that project in my new pr...
    last modified by mwoi
  • What is the CNS file mean in the PAD designer?

              When I open my design in DxDesigner I receive a constraint message that reads "CNS file cannot be loaded".     Install Id: 1589080 Flow Id: PADS VX.2...
    last modified by ben_peng
  • DxDessigner ECO

    There are two methods for ECO. 1. DxDesigner: PCB interface - Run command line after processing 2. PADS Layout: Tools - DxDesigner link   However, both have limited functionality and must proceed twice. No. 1...
    created by ksh
  • Create a "dummy" PCB-pad in Designer

    Hi,   we use PADS VX.2.4, net flow. We need to make a direct wire connection to a board. So we need some solder points on the PCB. I know how to handle this in PADS by adding a component and make a connection o...
    last modified by swb
  • Image "bring to back" not available

    Hello,   is it currently somehow possible to bring a bitmap image object to the background?   Let me describe a special but probably interesting use case: We would like to have a block diagram on the firs...
    created by manuel
  • part in PADS Logic cannot be sent to PCB

    Something is VERY strange here. I built a part, connected it up to other parts in a schematic, and when sending it to the PCB, all but the mystery part is sent. In the schematic, nets are there, decals ok, everything...
    last modified by libertathiest
  • Property duplicated

    Hi all, I just got a strange error: I opened a design, generated in PADS9.5 using now VX2.3 (netlist-flow). I moved, deleted and added some components like resistors, but no big deal. As I wanted to "Create Netlist f...
    created by gw@byk
  • Symbol Editor program location?

    Hi all,   After years of using Orcad for schematics and Pads for layout, I now get to use DxDesigner.  I'm currently running the PADS 9.5 flow.   I would like to edit a symbol.  I have a round-ab...
    last modified by bfield1
  • Cannot find tutorial

    I have just purchased Pads.  In the package is a pads designer preview file.  Is this linked to a tutorial?  I have finished the PCB tutorial, but I am lost as far as the schematic capture end of this g...
    last modified by powersupplyguy
  • how to edit the border Property in Dxdesigner ??

    Hi everyone, i am new to Dxdesigner.Right now i am learning Dxdesigner.i added Border.i need to edit the property how to edit the property.is i possible to create custom border.Let me explain any one. i need to edit...
    last modified by k.r.kabaleeswaran
  • Printing Variant schematic with mostly black and white

    Hello, I'd like to have my variant schematics all black and white, except red X's through the unplaced parts. Is there a good way to do this without messing witht he colors seen white editing the schematic? I found t...
    last modified by optimuspyne
  • Second @PRINTORDER property added from "Update Other Objects..."

    I'm having odd behavior in a schematic with using @PRINTORDER. Note, that I am still just setting this up to work so maybe there is something broken. Prior, the @SHEET property was being used for our page numbers (eek...
    last modified by tmiddleton
  • Power Pin isolated to an instance of a block

    Is there a way to have a power pin be a unique net within a given block. This is a two part issue. 1) Having a local power plane (puddle) per instance of the block. and 2) Having a more "global" power plane (puddle...
    last modified by tmiddleton