• 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
  • 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

    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:
    last modified by michelemencarelli
  • Grid Display in DxDesigner

    Hi, I'm using Vx2.7 and have an issue with the grid changing. Actual Setting is "Lined" and when i change it to "Dotted" I see it changed for 1 second and then disappearing. When I then close and reopen setting window...
    last modified by michird07
  • Steps for converting PADS Logic and PADS Layout library to DxDesigner/PADS Pro

    Are there instructions to Covert PADS to PADS Pro?
    last modified by sparkman1978
  • Converting PADS Logic and PADS Layout to DxDesigner and PADS Pro

    How do I go about converting our PADS Logic symbols and PADS layout decals to DxDesigner and PADS Pro? I haven't found anything posted on here.   Thanks,    M. McCord
    last modified by sparkman1978
  • DxDesigner - Very slow start up and slow page load, application goes unresponsive for minutes at a time.

    As per title, I'm suffering these performance issues. If I wait long enough it usually goes again but it's really slowing me down at the mo'. Does any one have any tips on what are common causes of these issues? Reg...
    last modified by daniel.wainwright
  • Pads VX.2.5 PCB interface concern

    Our flow is using DxDesigner schematic PCB interface to Allegro PCB.  But lately we want to use the PAD VX.2.5 (upgrade PC also to windows 10).  We encounter concern on during PCB interface. We notice that t...
    created by ahbet
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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